Ice Fishing Derby

Unfortunately, the Ice Fishing Derby is cancelled for 2023 due to the ice quality.  

Catch the Biggest Fish & Win!

Join Friends of Fishing & Valpo Parks for the 12th annual Ice Fishing Derby! Prizes will be awarded to the longest measured fish in each category. All fish must be measured by 12 pm. All Indiana state fishing regulations apply. Bass and Walleye can be measured and released if below required length.  The event will only take place if there is safe ice.  Should there be any questions about the event, please contact the Parks Office or visit the Friends of Fishing Facebook group for updates.


Please check out these fishing events later in the year:

Take a Kid Fishing

Fall Classic Fishing Derby


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

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