The tournament registered 1750 fishing enthusiasts, a 250 person increase from previous years, with approximately 54% of participants from outside of Fulton County from eleven states and various parts of New York State. The event has sold out in each of the six years it has been held. Besides cash prizes for the heaviest fish caught in each hour (between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM), there were several door prizes awarded throughout the day, and two recreational vehicles and a snowmobile were given away to three of the participants.
The 2015 Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2015. Anyone interested in adding their name to the event's mailing list is asked to call the Fulton County Tourism Department at (518) 725-0641 or to send a request via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism
Lou Stutzke, Fuel-N-Food
Caption: (l to r) Event co-coordinator Lou Stutzke, Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation President, Randy Gardinier, event co-coordinator, Beaver Ross