Many thanks to the Warren County Conservation Council for their continued support with gift cards for the Youth Division. This group is one that speaks up for local outdoorsman on many issues, despite declining membership and interest. They meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Warren County Municipal Center at 7PM, feel free to stop by.
We cab count on Lake George Auto Marine to donate a nice boat care package every year… and you can count on them for any parts and supplies you might need for your auto or boat.
Many thanks to Jeff Goldberg and the staff at Fish307.com. Not only do they donate $1,000 in gift cards every year for Youth Division prizes, they help promote the Derby and sell entries for us. Really appreciate all you do.
The 2019 King George Fishing Derby is 10 days away and we are ready for another year of fishing fun with some great prizes for the heaviest fish. Entries have been coming in steadily and we are ahead of last year’s numbers at this point. You can still register online or at our sponsor Fish307; last minute entries will be taken at Check-in on Friday, Sept.13 from 4-8pm at American Legion Post 374.
The only change for this year is the elimination of the Hague weigh station which was the least used. That, combined with difficulty finding enough volunteers to man the weigh stations the past couple years, the committee has decided to drop this one. PLEASE NOTE: all of Lake George is still open to fishing for the Derby, you can bring a fish to another station. It will be a good idea to check the real time leaderboard beforehand, though.
Here’s the 2018 Derby winners at yesterday’s Award’s Ceremony held at the Lake George American Legion Post 374. We had a great turnout this year and gave away some nice door prizes including a Garmin fishfinder/GPS unit. Thanks to all the entrants and especially the volunteers who make this event possible and grow every year. We are looking forward to the 2019 Derby.
Day one of the 2018 King George Fishing Derby is in the books, one more day to go. We weighed in lots of bass today, both large and smallmouth in both Divisions. The trolling side was pretty slow, with only one laker weighed in over the 27″ limit in the Adult Division and no salmon over 21″. For the second year after moving from mid-July to September, we had warm weather… and the boat traffic that comes with it. Both made for tougher fishing, along with inconsiderate boaters that can’t seem to stay away from people trying to fish, plenty of water out there to go way around. We had a few issues with the new online Leaderboard but everything has been fixed and all of today’s catches have been posted, so check them out. Good Luck tomorrow everyone, fishing is from 6am to 2pm and weigh stations close at 2:30pm. The Award’s Ceremony will start at 4pm at Lake George American Legion Post 374.
The Warren County Conservation Council is also a regular sponsor, again they have donated $180 in gift cards from The Foothills Sportsman in Hudson Falls for Junior prizes. Thanks.
Fish307.com has been a generous sponsor every year we have had the King George Derby. For the 4th year in a row they have donated $1000 in gift cards to be used as Junior Division prizes. Thanks again for your support.
The Outdoorsman Sport Shop in Diamond Point has donated a bait bucket for the door prize raffle.
The Orvis Store in Lake George has donated this nice fishing pack that we will award as a door prize, valued at $100.