(COUNCIL BLUFFS) Due to unsafe ice conditions, the $25,000 Winterfest Ice Fishing Derby in Council Bluffs, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. The weather this winter has not stayed cold for a long enough period of time to sustain the eight inches of ice required for the derby.
The Derby committee will still draw names for various prizes including the following prizes:
-2x4 Arctic Cat 300 4-wheeler
-ICE 55 Fishfinder
-Humminbird sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, handwarmers, and caplights
Winners will be notified and names will be posted on the website at www.winterfestderby.com.
The Derby committee would like to thank their major sponsors, Hy-Vee and Bass Pro Shops, all our other sponsors and the entrants that continue to support the Derby.
Plans are already underway for a great derby next year scheduled for January 26, 2013. Check the website periodically at www.winterfestderby.com to view derby progress and updates.
For further questions, contact the Lake Manawa State Park Office at (712) 366-0220.