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The 2005/2006 I.C.E. Series - IceLeaders Challenge Event Series

Click here for all the rules info you need.
Click here if you'd like to go straight to registration for an IceLeaders Challenge Event.

Get in on The ICE SERIES

Jan 21st - Lake Winnibigoshish - Denny's Resort
1st Place: $3,000 & (MarCum LX5) choice of prize.
2nd Place: $1,500 & (Otter Lodge) second choice of 2 prizes left.
3rd Place: $500 & (Nils Master Auger) Prize that is left.
4th place - $300
5th place - $200
6th-10th - $100
 
Top placers will have choice of equipment prize.
Cash prizes based on 150 teams 80% payback.

(Free prize drawings for anyone attending - More information below)
 
March 11th - Lake of the Woods - Zippel Bay Resort
1st Place: $3,000 & (Otter Lodge) choice of prize.
2nd Place: $1,500 & (MarCum LX5) second choice of 2 prizes left
3rd Place: $500 & (Nils Master Auger) prize that is left.
4th place - $300
5th place - $200
6th-10th - $100
 
Top placers will have choice of equipment prize.
Cash prizes based on 150 teams 80% payback.

(Free prize drawings for anyone attending - More information below)

Join the Ice Leaders Community
Get in on The ICE SERIES

by ICE Series Tournament Directors
Dennis Steele and Paul Waldowski

Being an Ice Leader has one demanding requirement. "You must be willing to take on exciting new challenges to improve your ice fishing ability".

An Ice Leaders outlook is positive with a willingness to learn no matter what level of skill you possess, from novice to expert. Ice Leaders also enjoy getting together for a little fun, sharing of information, and breaking bread with each other.

They are a rapidly growing community of ice anglers who experience the "Leading Edge" of ice fishing fun. Many new friends are being made and new fishing locations and tactics are being revealed between these new friends.

They are Ice Leaders and we want you to also be an Ice Leader. A full-fledged member of the Ice Leader's community. With that in mind...

We are excited about the 4th Annual ICE Series scheduled for the upcoming ice fishing season.

What is the ICE Series?

They are cash & equipment prize multi-species tournaments followed by, a social hour, testing of new leading edge equipment, prize drawings, learning experiences and a crowning of the IceLeader's Ice Fishing World Champion. Our two main events are listed below. There will also be several informal IceLeaders gatherings that will also include an IceLeaders Challenge EventTM The two main events are scheduled on some of the top ice fishing destinations in the world.

We will meet at the headquarters on Saturday at 7 am to go over preliminaries and get out to the on ice rendezvous. The contests will start on the lake at 8 am and we'll meet back at the rendezvous point at 2 pm for the festivities and more ice fishing fun.

Time line for each event:

7-8:00am Headquarters Registration
8:00am Event Begins
8-10:00am On lake Registration/Check-in (No pre-fishing prior to check-in)
2:00pm Contest Ends Weigh-in begins (Note: ALL fish MUST be weighed in by 2, or be in line to weigh-in.)
2:30pm Trophies and prizes (right after weigh-ins).

Even if you don't compete for the prize money, come to registration and sign in for the prize drawing. Weigh your fish in to see where you stand with the ICE Series competitors. Bring the kids and family - FREE to learn.

The ICE Series lakes are:

Lake Winnibigoshish - Minnesota: January 21, 2006.
Tourney Headquarters at Denny's Resort.
Phone:(888) 665-2298
Rules
Register - Click Here - ($25/person) $50 per team
Mail in Entry Deadline - Postmarked Thursday 1/12/06
Deadline for Online Registration - Wed 1/18/06 3pm.
$70 per team ($35/person) at the door.
This lake is famous for walleye, perch, nice pike, crappies, gills and bass can be found here. We will fish this lake for hot early ice action. CLICK Here for more Lake and Resort information

