2019 44th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

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Official Website | Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Latest Derby News:

  • Charles Hanson from Monticello wins the white fish house by catching the 43rd largest Northern Pike February 3rd, 2018. Congratulations!
  • Rebekah Bennett of Maple Lake MN wins the yellow fish house raffle at the 43rd Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Congratulations!
  • Keep an eye on this website for winners, fish size info, and where to pick up your prize if you missed out yesterday. We’ll try to have it all posted within 48 hours.
  • Thanks to Mill Creek Inn for donating 300 Bloody Marys and serving them in the tent yesterday! If you missed out, head to Mill Creek and get one. They serve them daily. 
  • Thank you to ALL of our Plungers from the 2018 Derby. Check out our live stream video on Facebook
  • Thanks to MLHS Post Prom Committee for serving food at the Party in the Tent
  • Thank you Vangaard for headlining at the party in the tent after the 43rd Derby! More details.
  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fish House Decorating Contest sponsored by Progressive Insurance & Thomes Insurance Agency the day of the Derby. (scroll for winners – Happy Hookers)
  • Thank you to all of our Sponsors for the 2018 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby
  • Thanks to all of our VOLUNTEERS! We couldn’t do it without you!

2018 Yellow raffle house winnerCongratulations to the winner of the ML-LPOA 43rd Annual Fishing Derby Contest Yellow Raffle held on Maple Lake February 3rd, 2018!

Rebekah Bennett
of Maple Lake MN

She won a 6.5′ x 12′ – Yellow Ice Castle White Fish House by being the lucky raffle winner.

43rd maple lake fishing derby winnerCongratulations to the winner of the ML-LPOA 43rd Annual Fishing Derby Contest held on Maple Lake February 3rd, 2018!

Charles Hanson
of Monticello, MN

He won a 6.5′ x 12′ – Ice Castle White Fish House by catching the 43rd Largest Northern.
pictured below: Charles with his friends and family
43rd maple lake fishing derby winner

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2018 Fish House Decorating Contest WINNER!

Decorated Fish House Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our Fish House contest – The Happy Hookers!

Sponsored by Progressive Insurance & Thomes Insurance Agency

Thank you to all who participated. Your fish houses looked great!

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Bloody Mary Bar at 2017 Contest
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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!


Links to some of our favorites:


The Messenger


Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce

Maple Lake Schools ISD 881


City of Maple Lake

Maple Lake – Lake Property Owner’s Association, Inc. was established in 1970, to protect Maple Lake and the surrounding natural environment. In September of 2013, the IRS granted the Association 501(c)3 Charitable Organization status. Members strive to preserve the pristine waters of Maple Lake, located in Wright County, Minnesota. Your donations make this possible! Contributions are now fully tax deductable under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The MLLPOA’s major funding source has been the annual Ice Fishing Contest. The Maple Lake Fishing Derby was originally started by the Maple Lake Jaycees in 1975. February 3rd, 2018 will mark the 43rd annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, one of the largest and oldest fishing contests in Minnesota, with more than 20,000 entrants and hundreds of prizes. All net proceeds from our fundraising go toward the maintenance and preservation of our Lake.

The Association and Board Members are all volunteers who love the lake. Together with their neighbors, and the visitors who enjoy the water, everyone works hard to keep Maple Lake clean and free from invasive species.

Please, enjoy this wonderful resource. Be safe! Don’t litter!


Derby History

How many Maple Lake Fishing Derbies have you been to?

Check out some of the fun from years past:

35th Annual Maple Lake Fishing Derby

38th Annual Maple Lake Fishing Derby (Aerial View)

39th Annual Maple Lake Fishing Derby