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The Bobber Stop Ice Fishing Tournament

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lancer

Hello All,

The Bobber Stop Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday February 7th. 12PM - 3PM.

Ely Lake, Eveleth MN

Would love to see you guys attend this tournament. It is the first time we have done this so we are hoping for a good turn out.

ENTRY FEE:$30 before 1/22/09 • $40 after 2/05/09

OVER

$10,000

IN PRIZES

1ST $3000

2nd $2000

3rd $1000

50th$1000

Please join us for a day of fun and fishing on Ely Lake in Eveleth, MN to benefit Range Transitional Housing’s (RTH’s) Furniture Donation Program. The program collects furniture donations from local community members and businesses across the Range to be distributed to those in need free of charge.

Tickets available at Goodfellas, Red Garter Lounge, and Silver Creek Liquor by contacting the following:

Range Transitional Housing, Inc.

POST OFFICE BOX 1146

Virgina, MN 55792

501©(3) nonprofit

Adam Venne or Brian Makela

Phone: 218-741-9628

Fax: 218-742-9665

E-mail: [email protected]

Prizes awared during the awards ceremony at

Goodfellas after the fishing contest.

Need not be present to accept fishing tournament

prizes. Must be present to win door prizes.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

1. The tournament is scheduled for February 7, 2009, from

12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Ely Lake in Fayal Township. The

Tournament will not be cancelled or postponed for any

reason except unsafe ice conditions. No access is allowed

into the fishing area prior to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the

tournament. Anyone pre-fishing 24 hours before the

tournament must register with contest officials.

2. All laws of the State of MN including the MN DNR will be

abided by.

3. The cost of the tournament is only $30.00 if you purchase

your ticket before February 5, 2009. After the 5th the entry

fee is $40. No refunds will be given for any reason other than

cancellation due to unsafe ice conditions.

4. The tournament ticket and raffle tickets are two separate

items. The raffle tickets are available for $10 and need not be

purchased in conjunction with tournament tickets. Tickets can

be purchased with cash before and during the event. 500

raffle tickets will be printed and no refunds will be given for

any reason.

5. Contestants are required to park in the areas provided.

Contestants can park and enter the lake from the sky harbor

airport on Ely Lake Drive. Those who need assistance will be

shuttled out to the designated fishing area. Please call 218-

780-2682 prior to the contest for handicap access

information. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest

area other than those of contest officials and law

enforcement.

6. No shelters of any kind or the use of augers will be allowed.

Coolers and large containers are discouraged. Chairs, bait

pails, heaters, and depth finders are allowed. No bait or

licenses will be sold on the lake. Contestants must provide

their own bait and bait fish must be four inches or smaller or

it will not be allowed on the ice. Small chisels are

recommended in case the holes drilled earlier in the day

begin freezing over.

7. No glass containers are allowed. Please assist us in our

efforts to protect the environment.We request that you use

the waste containers provided to discard any refuse including

cigarette butts when you leave the ice.

8. Contestants must fish in the area designated for the contest

and will be required to have their ticket visible at all times.

Ticket checks and container inspections will be required.

9. Each person will be allowed to fish one hole per ticket with

two holes maximum. A contestant may only reserve 4 holes

prior to the start of the tournament.

10. Contestants may register as many fish as they want, but only

the heaviest fish per contestant will be qualified for a

competition prize. No contestant will be eligible for more than

one competition prize. There is no age requirement on

tournament participation.

11. All fish must be registered by the person that caught them.

You may not give a fish to another contestant to register.

12. All fish entered must be brought to the weigh-in station

immediately and be alive. Please bring a bag or bucket, as

the tournament is live release. Dead or frozen fish are

ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify that fish were

legally caught. The decision of the judge is final. All prize

winners may be required to take polygraph exams as part of

contest requirements. In the event deception is detected or

the contestant refuses to take the exam, his/her prize will be

forfeited to the charity.

13. Contestants are responsible for verification of the weight of

fish at the time of weigh in. Tournament officials will provide

certified weigh-in tickets.

14. Contest prizes are determined by largest weight and time

registered. If some fish weigh the same, the fish registered

first will take priority.

15. All fish must be caught and the contestant must be on the

way to the weigh-in station by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the

contest. All fish caught will immediately be released back into

the lake after registration, no exceptions.

16. Contestants will be allowed to move to other unoccupied

holes in the contest area.You are allowed to bring as many

poles as desired but cannot use more than one pole per hole

at a time. Contestants must use holes provided and will not

be allowed to leave and reenter the contest area between

12:00-3:00 p.m.

17. There will be a leaderboard located in the fish registration

area. All efforts will be made to keep the board accurate and

up-to-date.

18. Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions, and

property at all times.

19. Contest and raffle prizes are the responsibility of the winners.

Prizes must be claimed within 60 days of notification. There

will be a prize ceremony immediately after the tournament at

Goodfellas Bar in Eveleth. Prizes will be awarded to the

contest winners at the ceremony, door prizes will be drawn.

20. Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants

to disqualification and removal from the competition site as

determined by contest officials.

21. The right to refuse to sell and/or revoke a competition ticket

to anyone is hereby reserved.

22. All contestants and others present at the competition consent

to the use of any names, photographs or likeness of them to

be used in future promotion of this contest, including but not

limited to print, television, radio, and any other media.

23. Members directly involved with the contest on the

tournament day are not eligible for contest prizes.

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Northlander

Lancer please e-mail me. Im interested in attending and or helping out however I can. RTH helps a lot of folks in times of need.

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lancer

If anyone would like to buy tickets directly from me I work up in Pike Lake and would be happy to meet in the area. The cost is $30 until the 5th and then it goes up to forty.

Send me an email @ [email protected]

or call me @ 218-994-1471

Hope to see you all there!

Lance

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Jesse Drummer

does anybody have or kow info about who won last year or what the fish was? thanks

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lancer

This is the first year of the tournament and Ely Lake holds a wide variety of fish so it should be anyones game smile

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BK19

does anybody have or kow info about who won last year or what the fish was? thanks

maybe he is thinking of the Big Bobber contest down south,fwiw it was a 1 lb bass that won that one

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lancer

bump

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goingdeep

Does anyone know if this Tourney will happen again this year??

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ripstick

I am going to find out monday.

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ripstick

Was in the area today and checked out a few places and nobody has heard anything about it.

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lancer

Yes it is going to happen again, looks like the end of February. I will post the details soon.

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goingdeep

lets hope its in a different spot then last year... What was there one fish caught!!!

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shogun

ENTRY FEE:$30 before 1/22/09 • $40 after 2/05/09

what???

so what does a ticket cost after 1/22/09 but before 2/05/09???

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lancer

Ha, thats pretty funny. It originally had the date of th 22nd for both but we changed it to the 5th to keep the prices down a bit longer.

Good catch!

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shogun

I noticed in the rules it says no bait can be used bigger than 4 inches. Does this include dead/cut bait?

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ripstick

Any word on when? As in date.

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shogun

Any word on when? As in date.

Date of the tournament?

Saturday February 7th. 12PM - 3PM.

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The 2nd Annual Bobber Stop Ice Fishing Tournament!

Please join us again for another day of

fun and fishing to benefit

Range Transitional

Housing’s (RTH’s) Furniture Donation Program.

On Saturday February 20, 2010

12-3pm at Ely Lake in Eveleth, MN

OVER $15,000 IN PRIZES

Entry Fee: $30 by 2/6/10 and $40 after 2/6/10

There are separate raffle tickets available for $10

Free parking at 7487 Ely Lake Drive.

The Ely Lake Aviation landing strip.

Tickets available at Goodfellas in Eveleth and

Silver Creek Liquor in Mt. Iron

or online at: http://www.bobberstop.org

Or by contacting:

Range Transitional Housing, Inc.

Adam Venne or Brian Makela

Phone:218-741-9628

Fax: 218-742-9665

E-mail: [email protected]

Pre drilled holes along with a new improved fishing area with more portable johns.

Prizes awarded during the award ceremony at Goodfellas

after the fishing contest. Need not be present to accept fishing

tournament prizes. Must be present to win door prizes.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

1. The tournament is scheduled for February 20, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Ely Lake in Fayal Township. The Tournament will not be cancelled or postponed for any reason except unsafe ice condi-tions. No access is allowed into the fishing area prior to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Anyone pre-fishing 24 hours before the tournament must register with contest officials.

2. All laws of the State on MN including the MN DNR will be abided by.

3. The cost of the tournament is only $30.00 if you purchase your ticket before February 6th, 2010. After the 6th the entry fee is $40. No refunds will be given for any reason other than cancellation due to unsafe ice conditions.

4. The tournament ticket and raffle tickets are two separate items. The raffle tickets are available for $10 and need not be purchased in con-junction with tournament tickets. Tickets can be purchased with cash before and during the event. 500 raffle tickets will be printed and no refunds will be given for any reason.

5. Contestants are required to park in the areas provided. Contestants can park and enter the lake from the sky harbor airport on Ely Lake Drive. Those who need assistance will be shuttled out to the designated fishing area. Please call 218-780-2682 at least one day prior to the contest for handicap access information. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than those of contest officials and law enforcement.

19. Contest and raffle prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Licensing, registration, transportation, taxes, and all incidental or consequential expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winners. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days of notification. There will be a prize ceremony immediately after the tournament at Goodfellas Bar in Eveleth. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners and the raffle will take place at the ceremony . Door prizes will be awarded on the lake and at the ceremony. You must be present to win door prizes.

20. Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from competition site as

determined by contest officials.

21. The right to refuse to sell and/or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved.

22. All contestants and others present at the competition consent to the use of any names, photographs or likeness of them to be used in future promotion of this contest, including but not limited to print, television, radio, and any other media.

