Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Marina are pleased to announce the return of the Annual Fishing Derby for the 21st year. The Derby will be held on Saturday, April 13 (no rain date) from 7a – 4p at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive. This event is FREE and is open to all adults and children, with free parking and refreshments. Fishing will take place on the outer Lake Michigan break wall, on the inside, west end docks of the marina break wall and on land. There will be no boats. Live and/or artificial bait will be used. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for largest salmon, largest trout and largest bass. This derby is subject to all IDNR fishing and game laws, so please have your license and stamp. Get your fishing license online at: or simply visit Cabela’s in Hammond. For more information contact the Hammond Marina at (219) 659-7678.