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Alvord House ice fishing derby is Saturday on Otisco Lake

Kristin Wise, 14, was one of more than 100 seen fishing on Otisco Lake Feb. 20 for the annual Otisco Lake Rod and Gun Club Ice Fishing Derby.

By 11 a.m., Kristin had already caught two perch and two blue gill, but she had her sights set on a tiger muskie.

The teen said she has been ice fishing for four or five years, venturing out onto the frozen lake with her father during the coldest winter months to coax the fish out of the water.

Though she's become quite an avid ice fisherwoman, Kristin said she doesn't fish much during the summer.

The lake will be the site of another ice fishing tournament Saturday March 6, hosted by the Alvord House 673-4215.

Photo by Ami Olson

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