Chetek’s first ice fishing contest of 2023 is the Chetek Fire Department’s 29th annual Adult and Kids Ice Fishing Tournament on the Chetek Chain of Lakes Saturday, Jan. 21. As usual, the contest will land on Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend for the winter, which will be Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21–22.

The fishing contest will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in both adult and kids’ divisions for the following fish categories: northern pike, walleye, bass, bluegill, crappie and perch. The top three place winners (by weight) of each fish species in both the adult and kids’ divisions will be awarded prizes.

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