2024 49th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, February 8th, 2025

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Official Website | Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Ice Conditions:

Latest Derby News:

  • 2025 Derby Prize list just added HERE
  • Due to poor ice conditions, 2024 49th Maple Lake Derby, CANCELLED. 50th Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby set for February 8, 2025.
  • Check back to this page and our social media for information on the fish house raffle happening at the St Patty’s Day celebration in Maple Lake.
  • Please obey all MN DNR Fishing regulations.
  • The Derby needs VOLUNTEERS! Over 175 volunteers assisted at the 2020 Derby. We can’t do it without you! Contact 763-443-9452 to help. 

Congratulations to the Red Fish House winner Doris Westra of St. Cloud, MN!

Thanks to all of our Sponsors.

2023 $10 Raffle Red Fish House
2023 Red Fish House Interior

Major Sponsors – Thank you!

Click here to view all sponsors.

Save the date for the 49th Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024.

Major sponsors include:
H&H Sport Shop
Thomes Insurance Group
Moon Motor Sports
Progressive Insurance
MP Nexlevel
Little Jim’s Sports
Mills Fleet Farm
Taco Johns
PleasureLand RV
Heat Hog

Get your Derby Gear!

Clothing is for sale on line at our J & J Athletics Store and will also be for sale in the Winners Circle Day of the Derby!

J&J Athletics Logo

Thanks to J&J Athletics in Buffalo for creating and providing Derby wear!

*please drink responsibly

Looking to become a Sponsor or a Food Vendor at the Derby?

Contact Greg here:

Drill your own holes!

If you…
-Feel that you are not safe driving on the ice.
-Have had one too many and shouldn’t drive.
-Just don’t want the hassle of trying to find your way.
-It’s too crowded on the ice.
-Or your vehicle is too heavy.

M&M Bus Shuttles will run from 8AM to Midnight. There will be two shuttles running and anticipate stopping at drop-off points every 10 minutes.


2022 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby MapTrolleys depart the Hwy 55 Lake Access landing:

-Parking lots behind H&H
-Maple Lake High School parking lot
-Madigan’s/”The V” parking area

Congratulations to the winner of the White Fish House at the 47th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, February 5th, 2022: Kurt Beck!

2022 47th Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby Winner White House

Congratulations to the winner of the Yellow Fish House in the $10 Raffle held at the 47th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, February 5th, 2022: Douglas Roush!

2022 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby Yellow House Winner

We look forward to seeing all of you on February 4th, 2023. Please remember that 100 percent of our proceeds are used to improve our lake’s waters!

Greg Thomes-Chairman.

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel!

Polar Plunge Patty the Penguin


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Minnesota’s biggest Party on Ice!

Ice Fishing Derby


Come watch, or sign up to compete!

Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest Vintage Snowmobiles


Check out the vintage sleds!