Fifty-eight Fish and warmer participants meant the Northshore Revitalization Committee received rave reviews during and following the 2019 FishOn Fish Derby. Changes to the event for 2019 included allowing on ice parking, electronics, pop-up shelters/tents, and a new location that lead to more fish caught.
On Saturday February 16th, about 400 fishermen, 40 volunteers, and hundred of tents made Northshore Fishing Lake look like a tent village for a few hours. In the end, 58 fish were caught, approximately $35,000 in prizes were given away, and winner Francis Kayseas of Fishing Lake won the event with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 10.8 ounces. Kayseas had a choice between a Polaris Ranger 500 from Edfield Motors in Foam Lake and $10,000. With a 5 pound 6 Ounce fish second place winner Joan Campeau had a choice between $3000 and a Kobota 48” Zero Turn lawnmower donated by Wheatbelts sales in Wadena. Both winners chose the cash payment followed by 90 addtional prizes that were awarded to some caught fish, some raffle prizes, 50/50, and more.
The FishOn committee would like thank all the participants, all the sponsors, and everyone who helped make the day possible.
The committee is taking some time off but talks about next year have already started. If your group would like a share of the proceeds from the event there are applications online at www.fishonfishinglake.com.