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The 46th annual Fish Lake Property Owners Association Ice Fishing Derby is slated for next Saturday.

Registration begins at 5 a.m. at the American Legion on the south side of Fish Lake, located along Ind. 4 between North Liberty and Walkerton, Ind.

Entry fee is $5 for anglers ages 13 and over and $2.50 for youths 6-12. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in nine species categories. Contest hours are from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


The Bremen Conservation Club had to postpone its Feb. 3 ice derby to Feb. 10 on Lake of the Woods due to poor ice conditions.

Registration begins at 5 a.m. at the Community Building; fishing will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10. The Club will share proceeds with the Bremen Boys and Girls Club.


The Bremen Conservation Club will be hosting its Annual Ice Fishing Derby Feb. 3 at Lake of the Woods.

If ice isn’t safe the event will move to Feb. 10.

Registration begins at 5 a.m. at the Community Building; fishing will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10. The Club will share proceeds with the Bremen Boys and Girls Club.


By Traditions Media

10 Tips for Tip-Up Fishermen

Amidst the focus on jigging and mobility over recent years, some proven strategies have been lost in the icy shuffle. Like tip-up fishing, which has consistently produced fish and forced guys into head-to-head 50-yard dash sprints since day one.

One guy who's tops on tip-ups is Frabill pro Pat Kalmerton of Sheboygan, Wis. based Wolf Pack Adventures. The good-natured guide will be the first to tell you that tip-up fishing is a sure fire way to cover lots of water quickly and ice just about anything that swims.

But Kalmerton stresses that tip-up fishing - like any angling approach - requires attention to detail. Set-it-and-forget is not part of this badger's program.

"I've had the opportunity to learn tip-up secrets from seasoned anglers throughout the Midwest that would take years to figure out by trial and error," says Kalmerton.