The city of Rhinelander is living up to its billing as the ice fishing capital of the world this week, as, for the third consecutive year, host of the north American ice fishing circuit's national championship. And for the first time in the history of the event, competitors will be on two different bodies of water. Lake Thompson, staging out of Holiday Acres Resort on Saturday and Lake George, from Forsyths Sunlite Resort on Sunday. Competition runs from 8 to 2 with the weigh-ins at the northwoods banquet center at 3. The weekend kicks off with a big community bash this Thursday with free fishing clinics for both kids and adults, live music, prizes, raffles and more, also at the northwoods banquet center beginning at 5:00. Hope to see you on the ice. I'm Mike Michalak. Good luck on the water.