NOTE: There was a bug in version 1.09 that kept the game from starting This is fixed in version 1.10.

The free version of Ice Fishing Derby: It's a five day fishing derby with a twist. The forecast for the first day is pretty nice, but it's going to get much, much colder as the days go by. Start each day at the bait shop to get the tackle you need. Catch bluegills, crappie, perch, walleyes and northern pike. At the end of each day you'll collect cash at the weigh-in for the fish you've caught. Be sure to earn enough to pay for a portable shelter and heater or you're not likely to survive. Start with some basic gear and catch some panfish, then work your way up to catching the bigger fish. Once you have the necessities you might get yourself a sonar flasher or even an underwater camera system so you can see what's happening under the ice. Your goal is simple: Survive the tournament, and earn as much money as possible. Other fishermen may offer you some interesting trades out on the lake, but be careful what deals you accept!

The game is free but in-app purchases unlock a few items in the bait shop and give you the option of starting each tournament with more money.

Note: Some people have had problems running the previous version of the game due to a bug in iOS 8.0. Either updating your device to iOS 8.1 or updating the game to 1.06 should fix it. If you have any trouble with the game, please email us at and we'll be happy to help.

What’s New

Version 1.10

Fix for bug in previous release that kept the game from playing

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

lance 17304 ,

It’s a fun game

But I really would like to see a update soon ,because I feel this game could really take off. I love the concept of the game and how it works, with the trades but more locations with different fish would be amazing. Also Ik you have to make money from the items in shop since there are no ads so I understand that. Overall great game all it needs is some updates on better graphics or more stuff.

everyothernameistakeb ,

Love this game

I’m taking the time to write this review to explain how good the game is. It’s an extremely simple concept at this point that actually sums up the game/ sport of ice fishing. You start the game, you’re in the shop, you buy the basics, you fish. It’s really fun. Especially once you start unlocking the big equipment. Haven’t had a problem with this one running. I would absolutely love to see this game get massive! It just needs a few more things. It could use new locations, with different fish. You should be able to scout out locations and save them based on weather conditions. I love the concept of getting paid for every fish. Please please please update the game.

Smokedsdier ,


I really wish there was a second version of this game to come out! I absolutely love everything about this game I play it over and over again... if the creator reads this please add on to the game or make another better one with more stuff like being able to pick your spot on the lake and being able to fish more instead of dinking around with heaters and stuff! Add a tournament mode to play others high scores... different perks! I love it!!! You are what is great today... I love where your mind was when making this game you think like me!


Paul Halter
30.7 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock all items in bait shop $0.99
  2. Unlock all store items, start each tournament with $1000 $4.99
  3. Unlock all store items, start each tournament with $100 $1.99


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