Communities and organizations throughout the North Woods are planning ice fishing jamborees this winter.

Most of the ice fishing derbies are family-oriented events, offering prizes for the largest fish as well as door prizes. Participants should call organizers at the number provided to confirm dates and locations.

The following is a rundown of the ice fishing jamborees in this area. 

Jan. 19, Three Lakes — The Lions Club will sponsor its 66th annual Ice Fishing Derby on Maple Lake from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be prizes and food available at the chamber office parking lot, with the raffle drawing at 4 p.m. Phone (715) 546-3457.

Feb. 2, Conover —  Conover Fire Department will sponsor its ninth annual Ice Fishing Classic on Pioneer Lake from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with headquarters at the public boat landing off Chicago Avenue. Phone (715) 477-2036.

Feb. 2, Boulder Junction — The Frozen Tozen Ice Fishing Tournament will be held at the Boulder Lake boat landing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be cash prizes, raffle drawings, food and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the boat landing improvement fund. Phone (715) 385-2400.

Feb. 9, Sayner — The Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club will host the annual Plum Lake Ice Fishing Tournament on Plum Lake from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration at the boat landing on the south side of the lake. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Sayner Community Building. Phone (715) 542-2046.

Feb. 9, Phelps —  The 17th annual Northern Exposure Ice Fishing Tournament will be held on North and South Twin lakes from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Northern Exposure Bar and Restaurant. Phone (715) 545-3555.

Feb. 16, Phelps — The Sand Lake Pub Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Big Sand Lake from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., headquartered at Sand Lake Pub. Prizes will be awarded after fishing. Phone (715) 545-3200.