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Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines
It is getting to be that time again. There is excitement for the upcoming ice fishing season with some of the higher elevation lakes and ponds beginning to freeze. It is time to kick off our annual Utah Ice Fishing Challenge. This is a fun contest and good motivator to get out this winter to catch a variety of species and fish different bodies of water. We will follow the same format as last season. So check out the rules and guidelines below for details and sign up for the challenge. Ron


Utah Ice Fishing Challenge Rules - 2017/2018

Welcome to the Utah Ice Fishing Challenge – 2017/2018. This year’s contest will follow the same new format we used last season. There are 5 fish categories to compete in. There will be winners for each category and also an overall winner. The contestant that posts the most species will also receive an award. See the rules below and especially Rule 4 and Rule 5 for the fish categories and scoring, and let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, corrections etc.

There is no limit to the number of contestants that can enter and there is no fee. The contest starts as soon as there is ice (be safe) and will end April 1, 2018. Winners will be announced by April 15, 2018.

Rules

How to enter – Reply to this post and follow the rules below.

1. You must be a registered member of BFT to enter. Reply to this post and you will be added to the list of current contestants located at the bottom of this post.

2. All fish entered must be caught through the ice.

3. All photos must be taken at the lake and include a clear shot of the fish next to the tape, the BFT logo with your BFT username and 2017/2018.


  • Pictures should be taken with ruler laid on the ground under or next to the fish. The end of the tape and the length measurement needs to be visible (see example attached). A clear shot of the ruler with visible numbers is needed for the entry to be counted. Take extra pictures to be sure! Please do not post large pictures inline. If you want to post inline to “tell your story”, downsize, but a large photo attached to the post helps confirm the correct measurement (zoom).

  • Please check your pictures of fish at the lake if you can. If it moves and doesn't show the full length of the fish, I'm sorry but I go with what shows up in the picture. Points are based on the photos.
  • There is a printable banner with the BFT logo at the bottom of this post that you can add your username to. Pictures of fish in the air next to a tape will not count for points.

4. Fish Categories - Points will be awarded for up to five fish (one in each category).

  1. Panfish - Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Bullhead Catfish or White Bass.
  2. Trout – Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Tiger Trout, Splake, Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout

  3. Bass – Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Wiper

  4. Predators – Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Tiger Muskie and Walleye

  5. Others – anything else including Burbot, Carp, Channel Catfish, Whitefish, Grayling etc.


5. The contestant posting the longest fish for the category wins first place in that category and receives one point. Second place = 2 points, third place = 3 points etc. The winner of each category will receive a prize. The contestant with the lowest score is the overall winner. Fish will be measured and rounded down to the nearest half inch.



  • If contestant doesn’t post a fish in a category, that contestant receives the last place rank for that category and that score will be included in the composite score. (see example table below and attached).


  • In case of a tie for longest fish, the contestant that posted first wins.


  • Entries can be upgraded
    For Example: If you catch a larger panfish but have one posted already, no problem. Post the new panfish and your rank/points may be adjusted.













6. Utah public waters only. Reciprocal lakes count as Utah waters (i.e. Bear Lake and Flaming Gorge).

7. Posting your entries. Post your entries under a single thread on the Utah Contests board. Please format your thread title as “2017/2018 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge – (your BFT Username)”. You must post your own fish for it to get credit. Please post your photos in JPEG format on the Utah Contests forum of BFT and not links to another site.

Posts must include species (common name) of fish, date caught, name of lake (No Abbreviations), and length of fish.

If you choose to, you may leave the name of one lake out of your posts. All fish from this lake do not need the name of the lake posted. The name of the lake does have to be given to one of the moderators of this board in the form of a PM though.

Do not challenge an entry on the open forum. If anyone has reason to contest a photo or entry, please do so via PM to me. If you notice any errors or have questions about my tracking, shoot me a PM.

9. Entries should be posted within two weeks of the catch. Post after April 1, 2018 will not count.

10. Anyone harassing another contestant for posting the name of a lake will be disqualified.

11. Anyone attempting to cheat or found cheating will be disqualified.


Contestants

The Red Leaker
1ManWolfpack
Ahi1953
Flyfishinglover
SkunkedAgain
Hookngrinin
Sharksugar101
BURLEY
Kblack1844
redfrog
fishnate
DjHill16
CVfisher
CM_Fishing
Gipson Getzem
WingNutt
MACMAN
ELOC
Jmorfish
snag king
RipnMonsterCats
FishSlayerJT
UTExplorer
panfishwisperer
ice_sled
TopH2O
icemonkey
Flyman007
Brighamfish
Brigfishjr
Dunn13
icefisher88
CarlF
Lipripper85

(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Dec 15, 2017, 12:51 PM)
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up! Can't wait! Thanks much.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up please!
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
dont get out as much as I do for the cats but its always fun to try. put me down for the challenge

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I'm in again. Sign me up.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
I will give this contest a try. Sign me up please.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Please sign me up as well, thanks.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Count me in! Can't wait for the ice.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up! Cool

FishNate
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Count me in!
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up please - CVfisher as well as my son CM_Fishing
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up! Thanks!
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
I'm in
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
I’m in again along with my son ELOC. We will throw in a $20 gift card to Sportsmans or cabelas to an award selection of your choice. Thanks for your effort on this.
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Re: [MACMAN] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Great! I'll put you and ELOC on the list. Thanks for the prize donation. Ron
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up please.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up too please!
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Im in. Havent been fishing much but hopefully I can get out ice more this winter.
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Could you please sign my son up, username- panfishwisperer
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Re: [kblack1844] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
sure thing! welcome to the challenge, panfishwisperer.
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Re: [The_Red_Leaker] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Sign me up
Ice_sled
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Re: [hookngrinin] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Hi Ron,

It is indeed time to sign up for the challenge. I hope to get out for the first time this week. Sign me up for the 2017/2018 Challenge.

We'll get together soon for a trip somewhere.

Mike


"Fish TopH2O and your skill will surface!"
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Re: [TopH2O] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
That's great, Mike! I'll add you to the list and be expecting a fish posted by you soon. Yes. We'll have to get together somewhere soon.
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I am in
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Re: [icemonkey] Utah Ice Fishing Challenge 2017/2018 - rules and guidelines In reply to
Alright 'monkey! You're on the list. Ice is here. Time for some ice fishing fun.
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