Beaver Lake February 8th 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby And Ice Chef Cook-Off Rescheduled

Beaver Bytes


January 22, 2020

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Beaver Lake February 8th 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Chef Cook-Off Rescheduled
 
Reschedule Date: Saturday February 22, 2020  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
NOTICE: ICE THICKNESS MUST BE AT LEAST 6" FOR THE DERBY TO BE HELD.
IF ICE THICKNESS IS LESS THAN 6" ON THE 22ND, THE 2020 DERBY AND ICE CHEF COOK-OFF WILL BE CANCELED
 

Mother Nature has not been kind to us this winter in the ice making department.  As of January 20, even with very cold temperatures, there were still large portions of the lake with open water.  Looking ahead at forecast temeratures up to February 7th, it is clear that the ice on the lake will not reach the required 6" to hold the derby.  Therefore BLCC is postponing the Derby and Ice Chef until Saturday February 22th.  If the ice thickness is not at the required 6" on the 22nd, the Derby and Ice Chef will be cancelled for this year.  Watch for Beaver Bytes Newsletters for derby go/no-go status.  It is a tough ice year as many of the ice fishing derbys in the area have had to be cancelled.

Registration for the Derby/Ice Chef will take place at West Beach from 7-9AM.  Fees for registering on this day will be $10 per angler and $10 for Ice Chef (youth 12 and under still free).

New! - BumDrum Raffle. Raffle tickets for a donated BumDrum (what the heck is that?) valued at $300 will be sold during registration.  Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. Raffle drawing will occur on the ice during the Ice Chef Cook-Off awards ceremony.  This raffle is open to all BLCC members and their guests.

Please contact Derby Coordinators Russ Mooney (413-537-9141, lr3cmooney@comcast.net) or Mike Cygan  (413-658-8140,  mecygan@comcast.net) if you have any questions.


 
BLCC and BLTI Reminders About Use Of Ice On Beaver Lake
 
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. 
 

BLCC/BLTI Rules and Regulations For Ice Usage

  • Snowmobiles, ATV's, and ice boats are allowed on the ice. Specifically excluded are cars, motorcycles, trucks, airplanes, or engine-powered models or equipment.
  • All wintercraft (ATVs or snowmobiles) using the ice must be registered with BLCC and display the proper stickers
  • The Board of Directors encourages a "catch and release" program for largemouth bass. All minimum lengths, daily bag limits and species restrictions shall conform to the most current Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife laws.
  • For ice fishing, only five (5) tip-ups per person or twenty-five (25) tip-ups per property owner are allowed.
  • Property owner must accompany his or her ice fishing guests or issue a guest pass.
  • Any fire on the ice must be contained in a device suitable to prevent ashes and burning material to be spilled on the ice or in a manner to cause damage. No fires are allowed within 75 feet of the shore or of any vegetation or combustible material. It is not permitted to procure wood or other materials from the property of others without their permission. Ashes and burning or smoldering material must be extinguished when leaving the area.
  • All ashes and other trash must be removed from the ice when leaving.