2018 Maine Open Water & Ice Fishing Derbies

Prepare for the 2018 Fishing Season!

The dates are rolling in and it’s time to start making plans to catch some fish and win some cash!  The highest cash prize amount so far is $16,000 and the season hasn’t even started!  There are still a few bass fishing tournaments left for the 2017 season, check them out here.

Below is the most current list of fishing derbies by date.  This list is updated often so check back regularly!

Remaining 2017 Fishing Derbies

DECEMBER

December 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Sponsor: Maine Ice Fishn’ Derby
Contact: Wes Ashe, 54 Clover Lane, Brewer, ME  207-522-0834
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All legal waters in Maine, statewide
Weigh-in: Online via email icefishderby@gmail.com
Total Cash Prize Amount: $250

December 30, 2017

Sponsor: Sebago Center Community Church
Contact: Tom Clow, 32 Clow’s Climb Way, Sebago, ME 04029  603-320-0908
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Perley Pond, Sebago
Weigh-in: Boat Launch Area
Total Cash Prize Amount: $250

2018 Fishing Derbies

JANUARY

January 20, 2018

Sponsor: Sebasticook Valley Chamber
Contact: Nicole Robinson, Palmyra, ME 04965  207-368-4698
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Indian Pond (Hartland) Great Moose Lake (Saint Albans), Wassookeag Lake (Dexter)
Weigh-in: TBA
Total Cash Prize Amount: TBA

Sponsor: 8th Annual House in the Woods
Contact: Judy Manzo, 9 Dow Pines Road, Great Pond, ME 04408  207-584-2000
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Great Pond, Great Pond
Weigh-in: Recreation Center
Total Cash Prize Amount: N/A

January 26-28, 2018

Sponsor: The Natural Resource Ed Center
Moosehead Lake Togue Derby with Ricky Craven

Contact: Suzannah Sinclair, PO Box 1329, Greenville, ME
207-280-0782
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Moosehead Lake, Greenville, Rockwood
Weigh-in: Greenville/Rockwood
Total Cash Prize Amount: $2,250

January 27, 2018

Sponsor: York County Fish and Game
Contact: Marc Gilbert, 11 Indian Ridge Road, Biddeford, ME 04005  207-423-5177
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Round Pond (Lyman)
Weigh-in: Center of Pond
Total Cash Prize Amount: TB

Sponsor: Horne Pond IF Derby
Contact: Peter Malia, 35 Emery Road, Standish, ME 04084  207-572-5685
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Pequawket Lake, Limington
Weigh-in: Camp Mo Yo Da Yo
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3000

January 27-28, 2018

Sponsor: Black Bear Rod & Gun Club
Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Contact: Paul Bernier, 357 US Route 1, Frenchville ME 04745  207-543-6332
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Long Lake (St Agatha), Eagle Lake, Saint Froid Lake, Square Lake, Cross Lake, Glazier Lake, Beau Lake, Saint John River, Portage Lake, Carr Pond
Weigh-in: Long Lake Sporting Club, Sinclair, Maine
Total Cash Prize Amount: $16,000

January 28, 2018

Sponsor: Springvale Fish and Game
Contact: David Lawrence, 89 Kimball St, Sanford, ME
207-434-3431
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All legal waters in York County
Weigh-in: Foot of museum
Total Cash Prize Amount: $2,000

FEBRUARY

February 3, 2018

Sponsor: Oak Hill Boosters Club
Contact: Joe Hinkley, 11 Dennis Hill Road, Litchfield ME 04350  207-740-5967
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Sabattus Pond in Sabattus/Wales/Greene
Weigh-in: Sanborn Farm Field
Total Cash Prize Amount: $8000

February 3-4, 2018

Sponsor: Pushaw Lake Snowmobile Club
Contact: Raymond Simpson, 567 Old Town Road, Hudson, ME
207-355-1630 or  207-740-5967
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Pushaw Lake, Pushaw Pond (Little) in /Bangor, Glenburn, Hudson, Old Town, Orono
Weigh-in: Pushaw Lake
Total Cash Prize Amount: $350

February 4, 2018

Sponsor: American Legion Post 55
Contact: Michael Ward, 15 Cottage Road, Limerick, ME 04048  207-608-5837
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Holland (Sokosis Pond), Limerick
Weigh-in: Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: 50% of entry fees

