New Poskin Lake contest record

The 56th annual Poskin Lake Ice Fishing Contest was another success. Justin Weber of Barron caught a new contest record game fish, a 19-pound northern (pictured left). Lee Boullion won the panfish division with a 10.8-ounce crappie at the Feb. 15th contest. In addition to the usual $500 winner and 15 $100 winners in the cash drawing, Valley Custom Welding donated five $100 cash prizes. A total of three 50/50 raffles were held, with two $500 winners and one $314 winner. A Barron resident won a fishing trip sponsored by AAA Sports in Spooner. There was more than $300 in kids prizes. The Poskin Lake Sportsman Club appreciates the support shown by fishermen and merchants. Contest profits go toward scholarships to local students in DNR fields, and local trap teams and conservation projects.