Contests planned for ice anglers

For more information, call Suprenant at 532-7685.

• The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will host the 25th annual Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 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 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 of $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, NY.

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 and the River Road Bair Shop during the event. For further information contact Derby Chairman Cecilia Martin at 201-4009 or co-chairman Patrick Farrell at 518-891-3319.

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications. He can be reached at johng@denpubs.com

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