Thanks everyone that has entered this year’s Derby. We more than doubled the number of entrants the past 3 days and exceeded our expectations. We are still awaiting a final count, the total will be over 180 entrants. Good luck to all and be sure to make the Award’s Ceremony on Sunday even if you don’t catch a winning fish as there will be plenty of door prizes drawn by a Chinese auction, but you have to be present to win.
The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB Inc. partners with local restaurants semi-annually to offer special three-course menus at an incredible value. This year marks our 11th anniversary of showcasing the culinary talent in our region with this fun promotion.
We offer two weeks out of the year for Restaurant Week.
Join us for Restaurant Week 2017, and Sunday, Sept. 10 to Sept. 16.
Many thanks to Garry at The Outdoorsman Sport Shop in Diamond Point for his generous donation of a Frabill Power Stow net and Quantum spinning reel/rod combo. This is quite a net, has a 30×32″ hoop with deep net, plus a handle that telescopes to 66″, yet you can fold it and collapse the handle for easy storage.
We have been getting many donations for door prizes at the Award’s Ceremony on Sunday. We have received: a pair of passes fro LG Steamboat Co., a gift card from The Boathouse Restaurant, a pair of passes to High Falls Gorge, a pair of passes to The Wild Center in Tupper Laker, a wine tasting session for two at The Adirondack Winery, a gift certificate from The Wild West Ranch, a gift card for Aviation Mall and a gift card to The Fun Spot. Thanks to the Lake George Chamber of Commerce for arranging these donations. More to follow hopefully.
We would like to introduce our newest sponsor, Reel Rascal, and their innovative, new product: the Reel Saver. This simple design that works great to protect you expensive fishing reels. They will be offering a free Reel Savers to all Derby entrants. They also have hats, t-shirts and more for sale. Check out their website: https://www.reelrascal.com/
We are happy to announce our new sponsor, The Lake Theatre at The Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George.
The Lake Theatre will be performing the regional premiere of the comedy, “The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby” by Norm Foster on Sept. 14-Oct. 21. They have donated 2 tickets for an “Un-Landlocked” Salmon dinner (or any dinner entree) along with the show as a door prize. Plus, we’d like to offer a $6 discount off the regular price to all Derby participants or anyone who mentions the derby when they call for tickets. Coupons will be distributed with registration packets and at Check-in and the Award’s Ceremony. Please check out their website: http://www.laketheatreproductions.com/
There are several ways to register for the 2017 Derby. Easiest is online
with payments processed the Paypal (no account needed), click on the
“Register for the Derby” button on the home page. You can also print the
Brochure online and mail in a registration form with a check or money order, or register in
person at our Sponsor Fish307.com. Lastly, final registrations will be taken
in person at Derby Check-in from 4-8pm on Sept. 15 at American Legion Post
374, Lake George, NY. Don’t forget, FREE Derby T-shirts for every early registration by 9/1.
The King George Fishing Derby committee has made two major changes to 2017 Derby. First off, we have decided to hold the event after the summer season and moved ahead to September 15-17 for this year. Hopefully fishing will be more enjoyable with less boat traffic than we had last year. Secondly, we have added a Landlocked Salmon Category for the Adult Division. In order to make this feasible, we had to alter the prize structure slightly. The top four entries in each of the 4 Categories will be awarded the following: 1st-$2,000, 2nd-$1,000, 3rd-$500, 4th: $250. The Youth Division remains the same with 3 categories and 1st through 5th place awards. Registration fees will be $50 for adults and $30 for youth; early registration by 9/1 receive a FREE event T-shirt. One more thing, the north end weigh station will be at the Hague Town Docks this year.