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Out and About - Ice Fishing Challenge

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Bruce Amundson of Miltona finished third in the Ice Fishing Challenge with a 2.730-pound northern.2 / 3
Scott Gefre of Wahpeton, North Dakota caught the biggest walleye of the day, a 1.98-pounder that gave him a ninth place finish overall.3 / 3

Nearly 1,200 anglers took to the ice of Lake L’Homme Dieu for the Alexandria Sertoma Ice Fishing Challenge Saturday.

Many of the skilled – or lucky – anglers at the top of the leaderboard were from the local area.

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Although the number of competitors was down a bit, organizers were pleased with how the event went.

More than 200 fish were reeled in.

Turn to today’s Outdoors section on A16 for more coverage of the Challenge and find out who won the $15,000 top prize.