Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby

  • When: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Lake Colby in the Village of Saranac Lake
  • Cost: $3 - $10
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Outdoor, Sports, Children, Community

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will host the 29th Annual Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at Lake Colby in the Village of Saranac Lake. The derby starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. each day. Contestants can pre-register for the derby at the Blue Line Sports Shop in Saranac Lake, or on derby days at the Lake Colby beach house across from the Adirondack Medical Center on Route 86. Derby Day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. each day. The registration fee is $7 per adult per day or $10 per adult for both days. Youths under 16 years of age can register for $3 per day or $5 for both days.
Contestants will be eligible to win prizes in the trout, salmon, perch and northern pike categories with separate prizes awarded to adults and youths. The tournament grand prize is a charter-fishing trip for two people with Fish Doctor Charters of Mexico, N.Y. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded. Fifteen tagged fish will be stocked in Lake Colby prior to the derby courtesy of the NYSDEC - Lake Clear fish hatchery. A $100 prize will be awarded to any lucky fisherman who catches a tagged fish during the derby.
Bait will be available at the Blue Line Sports Shop in Saranac Lake and the River Road Bait Shop in Bloomingdale during the event. For further information contact Derby Chairman Cecilia Martin at 201-4009.


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