22.2.10

2010 ROZZI'S TAVERN/LAKESHORE ACE ICE DERBY BIG PIKE














Congratulations to Lance Chapney for catching the winning Northern Pike during the 2010 Rozzie's Tavern/Lakeshore Ace Hardware Ice Derby, held this past weekend.
Lance was fishing near the sandbar and iced the fish at 2:44 p.m.  With the derby closing and weigh-in's concluding at 3:00 p.m., Lance didn't have much time to get to Lakeshore Ace to enter the fish.
Lance jumped on his sled to cross Malletts Bay, hitting speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, losing the fish once while crossing a pressure crack.
Once he hit the shore, he was off and running.  He made it to the weigh-in with one minute to spare!  Way to go Lance! 
Lance's fish weighed an impressive 18.09 pounds, had a 19" girth, and was 41" long!

Rumor has it, that Lance yelled out: "Dockside Bait is what it ate!!!"

Congratulations Lance!


Fish on, fish H8 me.
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2 comments:

dave lindsay said...

sad to see a fish like that dead why not take a picture and let it go no need for this in this day and age .......a real shame

pikepicker said...

Very true Dave....we need more catch and release practice.