Due to ice conditions, the 2nd Annual “Lucky’s on the Lake Ice Fishing Tournament”, originally scheduled for January 16th, was held on the backup date of January 23rd on Lake Wisconsin. It was worth the wait because we had perfect weather, excellent ice conditions, good fishing, and both the tournament and the after-tournament party at Lucky’s, were well attended and an overall great success!
To start the day, tournament entrants came to Lucky’s on the Lake for breakfast and the tournament rules meeting, where the first 20 entrants each received a bottle of Kick’n Bass Fish Attractant and a Rod ArmorZ Ice fishing rod cover.
The ice anglers were then turned loose to fish on Lake Wisconsin until 3:30pm. First prize was awarded to local fisherman Nick Hellenbrandt. Nick got on fish right away and didn’t let up. He registered a mixed-bag total of 37 fish; which included a 25 fish legal limit of crappies. One of those black crappies Nick caught measured a whopping 16.25 inches!
A great time was had by all at Lucky’s on the Lake after-tournament party. Along with the cash prizes, bottles of Kick’n Bass Fish Attractant, Rod ArmorZ ice rod covers and other prizes were also awarded to those that placed in the tournament. In addition to the Lucky’s on the Lake meat raffle, Leinenkugels and Miller donated prizes that were raffled off as well including a really cool Leinenkugel’s fire pit shaped like a canoe and t-shirts from both Leinenkugels and Miller Brewing.
10% of the tournament proceeds were awarded to the Lake Wisconsin Alliance, whose mission is to balance the diverse interests of the Lake Wisconsin community while improving water quality, recreational opportunities, and sustaining a healthy ecosystem within the Lake Wisconsin watershed.
Special thanks to tournament sponsors Lucky’s on the Lake, Kick’n Bass, Rod ArmorZ, Leinenkugel’s and Miller Brewing, and all of the tournament entrants, for making the 2nd Annual “Lucky’s on the Lake Ice Fishing Tournament” such a great event. Hope to see you next year!!!!