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2013 World Ice Fishing Championship heats up

Anglers from across globe engage in 'all-out war' on Big Eau Pleine

9:58 PM, Feb. 16, 2013
Myron Gilbert of Team USA fishes Saturday during the 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir near Mosinee.
Myron Gilbert of Team USA fishes Saturday during the 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir near Mosinee.
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For most ice anglers in central Wisconsin, fishing is a chance to hang with friends, enjoy a couple of beers, listen to the Packers on the radio and maybe catch a few fish.

But for about 100 anglers from around the world gathered on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir near Mosinee this weekend, ice fishing is serious business.

First, there are the rules: No power augers or sonar fish-finders allowed; no getting within 5 meters of another angler's hole; coaches - yes, fishing coaches - must stay in a neutral zone and can't assist the anglers. ...

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