Challenge met on the ice
Brandon, South Dakota native Larry Franke had never fished the Alexandria Ice Fishing Challenge until Saturday but vows he'll be back if they hold it again next year.
That is the kind of loyalty one might expect after taking home a $20,000 payday. Franke said it was still sinking in just minutes after it became official that his 2.71-pound northern took top prize out of a record-number of anglers that totaled more than 3,500 people on Lake L'Homme Dieu.
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