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The Bolton Classic is a one-day derby on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Veteran's Memorial Park in Bolton. Call 743-1116 for more information. The Chinga-Classic is a lake trout and salmon derby headquartered at the camp at the end of Pilot Knob Road off State Route 9L. Fishing takes place from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Call 656-9426 for more information or visit www.chingachgook.org.

The season wraps up with the Hague Fish and Game Club's annual ice fishing tournament the weekend of Feb. 27-28 and the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club tournament March 6 and 7.

The Hague event features daily blind prizes as well as a giveaway of a Strikemaster auger, a Cold-Snap park and bib and a Clam fishing shelter. Call 543-6542 for more information or visit www.haguefishandgame.com.

The Schroon Lake derby has also grown into one of the region's largest with cash payouts in three categories and daily giveaways. Call Bunny Suprenant at 532-7685 for more information.

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

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