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Photos: The World's Largest Icefishing Tournament at -50 Degrees

Photos: The World's Largest Icefishing Tournament at -50 Degrees

These anglers braved -50 degree wind chill temps in hopes of catching a few pike, perch, and walleyes.
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from MWK_MN wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The headline says -50 degrees and mentions nothing about the windchill so it is a little misleading. Further on it does explain that it's the windchill. If you dress right ice fishing is a blast, definitely give it a whirl once if you haven't done it.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

It DOES say -50 degree wind chill in the write-up.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

They are tough as nails in Minnesota. Is the possibility of frostbite worth it?

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from Inspector D wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

It was nowhere near -50 anywhere in MN that day. There have be a few lows in the -30 range but daytime temps were higher. The temp dropped to right around 0 durring the tournament. It definately was really windy that day. The -50 figure was the WIND-CHILL factor. If it was really -50 ambient temp with a 50 mph wind it would put the wind-chill factor close to -100 (see NOAA website). Even the heartiest Minnesotan would have been a popsicle in a matter of minutes.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

No thanks. I prefer to fish when it's 70 degrees and sunny.

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from MNTails wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

@DSMbirddog,
Prizes are given out for fish, no matter the size or species. For example, a 4 inch perch will win you a new ATV if it's the 150th fish registered.

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from JM wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

I love to fish, but that is just too much. I can gladly say that I would prefer to be right where I am; in front of a fireplace.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Except for the one 18 incher the rest of those walleyes in that cooler were tiny. Why would you keep those?

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Except for the one 18 incher the rest of those walleyes in that cooler were tiny. Why would you keep those?

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from JM wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

I love to fish, but that is just too much. I can gladly say that I would prefer to be right where I am; in front of a fireplace.

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from MNTails wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

@DSMbirddog,
Prizes are given out for fish, no matter the size or species. For example, a 4 inch perch will win you a new ATV if it's the 150th fish registered.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

No thanks. I prefer to fish when it's 70 degrees and sunny.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

They are tough as nails in Minnesota. Is the possibility of frostbite worth it?

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from MWK_MN wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The headline says -50 degrees and mentions nothing about the windchill so it is a little misleading. Further on it does explain that it's the windchill. If you dress right ice fishing is a blast, definitely give it a whirl once if you haven't done it.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

It DOES say -50 degree wind chill in the write-up.

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from Inspector D wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

It was nowhere near -50 anywhere in MN that day. There have be a few lows in the -30 range but daytime temps were higher. The temp dropped to right around 0 durring the tournament. It definately was really windy that day. The -50 figure was the WIND-CHILL factor. If it was really -50 ambient temp with a 50 mph wind it would put the wind-chill factor close to -100 (see NOAA website). Even the heartiest Minnesotan would have been a popsicle in a matter of minutes.

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