Saturday, January 7, 2012

Popplewood 4-H 1st Annual Ice Fishing Tournament at Pike Lake Resort

 

We had a fun day today.  Our 4-H group sponsored an ice fishing tournament.  We invited other 4-H clubs from Marathon County to join us.  Pike Lake Resort donated their “man cave” which is right on the lake.  We had a great time, great food, learned a lot and won some great prizes (donated by Pike Lake Fishing Club).

Pike Lake is a historical stone building, built in 1929 by the Konkol family (my mother-in-law’s maiden name was Konkol).  It has recently been remodeled and is super nice.  They have an award winning chef with really good food. 

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Here are some pictures of the day.  It was gorgeous in Wisconsin – sunny, 3o + degrees.

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This is Caiden, he actually was catching fish as fast as he put his line back in the hole.  He and his sister won 1st place.

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The ice was about 12” thick and the water was about 12’ deep where we had our holes. 

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My great-nephew Silas.

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My other great-nephew (in blue) Caleb.  Their team took 3rd place.

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This is Carson, his dad Scott and his sister Taylor.

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This is Josh (Joshiepoo) and Kolton.  Their team of took 2nd place.

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Lunch in the “man cave”. 

I haven’t been “on the ice” for many years.  When I was little, I grew up within walking distance to Lake Wausau, where the Wisconsin River runs into it – near the Rothschild Paper Mill.  Once while skating on the ice, I heard a funny noise and looked down to see my skates in water, I started skating as fast as I could back to shore and when I looked back behind me, the open water was “gaining on me.”  I was really scared and so, I don’t really like to walk on ice. 

However, when you see trucks and such on ice…it’s probably safe.…I did today and had a lot of FUN.

Blessings from Wisconsin.

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