First national high school ice fishing championship set for Mille Lacs in late December

Staff Report

The first Student Angler Ice Fishing Federation national high school ice fishing championship is scheduled Dec. 29-30 on Lake Mille Lacs.

A youth division of the North American Ice Fishing Circuit, the SAIFF championship is open to the first 100 two-person high school teams. As this is the first year of competition, there will be no qualifying, but student anglers must be a member of the SAIFF. Membership fee is $25, but there is no tournament entry fee.

High school anglers will vie for any 16-fish combination of crappies, bluegills, and/or perch per day (total weight for both days).

Hosted by McQuoid's Resort, the tournament will also include several seminars on topics including sponsorships, media and how to be a tournament angler.

To become an SAIFF member, enter a team in the national tournament or for more information, email Jack Baker at or call/text Baker at 612-308-4858. For rules, information and updates, go to

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