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Nordern

Centerville Lion's 25th Annual Ice Fishing Contest, Feb 17th

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Nordern

25th Annual Centerville & Lino Lakes Lion's Ice Fishing Contest on Feb. 17th, 2007.

The contest runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Peltier Lake in Centerville. The cost is $5.00.

This is a very kid friendly event. Tickets available on the lake starting at 10 a.m. Hot food and drinks

will also be available on the lake. We have major prizes, a same day raffle as well as door prizes

throughout the contest. Centerville Lion's 25th Annual Ice Fishing Contest, Feb 17th

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RonZych

I'll be there. Haven't missed one yet grin.gif Haven't caught anything yet either. lol

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Nordern

Just met with the contest committee again last night. There is no other contest in Minnesota where you can get a chance at this many prizes for $5.00 !!

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calli4120

Sounds like a good time. Is there a web site with more details?

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Nordern

We don't have a website but here are some more details: There will be some very nice prizes for the top fish caught including fish houses, gas augers, and many others. We also have grab bags of fishing stuff (supplies limited) for the kids under 12. We also will have a same day raffle for a childs 4 wheeler, a Vexilar and more. Door prizes galore throughtout the event. This will be the biggest ice fishing contest in the 5 county metro area this year!

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RonZych

Lynn must be busy.

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Nordern

Lion Lynn is very busy. By the way, if you want to get in on the fun early we are always looking for help drilling holes before the contest. We will have about 20 augers available.

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Here's a preliminary list of Prizes:

MAIN PRIZES

LARGEST FISH CAUGHT

1. Frabill Ice Fishing House and 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and an Ice Fishing Sport Pack.

Donation by Sportsman’s Warehouse

2. Eskimo Gas Ice Auger and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Wiseguy’s Pizza

3. Echo Gas Grass Trimmer and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by L.T.G. Power Equipment

4. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

5. Otter Sled and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Otter Sled

6. $200 Cash and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Mainstreet Bank

7. StrikeMaster Ice Auger and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Schwing America

8. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

9. Otter Sled and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Otter Sled

10. $120 Wheel Alignment and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Center Frame and Wheel Alignment

11. Ice Fishing Sport Backpack

Donation by American Family Insurance, Michael Giovinazzo Agency

12. Minnesota Wild Hockey Jersey and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Centerville Liquor Barrel

13. $100 Salon Gift Pack and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Lemon Water Salon

14. Clam Ice House and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Griggs Cooper & Company

15. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

There are also prizes for the 1st, 5th, 10th,....50th fish caught!

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Coach

Nordern, is the tourney good for the whole lake or just in the area of the holes?

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Nordern

We will basically be using the south end of the lake.

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BoxMN

Hey Nordern,

Going to head there, and bring a whole load of little ones smile.gif Never been to one before, so not sure of any rules or whatever, but can we use portable ice shacks to warm up the little guys if they get cold? And do you enter fish as you catch them, or all at the end? Thanks, the grandkids are going to have fun.

And where do we park, or can we drive on the lake from somewhere?

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calli4120

Another question that might get asked is if electronics are allowed.

I know that most of the big tournaments don't allow them but I was in a smaller tourny last weekend and they allowed vexilars to be used.

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Here are the rules:

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 2007

1. The Contest is scheduled for February 17, 2007 from 11:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. on Peltier Lake, Centerville, MN. Contestants are discouraged inside contest area prior to 9:00 a.m.

2. The top place prizes are determined by largest weight and time registered. In the event of a tie, the first fish registered takes priority. Any size fish may place.

3. Each person will be allowed to fish one hole. You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will qualify for a competition prize. No contestant will be eligible for more than one competition prize. There is no age requirement on tournament participation.

4. All fish entered must be brought to the judges stand immediately and be alive. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify that fish were legally caught. The decision of the judges is final. In the event deception is detected, his/her prize will go to back into the prize kitty. Contestants are responsible for verification of weight of fish at time of weigh in.

5. All fish must be caught and the contestants in route to the judges stand by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the contest.

6. Contestants must fish in the area designated for the contest and will be required to have their ticket at all times. Ticket checks as well as container inspections may be performed by contest judges.

