With less than 10 minutes to spare anglers lined up to weigh in their catch at Derby Headquarters for the annual Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby on Meredith Bay.
If their sizable weight passed muster they work their way through registration line
and get posted to the "wall". Seven different species hold a spot for the top catches over the weekend event bringing spectators from all over the state to see who will take top honors.
For young Wyatt, his white perch caught in the wee hours Sunday morning held its ground throughout the day earning him top spot with a personal badge of honor along with some cash. Thinking he'll be an ice fishing enthusiast for life!
The top seven finishers were tossed into a bucket with anticipation as three names were drawn for the big prizes of the weekend.
Josh was elated as his name was pulled for the top prize and received congratulations from his "fishing buddies" for that Rainbow Trout that netted him 15K. Not a bad weekend of fishin'
See you next year at the fishing hole.