The winning entries were smaller than previous years.
People had a good
Temperatures were brisk but not cold enough to keep people away. Three lakes were fished, bringing in mostly perch, some pickerel but very few bass. Wonder why.
The ice had frozen thick enough to drive across. There were contestants of all ages. When someone thought they had a winner whoops and hollers were heard across the vast expanse of frozen lake. And the weather, well, a sunny day made the event perfect!
Only three weeks ago we had considered cancelling the derby this year [so warm the weather had been
] a freeze took place powerful and long enough that we could even have camp stoves burning atop the ice to keep people warm and still with no worries
of it melting.
Dave got to show off his ice shanty prototype. Big enough to stand in and even sleep of one wished to.
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