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Ice Fishing Contest

Ice Fishing on White Bear Lake

Sad to say the ice fishing contest held each year on White Bear Lake will not be happening in 2011 due to the lack of money.


Beth Pinkney, head of the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation said “The group we contracted just wasn’t able to do it this year.”

It’s a bummer for many ice fisherman, the White Bear Lake Ice Fishing contest was always something to look forward to because they had huge prizes.

Last year they gave away tens of thousands of dollars worth of prices, including a four wheel drive truck.

Back in the the day of the early 70s, the contest attracted up to 10,000 ice fishermen onto White Bear Lake.

Barry Henriksen, commander of Keep-Zimmer VFW Post 1782 on White Bear Lake, blamed a still-cold economy for the dearth of frozen fun on White Bear Lake.

“People just aren’t shelling out the money,” he said.