2015 Open Qualifier

Lake Maxinkuckee, IN

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Tournament Lake Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN
Launch Venue Community Park
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 16 Perch, Sunfish Or Crappie
Tournament HQ Bait Barn
Rules Meeting Sat, February 14th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Beach Lodge
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, February 13th, 2015, 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 main lake is open for the tournament. The Channels will be off limits unless we have poor Ice conditions.

Friday February 13th, Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (VFW)

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.

Seminar Speakers 7:00-8:30 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.

Kids Ice Camp February 14th, 1pm - 3pm

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 (Firestation)  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Lake Maxinkuckee) 2:00 pm- 3:00 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 Lake Maxinkuckee 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.

Saturday February 14th Rules Meeting 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Beach Lodge)

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 7:00. 

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 Roberts at 320-252-0428, before Friday.

Sunday February 15th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm (Beach Lodge)

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 2015 National Champions!

Bait Barn

18651 14B Rd
Culver, IN 46511

VFW Post 6919
108 E Washington Street
Culver, IN 46511

508 E Lake Shore
Culver, IN 46511
Beach Lodge/Community Park
819 E Lake Shore Drive
Culver, IN 46511-1160
Train Station/ Culver Lions Club
615 Lake Shores Drive
Culver, In 46511-1160

Culver Coffee Company
634 Lake Shore Drive
Culver, IN 46511
Culver Wings & Pizza
18571 State Rd 10
Culver, In 46511-1160

Cafe Max
113 S Main Street
Culver, IN 46511

The Lakehouse Grille
620 E Lakeshore Drive
Culver, In 46511-1160


Culver Cove

Marshall County