annual Lake Hendricks Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, February 3rd
which turned into a fantastic day!
Approximately 400 ice anglers joined together for their chance at
catching the largest walleye, northern, or perch. The derby was extremely successful and
through the generous support of all participants, a record amount of funds was
generated – nearly $10,000! The final
total was approximately $1,500 more than the prior record!
in the derby caught a total of 5 perch, 5 northern pike, and 2 walleyes during
the tournament, with top honors going as follows:
Prize: Morgan Schwartz with a 12.4 oz
Perch! Morgan caught her fish at about 11:15. Thanks for getting us off to a good start, Morgan! She won a $25 Gift Certificate to Irene’s
Place: Taylor Maranell, 7
lbs, 13.3 oz. Prize: Strikemaster Electra Lazer Ice Auger
Place: Scott Lawrence, 4 lbs, 3.3
oz. Prize: Scheels Ice Rod Case, and Ice Fishing Rod
Place: Curtis Lustfield, 3
lbs, 13.8 oz. Prize: $25 Gift Card
There were 5
Northern Pike registered during the tournament.
Place: Tanner Sterzinger, 6
lb, 3.1 oz. Prize: Marcum M5 Fish Locater
Place: Mike Lambertus, 1 lb,
14.1 0z. Prize: Scheels Ice Rod Case, and Ice Fishing Rod
the only 2 walleyes caught during the tournament. The 3rd place prize of a $25 gift
card was won by Austin Campbell.
Place: Kevin Benz, 14.7 oz. Prize: Marcum
SHOWDOWN 5.6 Fish Locater
Place: Kinsley Beer, 13.8
oz. Prize: $40 Borch’s Sporting goods gift card and Ice
Place: Matt Victor, 13.1
oz. Prize: $25 Gift Card
A total of 5
Perch were caught during the tournament.
Drawings were also held, with additional prizes going to:
$150 Cash Prize: Ginny
to the above prizes, soft sided Rapala tackle boxes full of tackle were given
away. The ten winners drawn from the
general raffle were Alan Hennen, Robert Tommeraasen, Randy Hume, Keith Dumke,
Ken Stellmach, Lisa Axelson, Trenton Moravetz, Kevin Benz, Jim Appel, and Rhys Ishihara.
raffle was also held, with Tom Barber winning a Strikemaster Electra Lazer
Auger, Julie Nygaard winning a Yeti Soft-Sided 30 can cooler, Chuck Gackstetter
winning a $25 Gift Card, and Vince Zylstra winning an electric grill.
40 kids (12 and under) were present at the derby. All 40 kids received a prize which included
fishing tackle, an ice fishing depth finder, and other various goodies! Thank you to everyone who participated in
this great event.
sponsors, this event would not be as successful as it is. 100% of the proceeds from the sponsors go
directly towards the fishing derby. We
want to thank everyone for their outstanding support of the Lake Hendricks
Improvement Association! See our
Facebook page for a complete listing!
we want to say a big THANK YOU to the following volunteers who helped at the
Landmark for prize selections; Laura
Sherman, Julie Nygaard, Sara Citterman, and Ben Gates for helping at the
entrance and selling tickets, and I’m sure many, many others! I know a lot of people were helping others
getting out of snow drifts!
Thank You to Jonathan Lengkeek for donating the awesome chili, pork sandwiches,
cookies and beverages. Always a hit, we
were completely sold out in record time this year!
Thank you to
everyone for participating in such a great event! We are already looking forward to our 40th
annual derby which will be held on Saturday, February 2nd,
The Lake Hendricks Improvement
Brenda Boeve-President Jonathan Lengkeek-Vice President Tom
Dennis Johnson Jim
Eggen Al Moravetz Bill Schultze
The LHIA is a 501c3 non-profit
organization. Fed Tax ID # 41-1362439.