Long Lake and Raquette Lake boast several fishing derbies throughout the year. At last count there was a total of eight slated per year and launching winter 2011 will be a season long ice-fishing competition, big cash prizes awarded all season.
We are gearing up for spring fishing. Here the dates for the rest of 2010.
May 21 – 22nd 4th Annual Lamphear Memorial Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake. Register RL Tap Room. Prizes for perch, bullhead, brook trout and lake trout.
June 5th Kids Fishing Derby Long Lake, Spillway on Jennings Park Pond. The pond is stocked with trout in the spring. Prizes and an Adirondack tradition is carried on with the next generation.
June 19th Bass/Pike Opening Day Fishing Derby. Long Lake. Launch time 6am from LL Town Beach. Cash Prizes for longest Pike, Large & Smallmouth Bass. No entry fee. Weight breaks all ties.
July 24 11th Annual RL Bass Tournament. Pre-registration required. $110 entry fee, two person in a boat max. Weigh in 1:00pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Annual LL Bass Fishing Derby. Pre-registration required. $85 per boat, two person max. Mandatory meeting Sat, Aug 28th LL Town Hall 5pm. One team member must be present. Cash Prizes.
Coming up in 2011
Lake Eaton, 2nd Saturday in January, weather permitting
Raquette Lake – Mike Norris Derby – Last Saturday in January
Long Lake – Kid/ Adult Derby 1st Saturday in March
Raquette Lake Fishing
Raquette Lake is located Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The lake is the second largest natural lake in the Adirondacks and is approximately six miles long, with a maximum depth of just under 100 feet. It is also the source of the Raquette River.
Raquette Lake is home to the following species of fish brook trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, landlocked salmon, northern pike, chain pickerel, perch and bullhead. This lake is stocked yearly with lake trout and brook trout.
The Adirondack region is located in the northeast quadrant of the state. The Adirondacks comprise about 26 percent of the entire land area of New York State. This region contains hundreds of streams and hundreds of lakes and ponds.
The most notable of the lakes are Lake George, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Cranberry Lake, and the Fulton Chain of Lakes.