Nice on the ice

Posted Feb. 20, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
Tony Jipson of Bangor and Tommy Tardiff of Holden show off a pair  of Brook Trout they entered in the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby Saturday. In the Brook Trout category, Jipson's fish took first place, weighing 4.45 pounds and measuring 18.7 inches long. Tardiff placed second as his tipped the scales at 3.85 pounds and 19.37 inches long. The picture was taken outside Dunn's hangar on Beech Hill Pond in Otis, which was the official weigh station for the derby, but the fish were caught at Lower Springy Pond in Otis.
Terry Farren | BDN
Tony Jipson of Bangor and Tommy Tardiff of Holden show off a pair of Brook Trout they entered in the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby Saturday. In the Brook Trout category, Jipson's fish took first place, weighing 4.45 pounds and measuring 18.7 inches long. Tardiff placed second as his tipped the scales at 3.85 pounds and 19.37 inches long. The picture was taken outside Dunn's hangar on Beech Hill Pond in Otis, which was the official weigh station for the derby, but the fish were caught at Lower Springy Pond in Otis.
Bart Currie of Charleston is watched by his kids Aidan (left) and Taebria Currie as he sets an ice fishing trap on Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby. The derby included all legal bodies of water in Hancock County.
Terry Farren | BDN
Bart Currie of Charleston is watched by his kids Aidan (left) and Taebria Currie as he sets an ice fishing trap on Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby. The derby included all legal bodies of water in Hancock County.
On Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, fishermen are seen setting traps in hopes of catching hefty fish during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
On Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, fishermen are seen setting traps in hopes of catching hefty fish during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
After ice fishing traps are set, fishermen wait for action at an ice shack on Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby. The Derby also includes all legal bodies of water in Hancock County.
Terry Farren | BDN
After ice fishing traps are set, fishermen wait for action at an ice shack on Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby. The Derby also includes all legal bodies of water in Hancock County.
A plane make a few passes over Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
A plane make a few passes over Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Blair Taylor of Orland pulls in a fish at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
Blair Taylor of Orland pulls in a fish at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Josh Wright of Otis is eyed by a friend's German shorthair while he sets a ice fishing trap on Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
Josh Wright of Otis is eyed by a friend's German shorthair while he sets a ice fishing trap on Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
A fisherman lands a togue at Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiacs Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
A fisherman lands a togue at Beech Hill Pond in Otis Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiacs Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Marcus Files of Brewer sets an ice fishing trap at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the early morning hours of the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
Marcus Files of Brewer sets an ice fishing trap at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the early morning hours of the Maineiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Perry Kep of Ellsworth prepares to bait one of his ice fishing traps at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiacs Charities Ice Fishing Derby.
Terry Farren | BDN
Perry Kep of Ellsworth prepares to bait one of his ice fishing traps at Beech Hill Pond in Otis on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during the Maineiacs Charities Ice Fishing Derby.

Anglers had their choice of Hancock County ice-fishing hot spots during Saturday’s MAINEiacs Charities Ice Fishing Derby, but many flocked to Beech Hill Pond in Otis to try their luck. Several anglers congregated at a single shack on the lake with a day’s worth of gear; A distant pair of anglers are framed by a nearby ice fishing flag as they set up their own traps; Bart Currie of Charleston has an attentive audience — Aidan and Taebria Currie — as he sets up some traps to tend; A pair of anglers, Tony Jipson of Bangor (left) and Tommy Tardiff of Holden show off the top two brook trout in the derby. Jipson’s 4.45-pounder took top prize while Tardiff’s 3.85-pounder was second. Both were weighed in at Dunn’s aviation hangar on Beech Hill Pond, but were caught at Lower Springy Pond in Otis.

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