Valier Lake Frances Ice Fishing Derby Is SO On!
By angelamontana

Posted: December 20, 2017

The Valier Lake Frances Ice Fishing Derby will be held this year on January 13!

The entry fee is $15 and you may pre-register at Froggies in Valier or at Robert’s Bait in Great Falls.  Derby Day registration will begin at 6:00am at the Firemen’s Pavilion at Lake Frances and at 6:00am at One Stop.  Fishing begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.  No entry tickets sold after 10:30am. There will be 100 % payout.  Derby prizes and raffle winners will be announced at 3:30 pm.  Prizes are for first three largest pike and first three largest perch plus largest fish for kids ages 14 and under.

There will be a lot of nice raffle prizes available including propane ice auger and a Vexilar FL 18 Pro PackII & 12″ Ice Ducer!

Last year’s payout was over $4000 total!  1st place each species paid $1035.  I think this is the first Ice Fishing Derby in Montana in 2018- Get your year started right!

For information call 406-788-6613.

(Feature photo via Cut Bank Pioneer Press)