Chemo Pond First Ever Fishing Derby Offers $200 Prizes And More
If you want to take part in a first this year and get a chance to take home a prize for your efforts, check out this event that will take place in Penobscot County this month. The first annual Chemo Pond 'Frost 'bite' Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday, February 26th from 10 AM - 3 PM. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three categories: longest bass, longest perch, and longest pickerel. Winners will receive $200.
Strategize the Derby at Chemo Pond
According to Maine.gov, Chemo Pond is a shallow, warm-water pond that borders the Bangor area towns of Bradley, Eddington, and Clifton and stretches across nearly 1150 acres.
Fish that are found in this body of water include:
- Brook trout (squaretail)
- Smallmouth bass
- White perch
- Yellow perch
- Chain pickerel
- Hornpout (bullhead)
- White sucker
Here's a map to plan your strategy that includes water depths so you can maybe win yourself one of the offered prizes.
Prize offerings and registration info
Even if this is the first year for this event, organizers are really pulling out some great rewards for those who take part in the derby. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three categories: longest bass, longest perch, and longest pickerel with the sportsperson who catches the longest fish for each category receiving $200.
It will cost $5 to register to be a part of the derby but you'll be in the running for some additional prizes for registering including:
- A 43-inch LG Smart TV
- A $200 L.L. Bean Gift Certificate
- A Yeti Mug
- A Fit Bit Blaze
You'll be able to register at the event starting at 10 AM. By 3 P.M. the final measurements will be taken with prizes to be awarded right after.
Good luck out there on the ice. Here are a few things to bring with you while you're derbying!