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4th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

4th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Date(s): Saturday, February 02, 2019
Hours: 11:00 AM
Event: 4th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Come join us on Saturday, February 2, 2019, on beautiful Lake George in Anoka County for our 4th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" ice fishing derby.

Details of the tournament include:

  • Tournament runs from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM at Lake George Regional Park boat landing
  • On-site registration includes filling out a form and paying the registration fee
  • $20 onsite day of derby entry fee for adults
  • $10 entry for kids (12 and under)
  • Cash or checks accepted on site
  • No credit cards on site
  • Over $16,000 in prizes
  • On-ice raffles (see below)
  • Bait will not be sold at the tournament
  • Dress warm!!
  • No shelters allowed in the tournament area
  • Please park in the Lake George Regional Park parking lots
  • No parking on the road leading to the boat landing
  • Please see tournament rules below

1st Place Prize - Family Ice Fishing Package (Sponsored by Sportsman's Warehouse - Coon Rapids):

  • Eskimo Double Pop-Up Shelter
  • Eskimo 10' Mako Ice Auger
  • Big Buddy Heater 
  • 4 Eskimo Folding Ice Chairs
  • 4 Shakespeare Ugly Stick Ice Combo Rods & Reels
  • Otter Pro Magnum Sled
  • Frabill Ice Skimmer
  • Flambeau 5 ga. Insulated Minnow Bucket

Other Derby Prizes:

2nd:  Vexilar FL28 Pro Pack II
3rd:   MarCum LX-7 Digital Sonar System 8" LCD Dual Beam
4th:   Vexilar FLX 12 Pro Pack II
5th:   MarCum Recon 5 Underwater Camera
6th:   OGIO Vision Golf Stand Bag & $120 Boulevard Bar & Grille Gift Card
7th:   Eskimo Stingray Power 8' Ice Auger
8th:   Pelican Trailblazer NXT Kayak
9th:   Eskimo Fatfish 949i Pop-Up Ice Shelter
10th: 33 CC 8-Inch Stingray Ice Auger
11th: Coleman Roadtrip LXE Grill
12th: AlumaLock HD Double Rifle/Shotgun with Wheels Firearm Case
13th: Eskimo Stingray Power 8' Ice Auger
14th: Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary's Custom Rod & Reel
15th: Evening Solitude Framed Canvas Print by Terry Redlin
16th: 33 CC 8-Inch Stingray Ice Auger
17th: Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary's Custom Rod & Reel
18th: Eskimo Stingray Power 8' Ice Auger
19th: Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary's Custom Rod & Reel
20th: Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary's Custom Rod & Reel

On-Ice Raffles:

  • Shotgun Raffle: 3 Winners - 2 Benelli Nova 12. ga Pump Shotguns, Winchester SXP Camo 12 ga. Shotgun
  • Eskimo EVO 2 Crossover Shelter
  • Rod Woten Guided Fly Fishing Trip (2-People)
  • 3-Day/4-Night Temple Bay Lodge Fishing Trip (2 People)
  • 2-Day/2-Night Pheasant Hunting Trip to River Rock Lodge, Pierre, SD (2 People)
  • Minnesota Wild Club Level Tickets (2), Feb 19 vs. Anaheim Ducks
  • Handmade Wall-Hanging Quilts - 4 winners
  • 1-Day Guided Ice Fishing Trip with Charlie Hinck (2 People)

Youth Raffle:

Ice Derby Rules:

1.  The contest is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 2, 2019, on Lake George in Anoka County.

2.  Should the contest not be held for any reason on February 2, 2019, it will not be rescheduled and refunds may be allowed or paid participants will be placed in a raffle for derby prizes.

3.  Entry fee for the contest is $15.00 for adults that sign up on-line, $20.00 for adults that sign up on site the day of the tournament, and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cash and checks will be accepted. Credit cards will are accepted online but not at the on-site registration.

4.  Contest and random drawing prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Licensing, registration, transportation, taxes, and all incidental or consequential expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winners. Random drawing prizes must be claimed at the event. Contest prizes must be claimed by Noon on Sunday (the day after the contest) except for firearms.

5.  Each contestant will be allowed to fish one pole per hole, per ticket. Contestants may purchase up to two tickets for two holes. You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will qualify for a contest prize.

6.  Contestants must fish in the contest area during the contest and use the pre-drilled holes provided.

7.  Anyone fishing within the contest area must have a contest tag and it must be visible at all times. Any contestant that purchases two tickets for two holes must have two contest tags visible at all times.

8.  Contestants are not allowed to enter ­fishing contest area prior to 11:00 a.m. on the day of the contest.  The contest will be a shotgun start.

9.  Contestants are allowed to move to and fish in other unoccupied holes in the contest area.

10.  Contestants must enter the contest area through an inspection point. All bags, buckets, bait, containers, etc. must be inspected prior to entering the contest area.

11.  Contestants may leave the contest area between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., however, must re-enter through an inspection point.

12.  All fish entered into the contest must be brought to the weigh-in station immediately and must be alive. Please bring fish to weigh-in station in a bag or bucket, as the contest is live release. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify all fish are legally caught. The decision of the judge is fi­nal. Contestants are responsible for verifi­cation of weight of fish at time of weigh-in. All fish registered have been legally gifted to the Anoka County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

13.  All contestants must be in the weigh-in line at or before 2:05 p.m. on the day of the contest.

14.  The top 20 prizes are determined by largest weight and time registered. In the event of a tie, the first ­fish registered takes priority.

15.  Contest results remain unofficial until verifi­ed by the head judge. Unofficial results will be posted on the ice throughout the contest hours. Efforts will be made to keep the board as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

16.  Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions and property at all times.

17.  Contestants and holes must be in plain view from all sides at all times. No shelters will be allowed. Anything on the ice is subject to search and removal of items may be required.

18.  No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than those of contest officials and police personnel. Any contestant bringing a motor vehicle within the contest perimeter will be disqualifi­ed.

19.  Contestants are allowed to park in the lots at Lake George Regional Park. There is no on-ice parking for contestants. Contestants are encouraged to carpool.

20.  All laws of the State of Minnesota prevail.

21.  All contestants must have a valid Minnesota fishing license.

22.  Licenses are not sold on the lake.

23.  All bait fi­sh must be four inches or smaller. Any bait fish more than four inches long will not be allowed within the contest area.

24.  No spears or ice augers are allowed. Ice chisels are recommended as holes are pre-drilled.

25.  Glass containers are not allowed in the contest area and will be con­fiscated by contest officials.

26.  Heaters, chairs, bait pails, depth fi­nders and underwater cameras are allowed.

27.  Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disquali­fication and removal from contest area as determined by contest officials. Contest officials reserve the right to refuse sale and/or revoke a contest ticket to anyone.

28.  All contestants and other spectators hereby consent to the use of any names, photographs or likenesses of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, television or any other media. 

29.  The Anoka County Chapter of Pheasants Forever thanks you for supporting our efforts to protect the environment and request that you remove garbage—including cigarette butts— from the ice when you leave. Pack it in and pack it out! Waste containers are provided.

Event Questions?

John Newpower
Phone: 651-983-5904
Available: 5-9 PM

Host Location

Lake George Regional Park
3100 217th Ave NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011 (Map Location)

Host Website: