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Concessions Menu

  •     Hot Dogs
  •     Hot Ham Sandwiches
  •     Breakfast Burritos
  •     Coffee & Hot Chocolate
  •     Pop, Water & Juice
  •     & Other Snacks

Event Facts 

  • Over $35,000 in Cash, Prizes & Door Prizes
  • $5,000 cash for 1st place biggest fish
  • $2,000 Grand Raffle Prize
  • $1,500 Value VIP pick your spot otter shack, camera & heater raffle package
  • Over $3,000 in Cash & Prizes for Youth 17 & Under
  • No Fishing Licenses Needed
  • Catfish Bay has been privately stocked with Walleye, Bass, Blue Gill, & Crappie.
  • There are Walleye over 24”, Blue Gills over 1 pound and Bass over 5 pounds at Catfish Bay
  • Ice Fish Fest is one of the few times Catfish Bay is open to the public for fishing
  • Catfish Bay is a man made private lake with over 20 acres of water.
  • Proceeds for the contest help the volunteer Catfish Bay Water Ski Team buy equipment, produce shows, maintain the park and develop youth programs like Camp OnAqua
  • Catfish Bay opened in 1992 and is home to the Greatest Show on H2O
  • Catfish Bay is home to Camp OnAqua, the areas only water based youth camp

About Ice Fish Fest

Ice Fish Fest is South Dakotas Largest Ice Fishing Tournament. It was created to start a family wintertime event for Sioux Falls at Catfish Bay. It is one of the few times each year that Catfish Bay is open to the public for Fishing. The proceeds help raise money for the volunteer Catfish Bay Water Ski Team and Camp OnAqua. 

Ice Fish Fest is an annual family event that has grown into South Dakota’s largest ice fishing tournaments that draws participants from miles around. All holes are pre-drilled so all you need to bring is a fishing pole, warm clothes and a plan to have fun.

Gates Open and Concessions Available @10:30AM

Pick Your Hole Starting at 12PM

Fishing Tournament 1:00PM to 4:00PM