BROADABLIN, N.Y. -- Thousands of ice fishermen gathered in Broadablin Saturday for the Annual Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Foundation Ice Fishing Contest.
Fisherman gathered to compete for the top prize, of $2,100 for the largest pike caught.
Six orange-tagged trout were also let into the contest.
The prize for those was $500 each.
Participants say the contest isn't just about the fishing, though.
Raffles are held throughout the day as a way for fishers to grab some extra prizes.
"It's a great lake for fishing. We've got mass, wall-eye and pike. This is a big event. Every year they have this. I know the tickets for this sell quick," said John Oathout, Mayfield Resident.
If you're wondering about that many people being on the lake, don't worry.
Analysts say that with the frigid temperatures we had this past week, the ice is more than safe for the contest.