Ice Conditions

Ice conditions on Falcon Lake are very good with over 25" of Ice at the derby site. The recent freeze thaw cycles have resulted in no snow cover which are perfect conditions for making ice. the lack of snow means its very slippery out there and we recommend that people bring ice cleats.

Ian Young
New Tagged Fish Contest Explained

New for 2017! The Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off is putting on a Tagged Fish Contest on the same lake. We joined derby organizer Ian Young on the ice as he caught, tagged, and released three northern pike of varying sizes for the contest. Two are worth $1000 and one 30" fish is worth a whopping $5000 to whichever contest card carrying angler catches it! For more information and complete rules go to or get linked over from

Ian Young
Congrats to Jordan Bekkering winner of our share and win facebook contest

Jordan won 2 Free tickets to this years Winter Fish-Off for liking and sharing our facebook posts. We'll be giving away another pair of tickets at the end of February to someone else who helps spread the word about the Winter Fish-Off. Don't forget to sign up to our email list to keep up to date on the latest news and for your chance to win an Eskimo Mako Power Auger!  

Ian Young
New for 2017 The YEAR ROUND Falcon Lake Tagged Fish Contest.

This year the Falcon and West Hawk Chamber of Commerce is putting on a tagged fish contest on Falcon Lake. They’re putting up $10,000 on 6 tagged fish on Falcon Lake to add some extra excitement to fishing Falcon Lake. 

This contest will start at the same time as the Winter Fish-Off and go Year Round until all fish are caught.

Entry into the tagged fish contest will be $20 and contestants will not be eligible for the tagged fish prizes unless they have bought the ticket beforehand. However in order to kickstart the contest we're giving away free entry to the tagged fish contest to anyone who purchases a Second Hole or Kids ticket at the Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off.

 3 Northern Pike will be tagged and released at the derby site in the weeks before the Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off. Two will be worth $1,000, and one will be worth $5,000! These will be Fish local to the derby site so we're expecting one or all of them to be caught on derby day! To keep it going strong through the summertime 3 Smallmouth Bass will be tagged and released on the opening day of the open water season and be worth $1000 each!

That's 6 fish for a total of $10,000!

We're very excited about this addition to Falcon Lake and the added excitement it will bring to the Winter Fish-Off.

Ian Young