The ice fishing contest season on Mille Lacs Lake is heating up this month with contests almost every weekend through February.

wharficeFirst up is FISHERMEN’S WHARF RESORT’S  4TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING CONTEST on Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 2:00 pm.  $500 is first place for the biggest fish with top drawing price to include a 3D HD Digital LED projector with a 76″ HD screen and a 5.1 Surround Sound Stereo System. Lots more prizes from augers to gift cards and more.
Your $25 entry fee includes entry to Fishing contest, BBQ on the ice in a huge heated tent, lake access thru Fishermen’s Wharf / Toucan’s, and entry for door prizes. Directions to designated fishing area off of Big Point will be given at registration area on the day of the tournament. This is a 100% payout contest.

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PREVENT 7 is having it’s 1st Annual fundraising contest that focuses on the prevention and awareness of bullying, hazing and suicide. The mission is to educate and encourage life long development for children and their families through interaction and education. This contest will also be on Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 3:00 pm in Isle Bay. Grand prize is an Ice Castle with other great prizes from Twins tickets to gas cards and more! $25 advanced entry, $35 at the door and $75 family pack.

Fishing – Raffle – Mini Golf – Skating Rink offer fun for the whole family.

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icejamdrumsKJ’S ICE JAM FISHING CONTEST kicks off the month of February.  Saturday, February 2nd. $15 contest entry fee includes free shuttle bus and 2 free kegs of beer at the Onamia Vets Club. Cash prizes – $500 & 3 – $250 prizes plus door prizes. Drawings at 4:00 pm at KJ’s landing.

3 Live Bands following weigh-in at Vets Club feature – Carpet Rems, 90 Proof & Blimp: a tribute to Led Zepplin

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February 16th brings you NITTI’S HUNTERS POINT RESORT ANNUAL PERCH AND POUT HUNT. Contest runs from 8 am to 3 pm. Cash prizes to the 3 largest Perch and 3 largest Pout. $10 entry fee. Bring the kids cuz there’s prizes for them!

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fishforducksAlso on February 16th is the DUCKS UNLIMITED ANNUAL FISHING FOR DUCKS CONTEST from Noon to 3:00 pm. $100,000 in Prizes! Top prize is a 4×4 Chevrolet Truck valued at $17,000. 100th Prize is an Ice Castle Wheelhouse with many more great prizes from guns to cash and more!

Friday Night Flight kickoff party at the “Y”.

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Rounding out the month of February ice fishing contests include:

TWP ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT AT LYBACK’S ICE FISHING on Saturday, February 23rd. Registration starts at 7:00 am and weigh-in ends at 6:00 pm. $40 entry fee per person and this tournament is limited to 150 entrants.  100% payback of prize money in cash and prizes. Big fish entries will be in Walleye, Perch, Northern Pike and Tullibee.  Will pay back cash 3 places in each category. Door prizes include Clam Shelters, Vexilar’s, Strike Master Auger’s, Ice Armor clothing and more. Pre-registration started on January 12th. Call 320-676-8740 to enter.

perch extravaganza sketch3PERCH EXTRAVAGANZA brought to you by Portside Bait & Liquor out of Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort on Saturday, February 23th from 8 am to 2 pm. Tons of prize drawings at this lakewide fishing event for the whole family.

Friday Night pre-party at Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort with early bird drawings.

Mad Hatter Contest – wear your craziest hat to the contest for a chance to win a prize for the crowd favorite at 2:30 pm. Drawings start at 3:00 pm

Top 10 perch paid out . 1st place BIG fish – $500 with lots of door prizes.  Food and beverage booth.

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Join Us on Mille Lacs Lake during one of these exciting and fun ice fishing contests.  Come on up a day or two ahead of time and stay in one of our cozy resorts or comfortable hotels/motels or stay on the ice in a warm fishhouse. Bring the whole family and FISH – PLAY – STAY on Mille Lacs!