E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
More than 300 Anglers Participate in Sunriser Lions Ice Fishing Derby
The Sunriser event is one of the oldest ice fishing derbies in Montana
Alex Ellis of Plains shows off the 4.85-pound pike that took first in the largest pike category at the Sunriser Lions Ice Fishing Derby at Smith Lake west of Kalispell. - Photo courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Hundreds of anglers participated in this year's 42nd annual Sunriser Lions Ice Fishing Derby at Smith Lake.

The event was held last week and drew more than 300 anglers of all ages who fished from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and landed pike and perch as large as 5 pounds.

The Sunriser event is one of the oldest ice fishing derbies in Montana. The event was sponsored by the Sportsman Ski Haus, Walleyes Unlimited and Flathead Wildlife, Inc.

Prizes were awarded to the following anglers:

Biggest Pike: 4.85 pounds, Shane Ellis

Biggest Perch: 1.15 pounds, Eric Holden

Smallest Pike: 0.15 pounds, Garret Frost

Smallest Perch: 0.10 pounds, C. J. Kennedy

No comments have been posted for this article.

Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown19h
"If we made decisions on permits this way in MT, our economy would grind to a halt" @GovernorBullock on #KeystoneXL delay
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish1h
“This might be a small deal to some people, but if people can’t sell raw honey that’s a serious concern for freedom." http://t.co/hjtmAYU2Z8
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy17h
@natashavc @TaraAriano @allyzay Oh no, I've been thinking it's a room for all your types of mustards. Recalibrating my ideas now.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott12h
@tristanscott *Billie Joe
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines58m
Browning, Blackfeet Utility Dispute Goes to Court http://t.co/GnpOwOcwhn