The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held its 19th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond at Fort Peck Lake on February 11, 2017. It was a die-hard day for the fishermen, women & children who chose to participate despite the high wind gusts of 49 mph and nice temperatures of 32 to 37 degrees. The contest had 62 participates and 177 holes were sold. We had participants from Glasgow, Jordan, Poplar, Glendive, Fort Peck, Wolf Point, Brockway, Nashua, Miles City, St. Marie, Belgrade, Billings, Grass Range, Antelope, and Minot, ND. An estimate of 50 more people came to observe the tournament and enjoy the festivities.
A total of $4560.00 in cash, prizes, and raffles were awarded to the participates. The 50/50 was won by Traci Harada in the amount of $640. The Yetti cooler was won by Josh Sillerud. A total of 65 fish were weighed with ten being caught & weighed within the first ten minutes! The results were: 1st Place- $2000- Brad Smudzinski of Fort Peck 2nd Place-$1000-Glasgow Evangelical Church, Glasgow 3rd Place-$ 500-Rick Viste, Glasgow 4th Place-$250-DP Schlosser, Glendive, MT 5th Place- $125-Chris Marrow & Katie Busch of Fort Peck, MT 6th Place- $ 75- Sam & Zac Olson of Fort Peck & Glasgow 7th Place-$50-Levi & Rivers Sugg, Glasgow The cash prizes were awarded at the Gateway in Fort Peck following the Derby along with several door prizes donated by the Sponsors that consist of: Coca-Cola, Cottonwood Inn & Suites, D&G Sports & Western, Edward Jones, Ezzie’s Wholesale, First Community Bank, Glasgow Distributors, Hi Line Ford, JR’s Party Store, KLTZ/KLAN Radio Stations, Lakeridge, MW Farm Bureau Insurance, Nemont, Nemont Beverage Corp., Newton Motors, Northern Prairie Auto Sales, NorthWestern Energy, Reynolds Market, The Gateway, Tom Thompson & Sons, Valley Bank, and the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture.
Congratulations to Brad Smudzinski (pictured) for walking away at 1st place winning $2000! Also, congratulations to the others who placed and good work to those who competed!
(press release via Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Ag.)