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  • FISHING: Crappie Derby postponed; thicker ice needed

  • JANUARY 9 FISHING



    The 2013 running of the Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby has been postponed from Jan. 26 to Feb. 9 due to the mild winter so far.

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  • The 2013 running of the Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby has been postponed from Jan. 26 to Feb. 9 due to the mild winter so far.
    Organizers are hopeful that the additional time will allow safe ice to form on Whitney Point Lake. Should it become apparentthat sufficient ice is not likely to
    occur, the event will be canceled.
    Although it is primarily an ice fishing event, the derby includes attractions for families and spectators. Spectators usually outnumber the registered contestants and prizes, including door prizes, exist for those not successful in catching fish.
    There will be a midway with a number of exhibits, refreshments and port-a-johns on the ice. Some of the participants include the Ross Park Zoo with some live animals or birds, Finch Hollow Nature Center with educational displays, and the National Weather Service with a real-time digital weather station.
    For a thorough description and updates, visit www.crappiederby.com.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports

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