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The Chesuncook Lake Salmon Derby - 2019

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Chesuncook Lake

Piscataquis County, ME 04441

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The Chesuncook Lake Salmon Derby - 2019

Join us on May 25th and May 26th


First Prize - $500 for the largest salmon

Second Prize - $500 for a fish randomly drawn from the fish pool

Other prizes possible in the fish pool.

Anglers will receive one fish pool ticket for each salmon under 16 inches that they bring into the weigh station

Tickets - $20 per person



This derby is for landlocked salmon caught in Chesuncook Lake, Caribou Lake, and Ripogenus Lake. All fish entered in the derby must be caught between 12:01am Saturday, May 25th and the close of the derby at 6:00pm on Sunday, May 26th. You must be in line at 6:00pm on May 26th to have your fish weighed to be included in the derby. Derby ticket sales end at 12:00pm on Saturday May 25th. You must have a valid entry form to have your fish weighed.

Fish can be weighed in at the Maine Forest Service barn adjacent to the boat launch on Chesuncook Lake. The weigh station will be open from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday and 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday.

A $500 prize will be given to the participant that enters the largest salmon. Winners will be ranked by weight. The first tiebreaker will be the longest length; second tiebreaker will be the earlier time weighed. Anglers will only be able to enter one salmon 16 inches and over in the derby. The winner will be required to sign an affidavit that he/she caught the fish, and it was caught in Chesuncook, Caribou, or Ripogenus Lake during the hours of the derby. The winning fish may be retained and examined by the Judges and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. In all matters, the decision of the derby judges will be final.

A $500 prize and possibly other prizes will be randomly selected from the fish pool tickets. Anglers will be given a ticket for each salmon under 16 inches they bring to the weigh station. These tickets will create the fish pool. The fish pool prizes will be drawn at the conclusion of the derby and the winners will be notified by phone. You do not have to be present to win. There is no size or bag limit on salmon under 16 inches on Chesuncook, Caribou, and Ripogenus Lakes. We are encouraging anglers to harvest these smaller salmon. This is the primary purpose of the derby.

All Maine Fishing Regulations must be followed and the winner will be required to provide proof of a valid fishing license.

Ticket sale locations:

Indian Hill Trading Post – Greenville

Two Rivers Canoe and Tackle – Medway

Allagash Gateway Campground – Chesuncook Lake

Or online at: www.NRECmoosehead.org

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