I had a great time at this event! I rode up to medicine lake with Dave Lindmark of GEM fishing, and Darius, one of our regular fishin' kids.
We got there and found a huge area plowed off the lake for the event, but no holes drilled yet. So me and Dave got out our augers and started to make the ice look like swiss cheese.
I am sure glad I had my Tanaka power auger with the 6 inch nilsmaster bit, that made cutting those holes a cakewalk!
Aftyer around 200 holes, we got our lines out to see what was down there, I was dissapointed to find it was only 10 ft, but there were some perch down near the bottom willing to play, so that was a relief!
During the event, Dave found an area where the bluegills were stacked pretty good. I set up there for the rest of the day , and got many kids to give it a try. the fish were willing to bite and many young fishers got to catch their first fish ever through the ice!
Plus many got to learn hnow a flasher works, how to hook a larva, tightlining, and watching a springbobber. One kid won a prize for smallest fish caught during the contest from my hole, a .01 # sunfish!
We had over 400 hundred participents for a very successful event!