Fishing can be competitive, and everyone loves a little competition. From Lake George to the Brant Lake, a fishing derby is a great way to show off your fishing prowess in the Lake George Area.

The Lake George Area’s is home to great fishing. A few annual fishing derbies bring local and visiting anglers alike to the region to fish for a while. The premier fishing derby in the region is the King George Fishing Derby. Held on Lake George in July, the King George Fishing Derby has adult and junior divisions, multiple launch sites, and competitions for lake trout, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. Brant Lake holds its own share of fishing derbies. The annual Bob Whitford Ice Fishing Tournament holds competitions in perch, trout, and crappie. There is also an annual ice fishing derby at the Brant Lake Winter Carnival. If you’re a competitive angler there’s plenty of competition in the Lake George Area.


Mike Guarino Memorial Youth Ice Fishing Contest

This annual fishing contest is great family fun for all. It is open to ages 6-18 ~ 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded. Registration will take place today. Please Note: Parental supervision is required; the contest is weather permitting. Sponsored by Lake Luzerne Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Luzerne Rod and Gun Club.

Lake Luzerne, NY

Spring Zing Fishing Clinic and Open House

Enjoy fishing ~ do you want to learn how to fish? Come to the Warren County Fish Hatchery to learn the basics of trout fishing. Take a tour of the hatchery, learn fishing techniques and fly tying. Bring the whole family to this rain or shine FREE event! There will be local and regional vendors, free information, lots of fun, raffles and refreshments too. The day is being planned, please check back for updates.

Warrensburg, NY

King George Fishing Derby

The 2018 King George Fishing Derby is being planned ~ please check back for updates. A weekend to Fish ~ Fish and Fish some more on the Queen of the American Lakes ~ this is some serious fishing for the dedicated angler as well as Family Fishing Fun! The Derby has multiple launch sites and weigh stations with fishing in 4 categories, lake trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Lake George, NY