42nd Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby to be held February 4, 2017

Plans are underway for the 42nd Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby to be held February 4th, 2017. “The big question is whether there will be adequate ice to hold the contest and festivities this year,” per Derby Chairman, Greg Thomes. Last year’s contest was cancelled due to poor ice conditions. Long-range forecasts indicate that colder weather is right around the corner.
Several new twists are planned for this year’s contest. A food court will provide more varieties of on-ice nourishment. The actual fishing contest has been extended one additional hour. The new contest hours are set from 12 noon until 3 p.m.
Over $40,000 in prizes will be given away to lucky anglers. The 42nd largest Northern Pike will win a new Ice Castle Fishing Wheelhouse.

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