January 18, 2019 by: Kathleen Fleming
Whitewater Lions Club Fish-A-Ree
Despite Whitewater’s icy temperatures, it is possible to fish on Whitewater Lake all year long. Whitewater Lake is a popular destination for ice fishing during the freezing winter months. Every February, the Whitewater Lions Club hosts the Fish-A-Ree, an annual ice fishing tournament on Whitewater Lake. Now in its 43rd year, this long-standing Whitewater tradition promises wintry fun for the entire family. Suit up in your warmest winter gear for a fun-filled day of fishing, prizes, and delicious food with the friendly Whitewater community.
This year’s Fish-A-Ree will be held on Sunday, February 10th. Fishing starts at 7:00 am and lasts until 3:00 pm. Hourly prizes will be rewarded to whoever catches the biggest fish. There will also be prizes for whoever catches the smallest fish, so don’t worry if you’re having trouble reeling in a huge catch. Hourly fish prizes include bass, northern walleye, crappie, perch, and bluegill. In addition, 2 raffle drawings start at 4:00 pm. Raffle tickets will be available downstairs all day, priced at $2 each or 3 for $5.
To help you fuel up for the big day, the Whitewater Lions Club also serves up a delicious Valentine’s Day all-you-can breakfast from 6:00 am - 11:00 am, and lunch from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For breakfast you’ll enjoy pancakes, egg, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee, and tasty stuffed jalapeno peppers. Chili, brats, soda, and beer are served for lunch, from noon - 4:00 pm. The cost for breakfast is $8 for adults and $4.50 for kids ages 6 to 10. Kids under 5 eat for free. Lunch items can be purchased separately.
Winter in Whitewater can get freezing. However, if you can handle the cold, it offers all sorts of opportunities for winter fun. The Whitewater Lions Club Fish-A-Ree is just one way to bundle up, get outside, and experience the joys of winter in Whitewater. Check out our blog for other suggestions for winter fun in Whitewater.
Planning a trip to Whitewater, Wisconsin this winter? Book a stay at the charming Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast, located just minutes from Kettle Moraine State Park.