MONTAGUE – 99 local ice fishermen participated in this year’s first ever “What a Catch: Ice Fishing Tournament” on White Lake.
The event took place on one of the state’s free fishing days, which allow for people to fish without a license. The event was put on by HarborLight Credit Union and raised $1,500 to be donated to the Stony Lake Therapeutic Riding Center.
A number of prizes were donated and purchased for the event:
• Gift certificate from Modern Image Salon
• Wesco gift certificate
• Gift certificate from Miller Oil Lube Express
• Fishing supplies donated by Johnsons Great Outdoors
• Gift certificates to Armstrong on White Lake
• Waterproof gloves donated by Tri-County Feed
• Gift card to Weesies Brothers
• Gift certificate to North Grove and $1 off a drink for any ice fishing participant
• Gift certificate from Jimmy’s Pub
• Gift certificate from Big John’s
• Discount on donuts from Goobers Bakery
• Gift cards and lunch by Bone Ends
• Ice shanty, sleds and more bought by HarborLight Credit Union
• Longest pike in age group 16 and older category — Ray Grow at 29.5 inches
• Longest pike in age group 15 and under — Drew at 29.5 inches
• Most weight for top five pan fish for age 16 and older — Nick Peterson at 3 lbs. 8 oz.
• Most weight for top five pan fish for 15 and under — Edisen at 3 lbs. 6 oz.