2018 Lake Hendricks Fishing Derby


Lake Hendricks Fishing Derby

The 39th 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!   


Participants in the derby caught a total of 5 perch, 5 northern pike, and 2 walleyes during the tournament, with top honors going as follows:

First Fish 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 Cafe.


Largest Northern Pike: 

1st Place:              Taylor Maranell, 7 lbs, 13.3 oz.  Prize:  Strikemaster Electra Lazer Ice Auger

2nd Place:             Scott Lawrence, 4 lbs, 3.3 oz.  Prize:  Scheels Ice Rod Case, and Ice Fishing Rod from Runnings

3rd Place:              Curtis Lustfield, 3 lbs, 13.8 oz.  Prize:  $25 Gift Card


There were 5 Northern Pike registered during the tournament.


Largest Walleye:

1st Place:              Tanner Sterzinger, 6 lb, 3.1 oz.  Prize:  Marcum M5 Fish Locater

2nd Place:             Mike Lambertus, 1 lb, 14.1 0z.  Prize:  Scheels Ice Rod Case, and Ice Fishing Rod from Runnings


These were the only 2 walleyes caught during the tournament.  The 3rd place prize of a $25 gift card was won by Austin Campbell.



1st Place:              Kevin Benz, 14.7 oz.  Prize:  Marcum SHOWDOWN 5.6 Fish Locater

2nd Place:             Kinsley Beer, 13.8 oz.  Prize:  $40 Borch’s Sporting goods gift card and Ice Fishing Rod

3rd Place:              Matt Victor, 13.1 oz.  Prize: $25 Gift Card


A total of 5 Perch were caught during the tournament. 


Raffle Drawings were also held, with additional prizes going to:
$150 Cash Prize:                                                                Ginny Sagmoe

$100 Cash Prize:                                                                Anita Hume

$50 Cash Prize:                                                                  James Jucht


Sponsor Prize:                                                                   Chuck’s Repair


In addition 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.


A special 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.


Approximately 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.


Without our 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!


In addition, we want to say a big THANK YOU to the following volunteers who helped at the event:

Ryan 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!


A special 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, 2019! 


The Lake Hendricks Improvement Association, Inc.


Brenda Boeve-President              Jonathan Lengkeek-Vice President                          Tom Landmark-Sec/Treasurer

Dennis Johnson                                                Jim Eggen            Al Moravetz                                       Bill Schultze


The LHIA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.   Fed Tax ID # 41-1362439.