Coats, Tents and Fish

WAUCONDA – Just before the storm, the sixth annual Lake View Villa Association (LVVA) Ice Fishing Derby proved to be successful for local participants who aren’t afraid of a little chill. The event was held Saturday on Bangs Lake in Wauconda. The ice was 12 inches thick, according to the LVVA.

The derby benefits wounded veterans through the Wounded Heroes Foundation each year. Prizes are awarded for big fish. Coffee, hot chocolate and muffins are available for attendees. Registration opened at 5 a.m. and fishing lines hit the water two hours later. Visit for more information.