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Ice Fishing Tournament, Presented by Northstar Recreation

Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, Feb 5 @ 12:00 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 February 5, 2023.

2023 Fishing Tournament Winners
Current Winners Fishing Contest


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 2023 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.

Week 1 Tuned UP Custom Rod Lance Jordan 25.75 Pike
DellBay Custom Rod Pierre Schwartz 7″ Perch
Week 2 Tuned Up Custom Rod Dan Fremling 17.75′ Walleye Kid #3
DellBay Custom Rod Colleen Olson 7 sunny
Week 3 Tuned Up Custom Rod Bryce Foltz 17″ pike
Dellabay Custom Rod Eric Hansen 5.5″ sunfish



Fishing Contest Kid Winners

James Kunze – Week 4

Nick Grant – Week 4

Brighton Robbins – Week 5

Ryan Streich – Week 5


Congratulations to all our winners!



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 donating a prize? Email us at fishing@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.


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Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am
Sunday, Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm
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