2016 Open Qualifier

Alma, WI

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
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The Back waters of the Mississippi
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Tournament Lake Back Water Of Mississippi, Alma, WI
Launch Venue Cedar Ridge Resort
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 16 Sunfish, Crappie, Or Perch
Tournament HQ Hill Crest Motel
Rules Meeting Sun, January 24th, 2016, 6:00 PM
Alma Rod & Gun Club
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 22nd, 2016, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 38/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $5,320/$14,000

Free - Seminar Series     Friday January 22rd, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Alma Rod & Gun Club)

Ice Fishing Fundamentals   5:00-7:00 pm 

Free of charge and open the public. NAIFC Pro Staff will explain and demonstrate the basic skills and techniques used in ice fishing.

Designed for the beginners and intermediate fisherman, Ice Fishing Fundamentals will provide basic skills used by every fisherman. 

Seminar Speakers/Round table discussions with NAIFC Pros -  7:00-9:00

Free - Kids Ice Camp     January 23th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Alma Rod & Gun Club)

Free of charge, open to all kids. Each youth that attends the Kids Ice Camp will receive a free HT Enterprises Ice Rod.

Indoor Education 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstrate: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment, Jigging, etc. 

On Ice fishing 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm 

Parents must accompany their kids during the on ice portion of this event.

Kids will fish with the NAIFC Pro Staff. Equipment will be provided.

This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.

Saturday January 23th, Rules Meeting 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Alma Rod & Gun Club)
This meeting is mandatory for at least one team member. Come early, have dinner, get your packets, and relax before the big day.

Before the rules meeting there will be a silent auction and Raffle to raise money for under privileged youth, handicapped/disabled youth under 25, and disabled Vets to go on hunting and fishing adventures they would not normally get to.  The raffles includes guns and other hunting and fishing equipment. The General public is welcome for $35 donation that includes dinner.    

The Rules meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm.

Tournament Sunday 8:00 am  - 1:00 pm

Sunday January 25th, Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm Come watch as the Teams weigh in their “Catch of the Day”.


Sunday January 24th, Indoor Wiegh-In 2:00PM (Alma Rod & Gun Club )

Come watch the teams as they weigh in their "Catch of the Day".  Find out which teams will automatically get an invitation or if they accumulate enough points to secure their spot for the National Champion. Who will be competing for the Gold Rings and the honor of bing called the 2016 National Champions!


 Official Rules:

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


Alma Rod & Gun Club
County Road 1
Alma, WI 54610
Phone 608-685-3631

Hillcrest Motel & Lodging
240 N State Rd 35
Alma, WI 54610
Website: www.Hillcrestalma.com


Cedar Ridge Resort
S 1376 State Rd 35S
Nelson, WI 54756
Website: www.cedarridgeresort.com