04 Jan Ice Fishing Derby Moosehead Lake
Moosehead Lake Maine Ice Fishing Derby
Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake
Ice fishing on Moosehead Lake season starts January 1 through March 31 of every year. The ice fishing derby is an annual event that every Maine fisherman hopes to catch the trophy fish. A fun winter event where you can spend quality with friends and family. Moosehead Lake is home to a variety of fish, but this derby is for Togue also known as lake trout. Maine has an excellent Togue population and Moosehead Lake has yielded good size fish over the years. The minimum length requirement is 14 inches. Trophy fish have been taken out of the lake. You just never know what you may catch.
Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Derby
This annual event is held the last full weekend in January just days away. The three day event has cash prizes for the three biggest fish. First prize is $1500, which draws in fisherman from all over to try their luck. Everything you need is available in the town of Greenville, Maine. Two years ago, the winning fish was caught right here in Greenville. The Moosehead Lake is a 40 x 20 mile Lake so there is plenty of room for everyone.
A Trophy fish is waiting for you. Good luck, be safe and have fun ice fishing. Ideally a lakeside cabin is best so you can warm up inside and watch your traps. Choose a lakeside vacation rental with easy access to Moosehead. As you can see some cabins are just a few feet away from the lake and you can actually watch from inside.
Make plans this year to fish Moosehead Lake. Ice shacks available for rent, and guided trips can be arranged for those of you who would like to try it. The Maine Ice fishing season runs from January 1 to March 31st.
Photo courtesy of Trevor Davis
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