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The Bremen Conservation Club’s 13th Annual Ice Fishing Derby Saturday at Lake of the Woods has been cancelled.

The derby was originally scheduled for Jan. 30 but officials postponed it for Feb. 13 due to unsafe ice. They said this week the event was cancelled for the same reason.


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Tip-ups offer anglers more options on the ice.Tom Goniea credits tip-ups with converting him into an ice fisherman.

A Michigan DNR fisheries biologist, Goniea said he'd never been ice fishing when a buddy invited him to set tip-ups. He took an immediate liking to it.

"I felt like an 8-year-old on the ice," Goniea said. "I was happy to just get flags and I was perfectly content to catch undersized pike. Tip-ups are relatively easy to set up, relatively easy to use, and pike are relatively easy to catch.

"But I went on to research where there were lakes with populations that had larger pike in them and started chasing them."


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After-Work Walleyes and Crappies

Long ice fishing trips can be tough to pull off and carving out a full day on the ice can at a challenge for a lot of people.

However, opportunities abound for quick trips offering great fishing shortly after darkness falls.

“My favorites are early evening trips for walleyes or crappies,” says longtime guide, decorated tournament champion and avowed night owl Scott Glorvigen. “With a little planning, it’s easy to get away after work for a couple of hours and enjoy solid action, with a shot at trophy fish.”

Gearing Up: Organization is critical.


The Bremen Conservation Club will host its 13th Annual Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, Feb. 13 at Lake of the Woods, Bremen, Indiana.

The derby was originally scheduled for Jan. 30 but officials said they didnít think ice would be safe enough so it was postponed until the 13th.

Registration begins at 5 a.m. at the Community Building and fishing will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10.

The Club will again involve the Bremen Boys and Girls Club and will again share proceeds with them.