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Annual fishing derby slated on Schroon Lake

March 3 and 4

The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 20th annual ice fishing derby. The event is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 20th annual ice fishing derby. The event is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

— The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 20th annual ice fishing derby.

The event is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

Fishing will start at daylight on Saturday and end at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All fish must be weighed in at the clubhouse by 4 p.m. Sunday. All fish must be caught in the designated waters of Schroon Lake. Tickets must be purchased prior to fishing to be eligible for any prizes. This includes children who have tip-ups out.

Pre-registered anglers do not have to sign in at the clubhouse before fishing. Tickets for pre-registration are $12 through Sunday, Feb. 26 and $15 after that date. People may pre-register by mail by sending a check made out to the S.L. Fish & Game Club with a printed list of entrant’s names, addresses, and phone numbers to S.L. Fish & Game Club, PO Box 725, Schroon Lake 12870. Mail in entries must be received by Feb. 26.

Entry forms are available at Flanagan’s, Bobcat Sports and the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club through March 3. Late entries may be completed at Flanagan’s on Friday, March 2, or at the Fish & Game Club Friday, March 2, from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, or Sunday, March 4, all day.

There will be three categories of fish – trout, salmon and northern pike with three cash prizes in each category determined by weight.

There will also be a cash prize for the heaviest pickerel and perch.

Anglers are limited to three salmon, which must be at least 15 inches; two lake trout, which must ne at least 18 inches; five northern pike, which must be at least 18 inches; and five perch of any size. There are no limits on pickerel.

Because of the large number of entries officials will not accept any lake trout or pike less than 24 inches.

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