2013-01-31 / Outdoors

Indian Lake Derby draws large crowd

2-day event hands out $1,500 in cash prizes


Ryan McLear Ryan McLear MANISTIQUE - With a little cooperation from Old Man Winter and the fish, the 2013 Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby drew a large crowd and yielded some big catches.

Ted Hentschell of Top O’ Lake Sport Shop, organizer of the 27th annual tournament, reported that 270 anglers ventured out on the ice to take part in the day-and-a-half event last weekend.

A total of $1,500 in cash was handed out at the conclusion of the derby Sunday afternoon.

Ryan McLear won the top honors in the walleye class, with his fish that spanned 26 1/4 inches and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. McLear pulled in his prize at 7:10 p.m. Saturday.

Marissa Chase won first place in the perch class with a fish caught Saturday evening measuring 13 1/8 inches and weighing 1 pound, 2 ounces.

Walleye Winners

First place, McLear, 26 1/4 inches; 6 pounds, 4 ounces. $260 prize.


Marissa Chase Marissa Chase Second Place, Britteny Schuetter, 25 3/4 inches; 4 pounds, 11 ounces. $215 prize.

Third Place, Dave Rosebush, 24 3/4 inches; 5 pounds, 13 ounces. $170 prize.

Fourth Place, Paul Hoholik, 23 1/4 inches; 5 pounds, 15 ounces. $75 prize.

Fifth Place, Dale LaFoille, 23 1/4 inches; 4 pounds, 9 ounces. $30 prize.

Perch Winners

First Place, Chase, 13 1/8 inches; 1 pound, 2 ounces. $260 prize.

Second Place, Colton Shampine, 13 1/8 inches; 1 pound, $215 prize.

Third Place, Steve Wayne, 13 inches; 1 pound, 1 ounces. $170 prize.

Fourth Place, Josh Betterly, 12 3/4 inches; 1 pound 1 ounce, $75 prize.

Fifth Place, Al Dalgord, 12 3/4 inches; 15 ounces. $30 prize.

Kids Perch Winners

First Place, Brooke Chase, 12 3/4 inches; 1 pound 4 ounces.


Steve Wayne Steve Wayne Second Place, Austin Barton, 12 1/2 inches; 1 pound.

Third Place, Aden Bartholomew, 12 3/8 inches; 1 pound.

The top three anglers in the kids’ division received a trophy, a jig pole and an ice skimmer.



Paul Hoholik Paul Hoholik

Colton Shampine Colton Shampine

Al Dalgord Al Dalgord

Dale LaFoille Dale LaFoille

Josh Betterly Josh Betterly

Austin Barton, Aden Bartholomew and Brooke Chase Austin Barton, Aden Bartholomew and Brooke Chase

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