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We had a great event and thank everyone for their support! Hope to see you in 2015!!!


Press Release

Perchin4polio-Rotary of LaPorte Ice Derby-a great day on the Ice!!

Rotary of LaPorte is pleased to report that the “Perchin4polio LaPorte Ice Fishing Derby” was a great success. 57 fisherman and fisherwomen braved the “Winter Storm Warning” to enjoy the fishing and competition. Funds were raised for the charities that Rotary supports both locally and internationally, including the “Polio Plus” program that focuses on the eradication of polio worldwide. A special thanks to the City of LaPorte Parks Department and all our sponsors for their great support of this event. We are excited to be part of the WinterFEST events in our community. Thanks to our Big Fish Sponsors, as well as our Fishing product sponsors. We were able to give out great cash and fishing product prizes. For more information about Rotary of LaPorte you can go to For information about the event and our great sponsors go to

Perchin4polio Rotary LaPorte Ice Derby Winners

Bass-Big Fish Prize Sponsor-Edwards Jones Investements-Jon Salisbury

Tyler Overmyer 18 ¼ inches

Rod Shumaker 17 7/8 inches

Elliot Essling 17 ¾ inches

Crappie-Big Fish Prize Sponsor-IU LaPorte Health-Thor Thordarson

Steven Sabinan 10 5/8 inches

Cole Frageman 10 3/8 inches

Chris Pumroy 9 3/8 inches

Perch-Big Fish Prize Sponsor-Kingsbury Elevator-Yvonne Lindborg

Terry Ulrich 9 inches

Scott Strand 8 5/8 inches

Kristina Handzlik 8 9/16 inches

Bluegill/Redear-Big Fish Prize Sponsor-General Insurance Services-Ted Taylor

Chris Pumroy 9 5/8 inches

Rod Shumaker 9 ½ inches

Kyle Crabtree 9 3/8 inches

Pike-Big Fish Prize Sponsor-Suds on State-Fran Milo

Nick Ream 22 ¾ inches

Hunter Halama 11 ½ inches

Weight of Top Ten Perch

Scott Strand 2lb 9.4 oz

Aaron Nelson 2lb 9.4 oz

Terry Ulrsich 2lb 2.1 oz

Todd Schultz 2lb 15.6 oz

Chris Pumroy 1lb 10.6 oz

Matt Andruszkienicz 1lb 9.4oz

Tim Nelson 1lb 8.8 oz

Jason Schreves 1lb 8.5 oz

Kristina Handzlik 1lb 7.2oz

Jake Miller 6.6oz

Ron Sluster 5.3 oz