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Cash prizes for the biggest three fish. Door prizes that you can win just by entering. Do you love this winter weather? Are you looking forward to spending some time with family and friends snowmobiling, cooking hot dogs and marshmallows over the open fire, maybe a game of Nerf football while the ice fishing traps lie in wait for that big ole togue? If so, then you need to get your ticket for the Moosehead Lake Togue Derby that begins on Friday, January 26th and continues through Sunday, January 28th. There is no better place to spend a family weekend than the shores of Maine’s largest lake and it’s a great chance to win some spectacular prizes. Nate Paradis and his 20.66 lb Togue caught at the Moosehead Lake Togue Derby.

But wait, what if you don’t like this weather. Are all your friends posting pictures of their vacation trips to warmer climes while you shovel out from yet another bomb of a snowstorm? Well then, you should still get your ticket to the Moosehead Togue Derby because the top door prize is a choice of three vacation packages including trips for two to: Orlando, Las Vegas, or a Caribbean cruise. No fish needed to win. In addition, some of the proceeds for the derby go to NREC’s youth education programming.
Tickets are $25 (individual) and $40 (family). There will also be a youth raffle that kids are entered into automatically on the family ticket, and you can purchase additional youth tickets for $5 each. Youth prizes include a lifetime resident fishing license, a new Trek bike, and a Dovetail bat. Tickets are on sale in the Moosehead area at Indian Hill Trading Post, Moosehead Bait and Tackle, Lucky’s Bait, and The Stress Free Moose. Tickets can be purchased at Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer and Mountain’s Market in Dover-Foxcroft. You can also get tickets online at