Registration open for Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby in Ogdensburg
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its eighth Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 15.

Adult anglers can register for $20 and can fish for bass, walleye, northern pike and perch. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during normal business hours at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave.

Each angler can only submit one fish from each of the categories. Each fish entered will be weighed and measured. Winners will be determined by weight. If a tie, the length will determine the winner. All weighing will take place at Hosmer’s Marina.

There will also be a youth division for bass, northern pike, walleye and perch. Registration for youth, 16 and under, is $10. Youth can also choose to register for the adult division if they choose. Prizes and awards will be provided by the family of the late Al O’Marah who will also be sponsoring the Al O’Marah Lunker Award for the angler catching the heaviest bass.

Fishing is on the St. Lawrence River only.

Registration can be made prior to tournament at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center up to the morning of the tournament or at Hosmer’s Marina from 6 to 7 a.m. when fishing begins. The tournament will end at 3 p.m. when the winners will be announced and the trophies and prizes will be awarded.

The first 100 participants that sign-up will receive a free T-shirt.