Plenty of fish biting down on the Grand Marais

 

Beyond the prizes for first and second place, there was also a prize for smallest fish and many door prizes raffled off. Pictured: Jonathan Soucie reads off the raffle tickets.
The tournament saw 40 sponsors make contributions to the volunteer firefighters’ efforts. From left: Second place winner Maurice Soucie, firefighter Jonathan Soucie and Home Hardware rep Matthieu Comeau show off the generator won for the second biggest fish.
The Fort Coulonge Fire Department held their seventh ice fishing tournament on Saturday, where close to 200 people hit the ice for the day-long tournament. Pictured: Jaime Romain shows off one of his many catches of the day, just before the fish is weighed in.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
MANSFIELD Feb. 24, 2018
Saturday saw the return of a popular fishing tournament on the Grand Marais, though the firefighters organizing it were a bit wary of whether the swaying temperatures during the week leading up to it would play in their favour.
Though they’ve had to cancel it in year’s past, the Fort Coulonge Fire Department were happy to host their seventh ice fishing tourney on the river, where they saw close to 200 anglers drop a line in pursuit of the biggest pike.
Jonathan Soucie, event organizer and volunteer firefighter, saw the last few weeks leading up to the day are crucial when determining if they can put it on.

 

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