2019 Open Qualifier

Pine Lake, IN

Sunday, February 10th, 2019
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
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Pine Lake: Locals call it North and South Pine. Lookout Cove (also known as Marina Bay northeast side of North Pine lake) and the channel leading to the cove are off limits. Northwest corner of South Pine the channel leading to backwater and including the backwater are off-limits. Stone Lake is the back-up lake and will only be in play if Pine Lake is not useable.
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 5 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 10th, 2019
Tournament Lake Pine Lake, LaPorte, IN
Launch Venue Pine Lake Entry From Cumming's Lodge
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 2:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ
Rules Meeting Sat, February 9th, 2019, 7:00 PM
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Jack Baker
Reg. Deadline Sat, February 9th, 2019, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $250
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 16/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $2,240/$14,000

Friday February 8th:

SIF High School registration 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Best Western Hotel 444 Pine Lake LaPorte IN 219-362-4585 

SIF High School Mandatory Rules Meeting 6:30 PM


Friday February 8th Meet n Greet 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Best Western Hotel
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.
Meet n Greet Speakers 7:00-9:00 pm

Kids Ice Camp Saturday February 9th 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 a free Lucky John fishing rod.

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 9th Rules Meeting 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (Best Western Hotel)
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 February 10th Indoor Weigh-In 2:00pm (Best Western Hotel)
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

Welcome NAIFC Participants - (Group Travel Code) ICE FISHING 2019

DATES: February 7 – 10, 2019 Participating area Hotels

Best Western Plus / Ph. 219-362-4585

Blue Heron Inn / Ph. 219-324-5077

Comfort Inn LP/ Ph. 219 326-7900

LP Holiday Inn Express – LP / Ph. 219-325-3700

Travelodge - LP / Ph. 219-325-3808

Guests must make reservations via Telephone and mention travel code (ICE FISHING 2019). 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 2019)

5: Contact your Hotel of Choice via telephone