The fun begins at 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 29th with ice fishing from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fishing derby prizes for adults are $200 for 1St place, $125 for 2nd place, $100 for 3rd place, $50 for 4th place, an $25 for 5th place. Placement is calculated by the total length of all legal fish caught.
This year there is a big push to get youth involved in the event. There is a $25 award to the single longest youth fish caught and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
At 4 p.m. at the Community Building there will be a raffle drawing with 1st prize getting $250, 2nd $150 and 3rd place $100. There will be door prizes every hours and food served all day long to all. Fisherman, families, and non-fisherman are welcome.
Registration for the 8th Annual Raffle and Ice Fishing Derby at Lake of the Woods is from 5 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 29th. There is a $10 donation for raffle and fishing. For advance tickets or more information contact Lance Gould (574-360-9091) or Lowell Michaels (546-5802).