CULVER – Indiana’s second annual NAIFC (North American Ice Fishing Circuit) State Championship will be held on Lake Maxinkuckee from Feb. 14-16.
Teams finishing in the top-10 at the Culver Qualifier automatically advance to the NAIFC North American National Championship on Mille Lacs Lake, Isle Minnesota in December 2014.
The Culver Qualifying Tournament is open to the first 150 two- person teams that enter. NAIFC tournaments are competitive in nature, operating much like a Bassmaster or FLW event. Fishing boundaries are set: teams drill their own holes. Portable fish shelters are allowed with walking, ATVs and snowmobiles the modes of transportation. Tournament’s fishing hours are from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday Feb. 16 and the species will be Bluegills and Perch. Local fishermen should take note that it has been “Locals” not traveling teams winning 10 out of the last 11 NAIFC Qualifying tournaments.
Since its inception, the NAIFC series has been the testing grounds for new equipment and fishing technique. To be a part of that cutting edge, attend the NAIFC Friday Night Seminar (FNS) Feb. 14, held at VFW located at 108 N. State Street, Culver. The seminar is free to everyone. There is no faster way for any fishermen… experienced or not… to learn and share the successful details of ice fishing than NAIFC free Friday Night Seminars.
Providing the Nation’s leading Ice Fishing education the NAIFC will conduct on Saturday, Feb. 15 a “free” Cabela’s Ice Camp for Kids at the Culver Firemen Station located at 611 State Street, Culver. All kids in attendance will receive a free fishing rod from HT Enterprises. Ice safety, equipment, bait and fishing techniques will be presented to the kids and their parents.
For more information on the NAIFC, Friday Night Seminar, Cabela’s Kids ICE CAMP, or to enter an NAIFC qualifier please go to www.naifc.com or email [email protected] To enter a NAIFC qualifier over the phone please call Kathy Roberts at 320 252 0428. For information on Culver go to www.culverchamber.com or for Marshall County www.visitmarshallcounty.org.