BURLINGTON, Vt. - Father's Day weekend is here which means it's time the Father's Day Fishing Derby on Lake Champlain.
For 36 years families have been casting into the lake for the three day event. The derby draws thousands each year from both sides of the lake.
This year, there are seven major prize categories that put 11 species into play for folks fishing from boat to shore.
Lake Champlain International hosts the derby.
"This is the event that allows our organization to pursue our mission year-round of a swimmable, drinkable and fishable Lake Champlain... This event is a true something for everybody event, it doesn't matter if you fish from a boat, if you fish from shore or glue a few bottles together and float out there, the whole point of this is event is to get out on the lake, enjoy our beautiful lake to make some memories with close friends and family,” said Eric LaMontagne, Lake Champlain International Outreach Director.
The fishing begins Saturday morning when weigh stations open at 9 a.m.
For all the information you’ll need before headed out, click here.
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