Anglers To Hit Ice In Alexandria Fishing Tourney

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Anglers will compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes in the 11th annual Alexandria Ice Fishing Challenge.

The tournament begins Saturday at noon at a new location on Lake Agnes in downtown Alexandria.

Top prize is $10,000 for biggest fish caught. New this year is all-cash prizes for both raffle ticket and fishing tournament winners.

The event is billed as Minnesota’s second-largest ice fishing tournament.

A youth fishing expo will be held before the tournament, from 9-11 a.m. The tourney wraps up at 3 p.m.

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  1. Sheesh says:

    Why cant events like these be mentioned as news BEFORE they start – maybe some of us would like to partake in the activities!?!?!

  2. Jared Bluhm says:

    ID RATHER HERE ABOUT THIS THAN FING EGYPT 24/7

  3. C says:

    THANKS FOR TELLING US THE MORNING OF THE CONTEST!! WORTHLESS REPORTING!! SHEESH!!

  4. Georgie Klaustermeier says:

    fishing contest on Lille Lacs Lake will be Saturday, February 26, 2011. Should be a great time. Hope some of you can make it!

    1. Georgie Klaustermeier says:

      that is Mille Lacs Lake!

  5. jeremy says:

    3,700 people covered half the lake and nothing.

  6. TARA says:

    NOT ONE FISH CAUGHT TODAY….NEW LOCATION…ANYONE ELSE QUESTIONING THIS BESIDES ME?! ANYONE AGREE WITH ME HERE THAT WE SHOULD AT LEAST BE ABLE TO DO THE DRAWING FOR THE PRIZES OR AT LEAST BE REIMBURSED IN SOME WAY?! SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE THIS SITUATION RIGHT!!

  7. Dan says:

    Maybe these people should have picked a lake instead of a duck pond to fish on….what was wrong with the old location?!

  8. Chris Mairs says:

    The new president of theSertoma/ Ice challenge wanted to throw some weight around and change everything. He was worned of the possible meltdown but since he is so smart and is a leader instead of a follower he did it. It just shows you how clueless everybody in Sertoma and Viking Sportsmen are. They want to roll over the prize money so they can intrap you into participation next year.
    They need to refund, do a drawing. Why should these clowns be aloud to collect interest on everybody elses money. I feel they may want to make a decision quick before people start not only suing for their tickets but for gas,hotel,bait,licenses..The Sertoma should feel very volurnable right now, no lawyer is going to be able to defend this. I am sure they werent legally set up for this type of situation?

  9. Lacey P says:

    I cant beleive they didnt fish the area before the tournament. We drove 400 miles with 4 kids and hotel to basically fish on a slew?

  10. KATHY says:

    WE TRY TO GO EVERY YEAR AND ALWAYS HAVE A GOOD TIME, THIS YEAR WE DIDN’T MAKE IT AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE DIDN’T MISS ANYTHING…………I CAN’T BELIEVE NOT ONE FISH WAS CAUGHT !

  11. mitch says:

    im really glad someone else stepped up and said something. i know alot of people who are upset with this whole thing. do you know of any other sites that are allowing people to voice their opinions about the ice challenge? maybe we need to get one started if there isnt.

  12. don says:

    Is Brad Childress running the Sertoma now???

  13. brenda says:

    Im from Alex and there isnt any fish in that lake! the geese eat all of them! whatr a scam that contest was! there should be a suit that lake is polluted what a bunch of BS

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