Walleye Challenge

Presidents Day Weekend

Walleye Challenge

Saturday, February 17th, 2024


Good morning and happy Friday. As you will see from my lake report there isn’t enough ice to safely have the walleye challenge. There is 5″ where we need 9″. And it’s going to get colder next week, but not cold enough to make 4″ before next Saturday. In my opinion the ice is very safe for walking and fishing, but not for vehicles that must travel long distances across the ice to register their fish, every hour.  Therefore, we cannot have the contest. I am bummed more than you guys about this, but I can’t control the weather.

Therefore, all prizes will be given away by random draw at Lanzi’s on the Lake starting at noon. (So, you terrible fishermen now have a chance ?) Lanzi’s will be open for business that day. So old school style Beaver, the chamber President Anne, AKA “the artic fox”, and me will be on the deck outside announcing the winners and blasting tunes. We should be wrapped up by 4 so come out check out Lanzi’s new look and make a fun day of it. And of course, quite a few people are going to win some great prizes. Look forward to seeing everyone…it’s been way too long, and I can’t think of a more beautiful place to be than Sacandaga lake.


Thank you to our sponsors Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop and Saratoga Eagle!

Thank you to Frank and Son’s for sponsoring the tags and sweatshirts!

 $120,000 contest

$2,149 per hour in payouts

PLUS over $20,000 in miscellaneous prizes.

There also will be drawings for a side by side, and (2) 4-Wheelers (three machines in total will be awarded).

Walleye Challenge Rules

Entry fee is $60 with pre-registration required.  Payment and registration is due NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2021 with NO EXCEPTIONS.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.