2014-01-23 / Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Indian Lake derby will return this weekend

MANISTIQUE – The 28th annual Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby takes place this weekend, Jan. 25 and 26. The event, sponsored by Top O’ Lake Sport Shop in Manistique, traditionally draws over 200 to the frozen waters of Indian Lake to compete for cash prizes.

Last year, 270 anglers ventured out on the ice to take part in the day-and-a-half event.

Tickets for the derby are available at Top O’ Lake. The registration fee is $5.

Deadline to sign up is 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Complete derby rules are available upon registration.

The derby features an 80 percent payout of registration fees, with five cash prizes in each of two categories: longest walleye and longest perch.

There is also a children’s division for anglers 12 and under, with three prizes awarded for the best perch caught. The winners will receive a trophy.

The fish registration deadline is noon on Sunday. The registration station is located at Danielson’s Landing on Evergreen Road.

See official rules and more information in the ad at the bottom of this page.

Fayette to host annual ‘get outdoors’ event

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources has announced Fayette Historic State Park will host its annual “Go-Get Outdoors” winter activity event on Jan. 26 from 6 - 8 p.m.

“Snow or no snow, this event has gathered a hard-core following. This year is shaping up to be a real good snow year,” said DNR Park Supervisor Randy Brown. “The Bluff Trail will be groomed and track-set for the traditional crosscountry skier, as well as a second hard-packed lane for the walker or snowshoe user.”

The event includes old fashioned, kerosene lantern-lit, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking around the unique Bluff Trail, with hot chocolate and marshmallows around a crackling campfire. Visitors are asked to park in the plowed area near the contact station. From there, a friendly fire will mark the starting point.

Fayette Historic State Park is located at 4785 II Road in Garden. For more information about the event, contact the park supervisor at (906) 644-2603.

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