Ice fishing derby Feb. 17

BROADALBIN — The annual Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Foundation ice-fishing contest will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Great Sacandaga Lake.

Cash prizes of $2,250 will be given plus, for members only, $24,000 in tagged fish prizes. Measuring, by length, and awards will take place at Sacandaga Boating Club, 129 Merriam Road, until 4 p.m.

Complement a Walleye Challenge experience and enter northern pike, trout and yellow perch for these prizes: first place — $300; second place — $200; third place — $150; and fourth place — $100.

Fish anywhere on the Sacandaga. State game rules apply.

The entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 until 10 a.m. the day of the contest. Contest applications are being accepted through the mail or at Ross’ Bait Shop — Hagaman; Jim’s Bait Shop — Mayfield; Frank’s Bait Shop — Vail Mills; Fuel n’ Food — Mayfield; and Sportsman’s Choice — Caroga Lake. Forms are available online at

For more information call Randy Gardinier at (518) 848-7248 or email For updates results the day of the contest, call (518) 227-8298.