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Ice Fishing Challenge

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MJAJ

Where is the access to the tournement?

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me what the depths are that a guy can fish in the tourney?

Also, what size fish does it usually take to win and get into the top 100?

Thanks

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ghotierman

The access is off the Kruger's Creek DNR access...off the Northeast shore of the lake...it will be well posted...

as for depths...they'll vary from 10-28 feet or so...no real steep edge...but the contest zone is on the edge of the shoreline flat..

top 100?...anybody's guess...last years top winner was about a 4 lb northern...small perch in at 100th place...

if the arctic clippers hold off, and we have weather like this weekend's forecast...it should be a fantastic day of fun and fishing!

And don't forget the raffle tickets too!
We've got both raffle and registration tix at the store..

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Northeast Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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SouthernMinnyRookie

From what I hear it sounds like a lot of fun. I will be making the trip up from Owatonna to fish it.

Couple of questions:
Is there a brochure on-line somewhere so a guy can see more about the contests and prizes, etc...?

Also, is the registration $35? I heard if you registered early it was less.

Lastly, what is the time of the event.

I have never fished in this tourney and being originally from Alex I thought I would make the journey back.

I'll be looking for Frank B. out there!

Later,
Jason

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crappies_are_us

Website for the ice fishing challenge up here in alex is icefishingchallenge.org if you have any more questions, I would be happy to awnser, I have worked this event the past two years. Thanks J

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danny berg

Is the ice going to be OK for the contest on the 11th? Am looking forward to fishing again this year...

Thanks

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crappies_are_us

The Ice will be fine for the Challenge. My fish house is currently on Lake Le Homme Dieu and it is anywheres from 12 to 14 inches. I have been driving out there for a good to weeks now. The ice is solid. Good Luck at the tourny, I will also be fishing and working it. TIGHT LINES!

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ghotierman

as crappies-are-us stated...website is www.icefishingchallenge.org

registration is now $35...prior to 12/31 it was $30. there is also a raffle, tickets are $5 for the raffle.

hoping the weather cooperates...looks cooler by the end of the week, but hopefully not windy and frigid for saturday.

the fishing time is noon to 3 for the contest....you can claim a hole starting around 9am.

good luck...bring a friend!

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Northeast Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Do you still have tickets, ghotierman? Can we buy them Friday night at your store?

Just wondering if we register/pay for tickets online if they mail the tickets to us or they have a list at the lake come Saturday?

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SouthernMinnyRookie

Thanks for the info and the link.

Couple of questions from a newbie at this tourney:

1) How is parking? Should we park and shuttle?

2) How early should a guy show up? It states we can't be on the ice before 8:00 but the shuttles don't even start until 9:00. So, how early is too early?

3) Can we register at the contest or do we need to pre register?

4) Will there be raffles sold on the ice?

5) How many people usually enter this? It says it is limited to 4,000 entrants. Does it really get to be this many?

6) Is it safe to assume food and beverages will be sold on the ice somewhere?

Sorr for so many questions, but any help is appreciated. This sounds like so much fun!!!

Later,
Jason

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Fish On

any restrictions on bringing a fish trap or aqua-vu or restrictions on any gear???

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danny berg

Jason
Plenty of parking with shuttles, lots of food and beverage on ice, you can register on ice, raffles sold on ice,

Fish On,
No shelters allowed, camera's and vex's allowed

Go to www. icefishingchallenge.org for list of rules and prizes. and pictures from the last 2 years.


Danny

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ghotierman

CD...we'll have tickets here friday night, and should still have some saturday morning. we're the closest bait-shop to the tournament site, too!

hope to see you all on the ice! (after i see you at the shop sat morning!)

as to the question of how early is too early? depends on the wind and weather that day....it will be considerable cooler than today (46!)...if you can dawdle on the ice for 3 hours in 15-20 degrees....go for it! smile.gif

how many are expected?....last year's postponement offered extra incentive and good weather...they ended up with about 2500 anglers....4000 is the limit, but expect slightly over half that...

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Thanks, ghotierman!

My buddy and I are still trying to arrange plans. Will give you a call to ensure you still have tickets by Sat. morning!

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