Ice fishing derby offers prizes and a chance to help others

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, at 9:59 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — One month after it was postponed because of thin ice, the third annual Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby was held last Saturday.

Several hundred anglers competed for more than $10,000 in prizes for everything from the biggest fish to the most patriotic ice shanty.

Clint Jones of Casco won the grand prize, hauling in a 3.14-pound brook trout.

Proceeds from the event benefit Maine military families, the Hooked on Fishing program and local schools.

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