Long Lake ice fishing contest kicks off in February

Olivia Wamback looks at her prize winning pike at the 2020 Ice Fishing Contest. (Provided photo — Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department)

LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Fish and Game Club is hosting a new combined ice fishing contest on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Long Lake.

The adult ice fishing contest and adult/child ice fishing contest will be happening simultaneously on the same day and time.

Registration will start at 6 a.m at the Long Lake Geiger Arena located at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area at 12 Pavilion Lane off state Route 30. Registration will continue at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main St., for late arrivals. Registration is $25 per person for the adult contest; children 16 and under can fish for free.

Fishing opens at 6 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Fish must be at weigh-in station by 3 p.m. to be eligible. Categories of fish for the adult derby are: lake trout, land-locked salmon, and other trout species and northern pike. The categories of fish for the kids derby are: northern pike, pickerel, perch, salmon, rainbow trout, other trout. The categories are judged as live weight and then by weight first, then length to break tie by weight. Contestants may keep their catch or release after the fish as been marked as entered the derby.

There will be door prizes and cash prizes awarded and given out at the Long Lake Diner starting at 3:30 p.m. and participants must be present to win.


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