2016 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest!

The 2016 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest, May 7th, 2016 was a huge success!  This year marked the 48th year of this contest where anglers took to lake Minnetonka in search of their prize winning crappies.  In total, more than 2,000 anglers participated, and they were greeted with sunshine and many eager crappies.  We gave away hundreds of prizes, raised thousands for Fishing For Life, and celebrated family fishing fun.  Thank you to all that came out to support this great family fishing event.  We'll see you all next year!


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

2016 Contest Information

When: May 7th, 2016
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: 2016 Tracker Boat, 25HP Mercury Motor, Tracker Trailer
Official Contest Rules: Click Here
Contact Kelly for more information.  Kelly@mnbound.com or 763-231-6680
Registration: Registration closed

The Minnesota Bound 2016 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.

2016 Grand Prize!!

How will the 2016 Grand Prize Winner be Determined?

One Grand Prize of a boat, motor and trailer has been donated by Tracker Boats to be given away at the 2016 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 2016 Crappie Fishing Contest.  To be eligible, a person must have validly caught a lake Minnetonka crappie during the 2016 Crappie Fishing Contest.  The person catching a valid crappie during the 2016 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 2016 Crappie Fishing Contest will win the Grand Prize.  Last year, the crappie weight of .84 lbs, was randomly selected on 5/2/15 for the Grand Prize winning criteria for the 2015 Crappie Fishing Contest and was announced at 2pm when official scales closed.