Family Fishing Tournament held on Lake Tomahawk Submitted: 02/16/2013
Story By Hayley Tenpas

Family Fishing Tournament held on Lake Tomahawk
LAKE TOMAHAWK - Some younger fishermen proved they could reel in the big one Saturday afternoon.

Out on Lake Tomahawk hundreds of kids and adults took part in the Lake Tomahawk Fisheree.

It was the seventh year for the family fishing tournament.

Lots of food and prizes were given out.

A four hundred dollar prize went to the person with the biggest catch of the day.

Organizer Gary Drossart says people from all over the Midwest are coming back for more each year.

"It's a good time, it's a small area to fish right out here in the town bay. And it's kinda like a family thing. We have them come as far as Green Bay, Wausau. We have some people here from Merrill today, a couple of people come down from Michigan to fish it, and so it's a good thing," said Drossart.

About 200 people participated in the fisheree today.

But Drossart wasn't so sure the ice would be full this morning.

"Today was very nasty, started out very nasty, 14 below down here, I think it was actually 22 below in some areas. We didn't think we'd see many people until later in the day, and by 8 o'clock at registration we had a lot of people here. There were actually people standing in line waiting to register like at 7 o'clock already," said Drossart.

Drossart says Northern, largemouth bass and pan fish were the most popular catch today.

Next year the fisheree will be back, the third weekend in February.

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