Annual Kate’s Bait Ice Fishing Derby

Category: Tournament

 Jan 7th, 2020 by Keith Worrall  182

Modified Jan 7th, 2020 at 12:14 PM

JAN 18
Annual Kate’s Bait Ice Fishing Derby
Hosted by Kate’s Bait & Sporting Goods

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6 AM – 3 PM

Kate’s Bait & Sporting Goods
3916 State Road 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Hosted by Kate’s Bait & Sporting Goods

This event will run in 1-2 person teams for the Pan Fishing Tournament with a $10 per person entry fee.. Kids under the age of 15 will be FREE and will have their own category and prizes. The memory maker award will be open to open to anyone. It will be a $5 side pot entry for Walleye, Pike and Bass. Details on the memory maker rules are below.

Pan Fishing Tournament
MOST PAN FISH ( teams BEST stringer of 10) Award 1st-3rd
Largest Pan Fish – 1 Prize
Smallest Pan Fish -1 Prize
Memory Maker Awards-
1 prize for each:
Largest Bass, Walleye & Pike

Contestants must register at Kate’s Bait & Sporting Goods (3916 State Hwy 23, Dodgeville) prior to the event OR between 6AM-11AM the day of the event, Saturday January 18th. If your team is registered prior to Saturday, January 18th, you will not need to check in the day of the event. You can begin to fish right away. The designated fishing time for this event will be 6AM-3PM, 1/18/20. Fish must be caught between the designated fishing time. One or both team mates MUST be back to Kate’s Bait for weigh-in’s by 3PM SHARP to qualify for fish prizes. Once you get back to the store, head to the register and get a weigh-in ticket. At 3:01PM tickets will no longer be handed out. You must have a weigh-in ticket to get weighed in. Contestants may fish ANY BODY OF WATER THEY choose between the designated fishing time set. Contestants are responsible for their own safety and for having a clear understanding of the rules and regulations set by the DNR for the particular body of water being fished.

Once weighed in, contestants can head to Pleasant Ridge Store/Bar (4948 CTY Z, Dodgeville) for the Derby after party- Food, drinks and prize announcements. All fish announcements and prize will hopefully start around 4PM.

Memory Maker Rules-
This event is a picture event. Each team/individual participating will be assigned a number. If pre-registering, a team number will be sent to you via phone or email right before the competition starts. Anglers are to take a picture of the fish being submitted next to a ruler and include the team number in the photo. Photo’s are texted throughout the day to 608-574-0311 and will include the actual measurement & spices of the fish. The memory maker awards is open to Walleye, Bass and Pike. Since it is not necessary to keep the fish for weigh in’s, any sized fish can be submitted. This is a fun event category and is meant to preserve some of these great game fish that sometimes wouldn’t be kept if weren’t for a tournament. I will print the pictures for viewing at the derby party. One prize for each- largest Walleye, Bass and Pike.

The kids event is FREE and open to all kids under the age of 15. All kids will receive a prize. A special prize will be awarded to the child with the largest fish of the day, the smallest fish of the day and the “Most” Pan Fish (best stringer of 10). Weigh-in’s for the kids event will be during the regular event weigh in.

We will also be selling tickets for our Derby Raffle! Winner takes all- Eskimos Quick-Fish, Vexilar FL8, K-Drill 6″, Sled and Chair. You do not need to be present to win or participate in the derby. Tickets are on sale now and the drawing will take place at Pleasant Ridge during the Derby Fishing Awards January 18th.

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