Shack Slam is an on-line ice fishing derby exclusively for those who fish inside hard-sided ice houses.
The Brainerd Lakes Area we call home hosts the worlds largest ice fishing contest, The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. For years this event has inspired us to come up with an ice derby for fish house anglers, but the logistics of hosting such an event proved challenging.
In the winter of 2018 we learned about another Minnesota company named FishDonkey that had created a mobile fishing contest app. Using your cell phone, the FishDonkey App automates photo documentation of fish catches and offers a live leaderboard for participants.
We think this app is perfect for an ice fishing derby and we're excited to present the inaugural SHACK SLAM!
WHERE? You can fish on any public waters in the US or Canada that has safe ice.
WHEN? The entire month of January 2020. You can fish one day or every day!
FOR WHAT? Walleye and crappie.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? The entry fee is $10 per angler if registered by 12/31/19. The entry fee goes up to $20 if you sign up on or after 1/1/20. The FishDonkey App is free.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? Shack Slam is a money payout event and we guarantee a minimum $5000 prize purse.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP? Go to the App Store or Google Play and get the free FishDonkey App. Once inside the app, select FISH IN A TOURNAMENT and search for SHACK SLAM. There you'll be able to view more information and sign up if you wish.
We've created this event in the spirit of fun to promote comradery between fish house anglers. We hope you'll join us!
Want to know more? Check out our podcast explaining all the details by hitting play on the bar below.