2014 Open Qualifier

Chisago Lake, MN

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Tournament Lake Chisago Lake, Chisago, MN
Launch Venue Shoquist Landing
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ Frankies Bait & Tackle
Rules Meeting Sat, January 25th, 2014, 6:00 PM
Frankies Bait & Tackle
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 24th, 2014, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 33/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $4,620/$14,000

Boundaries: the entire area of Chisago Lake unless there are poor Ice conditions.

Friday January 24th, Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Lindstrom Community Center)

Ice Fishing Fundamentals 5:00-7:00 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:          Learn: Knot Tying
                                                                        Bait: how to put on a hook... how to keep alive
                                                                        Plastics: How and when to use.
                                                                        Jigs: Style, size and use.
                                                                        How to: Sharpen a hook.
                                                                        How to: Fillet a fish.
                                                                        Cooking/frying: breading basics.
                                                                        Strike detection: Spring bobbers, slip bobbers.

Reception, Chili Cook-off & Community Potluck 6:00-7:00pm
Join us in welcoming Fisherman and host the Chili Cook-Off & Potluck.  Open to all!  Celebration of the Lakes button will be available. Please bring a dish to Share or a item for the local food shelf.To Enter Chili cook-off contact Shari 651-257-9390 or Shane 651-257-5113.

Night with the Pros: Ice fishing Seminar 7:00-8:30 pm
Social hour 6:00-7:00 pm
4-6 NAIFC Pro-staff will each speak for 15-20 minutes covering one techniques or piece of equipment in-depth. This portion of the NAIFC Friday Night Seminar program is geared toward educating fishermen to the world of Tournament Ice Fishing. Learn how to use the best products and cutting edge techniques in the ice industry. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public. The goal is to put attendees on the fast track to becoming highly skilled anglers, eventually becoming teachers to their friends and fishers in the local community. 

Round table discussions with NAIFC Pro Staff after the seminar 8:30-9:00pm
After the speakers are done those attending the seminar are invited to get up close and personal, talking to NAIFC Pro Staff one-on-one about how they go about catching fish.

Cabela's Kids Ice Camp January 25th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free of charge, open to all kids. . Each youth that attends the Kids Ice Camp will receive a free HT Enterprises Ice Rod and promotional items for their future ice fishing adventures.

In class tutorial (Lindstrom Community Center) 10:00am - 11:00am
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Lindstrom) 11:00am- 12:00 pm
Parents must accompany their kids during the on ice portion of this event. The kids and parents will then be invited to fish on Lindstrom lake 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. Lunch will be provided at the park after 12-1pm

Saturday January 25th, Rules Meeting 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Frankies)

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

From 5:00 – 6:00 pm late registration will be accepted up to 150 teams for an additional $20 fee. To avoid late fees register online or call Kathy at 320-252-0428, before Friday.


Sunday January 26th,  Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm (Frankies)

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 2014 National Champions!

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

Frankies Bait & Tackle
10680 South Ave
Chisago City, MN 55013
website: http://www.frankies.net

Lindstrom City Hall/Community Center
13292 Sylvan Ave.
Lindstrom, MN 55045


For more information about the Chisago Lake Area check out their website at  www.chisagolakeschamber.com/.