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Posted on: April 3, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Spring Fishing Tournament at Hickory Grove on April 27

Area anglers will get a chance to test their fishing skills on Hickory Grove Lake this spring. Story County Conservation will host its Spring Fishing Tournament on April 27 from 7 – 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove Park. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the beach house (67382 250th St., Colo) located near the waterfront.

This event will be a two-person team tournament with $100 cash prizes awarded to teams that catch the largest combined total length of Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie, plus $40 cash prizes for the longest of each species.

Registration cost is $35 for teams signed up before 4:30 p.m. on April 24; after April 24 the registration fee is $45. Teams can register the day of the event. Individuals may register but will be charged the full price.

Participants over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa Fishing License. All 2013 Iowa Fishing Regulations will be followed. A park ranger will be present at the tournament. Only electric motors can be used on Hickory Grove Lake. Canoes will be available for rental for a $5 fee. To view a complete list of rules and download a registration form, visit:

If you have questions about the tournament, contact Ranger Dustin Eighmy at 641-377-2833 or via email at

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Dustin Eighmy
Story County Conservation
Phone 641-377-2833
FAX 641-377-2834

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