Mobridge Ice Fishing FAQs

18th Annual Mobridge Chamber Ice Fishing Tournament FAQs

How do I get in the 2019 tournament?

If you did not fish the 17th annual tournament or fished it by winning an non-guaranteed spot in the lottery this year, please mark your calendars and watch for the 2018 lottery registration to open in August of 2018. Once the registration opens, an entry form will be available on this website for you to submit. We are expecting 35-40 spots will be up for grabs when we draw from lottery entrants the end of September.

If you fished the 17th annual tournament in a guaranteed spot, entries for teams with guaranteed spots who fished the 17th Annual tournament will happen in late summer of 2018. Guaranteed spot holders will receive an email with registration info in July. If you are a guaranteed spot holder and need to change your email address on file, contact the Mobridge Area Chamber at 605-845-2500 or email We will not be making calls to guaranteed spot holders this year so if you have not been receiving our group emails, make sure to update your info before July.

I need to change my partner, how do I do that?

CLICK Here to process your team change. (We will NOT be processing partner changes until 2 weeks prior to the tourney! Deadline is January 5th)

What is my team number/did I get drawn in the lottery?

Here is the list of team numbers

What happens if there is inclement weather or lack of ice?

If inclement weather, there will be no refunds on entry fees. Fishing tournament will be held on
Sunday. Not able to fish on Sunday, there will be drawings to select prize winners at Scherr-Howe Events Center.

If BAD ice, the committee will make the safety call the week of the tournament. The event will go on, and the "no-show" rule is still in effect.  In the event of a team “no-show” or not checking in at rules meeting, that team hereby forfeits the guaranteed spot and any potential prizes indefinitely.

Will there be an indoor fish cleaning station again?

Yes, we will have our brand new all-seasons station open at Indian Creek State Park.

When can we check-in for the tournament?

Teams can check in at the Expo as well as Friday night from 5:30-7:30pm.  ALL team MUST be checked in by 7:30 Friday night.

When is the expo open?

January 10th (3-9pm) January 11th (11-3pm), We will be having a live entertainment starting at 8:00pm.  Be on the lookout for more information on that.

When will the doors open for Rules Meeting?

Doors will open at 5:30pm SHARP Friday night.  We will not be allowing any participants in prior to that.

What are the boundaries?

Here is the map: 2017 Ice Tournament Boundaries.pdf .  South point of Swan Creek, South Point of Moreau River to North Point of Galloway Bay and NorthPoint of Mad Bear Creek, the entire Moreau and Grand River 

Where are the weigh-ins?

Here is the map for the weigh-in.  ALL anglers must be check-in/weighed-in by 7pm.  Like last year we will have two spots.  For teams NOT weighing fish -we will have a vehicle parked with yellow lights flashing in front of the Coke plant. For teams with fish, we will have scales set up at Beadle Chevrolet.  After anglers have finished weighing their fish, we will give away prizes and awards at Scherr-Howe Events Center.

I cannot find rules for the tournament, where are they?

Here are 2018 rules 2018 Ice Fishing Tournament Rules.pdf

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