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Good ice augured for Fishing Derby


Erik Gantt

Avid fisherman Vince Hytrek moved his fishing hut onto the ice Monday afternoon. After augering a hole in the ice, the ice thickness measured 10 inches, a gain of two inches from Friday.

Dana Little, Member Services Manager for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce reports that, as of last Friday, the ice on Saratoga Lake thickened to seven or eight inches.

"It should be a wonderful derby," Little said in anticipation of the 32nd annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby to be held Jan. 17 and 18.

Vince Hytrek confirmed the thickness of the ice last Friday. Holes he augered Monday afternoon near the boat ramp went through 10 inches of ice.

Hytrek moved his fishing shack onto the lake Monday ahead of the derby. When asked what his strategy was for where to put his shack he...

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