Come try your luck at ice fishing during the month-long Mat-Su Valley Pike Derby. Drill a hole and start jigging for pike, a large invasive species with a voracious appetite that grows to impressive lengths (winning fish are close to four feet long). Hosted by organizations from the town of Houston, the derby features prizes for the most fish caught, as well as the longest, heaviest, shortest, and lightest pike. The fish are cooked at the derby awards banquet and donated to local food pantries. For more information, check the website or contact the Houston Lodge.