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MINNESOTA


DECEMBER

Dec 1 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website

Dec 8 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website

Dec 15 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website


JANUARY 2019

Jan 6 -- NAIFC - North American Ice Fishing Circuit -- Alexandria, MN - Lake Darling -- website

Jan 6 -- Ultimate Panfish League -- Chisago Lake, MN - Chisago Lake -- website

Jan 12-- Loon's Landing Ice Fishing Contest 7th Annual -- Talmoon, MN -- Jessie Lake -- website

Jan 25 -- 1st Annual Canby Fire/Sportsman's Club Ice Fishing Contest -- Canby, MN - Del Clark Lake -- website

Jan 26 -- Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza -- Brainerd, MN - Hole in the Day Bay - Gull Lake -- website
Jan 26 -- Fairmont Lakes Foundation Ice Fishing Tournament -- Fairmont, MN - Gomsrud Park - Fairmont lakes -- website
Jan 26 -- Lake Benton Sportmens Club Ice Fishing Tourney -- Lake Benton, MN - Al's Landing - Lake Benton -- website

Jan 27-- Ultimate Panfish League -- Greenfield, MN - Lake Sarah -- website

FEBRUARY

Feb 2 -- Fishing For Life - Holes 4 Heroes -- Medicine Lake, MN -- Medicine Lake -- website
Feb 2 -- Humminbird Mad Bobber Ice Fishing Contest -- Madison Lake, MN - Madison Lake -- website
Feb 2 -- Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby -- Maple Lake, MN -- Maple Lake, -- website
Feb 2 -- Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby --Park Rapids, MN -- Fish Hook Lake -- website

Feb 8 -- Otter Tail Co - On Ice! -- Ottertail, MN -- Otter Tail Lake -- website

Feb 9 -- Audrey's Purple Dream Fishing Tournament -- Crow Wing Lake, MN - Crow Wing Lake -- website
Feb 9 -- Cass Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Fishing Challenge -- Cass Lake, MN - Cass Lake -- website
Feb 9-10 -- Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby -- Luverne, MN -- Lake Luverne -- website
Feb 9 -- Humper Jig and Jam Ice Fishing Tournament -- Birch Lake, MN -- Elk River -- website
Feb 9 -- Ice Castle Fishing Tourney -- Sayner Community Center , WI -- Plum Lake -- website
Feb 9 -- Poles'n Holes Ice Fishing Derby -- Detroit Lakes, MN - Little Detroit Lake - Rossman Avenue access -- website

Feb 10-- Ultimate Panfish League -- Pine City, MN - Lake Pokegama -- website

Feb 15 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

Feb 16 -- Ducks Unlimited - Fishing for Ducks -- Garrison, MN - Mille Lacs Lake -- website
Feb 16 -- Fishing for the Cure-Ice Fishing Challenge -- Alexandria, MN - Smith Lake -- website
Feb 16 -- The Mustang Ice Classic -- Murray County, MN - Lake Sarah -- website

Feb 22-23 -- Grumpy Old Men Festival -- Wabasha, MN - Mississippi River -- website

Feb 22 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

Feb 26 -- CHISAGO LAKES ~ WINTER BLAST -- Chisago City, MN - Ojiketa Regional Park -- website


MARCH

March 1 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 3 -- Ultimate Panfish League -- Clear Water, MN - Clear Water Lake -- website

March 8 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 15 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 23 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 29 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website