The Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derbies, managed by Empire State Lake Ontario Promotions, are popular events for people who love to fish.
Fishing Derby Dates:
Spring: April 29th – May 8th
Summer: June 18th – July 17th
Fall: August 19th – Sept 5th
Anglers compete for cash and equipment prizes in four categories including salmon, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout. Winning fish have included Chinook salmon over 40 pounds and lake trout approaching 30 pounds. People come from all over the country to compete in these annual events and to enjoy the world class fishing found in Monroe County. Registration locations are available within Monroe County.