Anglers brave blustery weather for Ice Fishing Derby
Category: fishing reports
Feb 11th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 618
Modified Feb 11th, 2019 at 9:38 AM
MEREDITH — A Milford man who landed a 3.63-pound rainbow trout on Saturday won the Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby and took home a tasty dinner and the $15,000 grand prize.
“I was like a little kid. I was freaking out,” Dan Desmarais said of his reaction when he pulled the fish out of the water in Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee. He used salmon eggs as bait.
Desmarais said he has fond memories of coming to the derby with his father and a group of his friends, but had never caught a big fish during the event.
Dan Desmarais of Milford, stands next to the 3.63-pound rainbow trout he caught through the ice of Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee on Sunday winning him the $15,000 grand prize in the 40th Annual Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby in Meredith.