Five Months Of Derby Fishing On Champlain
The 18th Annual LCI Evinrude All-Season Fishing Tournament presented by Apple Island Resort and Marina returns in 2011 for another season of big fish and happy, dedicated Lake Champlain anglers.
The All-Season Tournament, starting May 1st and ending September 30th, features ten species within three divisions which include the most sought-after fish that Lake Champlain offers: steelhead trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon,
Monthly merchandise prizes are awarded to the registered angler who enters one fish from any of the eligible fish species for that month which amasses the highest number of points for its respective division. Each eligible species is given a point scale with which total derby prize points are determined by multiplying the weight of the fish by the appropriate points for that fish species. At the tournament's end, a cash-prize pool based on the number of entries in the tournament, which exceeded 1,100 anglers in the 2010 Tournament, is distributed to the 15 monthly winners based on their overall derby points.
With 11 All-Season weigh stations strategically located around Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York, anglers are always close to a weigh station to weigh in their catch. Combined with a low entry fee of $40, a reciprocal license, and the monthly and overall cash and prizes, the All-Season Tournament is an accessible, fun, and exciting opportunity for families, friends, and individuals to get outside and go fishing.
Anglers who register for both the All-Season Tournament and the 30th Annual Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha this year may have their fish entered into both contests simultaneously. More than $700,000 in cash is up for grabs in the Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha and more than $10,000 from the LCI Evinrude All-Season Tournament presented by Apple Island Resort and Marina. New for 2011, anglers whose registered fish matches the surprise species and weight of the Surprise 30th Birthday Cash option could end up bringing home up to $600,000, including ten $30,000 species chances and one $300,000 fish!