2014 Battle on Bago
I visited the 2015 website and couldn't find the answer I was looking for: http://www.battleonbago.org/tournament
Most ice fishing tourneys I've been in offer prizes for the biggest species of each fish. Reading the comments below about the "giant gills" I'm guessing the Battle on Bago doesn't work that way. It appears it goes strictly by weight. If that is the case, why would anyone fish for anything other than large predator fish?
Even so, I don't think giant gills will make it this year either.
as for what happens with the prizes.....i suppose the liars return theres....and everyone else stays put....
If you have categories for crappie, bluegill, ect, that will only promote more cheating as bringing in fish from other bodies of water.