7. 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 may use holes provided or drill their own and will not be allowed to leave the contest area between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

8. The Contest Ticket is also good for random Door Prize drawings. In addition, a separate same day Raffle will be held.

9. Entry fee for the tournament is $5.00 per ticket. Tickets available on the lake at 10:00 a.m.

10. Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions and property at all times. Contestants and holes must be in plain view from all sides at all times. NO SHELTERS WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE CONTEST AREA. Shelters placed outside the contest area, for keeping the kids warm, are allowed but no holes may be drilled in them. Existing shelters in the contest area may not be used by contestants. Any contestant found in these shelters will be disqualified.

11. All laws of the State of Minnesota will be abided by.

12. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than contest officials and police personnel. No contestant parking is allowed on the ice.

13. Coolers and large containers are discouraged. No spears allowed. Heaters, chairs, bait pails, depth finders are allowed. No licenses sold on the lake. Ice chisels are recommended as holes are drilled early in the morning. Weighted lines without hooks or bait can be used to check depth prior to 10:45 a.m. No lines are allowed in the water from 10:45 a.m. to the start of the contest.

14. Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from competition site, as determined by contest officials. Right to refuse to sell and/or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved.

15. There will be a Leader Board located in the registration area. All efforts will be made to keep the board up to date and accurate. Tournament results remain unofficial until verified by the head judge.

16. All contestants and others hereby consent to the use of any names, photographs or likenesses of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, television or any other media.

17. The Centerville and Lino Lakes Lions thank you for supporting our efforts to protect the environment and request that you remove refuse, including cigarette butts, from the ice when you leave. Glass containers are not allowed in contest area and will be confiscated by, and forfeited to, tournament officials. Waste and Recycle containers are provided. The lake looked great after the 2005 contest, thanks again to all those who participated.

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BoxMN

Thanks Nordern.

One question about the ice shelters for keeping kids warm - it says we can do that, but the shelter must be outside the contest area, but another rule says contestants cannot leave the contest area. Is there two different contest areas, one for fishing, and another for shelters or for hanging out, but not leaving the bigger area?

I am just wanting to make sure the kids can get warm if they get cold.

Thanks for any further info.

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Nordern

If you put the shelter at the edge, just outside of the contest area, there will be no problems. We are really not that strict when it comes to keeping the kids warm and happy. (As long as there are no holes drilled.) Hope to see you there!

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BoxMN

Very cool, thanks Nordern! We will see you there.

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Coach

Nordern, how much ice does the lake have now? Just wondering about parking.

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Nordern

We are looking at 18" to 20" of ice. The Anoka County Water Patrol gave us the contest permit on the condition that no contestants can park on the lake. We will have parking available in several areas surrounding the lake.

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Only 3 days to go! Here's a preliminary list of prizes:

MAIN PRIZES

LARGEST FISH CAUGHT

1. Frabill Ice Fishing House and 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and an Ice Fishing Sport Pack.

Donation by Sportsman’s Warehouse

2. Eskimo Gas Ice Auger and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Wiseguy’s Pizza

3. Echo Gas Grass Trimmer and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by L.T.G. Power Equipment

4. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

5. Otter Sled and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Otter Sled

6. $200 Cash and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Mainstreet Bank

7. StrikeMaster Ice Auger and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Schwing America

8. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

9. Otter Sled and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Otter Sled

10. $120 Wheel Alignment and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Center Frame and Wheel Alignment

11. Ice Fishing Sport Backpack

Donation by American Family Insurance, Michael Giovinazzo Agency

12. Minnesota Wild Hockey Jersey and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Centerville Liquor Barrel

13. $100 Salon Gift Pack and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Lemon Water Salon

14. Clam Ice House and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Griggs Cooper & Company

15. 5 in. TV Combo/Stereo and Ice Fishing Sport Pack

Donation by Bank of the West

All are subject to change.

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Nordern

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BoxMN

ttt - see you guys there. Will have about 6 little ones and about 1 dozen adults, and if I can get it out there, a purple Otter Cabin on the edge if anybody needs to warm up, which hopefully won't be needed.

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Hey, my stepson had the 15th place fish, a 2.45# northern, and won a nice prize - nothing big but very nice package.

Also, I would like to thank the Lions, as they had a great event and really made a great time for the kids. They had prizes for just about every kid and had lots of good door prizes, and good raffles.

Thanks to you folks for putting on a classy and fun event. We will be there next year for sure!

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I'm glad you had a good time. Thanks again for supporting your local Lions Club.

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