Lake of the Woods - Minnesota: March 11, 2006
Tourney Headquarters at Zippel Bay Resort.
800-222-2537
Rules
Register - Click Here - ($25/person) $50 per team
Mail in Entry Deadline - Postmarked Monday 3/02/06
Deadline for Online Registration - Wed 3/08/06 3pm.
$70 per team ($35/person) at the door.
This is one of the top lakes in Minnesota. It is truly a multi-specie lake. Plenty of hog pike available too. This lake can certainly have some of the best walleye/sauger fishing to be found anywhere. CLICK Here for more Lake and Resort information

You may sign up for as many events as you wish. You will find experts as well as beginners mixed in the field. The emphasis is on learning new techniques and having fun at these two-day events. Sunday will be a time to get together and enjoy each other while out ice fishing for those who wish.

This is a great way to get out and learn new leading edge ice fishing tactics and meet some great new fishing friends in the process.

We offer the following:
Jan 21st - Lake Winnibigoshish - Denny's Resort
1st Place: $3,000 & (MarCum LX5) choice of prize.
2nd Place: $1,500 & (Otter Lodge) second choice of 2 prizes left.
3rd Place: $500 & (Nils Master Auger) Prize that is left.
4th place - $300
5th place - $200
6th-10th - $100
 
March 11th - Lake of the Woods - Zippel Bay Resort
1st Place: $3,000 & (Otter Lodge) choice of prize.
2nd Place: $1,500 & (MarCum LX5) second choice of 2 prizes left
3rd Place: $500 & (Nils Master Auger) prize that is left.
4th place - $300
5th place - $200
6th-10th - $100
 
Cash prizes based on 150 teams entering. Prize money will be adjusted based on number of teams entering. 80% payback. Top placers will have choice of Otter Lodge, MarCum LX5 or Nils Master Auger listed above in order of placing i.e. First place gets choice, Second place gets choice of what is left and third place gets last prize left (not in order of listing above).
FREE Prize drawings for those who register and come to fish during the competition (no purchase necessary.)

.. Many sponsor prizes will be distributed at each event in the I.C.E. Series and it is FREE for those who come and register at Denny's Resort or Zippel Bay Resort between 7 and 8 am the day of the ICE Series and fish from 8am-2pm and are at the weigh-in at 2pm (no need to pay and compete for cash prizes to be eligible for the prize drawing).

There are on ice seminars, demonstrations, and you actually get to use some of the new items. These activities are scheduled after the contest.

Contest Hours: 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Weigh-ins, sponsor prize drawings, social hour, product testing, and group fishing after contest.

The entry fee will be $50 per team ($25 per participant) paid at least one week in advance or $70 at the event to be eligible for the cash and placing prizes.

I anticipate that in most of the tournaments, the lodging opportunities will dwindle quickly, so contact us as soon as possible to get your spot in this informative and fun I.C.E. Series.

Information and rules

At each event, members MUST report into the official headquarters site at least 10 minutes before the start to go over directions.

Basic Rules-
1: All individuals must obey state laws, rules, and regulations

2: All misconduct must be brought to the attention of event coordinator and alternate coordinator for a ruling. Severe violations will result in loss of points, suspension or removal from events. There will be no refunds.

3: Bringing ice picks in case of ice breakage and ice grips to limit slippage is highly recommended. You are responsible for your own safety. We stress ice is never safe. Proceed with due caution.

4: Members may not leave the ice except for emergencies.

5: All water that is accessible without touching land or going in dangerous areas may be fished unless otherwise designated at rules meeting.

6: Events may be delayed in the event of severe weather, but because they will be 6 hour events, we will try to get some time in during the course of the day.

7: Scoring rules will be posted in the scoring section of this page.

8: No pre-fishing of lakes on day of the event prior to registration and check-in.

9: All portable shelters, gear, and transportation must be available for close inspection prior to taking off. You may use the sponsor Resorts ice shelters without inspection (The resort owners will ensure compliance with no cheating)
Please be organized to allow an effective inspection.

10: All individuals must check in with the Event coordinator prior to starting the event.

11: In a unique situation, rule changes, start and end time changes, additions or subtractions will be shared with all entrants prior to each event.