Sponsor: Town of Oakland- Recreation Department
Make-Up Date February 11,2018

Contact: Eric Seekins, PO Box 187, Oakland, ME
207-465-7357
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Messalonskee Lake, Salmon Pond, McGrath Pond, North Pond, Great Pond, Long Pond/ Oakland, Belgrade, Sidney
Weigh-in: Atwood Elementary School Heath St Oakland 3-5 PM
Total Cash Prize Amount: $100-$200

February 10, 2018

Sponsor: Goodwins Mills FFRA
Contact: Phil Daniels, 231 S Waterboro Rd, Lyman ME 04002
207-206-0164
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Kennebunk Pond
Weigh-in: Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00

Sponsor: Camp Discovery – Downeast YMCA
Contact: Roman Perezq, 238 State Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
207-667-3086
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All legal waters in Hancock County
Weigh-in: Down East Family YMCA – Ellsworth
Total Cash Prize Amount: over $10,000.00

Sponsor: City of Auburn Wellness Team
*Rain Date is February 24th
Contact: Scott Holland, 296 Gracelawn Road, Auburn ME 04210
207-333-6601 ext 2155
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Sabattus Pond (Sabattus)
Weigh-in: Martin Point Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $250.00

Sponsor: 3rd Annual Holland Strong
Contact: Curtis Cloutier, 194 Tessier Road, Jay, ME 04239
207-778-1212
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Round Pond (Livermore)
Weigh-in: Yankura Ice Shack
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3,000.00

Sponsor: Royal River Rod & Gun Club
*Snow Date is February 11
Contact: Tim Knedler
207-356-0013
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Lower Range Pond (Poland)
Weigh-in: Range Pond State Park
Total Cash Prize Amount: $900.00

February 11, 2018

Sponsor:  Kezar Falls Fire Department
Contact: Tony Townsend, 493 Ossipee Trail, Porter, ME 04068
(207) 625-7478
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Bickford Pond (Porter)
Weigh-in: Champions Camp
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1,000.00

Sponsor:  Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association
Contact: Reginald Read, 178 Main Road, Phippsburg, ME  04562
207-442-8421
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All Legal Waters in Sagadahoc County
Weigh-in: Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1,000

February 17, 2018

Sponsor: Harrison Recreation
Contact: Kayla Laird, 20 Front St, Harrison, ME
207-583-2241
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Long Lake, Harrison
Weigh-in: Harrison Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $5000

Sponsor: Out of Pelham
Contact: Mark Cadrette, 46 Rowe Rd, Buxton, ME
207-730-0217
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Ossipee River (Little)
Weigh-in: Boat Ramp
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3050

Sponsor: Lovell Lions Club
Contact: Jonathan Bliss, 30 Amos McKeen Rd, Lovell, ME
207-462-8917
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All lakes & ponds in Oxford county over 100 acres
Weigh-in: Lovell Lions Hall, N. Lovell
Total Cash Prize Amount: $450

Sponsor: Albion Lions Club
Contact: Vite Vitale, PO Box 25, Albion, ME 04910
207-437-9260
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Lovejoy Pond, Albion
Weigh-in: West Shore of the lake, near Marden Shore Rd
Total Cash Prize Amount: $800.00

Sponsor: Wilton Fish & Game Association
Contact: Deborah Rowe, 14 Ranger St, Wilton, ME
207-779-7721
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Wilson Pond, Wilton
Weigh-in: Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1500

Sponsor: Greater Bridgton Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Larry Scholz, 6 Gage Street, Bridgton mE 04009
207-647-8100
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Highland Lake
Weigh-in: Bridgton Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $500.00

Sponsor:  Aurora Volunteer Fire Dept.
Contact: Joe Lacerda, 899 Great Pond Road, Aurora, ME 04408
207-592-3502
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Great Pond (Great Pond, Hancock County)
Weigh-in: GPOAC Rec Hall
Total Cash Prize Amount: $215.00

Sponsor:  American Legion Post 40
Contact: Regina Pomerleau, 37 Hanson St, Winthrop ME 04364
207-344-4046
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Maranacook Lake (Winthrop)
Weigh-in: American Legion Post 40 in Winthrop
Total Cash Prize Amount: $675.00

Sponsor:  Standish Boy Scout Troop 875
Contact: Kathleen Conolly, 670 Pequawket Trail, Steep Falls ME 04084
207-653-1016
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Watchic Pond (Standish)
Weigh-in: Kiwanis Beach
Total Cash Prize Amount: $500.00

