With the return of winter this week, the 20th Annual Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby looks set to have a terrific turnout this year, organizers say.
“With the snow today, that’s going to help us keep the ice temperatures cold,” Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club President Don Sage told us. “You don’t want it breaking up on a weekend like this.”
“Overall the conditions look good, but we are a bit concerned with the rain (in the forecast) on Saturday.”
The Tournament officially kicks off at daylight Saturday and goes through to 4 pm on Sunday.
So far about 110 advance tickets have been sold with many walk-ins expected Friday night and Saturday morning. The entry fee is $15.
“We had 230 entries last year and I think we are on track to do the same this year. Our records was 450 a few years back,” Don said.