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

Results:

• 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.

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