Fishing Derby cancelled


Maple Lake’s Annual Fishing Derby, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, was officially cancelled last week after a prolonged January thaw. Organizers decided the prospects of making enough good ice were marginal at best in the next couple of weeks despite a predicted cold snap. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Maple Lake’s 42nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to warm weather and bad ice.
The Maple Lake Property Owners Association met to discuss the issue, Wednesday, Jan. 25, ultimately deciding the prospects of making enough good ice were marginal at best in the next couple of weeks despite a predicted cold snap.
“Safety for participants was our primary concern. We need to be at 18 inches of ice going into this contest. We are currently at 14 to 16 inches, and the existing sheet of ice has deteriorated,” Derby Chairman Greg Thomes said.
The Maple Lake Property Owners Association organizes the Derby each year and uses proceeds to help fight evasive aquatics in the Maple Lake watershed and other community organizations.

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