Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

21st Annual Mobridge Chamber Ice Fishing Tournament FAQs

How do I get in the 2022 tournament?

If you did not fish the 19th or 20th annual tournaments, please mark your calendars and watch for the 2022 lottery registration to open August 16, 2021. Once the registration opens, an entry form will be available on this website and on Facebook for you to submit a FREE entry. The lottery drawing will be on September 22, 2021. Teams chosen in the lottery are a NON-GUARANTEED spot.

If you fished the 19th or 20th annual tournaments in a guaranteed spot, 2022 registration for these teams happens in the late summer of 2021. Guaranteed spot holders will receive an email with registration info in August. If you are a guaranteed spot holder and need to change your email address on file, contact the Mobridge Area Chamber at 605-845-2500 or email chamber@mobridge.org. We will not be making calls to guaranteed spot holders this year so if you have not been receiving our group emails, make sure to update your info before August.

I need to change my partner, how do I do that?

Partner changes will be open from December 9th until December 31st. CLICK Here to submite your partner change.

What is my team number/did I get drawn in the lottery?

Team numbers and lottery picks get drawn on September 22, 2021. The Mobridge Chamber will reach out to lottery winners, who will then have 3 days to registered their team in the 2022 Tournament.

Once team numbers are drawn they will be posted HERE, online, and on our Facebook Page.

What happens if there is inclement weather or lack of ice?

If inclement weather, there will be no refunds on entry fees. Fishing tournament will be held on
Sunday. Not able to fish on Sunday, there will be drawings to select prize winners at Scherr-Howe Events Center.

If there is UNSAFE ice, the committee will make the safety call the week of the tournament on whether we will launch teams. Regardless of ice, the event and raffles will go on, and the "no-show" rule is still in effect. In the event of a team “no-show” or not checking in at rules meeting, that team hereby forfeits the guaranteed spot and any potential prizes indefinitely.

Will there be an indoor fish cleaning station available?

Yes, we will have an all-seasons station open at Indian Creek State Park.

When can we check-in for the tournament?

Teams can check in at the Expo as well as at the rules meeting the Friday before the tournament from 5:30-7:30pm.  ALL team MUST be checked in by 7:30 Friday night.

When is the expo open?

The 2021 Expo is January 13th (3-9pm) January 14th (11-3pm).

When will the doors open for Rules Meeting?

Doors will open at 5:30pm SHARP Friday night.  We will not be allowing any participants in prior to that.

What are the boundaries?

Here is the map: Ice Tournament Boundaries.pdf .  South point of Swan Creek, South Point of Moreau River to North Point of Galloway Bay and NorthPoint of Mad Bear Creek, the entire Moreau and Grand River 

Where are the weigh-ins?

Here is the map for the weigh-in.  ALL anglers must be check-in/weighed-in by 7pm. We will have two check-in spots. For teams NOT weighing fish -we will have a vehicle parked with yellow lights flashing in front of the Coke plant. For teams with fish, we will have scales set up at Beadle Chevrolet.  After anglers have finished weighing their fish, we will give away prizes and awards at Scherr-Howe Events Center.

I cannot find rules for the tournament, where are they?

Here are 2022 rules https://mobridge.org/tournamentrules

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