Door County high schools may start adding ice fishing as a competitive sport like other places in Wisconsin already have. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association, or WIFA, was established in 2015 to educate students on conserving and managing natural resources through fishing competitions. Captain JJ Malvitz, a professional fishing guide with JJ’s Guide Service, says he believes competitive ice fishing would be a great thing for students.
Most ice fishing teams come out of the northwest or southeast portions of Wisconsin. The 2019 WIFA State Tournament was held on Friday and Saturday in La Crosse where teams fished in the Mississippi River. Ninety-two teams registered for the tournament and Pulaski High School took home the state championship.