Humminbird Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest 2018
FEB 3 2018
Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State Athletics is prepping for the 2017 Humminbird Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest presented by Leinenkugel’s.The Big Bobber, which raises scholarships for Maverick student-athletes at The Landing on Madison Lake, Minn.Prizes for this year’s event are upwards of $15,000 with the first 50 places receiving a prize as well as 50 give-away prizes throughout the day of the tournament. The Big Bobber Bar Tour this year includes stops in Elysian, Minn., and Madison Lake, Minn.TICKETS
For anyone interested in tickets, feel free to call the Minnesota State Athletics Office at 507-389-2930 or by clicking on the link ( to purchase them online. Tickets are $50 per person for two holes.

$5.00 RAFFLE TICKETS; prizes include:
Grand Prize: Otter Pro XT Lodge Insulated Ice Shelter ($999.99 value)
2nd Place Prize: Maverick Pride True 42 Extreme Performance Cooler ($469.99 value)
3rd Place Prize: Humminbird ICE 45 Fishfinder ($399.99 value)
4th Place Prize: Otter XTH Cabin Hub Insulated Ice Shelter ($269.99 value)

1st place: $2,500.00
50th place: $1,000.00

Plus all sorts of great prizes in between!

The corporate challenge is taking place once again this year with a chance for four individuals to win a prize pack for each participating membern. The cost is $200 and includes 4 fishing tickets, 4 drink tickets, your business logo on the Big Bobber website and a banner the day of the event. For more information on the Corporate Challenge, click HERE. (This is the best value as the price did not increase).

Another great way to experience the Big Bobber Ice Fishing contest is through the VIP Experience. This includes a space for fifteen (15) individuals in a heated tent that features pre-drilled holes, beer, food tickets, and direct access to food and beverages right inside the tent. For more information on the VIP Tent Experience, click HERE. (Space is limited!)

The Big Bobber committee would like to thank our major sponsors for their support of the 2017 Humminbird Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest presented by Leinenkugel’s. For more information, please visit or call 507-389-2930.


From St. Peter, Minn.:
Go east on MN Highway 99 until you get to Cleveland (little over 6 miles). Turn right and go south on LeSueur County 15 (10th Street) about 7 miles into Madison Lake. Turn right and go west on Highway 60 (Walnut Ave.) and then left on Main Street.

From Mankato, Minn., Intersection of US Hwy. 14 & MN 22:
Take Highway 14 east about 8 miles. Take a left and go north on Highway 60. As soon as you get into town, turn right and go south on Main Street to The Landing.


Live bait will be available for purchase through Corner Bait Shop right on the shore next to The Landing and Registration, making it easy for any participant to purchase bait before heading out to the contest perimeter. Nate, the owner, is giving out free minnows to participants. Minnesota Fishing Licenses are available for purchase at the Corner Bait shop at 500 Walnut Ave.

If you have any questions regarding bait, please contact Nate before the contest at (507) 243-4464.