In late January and February when most people are looking out the windows with cabin fever, sportsmen’s clubs across Trempealeau County brave the cold and host ice fishing events on frozen community lakes. These events are a great way to try your luck for a variety of fish, grab a bite to eat from food prepared by a local youth or civic organization as a fundraiser, compete for raffle prizes, and spend time with friends and family. With sometimes multiple generations on the ice and some events that have been held for over half a century, ice fishing is well rooted in Trempealeau County.
With so many great ice fishing experiences across the County, this year there is an opportunity to not only win one event, but to become a county-wide champion. Utilizing a point system, participants are awarded one point for participating in each ice fishing event in the County. Those placing in the top three of each event’s categories win 30 points for first place, 20 for second, and ten for third. At the end of the season when the points are tallied, the winner will receive a trophy, media attention, and some serious bragging rights!
For more information about the Trempealeau County Ice Fishing Champion Competition, contact the Trempealeau County Economic Development and Tourism office at 715-538-2311, Ext. 251.