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When you volunteer for the Derby you become a part of an exciting and entertaining day. Get outside, meet some great people, and enjoy the food and all of the festivities all while helping with a great cause. Helping at the Derby is a great experience and it’s SO easy. Contact Betty Thomas and she’ll get you started:

For vendor information, contact Greg Thomes: (763)443-7039.

Fishing Contest Volunteers


Can I enter more than one fish in the derby?

Yes of course. Each fish entered to win the Grand Prize must be accompanied by a $10 derby ticket.

Where do I get tickets?

Maple Lake area businesses have tickets for sale prior to the Derby. You can also purchase them on the ice the day of the contest for $10.

What is the grand prize?

The 49th largest Northern Pike wins the Ice Castle Fish House.

Can I get bait at the Derby?

No. Stop at H & H Sport Shop in Maple Lake or Little Jim’s Sports in Annandale before the contest for all your fishing needs!

How much is a ticket?

Cost to enter the Maple Lake Fishing Derby:

$10 per fish entry ticket

$10 to enter the yellow win a fish house raffle


Will there be food at the Derby?

Delicious food is always for sale on the ice by around Winners Circle. Maple Lake Fishing Derbies have featured hamburgers, pizza, pork chops, and more!

Are there any activities for the kids?

Our Derby is kid friendly and we have tons of fun things for Kids to do at the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby including Take a Kid Fishing Sponsored by the Maple Lake/Annandale Knights of Columbus.


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Feel free to contact us for further information, questions or concerns you may have regarding the contest and how you can enter, participate, or sponsor this annual event.

Please Note: We are volunteers. We are a committee of the Maple Lake Property Owners Association. All decisions are VOTED on in our committee meetings. No one committee member makes decisions.

If you have something you would like us to consider please feel fee to contact us, but please note our budgets are set one year in advance.

Mail to:
Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby
PO Box 460
Maple Lake, MN 55358

See Ya On the ice.