2018 43rd Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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Official Website | Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Latest Derby News:

  • Celebrity Jumpers announced for the Arctic Plunge Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
  • MLHS Post Prom Committee serving food at the Party in the Tent. Support our kids, eat Fettuccini! 
  • Just announced Vangaard will be headlining at the party in the tent after the 43rd Derby! More details.
  • Fish House Decorating Contest sponsored by Progressive Insurance & Thomes Insurance Agency the day of the Derby. Cash prizes! (scroll for more info)
  • Become a Sponsor for the 2018 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby! Check this page for sponsorship levels.
  • Be sure to check out our updated Fishing Contest Rules.
  • Updated Prize List coming soon!
  • Visit the Bloody Mary Bar at this year’s Derby! (scroll for more info)
  • Planning underway for the 43rd annual 2018 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018! 

Major Sponsors
Thank you!

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What's on the menu at the Derby this year?
Hasty - Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club Inc.: The best Pork Chops in the world
G.I. JOES FOOD TRUCK: savory Philly Steak Sandwiches
CB's All-American BBQ delicious Hamburgers & Assorted Sandwiches
MLHS Post Prom Committee – After the Derby at the Party in the Tent: satisfy your craving with Chili, Fettuccini, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Brownies
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What’s on the menu at the Derby?

Fishing makes us hungry!

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Interested in becoming a Sponsor
of the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby?

Fill out this form and email to:

Maple Lake Fishing Contest Sponsors

Fish House Decorating Contest!

Yellow House Decorated

Sponsored by Progressive Insurance & Thomes Insurance Agency
Decorated Fish houses must be registered at the Progressive Tent by 12pm on 2/3/18.

Cash prizes!

  • $200 for best decorated
  • $100 for 2nd best

Good luck. Have fun!

Bloody Mary Bar
by Mill Creek Inn

Bloody Mary Bar at 2017 Contest
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!


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