Big Jack Classic 2024 Ice Fishing Derby Buffalo Lake Alberta Canada

Buffalo Lake is a large body of water in central Alberta, near the town of Stettler. Each year, on Family Day weekend, Destination Stettler hosts the Big Jack Classic Ice Fishing Derby. A family friendly, Northern Pike derby with over $10,000 in...
Buffalo Lake is a large body of water in central Alberta, near the town of Stettler. Each year, on Family Day weekend, Destination Stettler hosts the Big Jack Classic Ice Fishing Derby. A family friendly, Northern Pike derby with over $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won!

With events throughout the weekend, this is more than just a fishing tournament. The community hall in Rochon Sands is a great meeting place with drinks, snacks and washrooms available all weekend. As well, they put on a fantastic spaghetti supper Saturday night, with breakfast available at the hall on Sunday morning as well. Not only that, but after the tournament wraps up on Sunday evening, there is a great banquet put on with live music, dinner tickets, prizes, as well as a bar area. Bring the kids, they'll have a blast dancing the night away.

A wonderful way to spend the family day holiday. Keep your eye out for the cool 5 of diamonds Big Jack Classic hummer, as well as Big Jack Classics Ambassador, Lisa Roper, throughout the weekend!

A small number of private accommodations can be found in Rochon Sands during the winter months, but a large number of options are available in the nearby town of Stettler if you're traveling into the area.
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25 February 2024 at   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
The Big Jack Classic Ice Fishing Derby is kid friendly with a youth division. Lots of great prizes!
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
Having an underwater camera helps to see what the fish are interested in, if anything.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
Beautifully decorated tables line the Rochon Sands Community Hall during the Big Jack Classic Family Day weekend event.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
The weather was fantastic over the 2024 family day weekend. We do have chairs LOL
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
Our little adventure seeker is always looking for ways to help others. She decided to hop up and help at the check-in desk for the spaghetti supper on Saturday night at the community centre in Rochon Sands.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
I absolutely love seeing local community fishing brag walls. Rochon Sands Community Hall has a nice display of Buffalo Lake fishing photos up for everyone to see.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
The 2024 Big Jack Classic silent auction was full of amazing options. From Yeti coolers to awesome ice huts. You can find this set up in the Rochon Sands Community Hall.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
We decided to check out the Spaghetti Supper at the Rochon Sands Community Hall on Saturday night during the Big Jack Classic. It was delicious and also came with a salad.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
The community puts on a great spaghetti supper on Saturday, that is open for everyone. They do have a certain number of dishes available, so get there early!
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
The community hall in Rochon Sands is where a lot of the action takes place during the Big Jack Classic. Here is where you check in for the derby, pick up any last minute lures and bait, grab some snacks and drinks throughout the weekend, as well...
The community hall in Rochon Sands is where a lot of the action takes place during the Big Jack Classic. Here is where you check in for the derby, pick up any last minute lures and bait, grab some snacks and drinks throughout the weekend, as well as washrooms available. But additionally, this is also where the spaghetti supper and banquet take place as well.
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25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
It was a lovely winter day in Alberta for the family day weekend. Between the warm sun beaming down, and the nice cozy warm hut, we were able to enjoy some time outside on the ice.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
We spent the day Saturday trying to find the fish here with no luck. This was only our 2nd time fishing this lake, so we had some work to do in locating these northern pike
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
There were many little ice fishing villages around Buffalo Lake during the Big Jack Classic. This little pop up community was located near Rochon Sands Marina, where the huge pike statue can be found.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
Once you've registered online for the tournament, you must also check in at the Rochon Sands Community Hall before you start fishing.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
Buffalo Lake is a fun ice fishing location in Alberta, Canada. Located near the town of Stettler, Buffalo Lake is quite large and offers a wide area for fishing.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
A simple set up for ice fishing with a mat to keep the electronics from sitting on the ice. The catch cover over the hole prevents phones and kids from getting wet.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Buffalo Lake, AB T0H 2J0, Canada
You can pick up a keepsake memory item at the Rochon Sands Hall. I collect mugs and magnets from my travels. I meant to grab a mug and forgot. Next time.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
Throughout the family day weekend, the Rochon Sands hall has a small area to grab some drinks and and snacks. Take a break from the ice and pop in to say hello!
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
2024 was the 2nd year that Destination Stettler put on the Big Jack Classic ice fishing tournament on Buffalo Lake in Alberta, Canada. We have come both years and it's been a great time!
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Stettler, AB T0C, Canada
The community hall has a small bar area for you to grab a drink during the banquet on Sunday evening.
25 February 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0, Canada
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