The West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake Tournament, is a three-day event with a maximum entry of 150 two-persons teams and an anticipated prize pool of at least $14,000.00 and could be as high as $21,000.00.
FRIDAY NIGHT SEMINARS start with a social Hour at 5 pm and the Seminar at 5:30 pm at West Yellowstone Holiday Inn (315 Yellowstone Avenue), followed by dinner discussions in nearby restaurant/tavern locations with NAIFC Pro-Staff members and the Ice Team. The free Seminar and group discussions, which are open to the public, are geared toward educating fishers to the world of tournament ice fishing and the best products in the industry.
SUNDAY AM TOURNAMENT: The Check-in and Contest starts shortly after daylight with the exact starting time announced at the mandatory Rules Meeting the night before. Teams go out on the ice on Hebgen Lake from Kirkwood Resort & Marina in the order of their registration. Fishing continues until 1 pm, when all must come off the ice for the Weigh-in.
Weigh-in starts at 2:00pm at the Hi Country Tavern & Grill overlooking Hebgen Lake. Tournament winners will be announced and awarded their cash prizes immediately following the weigh-in. Cash bar and food will be served, along with a fish cleaning contest and other fun.