Ice fishing derby scheduled for Saturday

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Event will take place on shore of White Potato Lake

Times Herald Staff

The White Potato Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 31st Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Jan. 19.

It will be held at Wouter’s Front II at landing three, on the shore of White Potato Lake. Fish registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the first-, second- and third-largest fish in the walleye, northern, bass, perch, bluegill and crappie categories. Attendance tickets are required for the fishing contest and will also enter participants in hourly drawings during the day.

The day’s festivities will take place in an 80-by-40-foot heated tent and include raffles, music, hot lunch and refreshments. Advance ticket sales will be available Jan. 18 at Wouter’s Front II, starting at 3 p.m.

Ticket sales will continue Saturday in the tent. These will include $50, $2, Meatski’s meat raffle and attendance tickets. The $50 tickets have four $1,000 winners, seven $500 winners and 10 $250 winners. Only 250 of these tickets will be sold.

The $2 tickets are $2 each, three for $5 or eight for $10 with a top prize of $500. Meatski’s meat raffle consists of two half-hog packages (two winners), and tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Attendance tickets are sold for $1, seven for $5, 15 for $10 or 40 for $20. There are eight hourly attendance prize drawings with up to 30 prizes awarded every hour. Tickets purchased are good for every drawing.

Some of the other raffles are a wing span, table and quickie raffle. There will be a special “kids raffle,” which is free for children under age 12 with every child winning a prize. Drawings will be held at 2 p.m., and the children must be present to win.

Proceeds for the event go to supporting town and county services, scholarships and fish planting. More than 204,000 fish have been planted since 1989, mostly walleye and perch.

For information, call Jim Rock at 920-897-4162 or email