This weekend thousands of fishermen will descend on Sebago Lake for the 2015 Sebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby and all of them hope to land a state record togue fish to win the $100,000 grand prize!

February is typically when ice fishing season shifts into high gear across Maine and New Hampshire and the weather conditions this year are perfect after the state received plenty of frigid days to make the lake rock solid.

According to the ice fishing derby web site, a Maine fishing license is not required. Fishermen have a bag limit of six fish. The derby is being held on Saturday and Sunday. Several prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend, but in order to capture the $100,000 grand prize, a fisherman would have to land a togue that is more than the current state record of 31 pounds and 8 ounces.

Meanwhile, the Cumberland County Ice Fishing Derby is also being held this weekend and allows fishermen to use any body of water in the country on Saturday and Sunday. A Kids Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Sebago Lake on March 7.

Good luck!


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