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3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby

3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Date(s): Saturday, February 03, 2018
Hours: 11:00 AM
Event: 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Come join us on Saturday, February 3, 2018, on beautiful Lake George in Anoka County for our 3rd Annual Pheasants on Ice ice fishing derby.


Details of the tournament include:

  • Please scroll down to see tournament rules
  • Tournament runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • On-site registration begins at 9:00 am at Lake George Regional Park boat landing
  • On-site registration includes filling out a form and paying the registration fee
  • $30 entry fee for adults
  • $10 entry for kids (12 and under)
  • Cash or checks accepted on site
  • No credit cards on site
  • Over $20,000 in prizes
  • There will be 10 on-ice raffles (see below)
  • Concessions will not be sold at the tournament - please bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink
  • 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

Derby Prizes:

1st:     Savage Axis II XP Hardwood .270 Rifle
2nd:    Vexilar FL-20 Ice ProPack II Locator w/ Pro View ice Ducer
3rd:     Clam Nanook 2-Man Ice Shelter with Padded Ratchet Seats
4th:     AlumaLock HD Double Rifle/Shotgun with Wheels Firearm Case
5th:     Weber Grill Kit
6th:     Mathews Creed Bow in Lost Camo
7th:     Eskimo Mako 43cc 10 Inch Quantum Ice Auger
8th:     Pheasants Forever Sure Shot 3D Metal Sign (20' x 20.5")
9th:     Equinox Fish Inn Retreat 2 Ice Shelter
10th:   Magnum Research .22 LR Ambidextrous Thumbhole Stock Rifle
11th:   Eskimo Mako 43cc 10 Inch Quantum Ice Auger
12th:   Marcum Recon 5 Underwater Camera Viewing System
13th:   USA Metal Torn Flag Wall Art w/ Poem (19" x 27")
14th:   Invisi-Bull 2-Man Ground Hunting Hub
15th:   Marlin Model 60 Rifle
16th:   Mr. Heater - Hunting Buddy 6,000-12,000 BTU/HR
17th:   Equinox Fish Inn Retreat 2 Ice Shelter
18th:   Cuddeback CuddeLink Dual Flash Trail Camera
19th:   Eskimo Mako 43cc 10 Inch Quantum Ice Auger
20th:   YETI Tundra 65 Cooler & 5 PF 20oz YETI Ramblers
21st:   Evening Solitude Framed Canvas by Terry Redlin
22nd:  2017-18 PF Print of the Year -  Shelter Belt Pheasants by Jim Hautman
23rd:  Eskimo Mako 43cc 10 Inch Quantum Ice Auger
24th:  Camo Performance Jacket and Pant (XL)
25th:  Champion 3500/4375W Blackout Series Generator
26th:  American Flag Home Conceal Wall Art
27th:  Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary’s Rod & Reel
28th:  Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary’s Rod & Reel
29th:  Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary’s Rod & Reel
30th:  Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary’s Rod & Reel
31st:  Custom Ice Fishing Rod from Gary’s Rod & Reel

On-Ice Raffles Include:

  • Pheasant Mount
  • Coach Purse & Wallet
  • Charlie Henke 8-Hour Summer or Winter Guided Fishing Trip (2 people)
  • 3-Day/4-Night Temple Bay Fishing Trip (2 people)
  • Rod Woten Guided Fly Fishing Trip (2 people)
  • 2-Day/2-Night Pheasant Hunting Trip to River Rock Lodge Near Pierre, SD (2 people)
  • Wildlife Art
  • Eskimo Mako 43cc 10-Inch Quantum Ice Auger
  • Legacy Pointer Semi-Auto 12 ga. Shotgun
  • Eskimo EVO 2 Crossover Shelter

Youth Raffle Prizes Include:

  • Benelli Super Nova Youth 20 ga. Pump Shotgun
  • Ice Rod & Reel Combos from 13 Fish
  • Pheasants Forever Hoodies
  • Bone Collector Air Rifle

Give-Away Prizes Include:

  • Purina Hunting Bag
  • Clam Ice Fishing Buckets
  • Clam Ice Fishing Towels
  • Striker Winter Hats
  • Vexilar Ball Caps
  • Vexilar Ice Fishing Towels
  • Vexilar Ice Fishing Gloves

Derby Rules:

1.  The contest is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, on Lake George in Anoka County.

2.  Should the contest not be held for any reason on February 3, 2018, 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 $30.00 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cash and checks will be accepted.  Credit cards 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 31 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. A fee of $6.00 per car is required to be paid at the entrance of the 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.  No alcohol allowed on the ice before, during and after the tournament.

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

28.  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.

29.  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. 

30.  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: 5-8pm

Host Location

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

Host Website: