2018 Open Qualifier

Cedar Lake, MN Rice County

Sunday, January 28th, 2018
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Tournament Lake Cedar Lake, Northfield, MN Rice County
Launch Venue Le Miox Resort and Campground
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 2:00 PM
Species 8 Crappies, 8 Bluegills
Tournament HQ Ziggy's Bait Shop
Rules Meeting Sat, January 27th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Jesse James Lane Northfield
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
Reg. Deadline Sat, January 27th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 28/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $3,920/$14,000

10 cents off per gallon of fuel at Ziggy's Bait Store Hwy 3 North & St Olaf Ave.  Must show Northfield Hotel Key or Receipt. (for largest savings... suggest you come to town check-in room, then fuel, then fuel again before departing on Sunday)

The closest hotels to Jesse James Lanes are the:

AmericInn Lodge:  1320 Bollenbacher Dr, Northfield, MN 55057   (507) 645-7761

America's Best:  1420 Riverview Dr, Northfield, MN 55057   (507) 663-0371 


Froggy Bottom Pub and Suites: 307 Water St S, Northfield, MN 55057  (507) 301-3611  Parking available across in the Malto Mill lot.


www.visitnorthfield.org for many other Lodging Chamber Member


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

Friday January 26th Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Jesse James Lanes)
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 27th 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 (Jesse James Lanes) 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Union Lake) 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 27th Rules Meeting 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Jesse James Lanes)

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 28th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00pm (Jesse James Lane)
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

Northfield's lodging options are more than just a place to lay your head at night.  Whether you are here for a night or a week, check in and experience Minnesota at its best!  http://visitingnorthfield.com/lodging/


For more information about the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism check out their website at: www.visitnorthfield.org