Idaho has them, other parts of Utah have them and now Cache Valley has its own ice fishing tournament.The tournament takes place Saturday, Feb. 18, at Hyrum Dam. Registration starts 6 a.m., with actual fishing running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fishers can register until the number of participants reach 200. There is a $60 registration fee per participant.This is the first ice fishing tournament of its kind in the valley, and event organizers hope to make it an annual event.In the trout-only competition, judges will measure the trout caught Saturday from nose to the ends of the tail when pinched together. The biggest fish of each hour will win $200. Tournament winners will receive $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, $750 for third place and $500 for fourth place. Prize money comes from each participants’ registration fee. Pay out is $200 for the biggest fish of the hour. Tournament winners receive $1,500 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, $750 for 3rd place and $500 for 4th place.Because of recent weather patterns, ATVs will not be allowed on the ice. To register before tomorrow morning, call Jake at 994-1646. Only 200 people can participate, and as of Thursday afternoon 140 people had already registered. Registration can be done in person Saturday as long as there are open spots. – [email protected]
Locals prepare to brave the cold for Hyrum ice fishing competition
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