2013 Open Qualifier

Hebgen Lake, MT

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Tournament Lake Hebgen Lake, West Yellowstone, MT
Launch Venue Kirkwood Resort & Marina
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 6 Rainbow Or Cutthroat Trout
Tournament HQ Kirkwood Resort & Marina
Rules Meeting Sat, February 2nd, 2013, 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, February 1st, 2013, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 68/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $9,520/$14,000

Host Community Sponsors:
West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
West Yellowstone Economic Development Fund
West Yellowstone Foundation
West Yellowstone MAP Fund
West Yellowstone Tourism Business Improvement District

Boundries start at the dam and will go to about mile marker 15 on Hwy 287, with the exception of areas with poor Ice conditions and poor visibility.

Friday Night Seminar (West Yellowstone Holiday Inn)

Social Hour Staring at 5:00
Seminar 5:30pm

Social Hour at 5pm and the Seminar at 5:30 p.m. at West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, followed by dinner discussions in nearby restaurant/tavern locations with Tournament Anglers. The free Seminar and group discussions, which are open to the public, are geared toward educating fishers to the world of tournament ice fishing and the best products in the industry. The small group discussions over dinner are open to all teams registered in the tournament.

Meet local fishermen familiar with Hebgen Lake, including nationally ranked ice fishermen.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: The Rocky Mountain Ice Fishing Product Fair, featuring national manufacturers and regional suppliers, will be set up at the Holiday Inn Conference Center for both Friday and Saturday Nights.

Cabela's Saturday Morning Kids Event
In class tutorial (Kirkwood Resort & Marina Boathouse) 10:00am-10:30am
On Ice fishing (Hebgen Lake) 10:30am- Noon

Free in-class tutorial for Kids in the Kirkwood Resort & Marina Boathouse at 10 am followed by on-ice fishing on Hebgen Lake until noon with NAIFC Pro Staff. A lunch will be served during the event and each youth who participates will receive a HT Enterprises Ice Rod for their future ice fishing adventures. Parents must accompany their kids during this event. It is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather.


Saturday Night Rules Meeting (Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone)
Mandatory meeting (at least one team member)
Complimentary Dinner for registered teams with Cash Bar
Come early and enjoy the fun.
Social Time 5:00-7:00pm
Registration 4:30-6:45pm
Rules Meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp!

Registration for the Tournament runs from 4:30-6:45 pm at the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone, where the Social Hour begins at 5:00 pm, including a complimentary dinner for all registered team members with cash bar. The Rules Meeting, which is mandatory for at least one member of each team, starts at 7 pm. At the Rules Meeting, the exact starting time for the contest the following morning will be announced.

Sunday Weigh-in (Kirkwood Resort & Marina)
Teams go out on the ice on Hebgen Lake from Kirkwood Resort & Marina in the order of their registration. Fishing continues until 1 pm, when all must come off the ice for the Weigh-in

Sunday weigh-In results(Hi Country Tavern & Grill)
Weigh-in starts at 2:00pm at the Hi Country Tavern & Grill overlooking Hebgen Lake. Tournament winners will be announced and awarded their cash prizes immediately following the weigh-in. Cash bar and food will be served, along with a fish cleaning contest and other fun, including pre-Super Bowl partying.
Stay at the Hi Country Tavern or move on to the several other Super Bowl Parties in West Yellowstone at the tournament sponsor locations. Enjoy yourself before heading home Monday or staying the extra day for a ride into Yellowstone National Park or out on the infamous snowmobile trails in the area.

Don't miss the 2nd Annual Calcutta Fundraiser where you bet on your favorite teams to place and split the prize pot if they win!

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: The Rocky Mountain Ice Fishing Product Fair, featuring national manufacturers and regional suppliers, will be set up at the Holiday Inn Conference Center for both Friday and Saturday Nights.

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

Kirkwood Resort & Marina
35 Kirkwood Creek Road
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone: 406-646-7200
Toll Free: 877-302-7200
Website: http://www.kirkwoodresort.com/

Holiday Inn
315 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone: (800) 646-7365 • (406) 646-7365
Web: http://www.visityellowstonepark.com/holiday-inn-west-yellowstone.aspx

Hi Country Tavern & Grill
155 Elinos Loop 
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Website: http://www.hicountrytavern.com/