2020 Open Qualifier

NAIFC Tournament Series - Lake St Helen, MI

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 5 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 16th, 2020
Tournament Lake Lake St Helen, St Helens, MI
Launch Venue
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 2:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ
Rules Meeting Fri, January 1st, 2010, 6:00 PM
Heston Academy
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
Reg. Deadline Sat, February 15th, 2020, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $250
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 2/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $0/$14,000

Friday February 14th

SIF High School Registration 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM        Charleston Heston Academy

SIF High School Mandatory Rules Meeting 6:30 PM    Charleston Heston Academy


Friday February 14th

Meet-n-Greet 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM                              Charleston Heston Academy

Meet-n-Greet Discussion cover Ice Fishing Fundamentals 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM   Charleston Heston Academy

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.

                                                                        Plastics: How and when to use.
                                                                        Jigs: Style, size and use.
                                                                        How to: Sharpen a hook.
                                                                        Strike detection: Spring bobbers, slip bobbers.

Meet-n-Greet Speakers 7:00-8:30 PM                      Charleston Heston Academy 

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.


Saturday February 15th

SIF High School Competition 8:00 AM–12:00 PM      Lake St Helen

SIF High School Weigh-in 12:30 PM                         Charleston Heston Academy 


Saturday February 15th

Kids Ice Camp Indoor 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                Charleston Heston Academy   

Free of charge, open to all kids. . Each youth that attends the Kids Ice Camp will receive a 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                 Lake St Helen

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 and Ice Team 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.

Saturday February 15th 

Social Hour and Registration 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM        Charleston Heston Academy 

Mandatory rules meeting 7:00 PM                             Charleston Heston Academy 

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 – 6:00 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 February 16th 

NAIFC Qualifier Competition 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM        Lake St Helen

Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 PM                                         Charleston Heston Academy 

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 2019 National Champions!

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