Registration open for Cranberry Lake ice fishing derby
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 2:32 pm

CRANBERRY LAKE – The Cranberry Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s 2018 “First Strike” Cranberry Lake Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Up to $10,000 in total cash and prizes will awarded.

New for 2018 is the Mystery Weight Prize. Winners will be determined by the closest to the mystery weight without going over.

Known for its legendary fishing, Cranberry Lake is the third largest lake in the Adirondacks and one of the most popular fishing destinations, both summer and winter.

Due to the size and popularity of the tournament, early registration by mail is recommended. If registered by Jan. 12, Pike Derby entry fee is $35 for adults and kids, and for the kids’ Perch Derby (12 and under), $10. Also, registrations postmarked by Jan. 12 are eligible for a drawing for a $250 gift card from Bass Pro Shop. Entry fee after Jan. 12 will be $40.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first through fifth places for the children’s (12 and under) perch derby. Every child who enters will receive a prize.

In the adult category hourly cash prizes will go to first, second and third place anglers.

In addition to cash prizes, dozens of door prizes will be awarded.

Registration forms and derby rules are available at or email [email protected]. Updates are available on Facebook at

“The extraordinary fishing, along with generous prizes have made this one the most memorable ice fishing tournaments in the northeast,” said Derby Chairperson Karen Soltau. “Once again, we look forward to welcoming fisherman from all over the North Country, surrounding states and Canada. It’s always a remarkable day and lots of fun for the whole family.”