Fishmaster’s Walleye Ice Fishing Derby

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The 5th annual ice fishing derby held on the Grand River this year was a huge success. Over 200 anglers hoped to get the top prize of largest walleye.

Steve Hardcastle of Fishmaster’s Bait & Tackle Shop organized this popular event. George Schmidt of Hamilton won the derby with a 7.85 pound walleye, check it out at Steve’s web page¤t=Feb2308tourney003.jpg

The weather was spectactular and the ice was safe.

Winner of the derby was George Schmidt of Hamilton with a 7.85 pound walleye. Seen here accepting his cash!

George Shcmidt & Steve Hardcastle

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