The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

Ice road fishers

Three Platte County Road and Bridge employees and friends return to the Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby for 15 years now


Erik Gantt

Sunrise over a frozen Saratoga Lake Tuesday morning.

The Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby has become an annual tradition for four men from Wheatland, Wyo.

Doug Kinsley has been coming to the fishing derby for 15 years.

Kinsley started coming with this brother-in-law in 1990. He has seen several changes in the derby when the money was for the tagged fish, then for the big fish and now for both.

Two years later his co-worker Tim Moran started coming with him. The first year Moran fished in the derby, he won $5,000. Four fish had been caught with tags and the names were put into a hat. The first three drawn had to split $1,000, Moran recalled. His na...

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