Sponsor:  Mountain View Youth Sports
Contact: Michael Soule, 170 Sandy Acres Drive, Sullivan ME 04664
207-422-3161
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Flanders Pond (Sullivan)
Weigh-in: Public Beach – Flanders Pond, Sullivan
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3,000.00

Sponsor:  Island Falls Ice Fishing Derby
Contact: Brandy Hatch, PO Box 361, Island Falls, ME 04747
207-441-4023
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Pleasant Lake (Island Falls), Mattawamkeag Lake (Island Falls)
Weigh-in: Jerry’s Food Store
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1,200.00

Sponsor:  Canton Recreation Department
Contact: Phyllis Ouellette, 34 Whitney Brook Lane, Canton, ME 04221
207-597-2058
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Anasagunticook Lake (Canton)
Weigh-in: This is not a derby, it is a free community event designed to introduce people to ice fishing. No prizes awarded.
Total Cash Prize Amount: $0.00

Sponsor:  Mexico Lions Club
Contact: Roland Petneaude, 708 River Road, Mexico, ME 04257
207-562-0949
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Ellis (Roxbury) Pond (Roxbury)
Weigh-in: Boat Launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3,000.00

Sponsor:   Islesboro Sporting Club
Contact: Laura Houle, 1263 Meadow Pond Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
207-734-2040
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Meadow Pond (Islesboro)
Weigh-in:
Total Cash Prize Amount: $75

Sponsor:  Lambert Lake, Blaine Grass
Contact: William Coulter, 5 Scribner Road, Northfield NH 03276
603-568-5260
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Lambert Lake (Lambert Lake Twp)
Weigh-in: Front Camp
Total Cash Prize Amount:

Sponsor:   Washington Hill & Gully Riders
Contact: Matthew Kopishke, 1157 Pinnacle Road, Liberty, ME 04949
207-542-2690
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Washington Pond ( Washington, Knox County)
Weigh-in: Boat Landing
Total Cash Prize Amount: $215.00

February 17-18, 2018

Sponsor: Hartland Volunteer Fire Department
Contact: Marsha Higgins, 177 School Road, Charleston, ME 04422  207-285-0722
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Morrill Pond, Indian Pond(Big), Moose Pond( Great Moose Pond), Hartland & Saint Albans
Weigh-in: Hartland Fire Station
Total Cash Prize Amount: $240

Sponsor: Milo Fire Department
Contact: Leon Brown, 32 Knapp Avenue, Milo ME 04463  207-943-6055
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Schoodic Lake (Lake View Plt), Seboeis Lake (T4 R9 NWP), Ebeemee Lake (Brownville), Boyd Lake (Orneville)
Weigh-in: Knights Landing, Lake View Village, Milo Fire Station
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3775

Sponsor: Slim’s Fishing Derby
Contact: Jesse Larrabee, 230 Eggemoggin Rd, Little Deer Isle, ME
207-348-6133
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All legal waters in Hancock County
Weigh-in: Toddy Pond Public Landing
Total Cash Prize Amount: $3400

February 18, 2018

Sponsor: Spectrum Generations
Contact:  207-873-4745
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All Legal Waters – Statewide
Weigh-in: 39 Gold St, Waterville, Maine
Total Cash Prize Amount: TBA

Sponsor: ME Children’s Cancer Program
Contact: Larry Young, 613 Main St, Springvale, ME  207-432-3440
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Square Pond, Acton, Shapleigh
Weigh-in: West Shore Drive
Total Cash Prize Amount: $4,000

Sponsor: Bucks Mills Rod & Gun Club
Contact:  Cathy Ames, 46 Ames Road, Orland ME 04472
207-469-2195
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Silver Lake (Bucksport)
Weigh-in: Boat Landing parking lot
Total Cash Prize Amount: $225.00

Sponsor:  Knox County Fish & Game Association
Contact:  Amber Abbotoni, 638 Sheppard Hill Road, Union, ME 04862
207-957-3057
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Alford Lake (Hope, Knox County) All Legal Waters within a 50-mile radius of Alford Lake in Hope, ME
Weigh-in: Beaver Lodge – Hope
Total Cash Prize Amount: TBD

Sponsor: 
Contact:  Peter Roussin, 62 Webber Road, East Waterboro, ME 04030
207-247-8867
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Ossipee Lake (Little) (Waterboro, York County)
Weigh-in: Narrows
Total Cash Prize Amount: 30% of the total amount collected