23. The youth prizes are for those 12 and under. If a youth catches a fish that places in the main top 3 prizes, he/she will only be eligible for that prize and the youth prize will go to the next largest youth fish that is not eligible for the top 3 prizes.

24. Members directly involved with the contest on the tournament day are not eligible for contest prizes.

6. No shelters of any kind or the use of augers will be allowed. Coolers and large containers are discouraged. Chairs, bait pails, heaters, and depth finders are allowed. No bait or licenses will be sold on the lake. Contestants must provide their own bait and bait fish must be four inches or smaller or it will not be allowed on the ice. Small chisels are recommended in case the holes drilled the previous day begin freezing over.

7. No glass containers are allowed. Please assist us in our efforts to protect the environment. We request that you use the waste containers provided to discard any refuse including cigarette butts when you leave the ice.

8. Contestants must fish in the area designated for the contest and will be required to have their ticket visible at all times. Ticket checks and container inspections will be required.

9. Each person will be allowed to fish one hole per ticket with two holes maximum. A contestant may only reserve 4 holes prior to the start of the tournament.

10. Contestants may register as many fish as they want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will be qualified for a competition prize. No contestant will be eligible for more than one competition prize. There is no age requirement on tournament participation.

11. All fish must be registered by the person that caught them. You may not give a fish to another contestant to register.

12. All fish entered must be brought to the weigh-in station immediately and be alive. Please bring a bag or bucket, as the

tournament is live release. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges (including professional judge Frank Klabechek) shall have the right to verify that fish were legally caught. The decision of the judges is final. All prize winners may be required to take polygraph exams as part of contest requirements. In the event deception is detected or the contestant refuses to take the exam, his/her prize will be for-feited to the charity.

13. Contestants are responsible for verification of the weight of fish at the time of weigh in. Tournament officials will provide certified weigh-in tickets.

14. Contest prizes are determined by largest weight and time regis-tered. If some fish weigh the same, the fish registered first will take priority.

15. All fish must be caught and the contestant must be on the way to the weigh-in station by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the contest. All fish caught will immediately be released back into the lake after registra-tion, no exceptions.

16. Contestants will be allowed to move to other unoccupied holes in the contest area. You are allowed to bring as many poles as desired but cannot use more than one pole per hole at a time. Contestants must use holes provided and will not be allowed to leave and reenter the contest area between 12:00-3:00 p.m.

17. There will be a leader board located in the fish registration area. All efforts will be made to keep the board accurate and up to date.

18. Contestants are responsible for their own safety and actions.

19. Contest and raffle prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Licensing, registration, transportation, taxes, and all incidental or consequential expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winners. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days of notification. There will be a prize ceremony immediately after the tournament at Goodfellas Bar in Eveleth. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners and the raffle will take place at the ceremony . Door prizes will be awarded on the lake and at the ceremony. You must be present to win door prizes.

20. Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from competition site as

determined by contest officials.

21. The right to refuse to sell and/or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved.

22. All contestants and others present at the competition consent to the use of any names, photographs or likeness of them to be used in future promotion of this contest, including but not limited to print, television, radio, and any other media.

23. The youth prizes are for those 12 and under. If a youth catches a fish that places in the main top 3 prizes, he/she will only be eligible for that prize and the youth prize will go to the next largest youth fish that is not eligible for the top 3 prizes.

24. Members directly involved with the contest on the tournament day are not eligible for contest prizes.

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ripstick

Sounds like we might have to fill up the van. Any idea whta the prizes are? Also what is the raffle for?

Shogun, whats with the dates? ooooppppssss.

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lancer

Over 15K in prizes this year compared to 10K last year!

First: 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 450 fourwheeler and a fish mount courtesy of Franks Taxidermy.

2nd: $1500 package including $1000 cash and a Vexilar FL-20 ultra pack w/dual beam.

3rd: $1000 packagae including $500 cash and a Vexilar FL-20 ultra pack w/dual beam.

25th: Fish Trap Nanook-2 man.

Raffle will consist of all kinds of nice fishing and cash prizes.

Just to list a few.

Look forward to seeing you guys there!

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ripstick

I will be getting mine next week. Someone is going to drop off a book at lucky 7 to sell. Be heading up that sat am. any one coming from duluth want to jump in I have room for 4 xtra people.

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shogun

Shogun, whats with the dates? ooooppppssss.

Sorry ripstick - they changed them on me after I posted that. Looks like it's going to be the 20th. It WAS set for the 7th - just look at the first post in this thread.

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shogun

Hey Gary - I'd love to join you. send me an e-mail, I believe you know what my address is...

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ripstick

shogun computer got dumped lost alot of info. More than welcome to jump in.

[email protected]

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ripstick

Any one looking for tickets lucky 7 has got some at the bait shop opn hover rd st or what ever.

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