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Blackduck Fishing Contest

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This Sat. on Blackduck is the annual Jaycees Fishing Contest. Just giving people a heads up to make some plans. I don't have all the specks, but I do have our tickets. grin.gif

I have to go defend my first fish that I have won the past 2 years. Those darn perch, do it to me every time!

I will get info today, and post tonight, unless Drake has all the info in the office! smile.gif

Looks like the weather is going to be great for a family event this year! laugh.gif

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Yes, the Blackduck Jaycees 10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is this Saturday, February 24th, will be from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the public access. We do have tickets here at the motel for you to purchase, but I will be turning them over Friday evening or Saturday morning.

They are doing things a little different this year. The cost of the contest is still only $10, but this will include a raffle ticket this year (additional tickets may also be purchased). Kids 12 and under are still free with a paid adult derby ticket.

Grand Prize

6½ x 12 V-Front Ice Castle Fish House

Mag 2000 Watt Generator

Strike Master Auger.

So even if you cannot make it for the contest you should pick up a raffle ticket (don't have to be present to win)!

Contest winners are broken down in four catagories: Walleye ~ Northern Pike ~ Perch ~ Alternate Species with winners for first through third place in each catagory.

Door prizes and drawings throughout the Derby and the ceremony.

Drawings and Grab Bags for Kids 12 and under

**FREE Bait Available for contestants at the entrance**

**Shelters are Allowed**

**You Must Have a Derby Ticket to be in the Contest**

Fish Prizes

Walleye

1st - Auger

2nd - Flasher

3rd - 2 Rods & Reels

Northern Pike

1st - 2 man portable

2nd - Polar or Otter Sled

3rd - Soft Side Tackle Box

Perch

1st - Aqua View

2nd - Propane Fish Cooker

3rd - Sunflower Heater / Cooker

Alternate Species

1st - Hand Held Sonar

2nd - Big Buddy Heater

3rd - Clam Fishing Chair

Good Luck to everyone!

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Thanks Drake, I have been swamped here at home! grin.gif Do you know where the contest is going to be this year? I may bring my house up Friday after work due to fishing Lower Red with the students sat am.

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They said yesterday it will be to the north of the landing, near the bar. It sounded like they are already starting to mark the circle area off, and they will set up their stand in the middle. They are not going to predrill holes this year, as many people bring their fish houses and it doesn't line up; but they will be happy to drill holes for those who need them, just let them know when you hit the ice. Also, they bought a 4000 watt generator instead of a 2000 watt.

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darn I wanted the 2000 for my fish house, I guess I will be trading it in after I win it. Hope the weather holds out for us! Here Fishy Fishy! grin.gif

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Too bad there isn't a quilt for you to win again Woodman. wink.gif I will stick with winning the auger again. Can never have too many of those.

Good luck to everyone. A little bit of snow will make for a fun drive home...

Kupcho

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Alright, who won something this year? No quilt for you, so what was your prize this year Woodman, or did Tiff win something? Kupcho, another auger?? The other half registered a couple of walleye, but no luck on the prizes in our household. Heard there were about 30 walleye, 10 pike and a ton of perch caught. I asked for info after the contest as to what all was caught, so anxious to see that. Hope you guys did well, and had safe travels in the snow!

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I caught a Minnow! Saw lots of fish but they were lock jaw during the contest. Buddies next to me caught 5 perch, but no winners. Had a nice eye come in and smell and then leave. Also saw a nice Gill, but could not talk it into bitting! Fun day, and great to fish it again. Tiff wanted to see the Woodman run for the third year in a row, but I had to retire the boots and sit on my duff! grin.gif

I had to leave my house there due to the roads. Almost hit the ditch on the way up, so I will be up Monday after work to put a new license on it and catch some perch with the kids!

Great to see all the people. I don't understand how they did the drawings for the different divisions. I guess it would have helped if I sould have caught something and actually went up to the tent!

Sorry no PRETTY QUILT this year! crazy.gif

Fun day today fishing on Bemidji managed some eye's and lots of nice perch!

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I caught 2 perch and won the big goose egg. Fishing on Saturday morning was excellent. Caught a lot of fish. After catching close to our limits of perch we headed back to blackduck and dropped off the fish. It was interesting going into traffic on our way off the lake at 12. There was alot of vehicles lined up to get on the lake. I felt like a salmon swimming up stream. The turnout was excellent. Even though no prizes were won by us, it was still fun.

Good luck everyone, enjoy the snow.

Kupcho

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fished out of the house tonight with the kids and guess what we caught. Nice 17 inch eye's. Took some pics and kissed them good bye until spring time! grin.gif

No perch out of our house but the neighbor managed to get one! The snow was not too bad, just got stuck once because I was making a loop and hit a big drift behind the house. Rocked it loose and got to the house and shoveled a parking spot and a walk way. Had to put on the new license, since it will be there until spring break!

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nice to see good turn out was going to fish the contest but didn't want to leave a spot we were on nice combo of fish we caught jumbo perch ,walleye but was suprised by the crappies that moved in 13.5" to 14.5" hard to give spot like that draggin bottom

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