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The Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest set for Feb. 8

UW-Eau Claire Recreation, Blugold athletics and the Lake Wissota Lions Club will present the seventh annual Jig's Up Blugold Ice Fishing Contest from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, with weigh-in locations at The Edge Pub & Eatery and The View on Lake Wissota. 

Prize distribution will start at 3 p.m. at The View on Lake Wissota.

More than $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a two-year lease on a 2020 Ford F-150 truck, will be awarded. Prizes are awarded to not only the top 25 fish by weight, but also to every fifth place by weight thereafter until 300th place, so even small fish can win. Additionally, $100 gift card prizes will be awarded for the top fish by weight for each species of fish: northern, walleye, bass and panfish. 

Tickets to enter fish are $25 each with no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase. Each participant may register one fish per ticket. 

This year's raffle prizes will include a 2019 Polaris Sportsman 450 four-wheeler. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

All state regulations and bag limits apply and no person may bring in more than the legal limit of fish allowed, which for this contest includes northern, walleye, pan fish (perch, bluegills, crappies) and bass.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Online at
  • Scheels (bait available).*
  • Mega Holiday stores (Chippewa Falls locations only).
  • Lake Wissota Travel Stop.
  • Eau Claire Ford.*
  • Jacobson's Hardware (bait available).*
  • The Edge Pub & Eatery.*
  • The View on Lake Wissota.*
  • SandBar & Grill on Lake Wissota.*
  • UW-Eau Claire Recreation.*

*Raffle tickets available at these locations.

For contest rules and additional information, visit or contact University Recreation at 715-836-3377.