Address: Pike Lake, Duluth, MN 55811
Latitude/Longitude: 46.866453, -92.300410
Start Date: Feb 9, 2014
End Date: Feb 9, 2014
Web site: click here
Phone: (218) 788-2544
The University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Department sponsors the Big Jig 2014 Fishing Contest to raise funds for UMD Athletic Scholarships. This ice fishing contest takes place on Pike Lake on Midway Road in Duluth Minnesota on February 9, 2014 beginning at noon and continues until 3:00 p.m. at which time all live fish will be entered and judged. This is a catch and release tournament and any fish that are not released will be donated to a local food shelf. Prizes are awarded for the top 100 fish and the $50,000 in prizes include a 2013 Kymco all terrain vehicle, a 3 day Vacation on a 440 Sportcruiser Houseboat, a Honda Boat Motor, a three night get away at Highbanks Resort, a Yamaha 1000 watt Generator and $1,000 cash.
Registration is $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the event and the contest is limited to the first 3,000 entries. Only one person may fish per entry. Contestants may fish one line and one hole at a time. But if a contestant purchases the maximum of two tickets, they may fish two holes at the same time. You may register on the website or registration staff will be on the ice beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.
If you love ice fishing, this contest is for you!
From the Author: On the day we took the picture of the lake, the sun was shining and it was about -5 degrees in Duluth Minnesota. There were plenty of ice houses out on the lake and steady traffic driving onto the lake on the plowed road. Innkeeper Jim has fished this lake many times for walleyes and bass. There are some dandies in there although it can be finicky at times!
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