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Pheasants on Ice Derby

Pheasants on Ice Derby

Date(s): Saturday, February 13, 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM
Event: Pheasants on Ice Derby

Come join us on February 13, 2016, on beautiful Lake George in Anoka County for our 1st Annual Pheasants on Ice ice fishing derby.  The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department checked ice conditions on Lake George on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and found 14-16” of ice throughout the contest site. The event permit was officially issued. Safety is our number one priority!  No cars are allowed on the lake for this tournament. 

Details of the tournament include:

  • Tournament runs from 10:00 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
  • $25 entry fee for adults
  • $10 entery for kids (12 and under)
  • Cash or checks accepted
  • No credit cards
  • Over $20,000 in prizes
  • Concessions will not be sold at the tournament - please bring your own food and drink
  • Bait will not be sold at the tournament
  • Dress warm!! Expected temps on Saturday range from 0 to 8 degrees above zero
  • No shelters allowed in the tournament area
  • Please park in the Lake George Regional Park lots
  • No parking on the road leading to the boat landing
  • Please see tournament rules below

Prizes include:

  • Vexilar FLX-28
  • Two Eskimo Mako 43cc 8-Inch Quantum Ice Augers
  • Browning Citori 12 ga. Over/Under Shotgun
  • Tundra 75 YETI Cooler
  • CZ 20 ga. Semi-Auto Shotgun
  • Beretta A400 Xplor Unico Kick-Off 12 ga. Semi-Auto Shotgun
  • Mathews Z-2 Lost Camo Bow
  • Magnum Research MLR22AT .22 Ambidextrous Rifle with Thumbhole Stock
  • Mister Heater – Portable Buddy
  • 2014-15 Pheasants Forever Gun of the Year – Remington 11-87 12 ga. Semi-Auto Shotgun
  • Custom Ice Fishing Rods
  • Striker Blind Ice Suit
  • Fish Inn Rendezvous Fish Houses
  • AlumaLock HD Double Rifle/Shotgun with Wheels Firearm Case
  • Aqua Vu Micro AV 2
  • GoPro HERO4 Silver
  • Jiffy Model 30XT Power Ice Drill w/8' XT Drill Assembly, Jiffy Mille Lacs Ice Chisel, Jiffy Powerhead Cover
  • Clam Gear
  • Lowrance HDS9 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 Fishfinder
  • Cabela's Outdoorsman 4000 Generator w/ Wheel Kit
  • The Fryin' Saucer

Derby Rules:

1.  The contest is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 13, 2016, on Lake George in Anoka County.

2.  Should the contest not be held for any reason on February 13, 2016, it will not be rescheduled and refunds will be allowed.

3.  Entry fee for the contest is $25.00 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cash and checks will be accepted.  Credit cards will not be accepted.  No refunds or exchanges will be given unless the event is cancelled. 

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 within 10 days of notifi­cation. Contest prizes must be claimed by Noon on Sunday (the day after the contest).

5.  Each contestant will be allowed to fish one pole per hole, per ticket. 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 holes provided.

7.  Anyone fishing within the contest area must have a contest tag and it must be visible at all times. 

8.  Contestants are not allowed to enter ­fishing contest area prior to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the contest.  The contest will be a shotgun start.

9.  Contestants may reserve one hole for themselves and one hole per child.

10.  Contestants are allowed to move to and fish in other unoccupied holes in the contest area but can only fish one hole at a time.

11.  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.

12.  Contestants may leave the contest area between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., however, must re-enter through an inspection point.

13.  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.

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

15.  The top 40 prizes are determined by largest weight and time registered. In the event of a tie, the first ­fish registered takes priority.

 16.  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.

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

18.  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.

19.  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.

20.  Contestants are required to park in the area provided. There is no on-ice parking for contestants. Contestants are encouraged to carpool.

21.  All laws of the State of Minnesota prevail.

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

23.  Licenses are not sold on the lake.

24.  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.

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

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

27.  No alcohol allowed on the ice before, during and after the tournament.

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

29.  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.

30.  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. 

31.  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.

32.  All contest updates are available and official only from

Event Questions?

John Newpower
Phone: 651-983-5904

Host Location

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

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