2017 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest!

The 2017 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest, will be held on May 6th, 2017.  This year marks the 49th year of this contest where anglers head to Lake Minnetonka in search of their prize winning crappies.  In 2016 more than 2,000 anglers participated, and they were greeted with sunshine and many hungry crappies.  We gave away hundreds of prizes, raised thousands of dollars for Fishing For Life, and celebrated family fishing fun.  Thank you to all that came out to support this great family fishing event.  We' hope to see you all again in 2017!

2017 Contest Information

When: May 6th, 2017
Where: Lord Fletchers, Lake Minnetonka
Contest Details: Fishing hours run from 6 AM to 2 PM.  Only crappies caught on Lake Minnetonka can be registered at headquarters.
Grand Prize: 2017 Tracker Boat, Motor & Trailer
Official Contest Rules: Click Here
Contact Kelly for more information.  Kelly@mnbound.com or 763-231-6680
Registration: Click Here To Register Online


Jr. Division

1st – Layla Nguyen, age 8, Brooklyn Park – 1.27
2nd – Cody Larson, age 13, Bloomington, .93
3rd – Akra Gibson, .84
4th – Peter Sorenson, age 7, Minnetrista - .83
5th - TBA

2016 Results

Adult Division

1st place – Nick Schmidt, Glencoe, MN. - 1.95
2nd place – Ryan Noble, Excelsior, MN. - 1.27
3rd place – Andrew Iversen – Orono – 1.21
4th place - Josh Talley, Andover – 1.19
5th place – Tim May, Mound, MN. 1.17

Grand Prize Winner

2016 Tracker Boat, 25 HP Mercury, Tracker Trailer

Nelson Penningroth, Wayzata – age 11- he hit the secret weight of .35 lbs

2016 Photos

The Minnesota Bound 2017 Crappie Contest is subject in all respects to the complete Official rules avaiabile at the contest site (while supplies last) at www.mnbound.com, or by sending a S.A.S.E. To 2015 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest-C/O Ron Schara, 1000 Boone Ave. N. #1200, Golden Valley, MN. 55427-  main #763-231-6680. Contest is open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are legal residents of the State of MN. or Wisconsin. Pre-register for the contest at www.mnbound.com. You must pay $5 ($10 at the event) pre-registration entry fee to compete for contest prizes. Void outside the state of mn. and wi., and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Lake Minnetonka Regulations: Entrants must comply with all applicable laws, rule and regulations in connection with participation in the contest, including the Lake Minnetonka regulations below.  CONTESTANTS MUST REGISTER AND WEIGH A CRAPPIE to be eligible for prizes. Random prizes will be awarded through the day, with major prizes awarded every hour on the hour - all who register a crappie are eligible for prize drawings. All decisions of weight judge's are final. Only 1 fish per entrant may be weighed and registered.

2017 Grand Prize!!

How the 2017 Grand Prize Winner will be Determined?

One Grand Prize of a boat, motor and trailer has been donated by Tracker Boats to be given away at the 2017 Crappie Fishing Contest.  The Grand Prize will be given to one (1) person, determined as follows:  To be eligible, a person must have validly entered the 2017 Crappie Fishing Contest.  To be eligible, a person must have validly caught a lake Minnetonka crappie during the 2017 Crappie Fishing Contest.  The person catching a valid crappie during the 2017 Crappie Fishing Contest that is closest or equal to the randomly selected weight will win the Grand Prize.  In the event of a tie, the person who first officially weighs in his/her crappie that is closest or equal to the randomly selected weight during the 2017.  The winner will be announced at Lord Fletchers after the scales close at 2pm.