The Saratoga Sun -

I'm gonna get you, sucka!

Chamber offers $500 prize for biggest sucker fish caught at this weekend's Ice Fishing Derby


January 17, 2018

Saratoga Sun file photo.

Some of the many ice huts on the Saratoga Lake during last year's event.

Any group running an event with longevity knows that to keep people interested it has to keep things fresh. Case in point: the Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Started in 1983, with two prizes of $25,000 and a 1982 Jeep CJ-5, the annual event is entering its 35th year and has introduced a new competition aimed to make suckers of everyone.

The "Sucker Skirmish" is available to all official Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby registrants and encourages them to bring sucker fish caught during derby hours to the Official Derby Tent for judging. Suckers will be measured for length and girth with th...

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