Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Poles 'N Holes

Polar Fest was held a couple of weeks ago here in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One of the activities was the Poles 'N Holes fishing derby. Basically, a several hundred holes were drilled in the ice and then occupied by fisherman for a few hours trying to win prizes. No warm fish houses here!

Each hole was about 10" across

Barricading the plowed out "streets" out to the fishing area.

Transporting participants out to the fishing area

Singing of the National Anthem before the start of the Derby

Scenes from the fishing area

Concession tent with food and beverages

First fish being weighed in - bonus awarded for being the first in.

Getting chilly? Warm up here.
This was an interesting way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. At least the sun was out!


  1. those are some serious sportsmen and women! brrr!

  2. I love how the hardy men and women embrace the snow and cold here in Minnesota. But I am not one of them. Looks like they were having a great time.

  3. Wow now that's a lot of fisher people out on that ice. things to do in the winter. Looks like fun. MB

  4. Colorful pictures and very interesting. But this does.not.look.like.fun.to me!!


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