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Hundreds compete in ice fishing tournament

 

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Fish from all four divisions at the ninth annual Justin Donner Memorial ice-fishing tournament are displayed on the leaderboardSaturday at Mercer.

MERCER, Wis. - Hundreds of fishermen competed in four divisions at the ninth annual Justin Donner Memorial ice fishing tournament Saturday.

The tournament was held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donner's Bay Resort.

Activities included music, auctions, raffles and a snack bar in an enclosed tent just off the ice. Fireworks were held around 6:30 p.m.

Attendence usually average 1,000, said organizer Jeff Donner.

However, due to adverse weather conditions, there were only a reported 600-700 at the tournament this year.

Proceeds benefit the JPD Warrior Project, which works toward suicide prevention awareness.

For more information about the project, visit jpdwarrior.com.