Featured image: Entries from a previous Ice Fishing Derby in Waterville, Maine (photo credit: Spectrum Generations)
Fish for a cause in Maine on Sunday, February 18!
The 20th annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby in Waterville is a major fundraiser for the Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Program at the Muskie Center, which delivers more than 2,000 meals each week in Somerset, Waldo, and northern Kennebec counties. Proceeds also help other programs at the center, such as adult day services and Medicare clinics.
To enter the derby, call the Muskie Center at (207) 873-4745 to buy tickets. The cost is $3 for one ticket, $5 for two, and $10 for five.
Then go to your favorite legal fishing hole in Maine on February 18 to cast your lines. Take your catch to the weigh-in at Muskie Center, 38 Gold Street in Waterville, from 2 to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the two largest fish caught by adults and the three largest caught by children.
Fish categories are salmon brook trout, brown trout, togue, splake, pickerel, pike, and white perch for the adults. The categories are the same for kids, plus yellow perch and black crappe.
Fish must be caught on the day of the derby and cannot be frozen.
The Ice Fishing Derby is named in honor of Morning Sentinel outdoors writer and avid sportsman Gene Letourneau and his wife, Lucille, who was an active volunteer in the Waterville Meals on Wheels program. Lucille didn’t have a driver’s license, so she hired a driver to help her deliver the meals on her route.
For more information, visit the Spectrum Generations’ Ice Fishing Derby page.