The quality of the Winni Salmon has improved, the numbers in the nets seem to be way down.
If they have granted the permit it will happen unless the organizers decide to postpone it.
I didn't think Rick Davis was involved any more, didn't he sell it to the Winni Ice Derby group people ????
I agree, anotyher year or get rid of it all together, no Derby in 2010 seems to have helped the quality quite a bit from all reports and from the early net results.
Lastly, nobody is twisting your arm to fish the Derby, if you realy want to help Winni, boycott it and don't fish it. I knpw a ton of people that have said the will not fish the Derby, some never again, a few are guides too.
They should take a hard look at the Ice Derby rules too, but I think allot of folks (not me,Brrrr) look forward to that one more than spring, kind of a nice break bewteen end of hunting (again not me) season and April 1st.