(COUNCIL BLUFFS) The annual Winterfest Ice Fishing Derby at Lake Manawa State Park will be held January 26th from 7 am to 1 pm.
Derby participants will be fishing for the biggest fish they can catch as well as tagged fish worth up to $25,000. Numerous door prizes will be given away as well as prizes for the biggest fish in youth and adult categories of bluegill, catfish, crappie, drum, walleye and wiper. Prizes will also be given for a chili cook-off and ice house decorating contest.
While several hundred people have registered so far, there is still plenty of room for more. Registration will be open the morning of the derby for $20 per person. Recycled Fish will host an Ice Bash Friday, January 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm for food, ice fishing tips, seminars and door prizes at Hy-Vee on Broadway.
For ice conditions and more information on the Derby, visit www.winterfestderby.com.