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Ice Fishing Classic is Sun. at City Beach

Published 10:09am Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Fountain Lake Sportsmen’s Club presents its Ice Fishing Classic this weekend. Proceeds from the contest go to support the popular early June event called Take a Kid Fishing.

Contestants will gather at City Beach to step on the ice of Fountain Lake for the fishing contest, which runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Portable ice houses will be allowed.

Prizes for the largest fish are $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. The club plans to give away hundreds of other prizes, too, including a Strike Master ice auger. Food and beverages will be provided by the VFW Post 447.

City Beach is at 300 Johnson St. in Albert Lea.



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