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46th Annual Women Anglers of Minnesota Open Water Fishing Tournament

  • 06/08/2024
  • 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Head of Lakes Resort, Lake Osakis
  • 69

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Included entry into the tournament, dinner on Friday and Saturday night.
    REFUNDS: Registration fees will be returned if Women Anglers of Minnesota receives notification by May 1st, 2024. If participation is cancelled after this date, there will be no refunds. A $15.00 service charge will be retained from all refunds if withdrawal happens before date mentioned above.
    If the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather, NO MONEY will be refunded. Tournament registration fees (minus dinner cost as we cannot refund that portion and we will still have the event portion of the tournament) and prizes will be held over for the next year’s annual tournament.
    Tournament winnings are based on at least 100 people participating. If less than 100 participants, awards may be adjusted.
  • Included entry into the tournament, dinner on Friday and Saturday night and pontoon spot with gas included.
    By signing up for this ticket, you accept responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the pontoon boat you are assigned to. Each boat team will be responsible for any damages that take place to their pontoon. If damage occurs, a fee will be assessed, and invoice mailed to each of the pontoon members within 1 week of the tournament date.
    REFUNDS: Registration fees will be returned if Women Anglers of Minnesota receives notification by May 1st, 2024. If participation is cancelled after this date, there will be no refunds. A $15.00 service charge will be retained from all refunds if withdrawal happens before date mentioned above.
    If the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather, NO MONEY will be refunded. Tournament registration fees (minus dinner cost as we cannot refund that portion and we will still have the event portion of the tournament) and prizes will be held over for the next year’s annual tournament.
    Tournament winnings are based on at least 100 people participating. If less than 100 participants, awards may be adjusted.

Register


Join us for our 46th Annual Open Water Tournament taking place on Lake Osakis, MN! 

Fun, fishing, and WAMily!!!

We welcome all skill levels to this event as there is truly something for everyone! We guarantee you will leave with new fishing knowledge, new friendships, and memories that will last!

Thursday, June 6th: BBQ at Osagi Park

Friday, June 7th: Rules meeting at Osakis VFW

Saturday, June 8th: Tournament starts at Head of the Lakes Resort

Awards Ceremony at Osakis VFW

Don't have a boat?  We have limited pontoon spaces available! 

Indoor activities including fundraising, games, and FUN both Friday and Saturday evening. 

***Guests are welcome at the dinner on Friday and Saturday!  You may purchase dinner tickets with this registration! ***

Space is limited so register guests soon!

Women Anglers of Minnesota 46th Annual Open Water Tournament 

Basic Schedule of Events
Registered participants will receive more detailed information via email and in the tournament handbook.  

Thursday June 6th: Social & BBQ; 5:00 pm social/games 6:00 pm dinner tentative location: Osagi Park, in Osakis on 5th Ave and Lake St.  There are covered seating areas and a bathroom. 

Friday June 7th: Rules Meeting and Dinner at Osakis VFW; 5:00 pm - Social hour, raffles, and WAM gear for sale; 6:00 pm - Dinner; 6:30 pm - Membership Meeting; 7:00 pm - Tournament rules meeting (at least one person from your boat must attend)

Saturday June 8th: Tournament Day from 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM; Check-in and boat inspections begins at 5:30 AM at Head of the Lakes Resort, Lake Osakis; Cocktails, Dinner and awards banquet to follow at 5:00 pm at Osakis VFW.

Fish measurements will be completed using the FishDonkey app. This is a catch, photo, video release tournament. This supports WAM's mission of fish conservation!


     


VIDEO: How to Enter a Fish

VIDEO: How to Properly Measure a Fish

Official Prize Payouts based on minimum entry of 100 participants 

WAM Slam: $2000

Grand Prize Fish: $1000

Bass 1st-5th Place: $500, $300, $200, $150, $50

Pike 1st-5th Place: $500, $300, $200, $150, $50

Walleye 1st-5th Place: $500, $300, $200, $150, $50

Crappie 1st-5th Place: $500, $300, $200, $150, $50

Sunfish 1st-5th Place: $500, $300, $200, $150, $50

Rock Bass 1st-3rd Place: $250, $150, $50


Rules Document: 2024 Official Rules of Women Anglers of Minnesota 46th Annual Tournament.pdf

If you have questions, please contact the tournament committee chair: Liz Colsen at vp@womenanglersmn.com or Competition Coordinator Seantae Read at tournament@womenanglersmn.com

Resort Lodging on Lake Osakis:

Head of the Lakes Resort & Campground  (320) 859-4252

15080 Gardenia Dr. – Osakis, MN 56360

Holiday Resort: (320) 859-4360 Let them know you are from WAM 

13377 Falcon Dr. – Osakis, MN 56360  

Lakeshore Resort  (320) 859-2400

12676 Fairfax Drive – Osakis, MN 56360

Midway Beach Resort & Campground (800) 367-2547

1821 E. Lake St. – Osakis, MN 56360 - Weekly rentals only

Two Mile Trailer CT & Campground (320) 859-2075

451 Co Rd 10 SE – Osakis, MN 56360

Sun-Fish Resort (320) 491-0572

19727 Eastwood Dr. – Osakis, MN 56360

Several hotels in Alexandria and VRBO/Airbnb cabins available 

Hotel Block at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria MN. The group code is MWA. The rate for all rooms is $150 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT

Options Currently Full (to save you a phone call)

Head of the Lakes Resort & Campground  (320) 859-4252

15080 Gardenia Dr. – Osakis, MN 56360

Rizzy's on the Lake - 2357 Lake Street E. Osakis MN 56360

Go to this website to look at all of the fun things the Alexandria Area has to offer!

Explore Alexandria MN - A Minnesota Vacation Hot Spot | Explore Alex Tourism

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OFFICIAL WAM WAIVER FOR 2024 WAM OPEN WATER FISHING TOURNAMENT

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

RISK AND LIABILITY

I understand that participating in a fishing tournament is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able. I assume any and all risks associated with this fishing trip, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. Knowing these facts and in consideration of the acceptance of my application and application fee by Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM), I hereby, for myself, my executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, agree not to sue and waive, release and discharge WAM, other competitors, hosts, sponsors, volunteers, and tournament officials, including their agents, employees, or assigns from all claims or liability of death, personal injury, or property damage of any kind arising out of or in the course of my participation in this event. I am at least 16 years of age. I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the tournament rules. If under 18 years of age, a parent must sign a release at the time of registration at the tournament.

COVID-19 RISK

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Women Anglers of Minnesota or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.  You also agree that you will not attend if you have COVID-19.

MEDIA RELEASE

I grant WAM the right to use photographs, video, and information concerning my participation in this tournament for any internal WAM or third-party media.

ALCOHOL & DRUG POLICY

WAM participants cannot consume alcohol in the boat or on the ice while participating in this WAM-sponsored trip. Illegal drugs of any kind are also not allowed. Any violation of this policy may result in a participant being asked to leave without a refund.

PERSONAL CONDUCT

WAM encourages all members to show respect for others, both inside and outside of the organization. Conduct by anyone during any part of the event that is illegal, violent, dangerous, irresponsibly puts others at risk, or is conduct that reflects poorly on Women Anglers of Minnesota may result in the member being asked to leave and no refunds will be provided.

CANCELLATIONS: If this tournament is canceled due to severe weather, no refunds will be provided. See Rules cancellation policy date.




 

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