The last weekend of February, thousands will head onto frozen Lake Winnebago chasing big dreams.

Feb. 27, 28, 2015

Oshkosh WI

The eighth-annual Battle on Bago fishing tournament takes place Feb. 27 and 28 and features more than $250,000 worth of prizes.

The biggest fish will bring bragging rights, but smaller fish will win big. In fact, there are fishing prizes in a variety of tournament placements, including a 2014 Ford F150 for 150th place, a 2014 Ford F-150 at 900th place, a Lund 1875 Impact with a Mercury 150hp motor for the 400th place winner and a 1650 Rebel XL Sport with a Mercury 90hp motor for the 600th place winner.

There’s also a raffle where entrants can win $3,000 cash, two Honda Foreman 500 ATVs and more.

Everyone who fishes Lake Winnebago is in for a treat regardless of what kind of luck they have on the ice.

Lake Winnebago is a simply outstanding place for ice fishing. It’s the largest freshwater lake entirely within a U.S. State. It had a maximum depth of 21 feet and covers more than 137,000 acres.

The lake is known internationally for its fantastic freshwater fishing.

Battle on Bago tickets cost $30. You can weigh one fish per fishing ticket of any of the following species: walleye (minimum length 12”), pan fish (perch, bluegills, crappies), or white bass. More information about the rules and completion details can be found here. Information on where to buy tickets can be found here.

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