The annual Moodus Sportmen's Club Ice Fishing Derby is on for this weekend!
That's this comning Sunday, February 11th.
Three weeks ago we were ready to call it quits and maybe try something different ...like maybe open kayak fishing competitions, but that isn't happening.
Thanks to a couple of weeks of bracingly cold temperatures [some would call them "bitter"] the lakes in East Haddam have frozen over, augers and strap on cleats are out on the backs of pick-ups and we're ready to go. The particulars
: $20.00 per adult, $5.00 children – Children welcome when with a supervising adult.
All adult participants must have a valid Connecticut State fishing license
All Connecticut state fishing regulations shall be followed. Do not bring fish for weighing that are under the State Fisheries minimum legal length for any reason.
Registration must be submitted to the Sportsmans' Club no later than 6 pm on Saturday, February 10th.
You can get more details at the Moodus Sportsman's Club Website
, which your's truly maintains.
Want to know more about ice fishing but afraid to ask? Then stop by Poppy Matan's no-nonsense site about this invigorating sport and getting started at ice fishing
. Hosted by Custom Jigs and Spins
based in Iowa, the advice offered is sound and straightforward. Furthermore, you'll find the advice is valuable no matter where you choose to fish.
Once you've learned something, you may want to join us this weekend.
One final thing. Walt Matan is right again when he says that ice fishing is about food. MSC's Derby is no exception. For that $20 entry fee also includes a hearty lunch meal at our indoor clubhouse. Venison Chili and fresh baked fish over the outdoor grilles will be plentiful.
[and an aside to my honey who is always freaked out when I walk on frozen water] In case you are worried about falling into frigid water under thin ice DON'T PANIC. Watch Dr. Giesbreck's YouTube video in advance. The video offers sound, calm direction on what to do. | Pix Credits: Upper left: Angler's Net.UK | Lower Left: Custom Jigs and Spins | The other two on the right are my own |
Labels: ice fishing, moodus sportsman's club, outdoor sport