It’s January 28th. I have found my snow pants, boots, hats, ear wraps, finger and feet warmers and bundle up. This is the first year that I will be fishing the ice fishing tournament and I am heading out with my friend Amanda Klemetsrud. We head down towards Six Mile Bay and are stopped about a quarter of a mile out – the traffic is lined up to get into the parking lot. It is amazing to see nearly 4,000 holes drilled and most taken by anglers.
Amanda Klemetsrud caught the first fish of the tournament, at 1:01 pm – literally one minute after the horn blew! She didn’t stay in first for long, and all-in-all it was a great tournament. You can find the results from their official website.
The tournament last 2 and 1/2 hours and the weather was almost perfect. The wind was down and the temp was above zero.
Tickets go on sale in October, so if you are interested in fishing the tournament next year make sure to get your ticket early.