Lake George Fishing Derby to be Held in September

This year’s King George Fishing Derby, an annual benefit for lake protection efforts, will take place on September 15 and 16.

Usually held in summer, the tournament was rescheduled so as to avoid potential conflicts with recreational boaters, said Lake George Village Mayor Bob Blais, the tournament’s chairman.

Blais said this year’s tournament includes features that will attract more anglers to the event, drawing more visitors to the area and enhancing the fundraising effort. Among them: a new prize in the landlocked salmon category.

More than $15,000 in prize money will be awarded to those taking the prize-winning lake trout and small and large mouthed bass. Winners in junior classes will receive merchandise.

Since its inception in 2015, the event has raised more than $25,000 for invasive species prevention programs.

Registration for the 2018 Derby will take place at the American Legion Post on Route 9L on Friday, September 14.

Fishing takes place 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 6am to 2 pm Sunday. Registration is 4 pm to 8 pm Friday. Boats may launch at any site with weigh stations available at the Hague boat dock, Roger’s Memorial Park in Bolton Landing and the Village’s public docks in Lake George. Entries are available online at and at local fish and bait shops.

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