It doesn't matter whether you are experienced at ice fishing or not, you can have a lot of fun and always learn more about ice fishing by attending one of the hard water fishing derbies being held on many Vermont lakes during the next few weeks.

Here are five that are coming up in the near future:

Feb. 8-9 Champlain Islands Fishing Derby (Lake Champlain) - Contact Todd Sudol - 802-233-7673

Feb. 8-9 Hortonia Ice Fishing Derby (Lake Hortonia) - Contact Jody Gale - 802-273-3445
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