2015 Open Qualifier

Lake Menomin, WI

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
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Tournament Boundaries
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Boundaries are from the Dam to about 100 yards from I94.
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Tournament Lake Lake Menomin, Menomonie, WI
Launch Venue Wakanda Park
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Bluegill
Tournament HQ Bait On Broadway
Rules Meeting Sat, March 7th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Dunn County Fish & Game Assn
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, March 6th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 41/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $5,740/$14,000
Also Sponsored By Dunn County Fish & Game Assn
1600 Pine Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

Friday March 6th , Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm  and Chili Cook Off (Dunn County Fish & Game Assc)

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
Social hour 6:00-7:00 pm
This portion of the NAIFC Friday Night Seminar program is geared toward educating fishermen. 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 following are the Guest speakers for the night.

Brandon Newby and Ryan Wilson are going to show how they use their Aqua Vu.

Ron Verdon The President of tainter Menomin lake Improvement Association.

Marty Engel Regional WDNR Fisheries Biologist will be talking why Lake Menomin is such a good fishery.

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 March 7th , 1:00 pm – 3:30 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 (Dunn County Fish & Game Assc) 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Lake Menomin) 2:00pm- 3:30 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 Menomin 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 March 7th  Rules Meeting 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Dunn County Fish & Game Assc)

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

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 320-229-0106, before Friday.


Sunday March 8th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm (Dunn County Fish & Game Assc)

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!