In less than 4 weeks, ice fisher men, women and children will take to the ponds of Croton Dam and Hardy Dam for the 4th Annual Ice Fishing Contest to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County, Michigan. This year will be even bigger than last year! Check the official contest web site for more information on all the events happening Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13.
Registration has already begun at several local establishments and continues through 10:00 a.m. February 13. Registration fees are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 13 and under. Each registrant receives one raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. More raffle tickets can be purchased. The raffle begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Croton American Legion Post 381 on Croton-Hardy Drive.
To qualify for your chance at the biggest catch in the walleye, perch, pike, or bluegill divisions, you must be in line by 3:30 at the Croton American Legion Post 381 for official weigh-in and measurement.
Here's another look at last year's event and blog post. Check back after the event for a peek at this year's commemorative photo book and blog post.
This is a great family-friendly community event which raises money for a wonderful organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County.
WLAV and Leinenkugel's are again sponsors of this event. Ice Fishing tickets can be purchased at Croton Bay Trading Post, Hill Top Gas and Grocery, Gene's Croton Market, Croton American Legion Post 381, Party World on Alpine, Ray's Mini Mart in Muskegon, and Ladds and Co. of Norton Shores.
Dress warm. See you on the ice! Bring your cameras and take lots of pictures... your picture just may be chosen as the best shot in the first photo contest of the event! More details to follow.