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Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

2015 Pike Opener Free Online Tournament

Written by Anthony Heimkes
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It’s that time of year in the Midwest where cabin fever is at its height. We stare longingly at kayaks that have been hanging dry for far too long. The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association is breaking the solemn winters curse by preparing for the 2015 open water season with a free online tournament for largest walleye or northern pike. The tournament will last for nine days, which allows for two full weekends (and all the days in between) of hunting those toothy critters.

Registration for the event begins now and will end at 4:00 pm CST May 8, 2015. The tournament begins at 12:01 am CST May 9, and ends at midnight CST May 17. A PDF image will be emailed to all registered participants at 4:00 pm CST May 8, which must be printed out and included with any photos of fish. Your photo must include a fish measuring device such as a Hawg Trough or similar, along with the image printout clearly displayed. You can catch a 19” pike one day, and then replace it with a larger 23” fish a day later.

Participation is open to anyone eighteen years of age or older, as well as minors with parent or guardian signed release form. Fish must be caught from human-powered boats in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Nebraska. Prizes for this event include a laser-etched trophy plaque, a Backwater Assault hand paddle, bragging rights, and a big old picture of your fish on our website and Facebook page. Last year we had over fifty two entrants, so let’s get double that this year.

Please visit our website at http://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/ for registration and complete rules and regulations. Let’s have an amazing 2015 kayak fishing season!

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+1 # MNBassFisher 2015-02-13 21:09
I will be partaking in this tournament! Can't wait until the lakes unlock here.
+1 # rfrisby 2015-02-14 11:56
Can't wait either!! Working on recruiting a few guys from work for it as well. :lol:
# TonyMSP 2015-02-18 13:59
Awesome! Thanks for participating!

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