2020 Open Qualifier

NAIFC Tournament Series - Green Lake, MN

Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 5 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Tournament Lake Green Lake, Spicer, MN
Launch Venue Mels Sport Shop
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ Mels Sport Shop
Rules Meeting Sat, January 4th, 2020, 6:00 PM
Mels Sport Shop
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 3rd, 2020, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $250
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 9/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $0/$14,000

Friday January 3rd      Mel's Sport Shop

SIF High School registration 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

SIF High School Mandatory Rules Meeting 7:00 PM


Meet-n-Greet 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM       Mel's Sport Shop                                     

Meet-n-Greet Ice Fishing Fundamentals 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Free of charge and open to all. NAIFC Pro Staff will explain and demonstrate the basic skills needed and techniques used in ice fishing. Designed for the beginners and intermediate fisherman, Ice Fishing Fundamentals will provide basic skills used by every fisherman.

            Topics to include but not limited to:         

                                                               Knot Tying: why different knots work on different days.                                                                                                                                                Bait:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plastics: How and when to use.                                                                                                                                                                                  Jigs: Style, size and use.                                                                                                                                                                                            Strike detection: Spring bobbers, slip bobbers

Meet-n-Greet Speakers 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM      Mel's Sport Shop

This portion of the NAIFC Friday Night Meet-n-Greet is geared toward educating fishermen. Learn how to use the best products along with the cutting-edge techniques in the ice industry. The Meet-n-Greet is free of charge and open to the public.   Lead by NAIFC Pro Staff and Team USA Members discussion points cover fishing techniques from across the Ice Belt and European Finesse Tactics. 

Saturday January 4th

SIF High School Competition 8:00 AM–12:00 PM                 Held on Green Lake

SIF High school Weigh-in 12:30 PM                                      Held at Mel's Sport Shop


Kids Ice Camp Indoor 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                             Held at Mel's Sport Shop

Free of charge, open to all kids. . Each youth that attends the Kids Ice Camp will receive a Lucky John fishing rod.

NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

Kids Ice Camp on Ice 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM                              Held on Green Lake
On Ice Fishing
Parents must accompany their kids during the on-ice portion of this event. The kids and parents will then be invited to fish with the NAIFC Pro Staff. Equipment will be provided. This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce a new way for kids to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. Winter Fishing and introduction to the newest technology will give the parent and child a first look at ice fishing.


Social Hour and Registration 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM                   Mel's Sport Shop

This meeting is mandatory for at least one team member. Come early, get your packets, and relax before the big day. The Rules meeting will start promptly at 7:00. 

From 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM late registration will be accepted up to 100 teams for an additional $20 fee. To avoid late fees register online or call Jack at (612)-308-4858, before Friday.


Sunday January 5th     Mel's Sport Shop

NAIFC Qualifier Competition 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM                     Held on Green Lake

Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 PM                                                     Mel's Sport Shop

Come watch as the Teams weigh in their “Catch of the Day”. Find out which Teams will automatically get an invitation or did they accumulate enough points to secure their spot for the National Championship. Who will be competing for the Gold Rings and the honor of being called the 2020 National Champions!

Official Rules: http://www.naifc.com/rules.php