New panfish competition begins Northland ice-fishing contest seasonThe new Grand Slam Big Five Panfish Contest on Fish Lake will kick off a slate of ice-fishing contests in the Duluth area this winter.
By: Sam Cook, Northland Outdoors
The new Grand Slam Big Five Panfish Contest on Fish Lake will kick off a slate of ice-fishing contests in the Duluth area this winter.
The Grand Slam will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday , and anglers may fish anywhere on Fish Lake. Entry fee is $25. The event, organized by Duluth’s Tom Pfister, is sponsored by Marine General and Luther Family Chevrolet of Duluth.
Check-in begins at 5 a.m. at Hi-Banks Resort on Fish Lake. Weigh-in will consist of five panfish (crappies, bluegills or sunfish). Fish do not need to be alive at weigh-in.
Tickets will be sold at Hi-Banks through 9 a.m. on contest day. Before the contest, purchase tickets before 5 p.m. on Friday at the Bait Box, Blue Max, Chalstrom’s Bait and Tackle, Duluth Lawn and Sport, Eagle’s Nest Resort, Fisherman’s Corner, Fredenberg Minno-ette, Hi-Banks Resort, Marine General, Mr. D’s Bar & Grill and Outdoor Advantage in Cloquet.
Other area contests: