Montana is home to dozens of ice fishing derbies every winter, but what do you think about a topless ice fishing derby? Would you be more apt to participate or even be a spectator? (Keep in mind that female participants would most likely be expected to wear swimsuit tops–sorry, guys)
Well, in Ontario, as part of the Fourth Annual Merland Park Ice Fishing Derby, a “Shirt Off, Fish Off” challenge is given to willing ice anglers. Twenty bare-chested contestants participated in the event last year, all trying to hook a fish before they got frostbite or before the 25 minute timeframe ended. Mike Bellefeuille, of Port Pertty, Ontario, won the event just 8 minutes in by hooking a 3-inch perch.
Seems like an interesting concept. Would you participate in a topless ice fishing derby in Montana?
(Information via outdoorlife.com; Photos: torontosun.com)