2017 NW Ice Fishing Festival

Annual NW Ice Fishing Festival

Saturday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend - January 14, 2017. 

On Sidley and Molson Lakes near Molson WA USA
Sponsored by Oroville Chamber & Hosted by Molson Grange

Chamber Web Site Information

2017 Grand prize value = $1000

Fishing Contest 8 am to 3pm. Entry Fees: Adults $25, Youth $10.

Prizes are given out at Oroville Chamber’s Annual Ice Fishing Festival at Molson.  Activities in the Molson Grange Hall include a deluxe breakfast $8 7am-10:30am, arts & crafts fair, bingo 1-3 pm, lunch by Sitzmark, raffle prizes and more.  For more information visit orovillewashington.com or call 1-888-699-5659.


In 2015, 19 fish were caught and the total weight was just under 33 pounds.

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Eden Valley Guest Ranch is 6-miles south of the event area.  Call us for cabin information and cabin reservations for your family at 509-485-4002.

Other fun things to do in the area!

  • Highland Snow Park Cross Country skiing plus birding area.
  • Snowmobile ~ bring your own.
  • Snow Shoe ~ bring your own or rent from Sitzmark 509-486-2700
  • For where to use public trails call the Chambers for info: Oroville 476-2739/Tonasket 486-4543.
  • Ski or Board at Sitzmark. Kitchen open to the public for lunch!  Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Thank you to Patrick Stice (Eden Valley Guest Ranch) assisted by Rodney Mellentine for Aerator Management.  The Molson Grange received a two-year grant from the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife for reimbursement for electricity and other operational costs for the aerator.  Thank you to land owner Kevin Myrick.

Questions? Call Robin Stice, Oroville Chamber Volunteer, Eden Valley Guest Ranch,  (509) 485-4002 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To check out our Okanogan Highland weather, please see our Eden Valley Cam at http://edenvalleyranch.dev/home/eden-valley-cam.html.