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Tournaments & Derbies

Each year, the St. Lawrence River and neighboring bodies of water are home to numerous tournaments and ice fishing derbies. In hopes of promoting successful turnouts, we have compiled a list of upcoming events. If you would like to see your tournament added to the list of events, please email us at contactus@tibait.com.

Upcoming Events

Date(s)Tournament / DerbyDetails
Currently waiting on dates and details for the following derbies:WaddingtonWaiting on Details
January 21, 2023Name: Alexandria Bay Fire Department Luck of the Draw 24th Ice Fishing Derby

Sponsor: Alexandria Bay Fire Department

Registration:
– Adults: $10
– Children 12 & Under: $5
Venmo registration with your name and phone number to Alexandria Bay-Fire Department
OR
Stop buy the fire station on Friday (8am – TILL) & Saturday (5 AM- 11 AM)
Prizes:
*Must be present to win all prizes*

Adults
– $2,000 top prize by Glenn Sweet
– $500 by Riveredge
– $250 Gift Card by Route 37 Building Supply
– $250 Gift Card by Wellesley Island Building Supply
– Ice Auger by Alex Bay Fire Department

Kids
– Lifetime License by Thousand Islands Painting
– 2 Half Day Fishing w/ Guide (2 Adult & 2 Kids) by Pat Snyder and Snyder

Regulations:
– Open boundaries
– Northern Pike 26″ Min.
– No frozen or questionable fish
– Fish MUST be entered by 5pm
January 28, 2023Name: Black Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Sponsor: Black Lake Fish and Game Association

Registration:
Sold online at www.BFLGA.org or Club House (Evening Before), Chapmans Sport Shop, Black Lake Marine
– Adults: $16
– Kids: $11

Regulations:
– All Pike must be legal length
– Catch and release only
– Black Lake only
Prizes:

Roll-A-Way Bay
– $500 Biggest Pike Adult
– $250 Biggest Pike Kids
– $150 Biggest Panfish Adult
– $100 Biggest Panfish Kids
– 100 Biggest Walleye

Black Lake Marine
– $500 Biggest Pike Adult
– $250 Biggest Pike Kids
– $150 Biggest Panfish Adult
– $100 Biggest Panfish Kids
– 100 Biggest Walleye

MuskyPlyer Bonus
– Kids: Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License
– Adults: 3 Man Fishing Trip with EYEZ ON EM Charters
February 4, 2023Name: Redwood Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby

Registration:
Location: Thousand Island Bait Store
– Adults: $10
– Children: $5
Prizes:
– Adult Grand Prize: $1,000 (Redwood FD)
– Child Grand Prize: Lifetime NY Fishing License (KahrsCo Electric Construction LLC)
February 11, 2023Name: Annual Open Boundary Luck of the Draw Northern Pike Ice Fishing Derby

Sponsor: Chippewa Bay Fish and Game Club

Registration: Friday, February 10, Noon – ?
– Adults: $15
– Kids: $10

Regulations:
– Minimum Pike is 24″
Prizes:

Adults
– 1st: $1,000

Kids
– 1st: $500
– 2nd: $250 (Felder’s Roofing)
– 3rd: $250 (Mercer Contracting)

Catch and Release Division (Chippewa Bay ONLY)
– $200 HR+ $400 (7 AM – 3 PM)
February 11 & 12, 2023Name: 36th Annual Luck of the Draw Theresa Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby

Registration:
Location: Thousand Island Bait Store
– Adults: $10
– Children: $5
Prizes:
– Adult 1st Place: $1,200 (Sponsored by Caskinette Ford)
– Children 1st Place: $300

Regulations:
– Pike only
– Open boundaries
– Must be present to win
February 11 & 12, 2023Name: Three Mile Bay Fire Department 45th Annual Lyme Ice Fishing Derby

Registration:
Location: Thousand Island Bait Store
Cost: $12

Regulations:
– Fish must be 26″
– Fish must be in by 5:00 PM Saturday and 4:00 PM Sunday
Prizes:
– 1st Place: $1,500 Cash (AES)
– 2nd Place: $1,000 Cash (TMB Fire & Auxiliary)
– 3rd Place: $750 Cash (AES & TMB Auxiliary)
– Top 10 Places: Case of Beer
– Snow Dog Raffle: $10 (Donated by Bourquin Farm Equipment)
February 18, 2023Name: Harrisville Volunteer Fire Dept. 22nd & 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby In Loving Memory of Chris Gamble

Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration: Harrisville Fire Hall
– Entry Fee: $35 per Adult; $5 per Child Under 12 (Perch Only)
– $35 entry fee will enter you into prize drawings of 450 Polaris 4-wheeler from Gamble Distributors and Harrisville Fire Dept., $1,000 Cash, and More!

