Saturday, February 3, 2024

Upcoming Long Lake Fishing Derby and Winter Carnival recap

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club announces their ice fishing contest for 2024 on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Long Lake, NY. The Adult Ice Fishing Contest and
Adult/Child Kid Ice Fishing Contest will be happening simultaneously on the same day and time in Long Lake, NY.

Registration starts at 6 a.m. at the Long Lake Geiger Arena located at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area at 6 Pavilion Lane off of NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Registration will continue at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street starting at 7a.m.
It is $25 per person for the adult contest and children 16 and under may fish for free.
2023 Long Lake fishing derby kids with fish
Lines in at 7 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Fish must be at weigh-in station by 3 p.m. to be eligible. Categories of fish are: Northern Pike, Other Pike (Pickerel, Walleye, etc) Perch, Rainbow
Trout and Land Locked Salmon. Hybrid Pike will be considered Northern Pike. If a Lake Trout is caught by a junior, they will be placed in the “Adult” contest. All fish must fall
within legal NYSDEC fishing regulations size and bag limits to be eligible. Fishing is allowed on Long Lake, Lake Eaton, South Pond and Forked Lake. Only Lake Trout caught on Lake
Eaton are eligible for the rollover prize.

The categories are judged as live weight and then by weight first, then length to break tie by weight. Contestants may keep their catch or release after the fish as been marked as
entered the derby.

There will be Door Prizes and Cash prizes awarded starting at 3:30 p.m. and given out at the Long Lake Diner. Participants must be present to win. For more information about the Long Lake Fish and Game Club please visit

Photos: 2023 kids taking part in fishing derby, provided by Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Long Lake annual town wide photo, by Jim Swedberg

The 22 Annual Long Lake Winter Carnival was held Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in Long Lake, NY. The morning started out with torrents of rain
and sleet, but eventually made way for snow starting at noon. The Long Lake Highway Department joined the Parks and Recreation Department to clear parking lots and prep the
staging area for the event. Despite the challenging weather, there was expansive turn out with new visitors, second homeowners and local residents flocking to the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center for the outdoor event.

Events kicked off with the coronation of the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club Royal Family with King and Queen, Michelle and Tom Donnelly, year-round residents of the Town of
Long Lake and members of the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club for over 30 years. Stan Kolonko of The Ice Farm installed 24 ice carvings for business sponsors participating in the
outdoor Ice Garden. Long Lake Fire Department members provided lunch to all the guests.

The day ended with a bonfire and fireworks with the Long Lake Little Bus providing safe transportation after dark. Jerry Flanagan, the Little Bus driver transported over 100 riders
clocked over 120 miles on Saturday night.

2024 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners

Long Lake King and Queen Michelle and Tom Donnelly, by Jim Swedberg

** some last names are missing due to lack of complete registration information**
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club King and Queen
Michelle and Tom Donnelly

Cardboard Sled 12 & Under
1st: Kempter Family – Troy, NY
2nd: Cailyn Norton – Tupper Lake, NY
3rd: Gregson Boys – Newcomb, NY

Cardboard Sled 13-17
1st: Isaac Smith – Malvern, PA
2nd: Addison Schwab – Long Lake, NY
3rd: Delaney & Vianna – Slingerlands, NY

Cardboard Sled 18+ 
1st: Brittany Olbert & Bella Sandersen– Long Lake, NY
2nd: Rachel West – Albany, NY

Cardboard Sled 18+
1st: Mary Dery – Long Lake, NY
2nd: Kelsie Adams & Jazmin Roche – Long Lake, NY
3rd: Collen & Heather – Long Lake, NY

Cardboard Sled Best Crash
Cailyn Norton – Tupper Lake, NY

Honorable Mention
Harper Curtin – Long Lake, NY

Cardboard Sled Best in Show
1st: “Super Mario” Team
2nd: “Martian Monster” (Matt Hosley Jr, SJ Hosley, Tommy Hosley – Long Lake, NY)
3rd: “Bingo” (Maddie Paula – Long Lake, NY)

Wacky Hat/Fashion
1st: Zoe Lebron – Long Lake, NY

GT Racer Under 17 #1
1st: Cam Harris – Long Lake, NY
2nd: Harrison _____
3rd: Jack ____________

GT Racer Under 17 #2
1st: Charlie Seaman – Long Lake, NY
2nd: Morgan Delehanty – Long Lake, NY
3rd: Matt Hosley Jr. – Long Lake, NY

GT Racer Over 17 #1
1st: Elliot Seamark –
2nd: Noah Bozak – Long Lake, NY
3rd: Harrison Hall – Long Lake, NY

GT Racer Over 17 #2
1st: Matt Hosley – Long Lake, NY
2nd: Jessica
3rd: Shea Farrell – Long Lake, NY

Men’s Caber Toss (9 participants)
1st: Dennis ___________ 29’0”
2nd: Ron Johnson 27’2” – Troy, NY
3rd: John ____________ 25’6”

Ladies Frying Pan Toss (42 total participants)
1st: Trisha Hosley 52’3” – Long Lake, NY
2nd: Anna Pratt 49’0” – Burlington, VT
3rd: Prudence Dechene 48’6” – Long Lake, NY



Photos by Jim Swedberg
Long Lake Annual town wide photo
King and Queen, Michelle and Tom Donnelly

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