The 2018 Derby is Almost Here

The Derby is almost here and we have been busy getting ready, especially with the new online registration and leaderboard. If you are registered, be sure to check in on Friday, September 14 from 4-8pm at the Lake George American Legion Hall. You will pick up Derby packets, T-shirts if you registered early… plus get some food and a beverage on us. We will also have T-shirts available for purchase.

Online Leaderboard to be Added for 2018

We will be using a new tournament management program this year that will allow us to add a real-time online leaderboard. That means entrants will be able to check the current standings for all divisions and categories from their phones, if a fish isn’t big enough to place they can keep fishing and hopefully release a fish that won’t be eligible for a prize. The management program also will take care of online registrations and we will enter all others including the last ones at Check-in on Friday September 14 from 4-8pm. With all entrants in the system, the weigh in process should go more smoothly and speed things up. Results will be automatically tabulated and updated, lessening the chance for errors and will make things easier for the volunteers involved.

Changes for 2018 Derby: Salmon Size Lowered

The King George Fishing Derby committee has decided to lower the minimum size for landlocked salmon from 22″ to 20″ for the 2018 event. Since most people keep legal salmon to eat, and they are a stocked fish, a lower limit should not have an effect on the population. Last year no salmon were entered despite some nice ones that were out there, the warm weather we experienced after a couple weeks that were colder than normal didn’t help.


The final results have been tabulated and we just had a great Award’s Ceremony at the LG American Legion, gave out lots of prizes to the winners and lucky door prize winners.


Brian Squires 5.75lbs 23.00″ LG

Scott Erwin 4.73lbs 20.00″ B

Bernie Lindo 4.33lbs 19.75″ B

William Freeman 3.76lbs 19.50″ B


Colin Fraser 5.55lbs 19.50″ LG

PJ Clark 5.23lbs 19.00″ B

Joel Clark 4.71lbs 19.50″ B

Corey DiLorenzo 4.70lbs 18.75″ LG


Ed Palmer 13.32lbs 32.00″ B

Greg Trombley 8.78lbs 29.00″ H

Vitali Stesik 7.79lbs 27.875″ B

Ramon Pruisscher 7.70lbs 27.25″ B


No fish entered (22″ Derby minimum)

JUNIOR SMALLMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)

Enzo Rehm 3.52lbs 16.25″ LG

Sarah Musto 3.30lbs 16.00″ LG

*Cainan Hutchings 2.60lbs 17.50″ LG

Mykah Fisher 2.27lbs 17.25″ LG

*Cainan Hutchings 2.24lbs 16.25″ LG

*Rhianna Erwin 1.67lbs 16.25″ B

Becca Pape 1.40lbs 15.00″ LG

JUNIOR LARGEMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)

Rhianna Erwin 3.33lbs 16.25″ B

Cainan Hutchings 3.07lbs 17.00″ LG

Carter Guyette 2.75lbs 17.50″ LG

Dylan Krepil 2.73lbs 15.50″ LG

*Carter Guyette 2.40lbs 16.50″ LG

*Cainan Hutchings 1.96lbs 17.50″ LG

Madison Sondemeyer 1.90lbs 16.0″


Matthew Diana 6.59lbs 28.25″ B

Dylan Palmer 5.06lbs 24.50″ B

Tentative First Day Results

Here are the leading fish for each category for day one of 2017 Derby, standings could change after verification of all fish entry forms that need to be collected from the remote weigh stations.


ID #      SPECIES    WT         LGTH    TIME     STATION

135 SMB 4.73 20 7:15 B
44 SMB 4.33 19.75 9:45 B
23 SMB 3.76 19.5 2:09 B
141 SMB 3.66 17.5 12:57 LG
164 LMB 4.71 19.5 7:43 B
159 LMB 4.7 18.75 9:29 LG
122 LMB 4.64 19.75 11:23 B
181 LMB 4.5 17.5 8:08 LG
87 LT 8.78 29 8:04 H
78 LT 7.79 27.875 9:57 B
138 LT 7.7 27.25 7:20 B
77 LT 6.87 27.125 9:37 B

No salmon were weighed in.

Youth Division (note: each entrant is eligible to win one prize only)

68 SMB 3.52 16.25 3:27 LG
56 SMB 3.3 16 2:00 LG
37 SMB 2.24 16.25 11:02 LG
136 SMB 1.67 16.25 2:30 B
61 SMB 1.4 15 3:35 LG
61 SMB 1.04 13.125 11:10 B
37 LMB 3.07 17 6.05 LG
127 LMB 2.73 15.5 4:16 LG
29 LMB 2.4 16.5 8:30 LG
37 LMB 1.96 17.5 6.05 LG
37 LMB 1.76 16 10:50 LG
168 LMB 1.59 14.25 1:59 LG
50 LT 6.89 28.25 6:10 B

Final Registrations Way UP for 2017 – Good Luck Anglers

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.

It’s Restaurant Week 2017, Too

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.

Each participating restaurant will offer a special three-course dinner menu for only $20.17, not including tax or gratuity. More info here, including menus:

More Donations: From The Outdoorsman in Diamond Point

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.

Door Prizes Coming In…

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.