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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

It's Ice Fishing Time


January 31, 2018

Sean R. Heavey / For the Courier

Brad Smudzinski was last year's big winner at the annual Ice Fishing Derby at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond.

The 20th Annual Ice Fishing Derby, hosted by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, will be held Saturday, Feb. 10. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with fishing starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the fishing access site at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond on Highway 117.

The entry fee is $50 per hole or three holds for $100. Currently there are over 200 holes pre-drilled for anglers wishing to participate.

First place is guaranteed to win $2,000 for the first and largest fish of walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, carp, sucker, burbot, lake trout or bass weighing in. Participants must have a current Montana fishing license to participate.

In 2017, over $5,000 in cash and prizes were awarded and this year is no different. A YETTI cooler is being raffled off and hot cocoa, coffee, hot dogs and bratwursts with the fixings of onions and kraut, will be available for sale. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. All cash and prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. at the Gateway.

This year the tournament is being sponsored by Nemont Beverage, Glasgow Distributors, Nemont, Coca Cola, Hi-Line Ford, D&G Sports & Western, Cotttonwood Inn, KLTZ/KLAN, First Community Bank, Ezzie's Wholesale, Midtown & Westend Convenience, Reynolds Market, Valley Bank, JR's Party Store #24, The Gateway Club, Independence Bank, Farm Bureau Insurance, The Lakeridge Lodge and Bait Shop, Thompson & Sons, Edward Jones and Northern Prairie Auto.

Bring the kids, sleds, skates and bait for a fun Ice Day at Fort Peck Lake.

Entry forms are available at the Glasgow Chamber office, 313 Klein Ave., or online at If you have any questions, call the Chamber office at 406-228-2222.


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