2017 Open Qualifier

Chisago Lake, MN

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
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Boundaries: the entire area of Chisago Lake and South Lindstrom unless there are poor Ice conditions.
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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 28th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Frankies Bait & Tackle
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 27th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 31/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $4,340/$14,000
Payout Bonus $500
Sponsored By:
Chisago Lakes Chamber

 Thank you Chisago Lakes Chamber of Commerce for an additional $500 to First Place!!


Friday January 27th, Seminar Series 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (FRankies Bait & Tackle)

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 on the ice.
            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 7:00-9:00 pm


Kids Ice Camp January 28Th (Frankies bait & tackle)

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

In class tutorial (12-1 pm)
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Channel between Chisago & South Linstrom Lake 1pm-2:30pm)
Parents must accompany their kids during the on ice portion of this event. The kids and parents will then be invited to fish on Chisago and South 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.

Saturday January 28th, 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. Food will be provide by Frankies Live Bait & Marine.
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.


Sunday January 29th,  Indoor Weigh-In 2:00 pm (Frankies)

Come watch 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!

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

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

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