Now that there is finally getting to be fishable ice on local lakes, the Troutarama Committee would like to remind all area fishermen the annual Troutarama Fishing Contest opened Jan. 1, 2016. The contest runs until the Wednesday of Troutarama, which is July 20. There are 10 categories in the contest: brook, brown and rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, bluegills, perch, crappies, walleye and northern pike.
There are two age groups: 14 years and under, and then everybody else. There is no charge for entering a fish and you can enter as many times as you like. Rules for the contest are: