Fishing Derby Countdown

The local economy is about to get another boost with the influx of a couple of hundred fishermen and women for the Annual Ice Fishing Derby next weekend. (March 7th & 8th).

The big winners are area eateries, bars, and local lodging facilities. The event, staged by the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club, attracts entrants from all over. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale now at the Fish & Game Club, Flanagan’s Pub, The Timberwolf, The Black Bear in Pottersville, the Sunoco on Route 9 and Crossroads in Chestertown.

Cash prizes are awarded for five species of fish: Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Salmon, Perch and Pickerel. For more information call 518-532-7953.