2018 Open Qualifier

Lake Metigoshe, ND

Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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South Lake Metigoshe
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Tournament Lake South Lake Metigoshe, Bottineau, ND
Launch Venue Lake Metigoshe State Park
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 2:00 PM
Species 10 Bluegill
Tournament HQ Lake Metigoshe State Park
Rules Meeting Sat, January 6th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
(612) 308-4858
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 6th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 41/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $5,740/$14,000

 South Lake Metigoshe will be open to fish. 

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

Friday January 5th Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Metigoshe State Park)

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 Saturday January 6th 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 for their future ice fishing adventures.

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

On Ice fishing (Lake Metigoshe) 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 Metigoshe 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 6th Rules Meeting 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Lake Metigoshe State Park)

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 100 teams for an additional $20 fee. To avoid late fees register online or call Jack at
(612)-308-4858, before Friday.


Sunday January 7th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00pm (Lake Metigoshe State Park)

Come watch the teams as they 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 2018 National Champions!

Official Rules: http://www.naifc.com/rules.php
  for more information about the Great Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce check out their website at: http://bottineau.org/