2024 49th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

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Official Website | Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Ice Conditions:

Latest Derby News:

  • 2023 Yellow $10 Ticket for the Red Fish House takes place Saturday March 11th at Madigan’s – 8pm-ish. Need not be present to win. Tickets available at local Maple Lake businesses.
  • Due to poor ice conditions, 2023 48th Maple Lake Derby, CANCELLED. 49th Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby set for February 3, 2024
  • Big Maple officially froze totally on 12/1/2022.
  • Derby Gear is officially on sale NOW at J&J Athletics. Scroll down and click the link to the online store.
  • Buy a yellow $10 Raffle Ticket and win a RED Fish House! Tickets on sale day of the Derby on the ice.
  • Joe & The Mechanics will join us for the Party in the Tent again this year!
  • Hungry at the Derby? Head to one of our food stands!
  • This year at the Derby look for: Bloody Mary Bar, Irish coffee by Madigan’s, New Band in the tent!
  • Please obey all MN DNR Fishing regulations.
  • Clothing will be sold day of the Derby on the ice!
  • 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. 

2023 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby
$10 Raffle for a Fish House

Purchase a $10 Yellow Raffle Ticket and win a Red (or white) Fish House!

Raffle drawing takes place:

at Madigan’s in Maple Lake
March 11th 8pm-ish
(during the St Pat’s Day celebration in Maple Lake)

$10 Yellow Tickets on sale now at:

H&H (Mel’s)
ML Legion
CJ’s Deal Depot
ML Wine & Spirits

*need not be present to win. Make sure to write your name and number legibly on your ticket

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.

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Minnesota’s biggest Party on Ice!

Ice Fishing Derby


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Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest Vintage Snowmobiles


Check out the vintage sleds!