1,000 anglers expected for Saturday ice fishing derby in Louisville
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:30 pm

LOUISVILLE -- The Louisville Fire Department hosts what has become an annual ice fishing derby, where 1,000 anglers are expected Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Lake St. Lawrence Winter Chill will not return this year, but its capstone event, the ice fishing derby, will be back for one day instead of two.

The event will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Day-of” registration will start at 4 a.m.

The boundaries will be the same as they were last year, on the St. Lawrence River around Massena, Louisville and Waddington.

More than $20,000 in cash and prizes will be given away. Prizes of $1,100 per hour will be doled out for the four biggest pike.

People can register on the St. Lawrence River Walleye Association website, stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com/index.html, or at Chapman’s Sport Shop in Black Lake, Louisville Mini Mart, JC River Run Restaurant in Waddington, St. Lawrence Archery in Massena or Uppstrom’s Bait and Tackle in Waddington.