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Montevideo American-News
  • Over 2,000 pack onto Lac qui Parle Lake for first Ice Castle Classic

  • Around 2,000 people gathered together out on the three feet thick ice of Lac qui Parle Lake on Saturday for the first Ice Castle Classic, a fishing tournament hosted by Ice Castle Fish Houses, a booming business based out of Montevideo. Though only five fish were caught, 3,179 tickets were sold with money going to charity, and 50 prizes were given away.
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  • Around 2,000 people gathered together out on the three feet thick ice of Lac qui Parle Lake on Saturday for the first Ice Castle Classic, a fishing tournament hosted by Ice Castle Fish Houses, a booming business based out of Montevideo. Though only five fish were caught, 3,179 tickets were sold with money going to charity, and 50 prizes were given away.
    Brad Monson from Granite Falls won the grand prize with a 16 pound buffalo caught early in the morning. The catch netted him $10,000. Two fish houses were also given away, one to Tim Hansen from Montevideo and the other to Robin Lindahl from Albertville.
    “For the first year, things went great. We had the turnout we were hoping for,” said Jeff Drexler, owner of Ice Castle Fish Houses. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback so far. We had a great law enforcement presence out there, and they really helped with the traffic in and out.”
    There was also a great turnout for a pre and post party at the Watson Hunting Camp, complete with a giant event tent and a bonfire.
    People traveled from near and far, including places like Granite Falls, Minot N.D., South Dakota, and a big group out of Wisconsin.
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