Hinckley Lake hosts 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Fisherman flock to Hinckley Lake for 5th annual Ice Fishing Derby

Posted: Feb. 9, 2019 11:23 PM

REMSEN, N.Y -Hinckley lake for the 5th time kicked off its annual Ice Fishing Derby. All of the funds gathered from the derby went towards helping the Adirondack Rotary Club and local schools around the area.

Groups of fisherman, scattered throughout the lake. Some walking some snowmobiling. Participants from kids to adults brought their fish into shore to be weighed. Derby organizers say the kids were bringing back the biggest fish.

Conditions out on the lake weren't ideal. Temperatures were low and wind speeds were high.

"Its not ideal conditions, we have got a cold front moving in so it kind of shuts down the fish a little bit," said Assistant Scout Master Bly Stone.

Stone brought a few of his scouts from troop 175 onto the lake. He says its a great way to get the kids exposed to nature.

"It gets them away from the electronics for a while, kind of gets them in an alternate sense of reality. You can that they are having fun, they are loving it, they are enjoying it. It's a good thing."

The derby lasted until 3pm. Cash prizes were offered to first and second place. The participant with the biggest fish would have their's mounted.

Pickerel and Pearch were the only fish allowed to be caught.

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