Scoring-

Fish will be scored on the basis of weight converted to points.

Each two person team may only score the following number of fish.
* 2 walleye per team
* 1 pike per team
* 2 bass per team
* 5 crappie per team
* 5 perch per team
* 5 sunfish per team
* 1 eelpout, 1 cisco, 1 whitefish, 1 carp or 1 sucker per team-
-(note only 1 of these rough fish will be allowed and eelpout will be scored at .5 points per pound)

Once a fish is weighed, that fish will go towards that teams total.
Once a tourney limit of any species is scored, no other fish from that species will be recorded. All slot sizes and limits will be observed. Game law violations will be cause for disqualification from the event. No refunds. You must take care of your own fish after weigh-ins are complete.
Event Scoring System is as Follows:


  • 1 pound of Walleye/Sauger = 1 point
  • 1 pound of Bass = 1 point
  • 1 pound of Pike = 1 points
  • 1 pound of Perch= 1 point
  • 1 pound of Sunfish=1 points
  • 1 pound of Crappie=1 points
  • 1 pound of Eelpout=.5 points
  • 1 pound of Carp/Sucker=1 points
  • 1 pound of Cisco/Whitefish=1 points

    Special Rules or Changes
    The Tournament Director or scorer will announce each morning any necessary rules changes.
    Frozen or thawed out fish will be disqualified at the tournament scorers discretion.
    The Tournament scorers decision will be final.
    If requested, by the Tournament Director, the winning team of the event must submit to a lie detector test.
    All fish scored at official event site will be scored by the official scorers.

    All disputes will be settled by The official scorer and alternate official. Their decision is final. Please note, rules are subject to change prior to each day of the event and will be announced to all participants prior to the start of each days events.

    The scoring system is really very simple and works well.

    IceLeaders Challenge Events.
    Dennis Steele and Paul Waldowski

    I.C.E. Series Tournament Directors
    Leading Edge Fun
    by Rick Paquin

    IceLeaders Challenge Events are one of the best ways to improve your ice fishing success.

    In any activity there are those who love to be on the leading edge. They want to learn more and go further. That new tactic, fishing tool, or strategy is what keeps them ahead of the masses and consistently catching fish.

    Being one of these anglers normally involves being around some of the best ice anglers out there. Some of the best ice anglers you'll ever meet are Ice Leaders Challenge Event participants and Pro Staff.

    Brainstorming and sharing the ice fishing strategies and tactics is what leads to new ideas. You, in effect, become the first to use these new ideas and reap the rewards before the mainstream finds out and gets on board.

    We want to share these ideas of course, because that is what leads to more new ideas that increase the fun. Becoming a part of this fun event series puts you at the front of the pack when it comes to ice fishing.

    There are on ice seminars, demonstrations, and you actually get to use some of the new items. These activities are scheduled after the contest.

    Contest Hours: 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Weigh-ins, sponsor prize drawings, social hour, product testing, and group fishing after the contest.

    Expert anglers who can show you how to use the equipment that will improve your ice fishing fun conduct these demonstrations and classes. In the afternoon after the contest you can join the other anglers and find out what worked and why. See the actual equipment demonstrated and try it out yourself. Get prepared for some food and fun, as we socialize and do some actual on ice fishing together.

    We're all about bringing Ice anglers closer together as a community and having some fun. Bring your wives, children, or friends to join in on the fun. They too can enjoy the surroundings at these events. Bring them in and expand their horizons as well. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy it.

    It's time you got on the leading edge of excitement and fun. Whether you are novice or expert, this is the I.C.E. Series for you. Be one of the first to get in on these leading edge events. Who knows, you may end up bringing home the Ice Fishing World Championship during the ICE Series.

    GoodFishin : )
    Rick Paquin
    We Have More Fun!
    P.S. Click Here - For More Information on the ICE Series lakes and headquarters.

    Click here for all the rules info you need.

    Click here if you'd like to go straight to registration for an IceLeaders Challenge Event.

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