Prize: A Custom-Built Sturgeon Rod for most Mudpuppy's Caught 


Prize: $30 Omnia Gift Card's


8 random drawn contestants who have registered at least one fish will each receive a $30 gift card for Omnia Fishing.  Only one entry per person  

$500 goes to a random contestant who has registered at least one fish.  Only one entry per person.

*** Cash Prize drawing dependent on minimum enrollment of 40 registrations ***

The ultimate in portable fishing solutions, whether on ice, kayak or as an easy to carry solution for your fishing trips.  The Explorer series comes with an ActiveTarget Live Sonar, waterproof bag and frame, ice transducer pole, custom cabling and a 24Ah lithium battery.  Also includes the Lowrance Elite 7 FS with HDI transducer for both summer and winter fishing!

The all-new HOOK Reveal makes fishing easier, delivering powerful performance with proven fish-finding tools including: Autotuning Sonar, DownScan Imaging, and now FishReveal, which makes fish easier to see by combining the benefits of Lowrance CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging on one screen.  Whether you're fishing a local spot or unfamiliar water, find the best fishing areas with preloaded US Inland mapping or map uncharted water - in real time - with Genesis Live.

Help us spread the word about our tournament.  Click on the icon to Download, Print and Post our Flyer!

3rd Prize: ​LOWRANCE Hook Reveal 5 SplitShot Ice Pack ($450 Value)


  • Tournament Starts:  Friday, January 13th at 6am
  • Tournament Ends:  Sunday, February 12th at 10pm.
  • Entry Fee is $30
  • Fish in any MN water that is open to public fishing
  • Great Prizes!

Ready to Join the Event?

1)  Download the App at

2)  Tap:  Fish in a Tournament

3)  Join:  Bayport Fire on Ice

Prize is awarded for the most Mudpuppy's caught!  Mudpuppy's are rare, strange-looking salamander creatures that would be a novel, prized catch to most, but are nuisance bait robbers to Sturgeon anglers on the St. Croix River.  So why not do our best to bring back some love for these species of special conservation concern and make their catch and release worth something!  Winner will receive a Custom Sturgeon Rod built by local rod builder (and Bayport Fire Captain) Brandon "Lil Boots" Johnson.

Prize: Guided Sturgeon Fishing trip on the St. Croix River

Proceeds from the tournament go to support the members of the Bayport Fire Department through its Relief Association.  Relief Asssociations are 501(c)(4) organizations of volunteer fire departments in Minnesota.  Funds raised will be used to purchase non-budgeted fire equipment and other benefits to support members.

1st Prize: ​Lowrance Elite FS 7, Active Target Live Sonar w/Explorer Kit (​$2,700 Value)

Prize: $500 Cash 

The Bayport Fire Department services several miles of the wild and scenic St. Croix River and recreational fishing is a fun and treasured pastime in our community.  With that sentiment in mind, we are excited to announce our 1st Annual Bayport Fire on Ice Fishing Tournament!

The tournament is being run using FishDonkey, the premiere on-line, app based tournament management system.  This allows us to host the tournament across the entire state of Minnesota and provides the tools to document and submit entries for the tournament while allowing for a sustainable catch and release program.

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​Proudly Serving the Communities of:  Bayport, Oak Park Heights, Baytown and West Lakeland

A fun filled Voyageurs Adventures guided fishing trip for two on Lake Kabetogama.  Includes 4 hours of fishing with local USCG certified guide Wade Watson.  Winner must provide their own lodging.

2nd Prize: ​Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Kabetogama ($450 Value)

  • Participants from all states are allowed, however fish must be caught in a Minnesota water or Minnesota border water.
  • This is a MULTISPECIES tournament with the top three contestants getting one entry each in a drawing for the top three prizes.
  • All fish entered in the tournament will be photographed, measured, videoed and recorded in the FishDonkey app.
  • Categories:
    • ​Longest Walleye or Sauger (no video required of release)
    • Longest Sturgeon (video required of release)
    • Longest Northern Pike (no video required of release)
    • Most MudPuppy (no measurement, only video of catch and release)
  • ​​Leaderboards will be updated throughout the contest so check the app to follow the tournament progress.
  • Official rules can be found in the FishDonkey app.
  • Have Fun and FISH ON!


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One winner will have an opportunity to join Bayport Firefighter and local Sturgeon expert Ray Valley on a guided fishing trip on the St. Croix River looking for the elusive sturgeon!

Bayport fire department

If you're a first time user of FishDonkey, before you head out on the Ice, take the time to get the FishDonkey app setup and understand its use.  Check out this Tip-Sheet for more helpful info.

​Watch this 1-Minute video: How To Enter A Fish

​Watch this 1-Minute video:  How To Measure A Fish

You can test the App out before you start fishing:

  1. Download the APP
  2. ​Join "Practice Entering a Fish"