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5th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" Derby

5th Annual

Date(s): Saturday, February 01, 2020
Hours: 11:00 AM
Event: 5th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" Derby

Come join us on Saturday, February 1, 2020, on beautiful Lake George in Anoka County for our 5th 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 accepted on site
  • Over $15,000 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

Hotel Information:

AmericInn Coon Rapids (15% Discount)
3430 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Comfort Suites Ramsey (12% Discount)
6440 US 10 West
Ramsey, MN 55303


Derby Prizes:

1st)   Green Mountain Wood Fired Pellet Smoker/Grill Kit (Sponsored by Sportsman's Warehouse - Coon Rapids)
2nd)  Eskimo Grizzley Flip-Style Sled Shelter
3rd)   Vexilar FL-18 Pro Pack II
4th)   Eskimo M43 Mako 8-Inch 43 cc Gas Auger
5th)   Masterbuilt 40" Digital Electric Smoker
6th)   Aqua-Vu Micro Revoltuion 5.0
7th)   Eskimo M43 Mako 8-Inch 43 cc Gas Auger
8th)   Marcum M1 Flasher
9th)   Eskimo Quickfish 5 Shelter
10th) Denali Cooler (45QT)
11th) Eskimo M43 Mako 8-Inch 43 cc Gas Auger
12th) Marcum Recon 5 
13th) Eskimo QuickFish 3i Hub
14th) Vexilar FLX 12 Ice Pro
15th) Eskimo M43 Mako 8-Inch 43 cc Gas Auger
16th) Eskimo QuickFish 3i Hub
17th) Portable Buddy Heater
18th) Aqua-Vu Micro Stealth 4.3
19th) Banded Brand Ice Fishing Chair & 2 Custom Ice Rods
20th) Banded Brand Ice Fishing Chair & 2 Custom Ice Rods
21st) PG2 100 Power Station

On-Ice Raffles:

  • Shotgun Raffle (3 Winners)
     * Benelli Nova 12 ga. Pump
     * Legacy Pointer 1000 20 ga. Over/Under
     * Browning BPS Field Walnut 20 ga. Pump
  • 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/One Night Stay at the Hampton Inn (2 People)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets/One Night Stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Minneapolis (2 People)
  • 10-Bird Hunt, Wings North Hunt Club, Pine City, MN
  • Custom Built Beanbags Board Game
  • Eskimo M43 Mako 8-Inch 43 cc Gas Auger
  • Hummingbird Ice 35 Flasher
  • Blockout 250 Bloodtrail Backwoods Ground Hunting Blind & 2 Banded Brand Blind Chairs

Youth Raffle:

  • Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro RH Bow
  • Remington Model 597 .22 Rifle
  • Custom Ice Fishing Rod

Membership Raffle:

Ice Derby Rules:

1.  The contest is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 1, 2020, on Lake George in Anoka County.

2.  Should the contest not be held for any reason on February 1, 2020, 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: