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Many braved the cold for SV Fishing Derby

Ben Case of Boyceville said his 5.9-ounce bluegill and his perch weren't as big as the Northern he caught last year; he was happy he at least caught something at the Ice Fishing Derby at Lake George on Feb. 10. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Children and adults braved the cold on Feb. 10 to attend the 18th annual Spring Valley Lion's Ice Fishing Derby at Lake George. Pictured Owen and Aleena Knutson with Lloyd Beseck. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Roger Bergemann of Glenwood City took second place with his 9.9-ounce crappie at the 18th annual Spring Valley Lion's Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 10. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
Richard Gedatus of Wilson won first place for largest perch (weighing 5.7 ounces) at the 2018 Spring Valley Lion's Fishing Derby on Feb. 10. Submitted photo4 / 4

Below are the 18th annual 2018 Spring Valley Lion's Club Fishing Derby results from the Saturday, Feb. 10 tournament at Eau Galle Recreation Area.

Raffle prize winners

Jon Newton: $200

Dave Sowatzke: $100

Michelle Branshaw: $75

Kylie Jensen: $50

Jack Bune: Scheels Gift Certificate - $25

Jeffrey Johnson: Scheels Gift Certificate - $25

Fishing contest prize winners


1st Place: Richard Gedatus, Wilson, 5.7 ounces

2nd Place: Brad Ducklow, River Falls,4.5 ounces

3rd Place: Chris Ninneman, Spring Valley, 3.7 ounces

Sun Fish/Blue Gill

1st place: Trystin O'Connell, Menomonie, 8.1 ounces

2nd place (tie): Trystin O'Connell, Menomonie, 7.5 ounces

2nd place (tie): Bruce Anderson, Knapp, 7.5 ounces

3rd place (tie): Jack Gregg, Wilson, 7.4 ounces

3rd place (tie): Ryan Bune, Menomonie, 7.4 ounces


1st Place: Austin Jacobson, Spring Valley, 11.6 ounces

2nd Place: Roger Bergemann, Glenwood City, 9.9 ounces

3rd Place: Shar Balsiger, Jim Falls, 8.1 ounces


1st Place: Zach Walker , Red Wing, Minn., 2.79 pounds

2nd Place : Dustin Timm, Spring Valley, 2.31 pounds

Northern Pike

1st Place: Linda Kurschner, Boyceville, 2.64 pounds