- uploaded: Feb 12, 2013
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Having fun in an annual ice fishing tournament held at Independence Lake in southern Michigan. The ice fishing derby is geared more towards kids, but, it's a way to have fun in the outdoors even in winter time with the cold and snow storms. Some of the largest fish caught were a longnose gar and a couple bowfin or dogfish. I just caught one northern pike and it was too small, at least I didn't get skunked. :) There were a few nice yellow perch and crappie caught as well. I believe the largest pike of the contest was 27 1/8" with second place at 27 1/16". I fished with tip ups for pike, but there were a lot of folks jigging for panfish as well. A lot of fish were caught. The day started out near 0 degrees, but turned out nice and sunny with just a few light winds. Here is a video of the 2011 ice fishing contest held at the same lake: www.youtube.com As you can see the weather was much different in 2011, and in 2012 the contest was cancelled due to mild weather and lack of safe ice. Thanks for watching, subscribing, and supporting this channel. If you like this video please give a thumbs up and share it with others. If you have any questions or tips please leave a comment.