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The 2018 Crappie Derby

is ON for

February 17, 2018

There is 15" of ice on the lake and Broome County has given us the OK!

The day of the derby is a free fishing day in New York State

(February 18th will also be a free fishing day!)

Live Bait can be purchased at:

David's Live Bait in Upper Lisle, Ernie's Bait & Tackle II in Richford and

Mayhoods Sporting Goods In Norwich

Pre-Registration is taking place at Dick's Sporting Goods

Monday, Feb 12th through Thursday, Feb 15th

at Court Street and Vestal locations from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Pre-Registration at First Baptist Church of Whitney Point's

Pancake Breakfast!

Saturday, Feb 17th 5:00 am to 8:00 am (Pre-Registration ends at 7:45 am)

Check our facebook page for updates

Whitney Point Sportsmen Facebook

We welcome your input or questions, email: wpsasec@gmail.com

If you would like to sponsor the derby, email: wpsasec@gmail.com



Please view our SPONSORS Page
This will be updated soon to reflect this years' sponsors. 

Registration Info - Click here

Derby Rules - Click here

Prize Categories - Click here

Schedule - Click here


Prize Categories
28 - Biggest White Crappie (Length) per "Special" (each 15 min period between 8AM-3PM)
+7 - Misc 1st Crappie and National Anthem
3   - Biggest White Crappie of the day - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
6   - Biggest of numerous fish species (Over the entire event - Cuts off at 2 PM)
4 - (or more) Door Prizes - Any Registered Participant is eligible - No need to catch a fish
Many kids prizes throughout the day
The derby has been known as the "party derby" for many years due to its' unique format. The Crappie Derby awards prizes every 15 minutes for the largest (longest) White Crappie caught during each 15 minute period during the derby hours. This format has caught on and is now used by a number of other derbys. The format makes for a carnival environment all day. The judging booth is located in the middle of the ice with a powerful PA system which is constantly announcing the status of the current leaders of each "derby". Along with the judges booth is a concession stand providing a steady stream of chili, chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc, all day.  Rent-a-Johns positioned over the ice help to make this a comfortable place to be during the long winters day. In addition to the anglers, many visitors show up to observe the goings-on of the day. The event has drawn as many as 8,000 people to the ice of Whitney Point Lake.


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