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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 and be sure to include enough information to meet the criteria outlined in example format below.

Upcoming Events

Date(s)Name/Sponsor/Contact InformationDetails
January 8 & 9, 2022Name: Example Ice Derby

Sponsor: Thousand Island Bait, INC.

Registration: Thousand Island Bait, INC.

Contact: John Doe
(315) 123-4567
Bodies of Water(s): Any Legal Waters

Weigh-in: 42980 NYS RT 12, Alexandria
Bay, NY 13607

Cash Prize Amount: $1,000

Notes: 5AM – 5PM; Can fish from boat or shore; Pike must be minimum 26 inches
January 15, 2022Name: Alexandria Bay Volunteer Fire Department Virtual Luck of the Draw 23rd Ice Fishing Derby

Sponsor: Alexandria Bay Fire Department

Registration:
Adults: $10 – Children (12 & under): $5
Option 1.) A-Bay fire hall or local bait shop.
Option 2.) Venmo: AlexandriaBay-FireDepartment. Will reply with registration number.
Bodies of Water(s): Open boundaries

Weigh-in: Text a photo with your registration number by 4 pm to (315) 222-5077 or (315) 222-5848

Cash Prizes: Top prize is $2,000 with over $15,000 in total prizes. Prizes will be awarded on Facebook live, followed by a phone call to each winner.

Notes: Pike must be legal size; $200 prize for most creative photo
February 12-13, 2022Name: Theresa Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby

Sponsor: Theresa Fire Department

Registration Locations:
-Theresa Fire Station
-Land of Lakes in Theresa
-Felder’s Bait Shop in Redwood
-Bills Feed in Great Bend
-1000 Island Bait Store in Alex Bay
-Chaumont Hardware, Rt. 12E
-Frog Hollow Bait Shop, Gouverneur
Cash Prizes: Adult grand prize: $1,200; children grand prize: $300

Schedule of Events:
• Friday, February 11:
Pre-registration starts @ 7pm
• Saturday, February 12:
Registration starts @ 5 am
Raffles all day
Final fish entry: 5 pm
Dance 8 pm – 12 am (no cover charge)
• Sunday, February 13:
Registration starts @ 5 am
Raffles all day
Chicken BBQ starts @ 1pm
Final Fish Entry: 4:30 pm
All Prizes drawn: Starting @ 5:00 pm
February 19, 2022Name: Clayton’s Mid-Winter Fishing Derby

Registration: Register in person at Mary Street Dock in Clayton or at 1000islands-clayton.com/derby; Adults – $25; Kids – Under 15 are free with paid adult; 5 each goes towards the Christmas Parade
Bodies of Water(s): French Bay (Closed boundary)

Cash Prizes: Cash award for luck of the draw – $200 per hour; Prizes awarded at Mary Street Dock at 4PM

Notes: Fishing from 7AM-3PM; Minimum length of Northern Pike is 26″
February 19, 2022Name: Harrisville Volunteer Fire Dept. 21st & 2nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby – In Loving Memory of Chris Gamble (Northern Pike & Trout)

Sponsor: Harrisville Volunteer Fire Dept.

Registration:
Location – Harrisville Fire Hall
Pre-Registration Time – Friday night from 12PM-9PM or 4AM Saturday
Entry Fee – $35 per person
Trout Entry – $10
Children Under 12 (perch only) – $5 entry fee

Contact: (315) 543-2833
Bodies of Water(s): Lake Bonaparte

Weigh-in: Sand Bay, North Shore

Cash Prizes: Total payout is $6,400
Prizes every hour – 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $200; 3rd Place: $100
Chance to win power ice augers, ice shantys, and more.

Time: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
June 18, 2022Name: ABA Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour

Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

Contact: Greg Johnson
(734) 502-0768
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Location: Morristown, NY
June 19, 2022Name: ABA Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour

Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

Contact: Greg Johnson
(734) 502-0768
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Location: Chaumont, NY
June 22 – 24, 2022
Name: 2022 B.A.S.S. Nation Northeast Regional at St. Lawrence River at St. Lawrence River

Sponsor: B.A.S.S.
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in: Waddington, NY
July 9, 2022Name: 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League at St. Lawrence River

Sponsor: Phoenix
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in: Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Highway 131
Massena, NY 13662
Day 1 : 2:00 PM ET
July 14 – 17, 2022Name: 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

Sponsor: Guaranteed Rate
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in: Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary St
Clayton, NY 13624
July 23, 2022Name: ABA Bass Pro Shops Open Series

Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

Contact: Jeff Randall
(256) 777-6152
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in: French Creek Marina
250 Wahl St
Clayton, NY 13624
August 16 – 21, 2022Name: 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at St. Lawrence River

Sponsor: Tackle Warehouse
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in:  Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Hwy 131
Massena, NY 13662
Day 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 : 3:00 PM , Day 6 : 4:00 PM
September 22 – 24, 2022Name: 2022 Toyota Series at St. Lawrence River

Sponsor: Toyota
Bodies of Water(s): St. Lawrence River

Weigh-in: Massena Intake Boat Launch
1415 State Hwy 131
Massena, NY 13662
Day 1 & 2 & 3 : 3:00 PM ET