2018 Open Qualifier

Pine Lake, IN

Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 11th, 2018
Tournament Lake Pine & Stone Lake, LaPorte, IN
Launch Venue WA Cummings Lodge
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 2:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ Pine Lake Bait & Taxidermy
Rules Meeting Sat, February 10th, 2018, 5:00 PM
Best Western Hotel
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
(612) 308-4858
Reg. Deadline Sat, February 10th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 18/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $2,520/$14,000

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

Friday February 9th Seminar Series 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Best Western Hotel 444 Pine Lake LaPorte IN 219-362-4585)
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 February 10th 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (WA Cummings Lodge 350 Grangemouth Road, LaPorte, IN) 
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 (WA Cummings Lodge) 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NAIFC Pro Staff will demonstration indoors in a classroom setting: Ice Safety, Bait, Equipment and Jigging.

On Ice fishing (Stone 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 February 10th Rules Meeting 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Best Western Hotel)
This meeting is mandatory for at least one team member. Open Bar.  Complimentary Meal.  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 February 11th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00pm (WA Cummings Lodge)
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

Laporte's lodging options:  Best Western Plus 219-362-4585,

Blue Heron Inn 219-324-5077

Confort Inn LP 219-326-7900

LP Holiday Inn Express  219-325-3700

Travelodge LP 219-325-3808

Pine Lake Bait & Taxidermy 219-575-2916  2328 US Hwy 35 

Welcome NAIFC Participants - (Group Travel Code) ICE FISHING  2018
Participating area Hotels Rates: 
Best Western Plus / Ph. 219-362-4585   $95.99
Blue Heron Inn / Ph. 219-324-5077     $79.00
Comfort Inn LP/ Ph.  219 326-7900    $94.00
LP Holiday Inn Express – LP / Ph. 219-325-3700  $103.00
Travelodge - LP / Ph. 219-325-3808    $65.00
Guests must make reservations via Telephone and mention travel code (ICE FISHING 2018).  For additional hotel and area information, be sure to:
1: Log on to www.michigancitylaporte.com. 2: Select the “LODGING” tab 3: Select “Group Travel Codes” 4: Select your groups’ travel code (ICE FISHING 2018) 5: Contact your Hotel of Choice via telephone
Blue Heron Inn: $79.00 Ph. 219-324-5077 / 1110 Lakeside  LaPorte,  In  46350 Welcome to the East Shore of Pine Lake. The East Shore of Pine Lake, including the Blue Heron Inn and T-Bones Pier 11 in LaPorte, Indiana is a perfect getaway for travelers from Chicago and the surrounding areas.    www.pleasantshore.com
Comfort Inn & Suites – LP: $85.00 Ph. 219-326-7900 / 100 East Shore Ct. LaPorte, In 46350 Behind every great day is a great night at the Comfort Inn. La Porte hotels like ours will give you everything you need to make your trip a success. Rested, set, go—book now! (IN446) Comfort Inn - 100 East Shore Court La Porte, In.  www.choicehotels.com/indiana/la-porte/comfort-innhotels/in446?source=yext
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – LP:  $103.00  / Ph.  219 325-3700 / 101 East Shore Ct. Across the street from gorgeous Pine Lake, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites LaPorte hotel is both a convenient workplace and a comfortable home away from home. Situated at the junction of Hwy 35 and Hwy 39 and only two miles from downtown LaPorte, this hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure guests alike.  www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/laporte/lpoes/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_EX-_-USA-_-LPOES
Travelodge LP: $65.00 Ph. 219-325-3808 / 438 Pine Lake Ave, LaPorte, IN 46350 Newly renovated rooms with 42" flat screen TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, refrigerator, microwave and 24 hour front desk service. Free continental breakfast. Pet friendly. Nearby activities include golf course, restaurants, outlet mall and casino. Close to toll road. www.travelodge.com

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