SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will host the 25th annual Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, at Lake Colby. The derby will start at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day.
Contestants may pre-register for the derby at the Blue Line Sports Shop, 82 Main St., or on derby days at the Lake Colby beach house across from the Adirondack Medical Center, State Route 86. Derby Day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. each day.
Registration is $7 per adult per day, or $10 per adult for both days. Youths younger than 16 may 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 chartered fishing trip for two people with Fish Doctor Charters of Mexico. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded.
Fifteen tagged fish will be stocked in Lake Colby prior to the derby courtesy of the state Department of Environmental Conservation-Lake Clear Fish Hatchery. A $100 prize will be awarded to any fisherman who catches a tagged fish during the derby.
Bait will be available at the Blue Line Sports Shop and the River Road Bait Shop during the event.
For more information, contact Cecilia Martin at 201-4009 or Patrick Farrell at 891-3319.