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We have a mix of paid and non-paid events throughout the year. All fees go towards running the association, purchasing prizes and for pay out winnings. We’re non-profit and there are no paid positions in our organization. We try to keep any fees very low to encourage participation. NOTE: You MUST be a member of the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association to be eligible for our tournaments. You must fish the waters of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa or Wisconsin or the specific waters designated for destination tournaments. All entries will be verified as having a member account. Any entries not associated with an active MNKFA member account will be disqualified.
Actual dates will be determined by ice-out conditions
Watch this page or our social media for information.
The MN DNR lake survey verifies the presence of a healthy trophy pike fishery
Lake of the Woods is managed for a high-quality northern pike population, with a significant component of “trophy” northern pike over 40 inches long. To monitor the size structure of the northern pike population, it is sampled every 5 years using trap nets at known spawning sites. The northern pike population continues to be one of high quality, with 19% of the adult population at least 35 inches long, and 5% of the adults 40 inches long, or longer.
We are staying at Cyrus Resort ($48 per night) in cabins with a full kitchen and each member has their own room. 7 members are arriving on April 29 with others arriving as late as May 3. You depart at your leisure. There are 2, 3 & 4 bedroom cabins. You will be placed in a cabin as you arrive unless you inform me, via email, of who you want to be housed with during your stay.
Friday evening we’ll have a barbecue featuring hamburgers and chicken supplied by Brandon Swart and on Saturday we’ll have a fish fry. Half of the group will supply side dishes for Friday with the other half supplying side dishes for Saturday. You will be told what to supply, the week prior. All other meals you are on your own/with your cabin mates.
Further emails will be sent out to the group with additional details prior to April 29 concerning baits, clothing, housing, carpooling, etc.
If you have any questions, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.