Family fishin’ fun

By Jon Tatting

Richard Gjertson of Harris enjoyed some quality time with grandsons Nathan and Levi Ross of Stacy at the Harris ice fishing event last Saturday. Photos by Jon Tatting

Harris Club Committee members were pleased with the attendance and participation from the community in their first Groundhog Family Fishing event on Saturday, Feb. 4 near the shore at Fish Lake County Park.

Toddlers, kids, teens, moms and dads, and grandparents numbering more than 70 participated, and over 50 prizes and drawings were awarded during the event.

Bryan Hasser of Stanchfield hooked a little northern during the event.

One big winner was Joe Kelly, who won a Humminbird RF35 Smartcast Series wrist depthfinder (donated by Grampa Joe’s Marine and Humminbird) for catching the largest fish, a northern pike.

Other winners included 2-year-old Zach Giese, who won an ice fishing pole, compliments of Cars R Us, for being the “Youngest Fisherman,” while Scott Ramberg took home another Humminbird depthfinder for being the 50th drawing winner. Ryan Otterson also won a fishing pole for catching the first fish.

Other prize and drawing giveaways included $25 and $50 gift cards for local businesses, free chiropractic care for a month, movie passes, stuffed animals, fishing lures and various giveaways for kids.

The Harris Club Committee extends a special thanks to event volunteers, all sponsors and Harris Fire Department members whose dedication helped make the day a special one for everyone involved. Next year’s event is already being planned. For more details visit HarrisCommunitypage on Facebook.


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