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Mark Christianson

Big Lake Ice fishing contest Jan 29th

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Mark Christianson

3rd Annual Big Lake Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest

Jan 15th from noon to 3pm on Big Lake.

Tickets are $10 a person if purchased before Jan 8th; $15 thereafter.

Prizes for 1st through 25th place. Bigger ticket items listed below.

1st 6x8 PORTABLE ICE HOUSE CANVAS PLUS

Lazer mag Auger, Mr. Heater, 2 poles

Ice bucket will misc items

5th $250 cash

10th Lazermag auger

15th Custom rod from Thorne Bros

20th 2 night stay at Eddys on Mille Lacs

25th $350 mystery prize

Also a seperate raffle for Trail Camera, 6x8 fish house, Lazer Mag $250 cash and $100 cash.

Small item drawings will be held during the 3 hours of the contest for anyone that enters that ice fishing contest.

You can email me if you have questions, or want tickets.

mark_christianson@cnt.com

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Mark Christianson

Bringing this back into view if anyone is interested.

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fishface5

Everybody should show up! My neighbors ran it for the last few years, (I helped them drill TONS of holes) They did a FANTASTIC job! Lots of great prizes, and the $ goes towards great causes. So.. For a good time show up on Big lake for the Contest! Just don't try and drive between the lakes!

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BackHerUp

Hey FishFace...ackotz here. My wife suggested I fish in this tourney this year, but I've never been on Big Lake before. Where, on the lake, does the contest take place? I'm looking at a map now and was wondering. Most contests (usually) designate boundaries. A few don't. I'd like to fish the area where the contest would take place, to get a feel for the lake itself. Can you help? I'll probably go "someday soon"... confused.gif

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fishface5

Just out from the Pub. beach. Kind of nice 'cause there is a nice drop and a bit of an inside turn within the boundry. Last year, I believe Shiners made the Differance. N. Pike and a L M Bass where the winning fish, and I think all where caught on Shiners! I fished maggots only, and caught tons of LITTLE sunnies

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Mark Christianson

Its a squared off area right off the beach area.

The southern boundary of the fishing area is just north of the boat launch.

Here is lake survey info from gill net and trap net sampling done in 2004.

The lake has a great number of pike, and a solid average size with the quantities of fish.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/montrose/lakesurveys.html

Here are the stats for the electrofishing(which is used primarily for getting info on bass).

Notice the bass sampling compared to other lakes in Sherburne, Wright and Stearns Counties. Very impressive numbers.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/montrose/lmbblgcr.html

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BackHerUp

Thanks you guys...like I said I've never been on that lake, however, I've driven past it a million times! Didn't get out today (yet)...took down the Christmas tree and decorations instead. I'll have to go to Big Lake and see the area you mentioned, set-up and fish. Good DNR info on the area lakes too. Again, thanks.

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BackHerUp

Just sent in my $10. Didn't get out to Big Lake though. Going to go sometime this week to check it out... confused.gif

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Mark Christianson

One more bump to the top. Jan 15th Big Lake contest. See above for details.

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BackHerUp

Still haven't received my ticket, but I notice my check has been cashed...I'm sure I'll get it this week sometime.

Here's a preview of the winner's face (mine!), just before my speech:

Gameface CLOSE-UP.JPG

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Mark Christianson

I'll check with the wife. She has the pile is right here on the desk.

Send me an email so I know what ticket she has to look for.

mark_christianson@cnt.com

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BackHerUp

Hey Mark...what are the contest rules?

Quote:

Answer: Fish one hole at a time (but you can move hole to hole); You can use a Vexilar or other type sounder; No shelters; Bait Buckets & tackle boxes are ok...


Can we use shelters?

Quote:

Answer: No


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Mark Christianson

Jan 29th is the new date.

Due to the cold temps this Saturday, it is pushed out.

Any questions or details on the change, email me.

mark_christianson@cnt.com

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Mark Christianson

Big Lake Contest Saturday the 29th from noon to 3pm.

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jigginjim

Biglakebass, how much is it a enter? and where do we get tickets? Sound like it may be nice out, could be alot of fun.

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Mark Christianson

15 dollars, and you can get them on the ice.

You can email me if you have any other questions.

mark_christianson@cnt.com

Sounds like the weather is really gonna be nice!

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Johnnie15

I see the event starts at noon, but when would be a good time to be at the check in by? I'm going to do some fishing on Mitchel in the morning before the contest and I'm wondering when I would need to pack it up and head over. I still need to buy tickets.

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snowgoose

I was thinking about getting to the parking lot around 11. It would be nice to figure out just who each other are!

I went out and drilled some holes and fished for about 1 1/2 hours on Tuesday evening. I did graph a couple of fish in the 12 to 14 feet of water range. I only had waxies with me. Just a scouting trip. There is a pretty steep drop off just off of the beach. It went from 8 feet to 22 feet of water in a matter of about 40 yards. Working left to right directly in front of the landing.

Anyways

Good Luck to all who come tomorrow. I'll be there in a blue 2003 GMC ext cab. I am 6' 4 and 350# I'm pretty hard to miss.

Todd

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Mark Christianson

I plan on getting there about 11am as well to grab a spot.

All trucks are left near shore, so using the truck to ID people will be tough.

snowgoose, you shouldn't be too tough to spot.

Me on the other hand, I am just your average 6 ft guy, and a little overweight. Thats about 50% of the crowd probably.

I'll be in Camo, and again, 50% will be in camo.

Maybe I should just make a sign and put on my back.

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BackHerUp

What size (and species) did it take to win first place?

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Big Laker

an 8lb pike took first.

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fishface5

Great job B.L. J.c.'s!

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Mark Christianson

I assume you fished FF5?

We didn't catch crap, but it was a pretty nice day to be on the ice for sure.

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BackHerUp

Hey fishface and biglakeba$$...

Thanks for the input...I couldn't make the re-scheduled event (due to work). I did get to go there (around 2pm) and take a look at the site...not quite sure what I was looking at (in terms of relating "it", to structure on the map), but look forward to participating next year... grin.gif

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