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Lake Meyer Ice Fishing Derby

February 5, 2023


The annual Lake Meyer Ice Fishing Derby will be held Sunday, February 5th at Lake Meyer Park. Registration begins at 12:00 pm at the Lake Meyer Campground shop and fishing runs from 12:00-4:00 pm. Registration costs $5 for adults (16 years and older) and is free for all children (15 and younger). All ages are welcome!

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd bass, bluegill, crappie, northern pike, and perch. All participants will be eligible for one of many door prizes provided by local businesses. Award ceremonies and prize drawings will be held following the close of fishing.

Contestants will need to provide their own bucket, auger, and fishing equipment. A limited supply of equipment will be available for use by children. All participants 16 and older must have a valid 2023 Iowa fishing license. No ATVs or cars will be permitted on the ice during the derby. Catch and release of bass and northern pike is encouraged. Bass must be over 15 inches to be eligible for prizes.

In case of poor ice conditions or bad weather, please tune to 100.5 FM or 104.7 FM or watch the Winneshiek County Conservation Facebook page for cancellation information.

Lake Meyer Park is located at 2546 Lake Meyer Road, just off Highway 24 between Calmar and Fort Atkinson. All proceeds from the derby will go toward lake and park improvements.

For more information, visit Winneshiek County Conservation at www.winneshiekwild.com or call (563) 534-7145.

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