This year's ice fishing tournament featured warm weather, plenty of visitors and fewer fish caught than last year.

This year’s ice fishing tournament featured warm weather, plenty of visitors and fewer fish caught than last year.

Anglers enjoyed temperatures that hovered around 30 degrees, but the warm conditions created sloppy ice conditions, with standing water and slush making the event a bit of a mess.

Those who came out to fish were undaunted, however, though there were only 25 fish caught total. Last year tournament anglers reeled in over 200 fish.

The tournament was the 33rd held by DLVFD. Fire chief Jim Moe said in an interview last week that the tourney has “been a success basically since the first tournament we had.”

Moe also said that he expected similar numbers as last year, when over 5,000 anglers participated in the tournament.

Enthusiasm was high despite the wet conditions, though the scarcity of fish made the event a bigger challenge than in past years.