Ice Fishing Derby Coming to Mason City


The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center are sponsoring an Ice Fishing Derby. It will be held on Saturday, January 11, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at Bluebill Wildlife Area.
The idea is to have a  fun morning of fishing for all. Officials say that there will be a fire going for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. Following the fishing a weigh-in will be held to recognize the biggest and most fish caught, and a door prize drawing will be held for both children and adults.


Experts will be on hand to assist novices with ice fishing techniques. A limited supply of equipment will be available for use, however anglers can buy an ice fishing pole and jig for $10.00.
Participants who are 16 and over must have a valid fishing license. Everyone should bring ice fishing equipment, a bucket to put fish in, and dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and contestants need to call 423-5309 to register or for more information.