Thompson Chain of Lakes ice fishing derby raises over $10,000

Fisher River Fire/Rescue Auxiliary winter ice fishing derby took place on Thompson Chain of Lakes on Jan. 28 and 29.

The derby had 80 event sponsors and donors, with a total cash donation of $9,712 and they raised $2758 from ticket sales. The money raised goes toward the Fisher River Volunteer Fire Department. Of the people who registered for the derby, there were 394 adults and 52 children.

Adult Category Payouts: first place was $591, second place was $413.70 and third place was $177.30.



1. Jeff Evinrude 1lb 5.2 oz

2. Russ Geldrich 1lb 4.13 oz

3. Nathan Bartz 1lb 3.5 oz


1. Jeff Wood 9lb 15.4oz

2. Cole Williams 7lb 15.1oz

3. Johnny Siefke 7lb 7.6 oz


1. Terry Riley 4lb 10.6

2. Mason Riley 3lb 0.6oz

3. Sam McCartney 2lb 2.1oz


1.George Mercer 1lb 12.4oz

2. Chance Ovnick 1lb 3oz

3.Robin Swimley 1lb 1oz

Children Category Prizes: first palce received a sled, second place received a tackle Box and tackle and third place received buckets and scoops.

Children also received polls and goodie bags.



1.Kaiden Johnson 13.8oz

2. Ben Repine 11.3oz

3. Quin Tennison 11.2oz


1. Colton Dugan 1lb 4.5oz

2.Gracie Gronley 1lb 3.6oz

3. Chase Gronley 1lb 1.4oz


1. Olivia Pulse 5lb 10.6oz

2. Lauren Wood 4lb 0.6oz

3. Ella Schwartz 3lb 1.6oz


1.Gabi Hannum 5.50z

2. Triston Dugan 4.2oz

3.Chase Gronley 4.2oz

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