HOWARD LAKE, MN – The annual ice fishing derby in Howard Lake attracted anglers from all over the region. Denny Decker, one of the organizers, described the ice as slippery, but good (see video below — please wait a moment!). Winners are the following: Fish house: Rich Winter of Lester Prairie (high school science teacher), Hand auger: Dan Zachmann, HL (1st); Pete Drusch, HL (2nd)
Chisel: Bob Gruenhagen, Waconia (1st); Tom Bobrowske, HL (2nd), Electric auger: Dave Oestreich, HL (1st); don’t know 2nd not known, Power auger: Dan Zachmann, HL (1st); Dave Oestreich, HL (2nd).
FISH: No walleyes were caught, Bass: Berwyn Schmidt, HL 5 lbs., Crappie: Jim Hermaning 14oz.
Sunfish: LeeAnn Adickes, 12 oz., Northern: Craig Kjillahl, HL 13# 3oz. Photos of the event will print Monday, Feb. 28.