You can expect bigger crowds than normal Burke and Quincy lakes on the first weekend in March. There is a Trout Derby planned for that weekend by the Quincy Valley Tourism Association, and there is big money up for grabs. They are going tag some trout, release them into Burke and Quincy lakes and the values are huge! One fish will be worth $3,000.00, another worth $2,000.00 and a third worth $1,000.00. The opening weekend at these lakes is always a popular event, and this year there is a special reason to visit these two. You get all the details, including a registration form by visiting the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce web site by logging onto quincyvalley.org. There are adult and youth divisions, other prizes being awarded—and of course some really big checks handed out to the lucky anglers that hook and land one of tagged fish. Don’t make plans to be anywhere else on the first weekend in March. This is richest tagged trout derby I have ever heard of, and you could be a big winner. Be sure to review the rules and print out your registration, and start sharpening your hooks!