February 24, 2018

Sponsor: Great Moose Lake Association
Contact:  Randy Lary, 354 Beans Corner Road, Pittsfield ME 04967
207-487-7058
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Moose Pond (Hartland), Big Indian Pond (St. Albans), Little Indian Pond (St. Albans), Morrill Pond (Hartland)
Weigh-in: Hartland Library
Total Cash Prize Amount: $800.00

Sponsor: Sebago Lake Rotary – Charitable
Contact:  Ingo Hartig, PO Box 450, Raymond, ME 04071
207-655-7733
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  All Legal Waters in Cumberland County
Weigh-in: Raymond Beach, Standish Boat Ramp, Jordan’s Store in Sebago
Total Cash Prize Amount: $10,000.00

Sponsor: Jack Traps Youth Ice Fishing
Contact:  Shawn Norton, 151 Ridge Road, Monmouth, ME 04259
207-933-9499
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Cochnewagon Pond (Monmouth)
Weigh-in: On the lake – This event is free and for children 12 and under
Total Cash Prize Amount: $0.00

Sponsor: Anson Firemans Association
Contact:  Jeremy Manzer, PO Box 112, Anson ME 04911
207-431-2243
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Embden Pond (Embden)
Weigh-in: Boat Landing and Embden Community Center
Total Cash Prize Amount: $900.00

Sponsor: Benedicta Snow Gang
Contact:  Kimberley Joyce, 645 Swetts Pond Road, Orrington, ME 04474
207-745-0863
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Plunkett Pond (Benedicta, Aroostook County)
Weigh-in: Joyce Ice Shack at the boat launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $2,000.00

MARCH

March 3, 2018

Sponsor: Little Tim’s Annual Ice Fishing Derby
Contact: Cherri Crockett  207-357-3469
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Worthley Pond, Peru
Weigh-in: Main Beach
Total Cash Prize Amount: $1600

Sponsor: Sebago Lake Rotary – Charitable
Contact: Dawn Dyer, PO Box 1964, Windham ME 04062
207-893-8100
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Lower Range Pond (Poland)
Weigh-in: Range Pond State Park
Total Cash Prize Amount: $500.00

Sponsor:  U Maine Fishing Club
Contact: Cowam Sikora
(973) 896-1560
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Pushaw Lake (Old Town)
Weigh-in: Gould’s Landing
Total Cash Prize Amount: Percentage of entrance fees collected

Sponsor: M.M.A. Fishing Club
Contact: Nicholas M. Jordan, 11 Foggy Ridge Lane, Orrington, ME 04474
207-852-0155
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Beech Hill Pond (Otis, Hancock County) Green Lake (T35 MD, Hancock County) Branch Lake (Ellsworth, Hancock County)
Weigh-in: Nicolin Road boat launch
Total Cash Prize Amount: $2,000.00

Sponsor:  Fryeburg Recreation Department
Contact: Colin C. Micklon, 219 Christian Hill Road, Lovell, ME 04051
207-925-1075
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Kezar Lake ( lower bay only – Lovell, Oxford County)
Weigh-in: Buddy Carrier’s Residence, Kezar Lake Road
Total Cash Prize Amount: TBD

March 4, 2018

Sponsor: F.O.E. 4131 Eagles
Contact: Lloyd Tripp III, 91 Sabbathday Road, New Gloucester ME 04260
207-272-9535
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Sabbathday Lake (New Gloucester)
Weigh-in: Grange Hall – New Gloucester
Total Cash Prize Amount:

Sponsor: Alfred Parks & Recreation
Contact: Rose Caswell, 65 Biddeford Road, Alfred, ME 04002
207-289-9947
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Shaker Pond (Alfred, York County)
Weigh-in: Shaker Pond Beach
Total Cash Prize Amount: $0 (trophies)

March 11, 2018

Sponsor: Greenville High School Key Club
Contact: Isaac Crabtree, PO Box 100, Greenville, ME  04441
207-695-2666
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:  Moosehead Lake (Greenville)
Weigh-in: Lily Bay State Park
Total Cash Prize Amount: $170 or 17% of tickets sales, whichever is greater.

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Angela Quintal-Snowman

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Angela enjoys exploring the many beautiful and unique natural places in Maine and sharing her outdoor experiences with others.When not out exploring Maine woods, trails, mountains and waterways Angela can be found plotting and planning her next adventure or buying another backpack.(Because you can never have too many).
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