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Crookston ICE BUSTER DAZE

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Any news on the ICE BUSTER DAZE for Feb. 23rd. Any one going? Should be a good time once again. I am planning on heading up for it.

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Whiskers,

Hope things are going well on your new adventure. We miss you

up here..

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Hello there Mr. Curt. I sure miss the fishing up there.. We are a bit short on that down here.. sigh.. Hope with the summer I can make up for it on the river and do some super catting on the MN. I have some sport shows lined up and some fishing seminars for the spring so with any luck, I can hit it hard.

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That might be a good weekend for me to come home. Does anyone have more information on it?

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Is there usually a good turnout to the tourney? Any decent prizes? I'm assuming biggest walleye gets the top prize.

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If I remember correctly the prizes for first through third are a portable ice house, an auger and a flasher. There's also a trophy for smallest fish and door prizes.

I'm not sure on the specifics but I think the largest (by weight) of any legal fish wins.

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How many fish have been caught down there in years past? I think I will be going, it sounds like fun.

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Can you fish out of your ice shack, or is it a bucket tourney with pre-drilled holes? planning on making it out there should be a great time!!! where do they sell tickets? what species of fish qualify for the tourney?

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It's a great time, you never know what will win.

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Got a report from a buddy fishing the tournament yesterday that several catfish over and around 10 lbs. were caught during the tournament. That's pretty crazy for wintertime

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Results from the KROX website.

2008 Fishing Derby Winners

1st place- Mike Coxe of Grand Forks 11 lb-4oz catfish

2nd place- Paul Hlucny of Roseau 8 lb-9oz catfish

3rd Place - Amy Lessard of Crookston 4 lb-3oz catfish

First fish caught - Ryan Anderson 2 lb-6oz catfish

Smallest fish caught - Lincoln Messnar 2oz rock bass

Rounding out the top ten were-

Mike Coxe - 5 lb-2oz catfish

Josh Weber - 4 lb-2oz catfish

Ryan Anderson 3 lb-14oz catfish

Mike Coxe 3 lb-14oz catfish

Sam Frydenlund 3 lb-8oz catfish

Chad Nevalaimen 3 lb-3oz catfish

Mike Kostrzewski 3 lb-5oz catfish

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Man I sure wish I could of had made it for that.. I had a real mess going on here so it did not work.. Cast in the winter.. We have been trying to catch cats through the ice for years there but they just would not cooperate. Something must have changed big time to get that many cats eating in that area.??????? Must be all that work going on below the dam?????

Sure was nice to hear that it was a great turn out and it all worked out well. I sure hope they can keep it going on up there.

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