2022 47th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, February 5th, 2022

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Official Website | Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Ice Conditions:

Latest Derby News:

Drill your own holes!

Get your Derby Gear!
Clothing will be for sale in the Winners Circle Day of the Derby
OR order online. ML Ice Fishing Derby Store is open!

J&J Athletics Logo

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

2022 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby Event Schedule

*please drink responsibly

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

Contact Greg here:

We look forward to seeing all of you on February 5th, 2022. Please remember that 100 percent of our proceeds are used to improve our lake’s waters!

Greg Thomes-Chairman.

Major Sponsors
Thank you!

Click here to view all sponsors.

Save the date for the 47th Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby: Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Major sponsors include:

Remax A Good Life, Maple Grove, MN
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

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

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel!

Polar Plunge Patty the Penguin


Sign up today!



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!

Past Best Decorated Fish House Winners:

2019 Thomes Insurance | Progressive Fish House Decorating Contest

2019 Fish House Decorating Contest WINNER!

Congratulations to the winner of our Fish House contest – Mermaids with King Triton!

Honorable Mention: MAFGA (Make America Fish Great Again) won 2nd

Sponsored by Progressive Insurance & Thomes Insurance Agency

Thanks to all who participated!

2018 Thomes Insurance | Progressive Fish House Decorating Contest

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!

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: