Friday, April 18, 2008

15th Annual Trout Fishing Derby at Mineral Lake

The American Legion’s 15th annual Trout Fishing Derby will be held April 26th beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at noon. The derby will take place at Mineral Lake.

Tickets for the derby and the raffle are $2 each. They are available at Mineral Legion Hall, boat launches, Mineral Market, Headquarters Tavern, Elbe Tavern, Mineral Lake Resort, Elbe Store and from area Legion members.

Fishing from the Mineral Lake Resort’s fishing docks will be $8 per person for the opening weekend.

The resort plans to release 15,000 rainbows this weekend. Also, the state plants 150,000 fish annually in the lake. Approximately 321 brood stock fish, typically weighing 3 to 7 pounds will be planted.

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