OGF members and fellow ice fishermen. As the website grows, so do the costs. In an effort to pay off some debts, and maybe sock a little away for future events and outings, I'd like to offer up a trip as a prize for a raffle. Remember, it's not only a chance at a great trip on the ice, it's supporting Ohio Gamefishing as well. Here goes.... THE PRIZE: ICE FISHING TRIP TO PRESQUE ISLE BAY I would provide the following: Transportation, with me, to Presque Isle and back(I'll come pick you up, within reason. If not, we could meet somewhere. I live in Cuyahoga Falls) All ice tackle(rods, reels,bait, etc.) A shanty to share, with lantern(if you thin blooded types need it for heat ) One nights stay at the El Patio Motel(either share room or a single, your choice) Dinner at the Quaker Steak and Lube(minus bar tab) And the opportunity to experience one of the best ice fishing destinations around, with an avid ice fisherman, me. The winner would provide the following: A valid PA fishing license for themselves (available at Gander Mtn) Enough warm clothes for a day and a half on the ice. Now, as far as species goes we'd be fishing for, it would be all different kinds. Bluegills, perch, crappie, and steelhead all have been caught through the ice up there. The trip would take place EARLY one Saturday morning, after reports of safe ice up there, and getting great catch reports, so we'd get into the fish. I'd shoot for late January or early February. We would fish all day Saturday, have dinner Saturday night, fish Sunday until 1 or 2PM, then return home. There must be a MINIMUM of 50 raffle tickets sold for this for it to work out. A minimum. I won't put a cut-off date on it now, but we need to get 50 sold. If we don't, your money would be refunded on the cut off date. Now, those who are interested, PM me and I'll give you the details on how to pay for the raffle tickets. They are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing would be after safe ice and good catch reports are established. You can order your tickets online here: www.ohiogamefishing.com/index.php?page=icetrip Again guys, I'm trying to think of some creative ways to pay some bills around here. The proceeds go to supporting Ohio Gamefishing, it's debts, and future programs. We just announced the Erie outing (Huron Hawg Fest) and there are many more events in the planning stages. As they develop, I will let you know what they are, but let's just say it has a lot to do with "giving back" to the community. Thank you for supporting Ohio Gamefishing.