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Beaver Pride, Cass Lake Chamber host ice fishing tournaments

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Beaver Pride, Cass Lake Chamber host ice fishing tournaments
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Anglers are invited to participate in a pair of winter tournaments on area lakes as Beaver Pride and the Cass Lake Chamber are sponsoring ice fishing events.

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The third annual Beaver Pride Hardwater Classic will be Jan. 15 on Lake Bemidji and event organizers have acquired $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Part of the BRRRRmidji Polar Daze events, the fishing tournament will begin at noon and conclude at 3 p.m. A rules meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the anglers who catch the first 50 fish and $1,000 will be awarded to the fisherman who lands the largest fish.

A tagged fish also will be released and anyone who catches it will receive a Honda CRV.

The entry fee is $25 ($15 for students) and may be obtained by calling 755-2294 or visiting www.hardwaterclassic.org.

Anglers who register before Jan. 12 are also eligible to win a GPS unit. The public also is invited to enter a drawing and try to win an ATV.

For more information on the Hardwater Classic call 755-2294.

The Cass Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Winter Fishing Challenge Feb. 12 on Cass Lake.

The event begins at noon and continues through 3 p.m.

Chamber officials will award $2,000 for the largest fish and the angler who catches the 10th largest fish will receive $1,500. Other angling prizes are $1,000 for 20th place, $1,500 for 30th place and $1,000 for 40th place.

Participants are also eligible to win one of six $500 cash prizes through a random draw.

Portable ice fishing shelters are allowed but no wheeled or pull-behind fish houses will be permitted.

Entry fee is $30. Tickets bought at the site will be $35.

For more information contact the chamber at 335-2250.

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