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Virtual ice Fishing with United Way of 1000 Lakes

Join United Way of 1000 Lakes for a virtual ice fishing tournament. Starting January 29th- February 7th, you have the chance to win up to 1,000 dollars! Fish must be from Itasca County. Itasca County has over 1,000 lakes! Check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for a list of lakes.

United way works to get “the resources of individuals, companies, and government and local organizations to ignite community collaboration in support of the building blocks for a good quality of life: success in school; financial stability; access to care; and healthy lifestyle choices”.

How to join the Virtual Fishing Tournament

Download the FishDonkey app and search “Hooked on Itasca”. Starting January 29th entries can be recorded through the app through February 7th at 3pm to have that fish count!

Prizes & Fee to Join

Adult(17+): $25

The prizes for Adults are: 1st-($1,000), 2nd- ($500), 3rd-($250)

Kids(16 & under): $15

The prizes for Kids are: 1st-($300), 2nd-($150), 3rd- ($75)


The Grand Slam: Catch 1-Walleye, 1 Northern and 1-Crappie

Largest Walleye: Measure by length

How Awards are Presented

Upload information in the FishDonkey app and the information with be verified by the tournament judges. To see the rules and regulations please visit the FishDonkey app or click on the hyperlink.

Don’t forget to purchase or renew your fishing license. For online sales go to

For More Information

To inquire more information about the virtual ice fishing tournament please contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or email .

Accommodations in Grand Rapids

If you are coming to town during this time frame for the fishing tournament  and need lodging check out Visit Grand Rapids and check out places to stay. We have a wide variety of hotel/ motels, vacation rentals and a bed and breakfast. In addition, check out our calendar for things to do in Grand Rapids.  Lastly, for Covid-19 updates check out Visit Grand Rapids Covid-19 Updates for restrictions in Minnesota and our community.






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