WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) A team from Russia won the World Ice Fishing Championships over the weekend in central Wisconsin.
The U-S team placed fourth among 11 nations competing on the Big Eau Pleine (plain) Flowage between Wausau and Marshfield.
The Americans won the 2010 world title on Boom Lake near Rhinelander, but they placed 11th a year ago in Kazakhstan.
Finland placed second this time, and Lithuania took third. Chad Schaub of Michigan was the top U-S ice fishing competitor. He won his division – and he placed third overall.