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2018 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest!

The 2018 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest, will be held on May 5th, 2018 at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka.  This year marks the 50th year of this contest where anglers head to Lake Minnetonka in search of their prize winning crappies.  In 2017 more than 2,000 anglers participated, and they were greeted with sunshine and 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 2018!

2018 Contest Information

When: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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: Alumacraft Boat, Motor, Trailer w/ Lowrance Graph
Official Contest Rules: Click Here
Contact Kelly for more information. or 763-231-6680


Jr. Division

1st – Josh Hadden, age 15, Excelsior – 1.07
2nd – Ruth Freiberg, age 13, Hopkins, - .98
2nd – Brady Harrison, age 7 - .98
3rd – Hunter Dahurm, age 12, Maple Lake - .93
4th – Cooper Rowe, age 8 - .87
5th - Jak Kamrowski, age 15, Excelsior - .81

2017 Results

Adult Division

1st place – Jon Chapman, Woodbury, MN - 1.40
2nd place – Tom Kalgren, Mound, MN - 1.27
3rd place – Wayne Haskeu – Mpls, MN – 1.26
4th place - Brahim Zabeli, Shorewood, MN – 1.22
5th place – Adam Michels, Oak Grove, MN - 1.16

Grand Prize Winner

2017 Boat, Motor & Trailer

Cade Corrigan - age 12- he hit the secret weight of .63 lbs

2017 Photos

The 2018 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest is subject in all respects to the complete Official rules avaiabile at the contest site (while supplies last) at, 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 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.

2018 Grand Prize!!

How the 2018 Grand Prize Winner will be Determined.

One Grand Prize of a boat, motor and trailer has been donated by Alumacraft Boats to be given away at the 2018 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 2018 Crappie Fishing Contest.  To be eligible, a person must have validly caught a lake Minnetonka crappie during the 2018 Crappie Fishing Contest.  The person catching a valid crappie during the 2018 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 2018 Crappie Fishing Contest will be the winner.  The winner will be announced at Lord Fletchers after the scales close at 2pm.