9th Annual Poles 'N Holes

February 9, 2019


Derby Prize Winners   Raffle Prize Winners

On behalf of the 2018 Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Committee, I would like to express our extreme gratitude for your support of this year’s Poles and Holes Ice Fishing Derby.

We were faced with a bit cooler weather than usual, but were still able to have a good time and hold a very successful derby.  The February 10th derby had approximately 950 brave souls fishing and likely another couple of hundred spectators. Each year it seems like our participants come from a bit wider circle in the upper Midwest as we had folks from Montana to Nebraska over to Rochester, MN up to Silver Bay and over to Minot, ND in attendance.  So the derby and this area certainly has appeal—and how about that Ice Palace!

It’s particularly heartening to see so many families out enjoying the great outdoors and recreational opportunities that our area has to offer.  Detroit Lakes is a great place to visit—year round!

Because of the support of our sponsors and the enthusiastic participation of the fishing public, we have now raised over $130,000 to benefit worthy projects in the area as well as for impoverished nations overseas.  In addition over our tournament’s history, we’ve given out over $240,000 in prizes to our participants.  We are humbled by the steady growth in popularity of this event.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

We hope that we can count on your support once again next year as we host the 9th Annual Poles and Holes Ice Fishing Derby on February 9, 2019.

Thanks again!






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