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

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  • Planning underway for the 43rd annual 2018 Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018! 
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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

2017 Yellow House Winner!

Ralph Tomes Jr. Wins the 2017 Yellow Fish House! 
Drawing took place at the
2017 Maple Lake St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
at Madigan’s Pub
(Under the water tower in Maple Lake.)
Ralph purchased the winning ticket at Roger’s BP Amoco in Maple Lake!