Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs that we receive each year.  If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.

On Garrison Bay, Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison Minnesota.

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Local retailers:

In Garrison – Garrison Sports, Tutt’s Bait & Tackle, JJ’s Bird Nest

In Onamia – Reeds Sporting Goods

In Brainerd – The Green Lantern, S&W Bait

In Aitkin – Guide Point Pharmacy

No, all holes are pre-drilled the morning of the contest. We do suggest bringing a chisel in case the hole ices over.

No, there are no houses, shelters or wind breaks of any kind allowed.  All fisher people and holes must be visible at all times.

Yes, tickets are available to purchase on the ice and at local retailers the day of the contest.

Yes, flashers are allowed during the contest between Noon and 3:00pm.  They can only be used to check depth before Noon.  NO FISHING IS ALLOWED BEFORE NOON.

Yes there are portable restrooms scattered throughout the contest area.

Gates open at 9:00am
Fishing is from Noon – 3:00pm
A firework is set-off to signal the start and end times.

Yes, as long as ice conditions allow we have plowed designated parking areas.
There is no driving or parking within the fishing boundaries though.

Yes, we have specific reserved handicap parking and driving service for those needing help getting to and from their vehicle.  Volunteers with Side by Side ATV’s can assist you if requested.

Yes, we provide a full bar and concessions for purchase.

Yes, we have lots of raffles and games that you can play to win lots of great prizes.

Completely fill out and bring your ticket(s) to the Registration Area to exchange that for a Fishing Sticker.  That sticker must be worn at all times on the ice.  Your filled out ticket also gets you entered into the ATV Door Prize!

If you win a firearm you will need to fill out and pass the background check after you win.  You will need to pass that background check before you are able to take possession of that firearm.  

There are two entry points.  Garrison Sports and across from Broadway Pizza.  Watch for signs.

Yes, you are allowed to attend and be within the fishing area without purchasing a fishing ticket but you may not fish or weigh a fish.  

You may purchase raffles, drinks and food.

Friday Night Flight is a Pre-Event Party that is free to those that have purchased fishing tickets.  We have raffles and games to win prizes along with food and drink available for purchase.  Come out and enjoy the night with your fellow fisherman!