2017 Open Qualifier

Lake Mendota, WI

Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Tournament Lake Lake Mendota, Madison, WI
Launch Venue Lot 60
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 16 Perch, Sunfish, And/or Crappies
Tournament HQ The Edgewater
Rules Meeting Sat, February 4th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Lot 60
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Sat, February 4th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 28/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $3,920/$14,000
Payout Bonus $2,000
Sponsored By:
Clean Lakes Alliance & CG Schmidt

Friday FEbruary 3rd, Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

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.

Kids Ice Camp February 4th , 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Free of charge, open to all kids. . Each youth that attends the Kids Ice Camp will receive promotional Items from their future ice fishing adventures.

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

On Ice fishing (Lake Mendota) 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 Mendota 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 4th, Rules Meeting 7pm at lot 60

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 100 teams for an additional $20 fee. To avoid late fees register online or call Kathy at 320-229-0106, before Friday. please call for late registion. we will be at Lot 60 at 7pm


Sunday february 5th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm (The edgewater)

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 2017 National Champions!
The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madson, WI 53703
Group Name: North American Ice Fishing Circuit
Please revserve by Friday, December 23, 2016 to secure the discount room rate
Online: https://goo.gl/rxxbTT<
 Phone 800-922-5512 and ask for the North American Ice Fishing Curcuit Block Rate
More Lodging Options coming soon