2015 NW Ice Fishing Festival

Annual NW Ice Fishing Festival


Sponsored by Oroville Chamber & Hosted by Molson Grange
Saturday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend - January 17, 2015
Molson, WA – USA

Grand Prize for 2 heaviest Fish!
1st, 2nd & 3rd PRIZES Adult & Youth Places
Raffles * Raffles * Raffles *

NEW in 2015 - Ice Fishing Festival moved to January 17th to avoid shrimp hatch.  Old timers reflect on history of fishing Sidley Lake and say the ice fishing is better in January.  Reports on 2014 late fall fishing were good.  The Oroville Chamber committee has high expectations for a great fish catching contest with fun Highland entertainment, good food and friendly hosts.


DRAFT Times  and the Event

7 am – 3 pm Fishing Registration: Molson Grange Hall or office at Sidley Lake.

Still $20/adult, $10 youth 14 & under for contest.

7 am to 10 am Pancake Breakfast at Molson Grange Hall by Grange Volunteers.

10:00 to 3:00 Coffee & Snacks & to be announced activities in the big, warm Grange Hall

9:00 – 3:00 pm Gourmet Gallery Food & Beverage at the edge of Sidley Lake.

8:00 – 3:00 pm FISH Sidley Lake (Turn your catch into judges by 3 pm) No exceptions.

Afternoon Dog Sledding Demonstration by Rev. Gary Forgey, Watch the fun! Free! Donations Welcome!  Noonish to 3 pm

8:00 – 3:00 pm Arts & Crafts Booths, Games, & Visit in Grange Hall.  Free entrance. Bring your musical instruments. Want to bring a booth? Free if reserved by December 31st.   Call Mary Lou at 476-3200.

3:00 - 3:00 pm Social in the Grange Hall

3:30 Awards & Food by Sitzmark Ski Area Volunteers.

When Judges are ready - Fishing Awards, Prizes and Raffles (your number will be called 3 times)

Thank you for your support.  This event is coordinated by an all volunteer crew.


Other fun things to do in the area!

  • Ski or Board at Sitzmark. Kitchen open to the public for lunch!

  • Highland Snow Park: Snowmobiles one-way, Cross Country skiing the other.

  • Snow Shoe, Cross Country Ski or Rent Snowmobiles ask Chambers for info: Oroville 476-2739/Tonasket 486-4543.

Thank you to Patrick Stice for Aerator Management, Oroville Chamber for electrical payments.

Thank you to Oroville EMTs, Mike Tibbs for the SaniCans, and thank you to our Judges.

All proceeds will help the Oroville Chamber promote local businesses & tourism in the North Okanogan.

Questions? Call Event Chair: Robin Stice, Oroville Chamber Volunteer, Eden Valley Guest Ranch, 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville, WA 98844 (509) 485-4002 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please be a Sponsor! Anyone can donate Prizes!

Smallest Fish Prize is our way of encouraging good sportsmanship.

Mystery Prize is our way of spreading out the fun.

Raffle Prizes are also very important.