Annual Trout Derby 

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West Bearskin Lake Boat Access

Clearwater Road
Gunflint Trail, MN 55604


Annual Trout Derby Picnic and fishing contest on West Bearskin Lake
Fundraiser hosted by the Cook County Snowmobile Club Ridge Riders.
Saturday, March 2, 2024

Come out for a day of fishing and fun on the ice on West Bearskin Lake. Proceeds help support the local snowmobile club, the Cook County Ridge Riders, in the maintenance and grooming of much of the over 137 miles of snowmobile trails in Cook County.

  • Registration starts at 9 – 11 a.m. *Must be registered before fishing*
  • $10 to participate for Cook County Ridge Riders members; $20 for non-members.
  • Remember to bring your trout stamp and your fishing license.
  • All fish must be in by 2 pm.
  • Cash Prizes for top 10 fish 
  • Cook out with Fish Burgers, hot dogs, brats and burgers with all the extras included.

This year we are bringing back the festivities! Minnow races, fish toss, and kid's games. Let's have a fun-filled day on the ice!

This event is a fundraiser to help support the club in their endeavor to continue to maintain the trails and grooming equipment.

Please support your local snowmobile club. 


The dates for this event have passed. No future dates are available at this time.
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