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Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm


Welcome Minnesota Anglers & prepare your tackle for our month+ long fishing tournament! Save the date for our month long digital ice fishing tournament through the FishDonkey Mobile App, launching January 1st and running through January 30, 2022.


Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers in categories:
  • King of Winter Largest Walleye – length
  • Largest Northern Pike – length
  • Largest Bass – length
  • Largest Crappie – length
  • Largest Sunfish – length
  • Largest Perch – length
  • Grand Slam of Panfish – measured by the total length of 3 fish 1 crappie, 1 sunfish and 1 perch
  • Winter Carnival Super Fan – random chosen winner – must have 2022 Winter Carnival button in photo
  • Kids fish – 12 and under category – any fish entered has a chance to win awesome prizes
  • Wildcard – Any other fish including sturgeon, Musky, rough fish – length

Categories and leaderboards will update throughout the contest, so check the leaderboards on your phone or on the website to follow the tournament progress.

Prizes Include:

Assorted custom P3 plastics 
Arctic Anchor
Ice Rod hangers 
Two-Night Stay at The Red Door Resort 
1/2 Day Larry Hanson Guide Trip 
Nolan Sprengleler 1/2 Day Guide Trip for a Parent & a Child
Mendota Pets Gift Cards
Panfish Plastics Reel and Pole with Baits
Keys Cafe Gift Cards
Tuned-up Custom Rods
Northland Tackle Lures
Clam Corp 5 Gallon Buckets
Bold North Outdoors Power Box and Jigs
Vexan Hats and Tackle
The Bobber Buddy Tip-Up
Tappers Pub Gift Card
The North Forty Tavern Gift Card
Nova Restaurant Group Gift Cards
CJ Auto Repair and Equipment Cash Card for Service
Sonus Interior – Helix 7
Chris Siegler – Helix 7
Coleman Grills
Minnesota Wild Autographed Jersey and Hockey Stick
Floorstar – Scheels Gift Card
American Express Gift Cards
$500 in Cash
Vexilar FS800 Camera
Eskimo QuickFish 3 Ice House
Vados Bait Gift Cards
Basskhang Custom Rods Gift Certificate
Iron Range Rods
Clam Voltage Rod/Reel Combos from WAM 
Cabela’s Gift Card
Stockyard Tavern Chophouse Gift Card
Outdoor news – 3 annual memberships
Vexilar Caps and Gloves
Great Lakes Aquarium Tickets for 2
Adventure USA – Gaitors
Sportsmans Guide 5 Side Hub Insulated 10x 10 house
Minnesota Wild / Minnesota Classic Hat, T-Shirt and Hoodie
More prizes still being added…


Eligible fish are limited to all Minnesota public waters to get the whole State of Minnesota participating in Winter Carnival. 

FishDonkey – How to Join (NOW ON THE FISHDONKEY APP)

All fish entered in the tournament will be photographed, measured, recorded with the FishDonkey app. Joining our tournament is easy: 

  1. Download the FishDonkey Mobile App through the App Store on your mobile phone
  2. Search “Winter Carnival” 
  3. Join the tournament and begin submitting your catches! 

Click here to learn “How to Enter a Fish”


Sponsor Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the tournament or donating a prize? Email us at info@spfhf.org

About Us

This exciting outdoor event helps support the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, a non-profit membership organization and proud producers of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival was started in 1886 and is the oldest winter festival in the United States. It relies on sponsors, fundraisers, donations, charitable gaming, and foundation members to support its year-round activities.



Saturday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am
Sunday, Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm
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