Annual FLF Ice Fishing Tournament

FLF’s 2023 8th Annual
Ice Fishing Tournament
January 28th, 9:00 – 1:00


What, Where, When?

Fairmont Lakes Foundation Inc. is holding their 8th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on January 28th, 2023. This event will be limited to the first 250 registered anglers. Everyone will have to check in the morning of the tournament at the Shelter house at Gomsrud Park, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. We will be launching from the shelter house at Gomsrud Park, Fairmont, MN at 9:00a.m. SHARP! In the event of a major blizzard, we have set a backup date for February 4th, 2023. There will be no refunds so please be prepared for the conditions that day.


The tournament will start at 9:00 am from Gomsrud Park. The Tournament will conclude with a weigh-in to be held at the Gomsrud Park Shelter house at 1:00 p.m. Any fisherman not inline and waiting to weigh in by 1:10pm will not be allowed to weigh in their catch.
Fisherman should arrive at the Gomsrud Park early and be ready for the 9:00a.m. Start. We will be handing out a colored ribbon before the takeoff, please tie these to the exterior of your icehouse to let us know who is fishing in the tournament. Any fisherman using a permit style house please leave your door unlocked so that we may randomly check on anglers during the tournament.

Fisherman should come prepared with everything needed for ice fishing and cold weather. Ice houses can be no closer than 20 feet from another house. Fisherman will be allowed to share an icehouse with other anglers. Please keep in mind this is a FUN Tournament. Any fisherman caught cheating or breaking any rules will be disqualified.

All Ice Houses need to be equipped and licensed according to Minnesota State Law. A complete list of rules will be given to you after you register at Gomsrud Shelter house the morning of.

Previous information:

The event begins with an 9:00 am shotgun start and weigh-in is promptly at 1:00 pm at Gomsrud Park. $3,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

All Tournament proceeds will go towards the Preservation and Conservation of the Fairmont Chain of Lakes.

Easy On-line Event Sponsorship: Click here.

Mail-in Sponsorship form: Click here.

See Sponsors Below: Click here.

Anglers Rules: Click here.

Registration ($30) Four Ways:

  1. Pre-register starting Dec 1st using easy on-line registration
  2. Pre-register using the printable mailing brochure/form
  3. Pick up the brochure and register at Sommer Outdoors starting Dec 1st.
  4. Register the day of the tournament at Sommer Outdoors 7:00 am until 8:45 am January 28

Note: the tournament is limited to 250 anglers and the prizes are awesome – We recommend that you register early.


Each angler will be allowed to be on the prize board only once however may also qualify for the biggest walleye and/or panfish. Panfish must be over 7” in length Northern Pike need to be over 24” and walleyes must be over 15” in length to qualify for prizes!

Biggest Game Fish

1st – Otter Icehouse
2nd – Marcum M1 Flasher
3rd – Marcum Underwater Camera
4th – Rod Case and Rod Combo
5th – Strikemaster 24V Auger

Yellow Bass Beat Down

by Total Weight
1st – $750 Cash
2nd – $350 Cash
3rd – $200 Cash

Biggest Walleye – $100 Cash
Biggest Pan Fish – $100 Cash

Prizes may change but never go down in value depending on sponsors and/or availability of the prizes. All prizes must be claimed and picked up from Sommer Outdoors before February 1st, 2023.