The Fifth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge took place Jan. 26 on the Great Sacandaga Lake, with weigh stations in Mayfield at Lanzi's on the Lake and at the Broadalbin Boat Launch. This winter's conditions made for ideal fishing conditions and a great day. The tournament once again was a sell-out with 1,500 fishing enthusiasts. About 54 percent of participants came from outside of Fulton County, including participants from seven states. These participants spent money in our county on hotel rooms, fishing supplies, fuel, bait and tackle, food, refreshments and much more. We are grateful to all of them, their families and friends for making our county their destination on that day, and hopefully, they will return to Fulton County on many more occasions.