Partial list of area ice fishing derbies.

Saturday, Feb. 4


Lake/pond: Lake George,

Sponsor: Lake George Regional Park

Weigh-In: East side boat launch

Contact: Derek Ellis, 213 E Ridge Road, Skowhegan; 538-7006

Oakland region

Lake/pond: Messalonskee Lake, Great Pond, Long Pond, East Pond, North Pond, McGrath Pond and Ellis Pond (Salmon Lake)

Sponsor: Friends of Messalonskee

Weigh-In: Snow Pond Center for the Arts

Contact: Rachel Whitney, 59 Morse Point Place, Oakland; 240-7440

Cash prize total: $1,200

Pleasant Ridge Plantation

Lake/pond: Wyman Lake

Sponsor: Pine Grove Program

Weigh-In: Pine Grove Lodge

Contact: Andrea Howe, 823 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge Plantation; 672-4011

Cash prize total: $900


Lake/pond: All legal waters statewide

Sponsor: Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game

Weigh-In: 1579 Route 3, Palermo

Contact: Rodney Glidden, 1392 Route 3, Palermo; 993-2625

Cash prize total: $600

Feb. 4-11


Lake/pond: Sabattus Pond

Sponsor: Oak Hill Boosters

Weigh-In: 1551 Wales Road, Wales

Contact: Joseph Hinkley, 11 Dennis Hill Road, Litchfield; 740-5967

Cash prize total: $5,000

Sunday, Feb. 5


Lake/pond: Messalonskee Lake, Salmon Pond, McGrath Pond, North Pond, Great Pond, East Pond and Long Pond located in the following towns: Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney

Makeup date: Feb. 12

Sponsor: Town of Oakland Recreation Department

Weigh-In: Atwood Elementary School, Heath Street, Oakland

Contact: Eric Seekins, P.O. Box 187, Oakland; 465-7357

Cash prize total: $100-$200

Feb. 11


Lake/pond: Washington Pond

Sponsor: Washington Hill & Gully Riders

Weigh-In: Boat landing

Contact: Rick Kopistike, P.O. Box 212, Washington; 542-6273

Cash prize total: $415


Lake/pond: Round Pond, Livermore Falls

Rain date: Feb. 25

Sponsor: 2nd Annual Hollandstrong Derby

Weigh-In: Yankura Ice Shack

Contact: Curtis Cloutier, 208 Tessier Road, Jay; 778-1212

Cash prize total: $1,200

Feb. 11 and 12

West Gardiner

Lake/pond: All legal waters statewide

Sponsor: West Gardiner Rod & Gun Club

Weigh-In: West Gardiner Rod & Gun Club

Contact: Nancy Weeks, 25 Rocky Point Drive, West Gardiner; 724-3302

Cash prize total: $1,000

Feb. 12


Lake/pond: All legal waters statewide

Sponsor: Vassalboro Fire Department

Weigh-In: Vassalboro Fire Department, Route 32

Contact: Michael Vashon, 425 Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro; 872-2090

Cash prize total: $550

Feb. 18


Lake/pond: Lovejoy Pond

Sponsor: Albion Lions Club

Weigh-In: West shore of the lake near Marden Shore Road

Contact: Vite Vitale, P.O. Box 25, Albion; 437-2445

Cash prize total: $800


Lake/pond: Wilson Pond

Sponsor: Wilton Fish & Game Association

Weigh-In: Boat Launch

Contact: Deborah Rowe, 14 Ranger St., Wilton; 779-7721

Cash prize total: $ 2,000

Feb. 18 & 19


Lake/pond: Moose, Morrill and Big Indian ponds

Sponsor: Hartland Volunteer Fire Department

Weigh-In: Hartland Fire Station

Contact: Marsha Higgins, 177 School Road, Charleston; 659-3094

Cash prize total: $860

Feb. 19


Lake/pond: All legal waters statewide

Sponsor: Spectrum Generations

Weigh-In: 38 Gold St., Waterville

Contact: Angela DeRosby, 38 Gold St., Waterville; 873-4745

Cash prize total: TBA

Feb. 25


Children 12 and younger only

Lake/pond: Cochnewagon Pond

Sponsor: Jack Traps Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Weigh-In: On the pond

Contact: Shawn Norton, 151 Ridge Road, Monmouth; 933-9499

Cash prize total: N/A


Lake/pond: All legal waters statewide

Sponsor: Anson Fireman’s Association

Weigh-In: Embden Community Center

Contact: Jeremy Manzer, P.O. Box 112, Anson

Cash prize total: $1,500

Feb. 25 and 26


Lake/pond: Moose Pond (Great Moose Lake), Big and Little Indian Ponds, Morrill Pond

Sponsor: Great Moose Lake Association

Weigh-In: Hartland Fire Department

Contact: Randy Lary, 354 Beans Corner Road, Pittsfield; 487-7058

Cash prize total: $1,000

March 4


Lake/pond: Unity Pond

Sponsor: T-Pot Memorial Ice Fishing Derby

Weigh-In: Kanokolus Beach

Contact: Unity Fire Deptartment, Blaine Parsons, P.O. Box 150, Unity; 948-5762

Cash prize total: $3,000


Lake/pond: Crowell Pond, New Sharon

Sponsor: Cape Cod Hill School

Weigh-In: On Crowell Pond

Contact: Darlene Paine, 130 Fenderson Hill North, Wilton; 645-4383

Cash prize total: $250

Compiled from contributed reports and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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