Jordan Rodriguez shows off two jumbo perch caught at Lake Cascade.

Tackle Tom’s sporting goods shop will host its annual Cascade Cup tournament February 13 and 14. Contestants can compete as individuals or teams of two for $10,000 worth of prizes, including a Snowdog machine. Prizes will be awarded across multiple age groups and species categories, including trout and perch. The $1,000 reward for a three-pound, state-record Cascade perch is still up for grabs, too. Registration for the Cascade Cup is $60 per team, $25 per individual and $10 for kids 13 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Cascade Schools’ FFA program. For more info or to sign up, email or visit the Tackle Tom’s Facebook page.

As a side note, I’m a big fan of Tackle Tom’s. The staff is friendly and the shop sells unique bait and tackle that’s not easy to find elsewhere, especially during ice fishing season. Check them out next time you’re in Valley County. The shop is in the heart of the town of Cascade, right off Highway 55. For the latest product updates and ice fishing reports, call (208) 382-4367.