The weather has hit one extreme to the other in the last couple weeks with below zero temperatures to blizzard conditions and now 40’s and rain. But everything turned out good for the NASF Ice Fishing Contest. There was a few hundred participants in this years contest and some really nice fish brought in. Many anglers walked out with prizes even if they didn’t catch any fish.
The winning fish for the 5 fish categories were:
Pike – 29 1/2″, 4.52 lb.
Walleye – 23 1/4″, 4.50lb.
Bluegill – 9 1/2″, .60lb.
Crappie – 15″, 1.52lb.
Perch – 11″, 1.52lb.
On Friday the 1st we had the Speed Fishing contest witch goes from 4 to 5pm the holes are precut in a circle pattern and every 10 minutes at the blow of a whistle you rotate to the next hole clockwise. You can only have 1 line in the water and you can’t use any electronics. The biggest legal fish is the winner. Usually a tiny Perch is the winner but this year a 26 7/8″ Pike to home the cash
If you’re tired of the ice fishing seen, check out the action happening down at the rivers. They’re catching Steelhead, Brown Trout and even some Coho Salmon yet. Jig’s with waxworms have been the technique of choice but beads and minnows are also catching some fish.