The Valier Lake Frances Ice Fishing Derby is coming up on Saturday, February 27th with fishing starting at 8 am.  It paid out nearly $8000 in prizes last year and is expected to do at least as well this year.  Register and buy your raffle tickets in advance at Curry's Market, DeVoes,  and Froggies.  On Friday night  register at One Stop Cenex and Froggies and on Saturday register beginning at 6:00 at One Stop and at derby headquarters at the Pavilion at Lake Frances.  Fishermen must be registered before 10:30 on Saturday to participate. This derby is one of the best in the area with 100% of registration going back to the fishermen as prizes.  Cash is paid to the top 3 heaviest perch and pike.  This derby also features a very large raffle with over 60 nice prizes including an electric ice auger, a Vexilar fish finder, and a  Smith and Wesson AR style 22LR  Rifle.  Find details on face book