Beaver Lake 2019 One Day Ice Fishing Derby And Ice Chef Cook-Off



Beaver Bytes

January 16, 2019

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Recommended Minimum Ice Thickness
The table below shows Massachusetts Environmental Police's recommended minimum ice thickness for activities on the ice.  Please note that both BLCC and BLTI do not make any statements as to the safety of ice conditions on Beaver Lake.  Folks venturing out on to the ice do so at their own risk.  Also, BLCC/BLTI Rules and Regulations specifically exclude use of motorcycles, cars and trucks on the ice of Beaver Lake.
Beaver Lake 2019 One Day Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Chef Cook-Off
Planned for Saturday February 9, 2019  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Open to BLCC members and their guests.
Registration will be held on West Beach 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Entry fees: $10 for each fisherman/team member (children 12 yrs. and under free).  All entry fees will be returned as prize payouts.  Ice Chef entry fee is $10.
At registration, let the registrars know if you are entering the Ice Chef Cook-off.
Fishing prizes will be awarded depending on the total fees collected.  Entry fees collected over $75 will be awarded as either second largest fish prizes, increased largest fish prizes, or possibly largest Perch and Calico Bass prizes:
Largest Bass: Adult:  $25 or more          2nd Largest Bass: Adult: TBD
Largest Pickerel: Adult:  $25 or more     2nd Largest Pickerel: Adult: TBD
Largest Fish: Child <=12:  $25 or more  2nd Largest Fish: Child <=12: TBD
When you catch a fish you want to enter into the Derby, you take a picture of it on a yardstick/ruler with your smartphone/camera and email it to (no texts will be accepted). Emailed photos must be sent from the email account that you provided at registration (team captain if fishing as a team) to ensure proper assignment of fish photos to fishermen/teams.  Please be sure to include the team/fisherman's name in the email. Submitted pictures will be posted to a Photo Album.
For a “fish caught by child” entry, please also include a picture of the child with the fish.
All photos must be e-mailed by noon Sunday February 10.
Ice Fishing Winners will be notified via e-mail/phone the week of 2/11/2019.
Ice Chef Cook-off: All entries must be prepared while on the ice.  BLCC judges will come by your cooking/fishing spot between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to sample your offerings.  Prizes will be awarded @ 1:45 PM – you will be notified of the location of the awards ceremony.
Ice Chef Awards:
    First: Golden Spoon + $50 R&R Sports Gift Certificate
    Second: Silver Spoon + $35 R&R Sports Gift Certificate
    Third: Bronze Spoon + $25 R&R Sports Gift Certificate
    Fourth: Cinnamon Spoon + $20 R&R Sports Gift Certificate
    Additional prizes will be awarded based on sponsor donations.
Please contact Derby Coordinators Russ Mooney (413-537-9141 or Mike Cygan  (413-658-8140 if you have any questions
Notes about judging/determining fish sizes:  All submitted photos will be carefully reviewed by the photo judge.  Fish lengths will be measured from the tip of the snout (with mouth closed) to the tip of the tail.  Accuracy of determining fish size will somewhat depends on the quality of the submitted photo of the fish against the yardstick/ruler.  During determination of fish length, attempts will be made to compensate for poor alignment of the fish against the zero point of the yardstick/ruler.  When multiple photos of leading judged fish lengths fall within 1/8” or less of each other, a tie for the category will be declared.
Please remember that BLCC/BLTI encourages Catch and Release of all fish caught in Beaver Lake. This includes Pickerel.
So here we go!  Hopefully the ice will get to the required 6" thickness so that we can hold the derby.