NYS Crappie Derby Canceled

By WBNG News

NYS Crappie Derby Canceled

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) -- The Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association on Monday announced the cancellation of this years’ crappie derby.

According to a news release:

This year marked the 40th annual attempt to stage this event.

The Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation evaluated the status of Whitney Point Lake on Monday morning and measured only eight inches of ice.

These ice dimensions are not believed to be sufficiently safe for the large number of participants expected for this upcoming Saturday’s scheduled NYS Crappie Derby.