Update on Conditions:
Event Organizers on Friday, Feb 12th say LAKE EATON DERBY is STILL ON. After mild conditions, winter weather has finally arrived. Weather temps will be -10F during day with -22 to – 30 wind chill. Hamilton County is under a wind chill warning. A wind chill warning means the combo of cold air and winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This could result in frost bite, hypothermia if precautions not taken. Bundle up, layer and be prepared. The Long Lake Warming Hut/Weigh in station will be available for contestants to warm up. 4-wheelers and snowmobiles will be allowed on lake, but no trucks.
The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be sponsoring an Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Eaton on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 7am until 3pm. Registration will open at 6am to 7am at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena and Rink located at 6 Pavilion Way, entrance located across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30/28N in Long Lake, NY. The derby will take place via the Lake Eaton Campsite located at 1671 Tupper Road, NYS Route 30, Long Lake, NY 12847.
Registration is $25 a person. All contestants must have a valid NYS DEC fishing license. Prizes will be awarded for Land-locked Salmon, Lake Trout, and all other species of trout. Fishing at Lake Eaton will start at 7am and finish at 3pm. Last weigh in will be at the Lake Eaton Boat Launch at 3:15pm. This is a live-weigh in by weight first and length second in the event of a tie-breaker. Registration will be on-going throughout the day at the Lake Eaton Campsite Boat Launch and at the ADK Trading Post located at 1601 Tupper Road. Contestant numbers will be issued for Door Prizes and contestants must be present to win.
The awards will be given at the Long Lake Diner starting at 4pm.
The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will have coffee, hot chocolate and snacks at the weigh-in booth.
For updated information, ice conditions and more please check mylonglake.com or facebook.com/mylonglake or call 518-624-3077.