Contact: (315) 543 – 2833
Pre-Register:
– Friday night from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM or 4:00 AM Saturday

$10 for Trout Entry:
– Must be in Pike Entry Division Pays Top 3 Trout of the Day

Huge Prizes!!
– Weigh-in station and prizes given at Sand Bay, North Shore
– Total Payout: $6,400 ash (Based on 1,000 entries)
– Prizes every hour: 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $200; 3rd Place: $100
– Giant 50/50 raffle
– Power ice augers, ice shanties, and much more
February 18, 2023Name: Clayton Fishing DerbyCANCELED
February 25, 2023Name: Cape Vincent Fishing Derby

Registration:
– Adults: $10
Prizes:
– 50/50 & Raffles

Northern Pike Awards
– 1st Place: $500
– 2nd Place: $300
– 3rd Place: $200

Perch (Big Kids) Age 11 & Up
– 1st Place: $250
– 2nd Place: $100
– 3rd Place: $50

Perch (Small Kids) Age 10 & Under
– Enter the perch you catch for a luck of the draw!
February 25, 2023Name: Evans Mills Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby

Location: Perch Lake
CANCELED
June 24, 2023Name: New York – The Bass Federation at St. Lawrence RiverLocation: Cape Vincent, NY
June 25, 2023Name: New York – The Bass Federation at St. Lawrence River Dick Garlock Team OpenLocation: Cape Vincent, NY
June 26, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at Grassy PointLocation: Grassy Point (6 AM – 2 PM)
July 10, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at ChaumontLocation: Chaumont (6 AM – 2 PM)
July 15, 2023Name: ABA New York Open Series

Sponsor: Caymas Boats
Takeoff:
French Creek
250 Wahl St, Clayton, NY 13624
July 20-22, 2023Name: 2023 St. Croix Bassmaster Open at St. Lawrence

Location: Waddington, NY
Sponsor: Mossy Oak Fishing

Weigh-In:
Whittaker Park
July 28-30, 2023Name: Costa St. Lawrence River Big Bass Classic

Sponsor: Explore Massena

Location: Massena, NY
Weigh-In:
Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Rt. 131, Massena, NY 13662

Prizes:
$135,000 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts
August 7, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at OgdensburgLocation: Ogedensburg, NY (6 AM – 2 PM)
August 10-12, 2023Name: MLF Toyota Series at St. Lawrence River

Location: Massena, NY
Event Details:

Takeoff
Day 1, 2, & 3: 6:00 AM
– Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Rt. 131, Massena, NY 13662

Weigh-In
Day 1, 2, & 3: 2:00 PM
– Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Rt. 131, Massena, NY 13662

August 9-10, 2023Name: MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League at St. Lawrence River

Location: Massena, NY
Event Details:

Takeoff
Day 1 & 2: 6:00 AM
– Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Rt. 131, Massena, NY 13662

Weigh-In
Day 1 & 2: 2:00 PM
– Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Rt. 131, Massena, NY 13662
August 21, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at OniedaLocation: Onieda, NY (6 AM – 2 PM)
August 24-27, 2023Name: 2023 Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

Location: Clayton, NY
Weigh-In:
Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary St, Clayton, NY 13624
August 28, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at Cape VincentLocation: Cape Vincent, NY (6 AM – 2 PM)
September 11, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at ClaytonLocation: Clayton, NY (7 AM – 3 PM)
September 17, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at Tupper LakeLocation: Tupper Lake (7 AM – 3 PM)
September 18, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at Cranberry LakeLocation: Cranberry Lake (7 AM – 3 PM)
September 24, 2023Name: NY Bass Federation Third Points TournamentLocation: St. Lawrence River, Keewaydin State Park
October 2, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at Butterfield LakeLocation: Butterfield Lake (7 AM – 3 PM)
October 9, 2023Name: Thousand Islands Bassmasters at KeewaydinLocation: Keewaydin State Park (7 AM – 3 PM)