We hosted the Michigan Practice for USA Ice team and had Brody Carter from Fox 17 come out and learn more about WIFC XII. Check out his report here
If you listened to our podcast this week, you know that we are planning to have you our listeners join us on the ice for some practice. Chad, Anthony & Myron, our anglers will be fishing against all willing to play in the zone. February 22nd 8am on Muskellunge Lake. Park on the boat ramp @ 276 Watt St, Trufant, MI 49347 and then look for the orange cones on the ice near the north end of the lake.
We will have a short briefing of the rules for the day at 8am. We are planning hand augering holes and fishing without electronics for most of the heats for the day. Heats will be judged on counts, all sizes count. Heats will be held in zones marked by cones, you must fish within the zone and remain 5M (16.4ft) from any other competitor. We will have some spotters on the ice to help monitor the rules.
We will have some prizes from our sponsors to award participants who excel on the ice. If you have questions Ask an Ice Guy form is the best way to get to us in advance. We plan on this being a fun day, WXMI-17 will be on the ice so dress sharp, your mom might see you.
If you have not heard, the MI Ice Guys have been named members of the USA Ice Team. They will be traveling to to Kuopio, Finland to compete in the World Ice Fishing Championships XII. Steph, Chas, Anthony, Chad and their team mates will be competing against other national teams from around the world.
As you can imagine this trip does not come cheap. Someone said let’s have a fish fry! Schmohz Brewery on Patterson will be hosting Fish Frys every Friday in February and March. Come in from 5-8pm and get a basket of fish and fries for $10 to support the guys as they travel to show the world the skills of our Michigan Hardwater Anglers.
If you can’t join us for the fish frys but would like to support the guys, we have created a Special Private Site where you can support the guys and get access to the private media feed that the guys will be posting to during the adventure to WIFC XII