Ice Fishing Derby

Catch the Biggest Fish & Win!

This event is cosponsored by Friends of Fishing! The fishing derby will have four prize categories: Panfish (bluegill, redear, etc.), Bass, Crappie, and Walleye. The top three spots get prizes. All fish must be of legal limit in accordance with Indiana state laws. Fish will be scored on length. A tie will be awarded to the heaviest fish. Angler must be present to win.

Event Details

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Date: Saturday, January 19  Postponed to Saturday, February 16
  • Time: 5 am - Noon
  • Location: Rogers-Lakewood Park, Program Center
  • Prizes: Awards at 1 pm
  • Registration: Will only be taken on site the day of the event beginning at 5 a.m. at the Program Center
  • Fees: $20 Adult, Free for anyone under age 15

For Information

To learn more about the 2019 Ice Fishing Derby, please email Mark Waddis at

To Donate

Donation opportunities will be available for walleye stocking in the Valpo Chain of Lakes.