Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dam To Dam Ice Fishing Contest - 5th Annual Event Coverage and Photos

                                  (She's So Fly and Tony Gates from WLAV FM)

The 5th annual Dam To Dam Ice Fishing Contest was a success once again!

Mother Nature's warm weather right before the weekend did not hinder the quality of the ice - there was at least 12" on Croton Pond. Many contestants and spectators enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather while ice fishing for a great cause - to benefit The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Newaygo County.

Tony Gates, from WLAV FM, Leinkugel Beer and B&B Distributers, along with many more sponsors organized great fun for all to be had.

This contest is held every year on Michigan's winter free fishing weekend (no fishing license required).

Men, Women and children all came out to participate and compete and have were ice skating, anglers were fishing. Anglers were enjoying camp fires on the ice while waiting for a fish to take their bait. Spectators were watching motorcross racers race on the ice, while eating a hot dog and enjoying a Leinekugal beer. Cool hats and funny sunglasses got many laughs. I was even wearing "fishing lure" earrings that I purchased from

You don't have to like to ice fish to come out and have fun...many people just came out to check out the days events and meet new people etc.

 I was very excited to see the many young girls out there on the ice learning to ice fish...and they were very delighted to take time out from their fishing to "strike a pose" in front of a camera for She's So Fly too.

If you were not able to participate in this years events, be sure to check out next years event schedule at  There are so many prizes to be won each year by way of raffle too.  One lucky winner, this year, got a 1/2 day introduction to fly fishing for Bass this summer on the Muskegon River with She's So Fly and Marsh Ridge River Guide Service!   



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