Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dam To Dam Ice Fishing Contest Held To Raise Money For Big Brothers And Big Sisters Organization

Ice Fishing Contestants out on Muskegon River - Croton-Hardy Dams Backwaters

It was a great weekend in Croton. The 4th Annual Dam-to-Dam Ice Fishing Contest, a fund raising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County, officially kicked off Friday evening, February 12th, 2010.

This contest is an annual event to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Newaygo County.  Held on ‘Michigan's DNR Free Fishing Weekend’  (No Fishing License Required) in February of each year.

And what better way to kick off a dam-to-dam event than with a "Dam She's Hot" contest.  Which my "friends" talked me into entering....geesh, I could be the contest entries mother...needless to say, I was a good sport about it and placed 4th out of 20 beautiful younger  Take a look at my embarrassing video of the contest below.

Photos of this years event below
There were over a thousand ice fishing contestants for this years event.

My Best Friends - Rachel (right), Me (center) and Terri (left)

Me and my new angler friend, Scott Ruiter from Big Fish Taxedermy 231-744-6368, sponsered fishing holes for the kids of Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Girls Gone Wild

The only hole that produced fish this year was from yours truely "shes so fly"

There were many people dressed in costumes for the event

This contest participant caught a nice northern pike.

There were many female contest entries this year too!

Me and my good friend and river guide, Gary Bol.  Gary will be one of the anglers who will be testing my breast cancer custom lures this year.

This contest entry also caught a very nice northern pike.

Some one always has to kiss the

She's So Fly sporting an awesome hat!

First and second place awards were given in the adult and childrens divisions for several fish categories. After the awards, the raffle began. Local businesses and individuals donated many gift certificates and prizes.

Thank yous go out to WLAV FM and Leinenkugal's for sponsoring the event, along with the American Legion Post 381, Wisner Rents Canoes, Croton Bay Trading Post, Lattitude Steelheads, Drop Zone TV, Big Fish Taxerdermy, Freeze Frame Publishing, She's So Fly, Mountain Men Taxerdermy, John Bumstead, Anderson's Silk Screening, Michigan Angler's Association, Driftwood Bar and Grill, Genes' Market, Hilltop Grocery, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Pangburn Properties.

Visit for more photos and contest information.



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