2018 Winter Fish-0ff Recap

The 15th Annual Falcon Lake Winter Fish on March 17th, 2018 of was one of our most exciting ever! We had over 1900 anglers fishing over 2500 of the 4000 pre drilled holes in our grid. For the first time since its introduction in 2013, the Hidden Weight was hit! Ben Gilby had a fish that matched the randomly generated 1.66Lb hidden weight # and won a brand new Alumacraft Competitor 205 with 200 Mercury Verado!  Andrew Robertson won the $15,000.00 grand prize for his 10.40Lb pike, and Rob Shaw took home an Alumacracft Jon boat with motor and trailer as the runner up.

We raised over $18,000.00 for the St. Amant Foundation which included an on ice 50/50 that went to Mary Jane Arenal for $11,000.00!

All considered well over $120,000.00 in cash and prizes were given away on the ice at the 2018 Winter Fish-Off. That's gonna be a hard precedent to live up to for next year but we'll give it a shot!

Ben Gilby with his Hidden Weight Prize!

Ben Gilby with his Hidden Weight Prize!

Our 2018 Champion Andrew Robertson!

Our 2018 Champion Andrew Robertson!

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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 winterfishoff.com or get linked over from kickerfish.ca

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.