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2018 Chisago Lakes Lion's Club Crappie Contest (Official) Rules

Date:  May 5th, 2018
Headquarters:  Frankies Marine, Chisago City, MN
Tournament Hours: 7am – 11:30pm      
Events @ Frankies Marine    12:30pm

Must register to be eligible and must show valid proof of registration to be eligible for big fish prizes and prize drawings.  Fish weighed in must have been caught by contestant entering the fish.


  1. Advance registration: and go to crappie tournament link.   Link also available at local lake association websites:

  2. On-site registration also available at Frankies Marine in Chisago City, MN

  3. Advanced Registration and entry fee must be received by Wednesday, May 2nd

  4. Contestant ages based on age as of Sat., May 5th, 2018 to determine division.

    Divison            Ages           Through 5/2      After 5/2

       Kids                  1-5                 Free                  Free

       Junior              6-12               5.00                   10.00

       Senior              13+              10.00                   15.00

       Family        4 Or More**      25.00                   30.00

 **For the purpose of this tournament, families shall be defined as: 

  • A mother and father, a single parent, or a legal guardian and children ages 1-17 with a total of 4 or more members in the family.



  1. Big fish winners determined by tournament officials.  Fish must be alive when weighed in.  Only one crappie per contestant will be weighed.  Contestant weighing in the fish must have also caught the fish.

  2. Contest scales will be open from 7am to 11:30 am.

  3. MN state fishing licenses required and all MN fishing laws will apply.

  4. Biggest fish based on weight.


  1. Kids 1-5:  Five biggest fish will receive prize packages.  Door prizes as well.

  2. Junior:  Age 6-12:  Cash prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $40, 3rd -$30, 4th - $20

  3. Senior: Ages 13+: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100 

  4. Grand Prize:  By drawing by division:   To be eligible, a person must have validly entered the 2018 Crappie Fishing Contest.  Prize will be won by random drawing from contestants entered in the contest. Contestants must be in attendance at Frankies for awards ceremony beginning at 12:30pm to receive door prizes, drawings, and biggest fish cash/gift packages.  


Contest lakes include:

  1. North Center Lake & South Center Lake

  2. Green Lake & Little Green Lake

  3. Chisago Lake, North Lindstrom Lake and South Lindstrom Lake  


Weigh-in stations will be at the

  1. North Center boat landing for both North & South Center Lakes

  2. Big Green boat landing for Big/Little Green Lakes

  3. Paradise Park on Chisago Lake for both Chisago/Lindstrom Lakes

Please stay on the same two lake system that you started on for the entire tournament.  Any crappies deemed to not have been caught on the 6 tournament lakes will be disqualified.  Any challenges to another contestant for breaking the rules must be brought to the attention of the tournament officials prior to the 12:30 start of the event at Frankies Marine.  All tournament decisions are final.

In the event of two winning fish having the same identical weight, the earliest fish entered will have the higher place. 




The contest will be held regardless of weather conditions; no refunds. 

Contest sponsors, supporting organizations, and the Chisago Lakes Lion's Club shall not be held responsible for accidents, etc. 

The Chisago Lakes Lion's Club Crappie Tournament is subject in all respects to the official tournament rules which are available at Frankies Marine (while supplies last) and at the Chisago Lakes Lions Club website.  Contest is open only to residents who, as of the entry date, are legal residents of the state of MN, WI, or IA.   Void outside the states of MN, WI, or IA , and where prohibited or restricted by law. 


All decisions by the contest officials are final.


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