Truck drags March 11 at Keyes Peak; anglers still enjoying time on ice

Outdoors report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Uphill truck drag racing returns to Keyes Peak in Florence, Wis., on Saturday, March 11.

Big power trucks will race throughout the day, starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending about 5 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Admission is $10 with no carry-ins. Food and beverages will be sold on site. The event benefits Keyes Peak Ski Hill Committee, Blue Ox Trail Riders and Florence Volunteer Fire Department.

Keyes Peak is 4 miles south of Florence on Highway 101. No parking is allowed on the highway.

Free shuttles will run from Great North Bank, Florence High School, Florence Visitor Center, Northern Lites, Annie’s Trading Post and Leff’s Sports Bar.

On Saturday, March 18, Family Baptist Church of Kingsford will host its 25th annual Sportsman’s Seminar and Supper at Central Middle School in Iron Mountain.

Activities, seminars and displays will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:15 p.m. The seminars and dinner are free, with a free will offering appreciated.

Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis., has been getting a rush of anglers wanting to fish the last couple of days of the season for walleye and northern pike on inland waters.

“We’ve received a few reports of some nice northern and a few walleye measuring up to 23 inches,” said Fay Whisler.

Those seeking panfish have been having some luck. “The bluegill bite has been very good,” Whisler said. “Anglers have been catching their limit jigging with waxies and spikes. Crappies have been hitting on minnows and plastics. Some good perch action has also been reported with minnows and wigglers producing a good bite.”

With more snow to work with, Tri-County Snowmobile Club hopes to keep trails open to the end of the month. The club’s next meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Waucedah Township Hall in Loretto.

At travelwisconsin.com, conditions in Florence County were listed as poor due to icy and deteriorated trails. Blue Ox Trail Riders will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence.


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