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Fishing Tournaments

All tournaments are two-person team events, but individuals are permitted to fish alone. A maximum of two rods are permitted per angler in all events except the Bass Series tournaments, where only one rod may be used. Live bait is permitted at all events, except the Bass Series tournaments, where only artificial lures are permitted. Stringers are prohibited in all tournaments. Teams must have their team ID bobber on the tournament board before the end of the event in order to weigh their fish. Kids’ Derbys and Mystery Fish Challenges are not tournaments, and prizes will be awarded to every kid who fishes. Anglers can register for tournaments on-site the day of the event or in advance online.

Registration

Anglers can register for Bass Series and Rod Busting tournament events beginning March 1. No registration is required for kids’ fishing events.

Kids' Mystery Fish Challenge

Kids' Mystery Fish Challenge

Cost: Free
Location: Lake Isabella Boathouse

Dates: May 29, 10 a.m.–noon
July 4, 10 a.m.–noon
September 4, 10 a.m.–noon

Catch the mystery fish! Prizes are awarded in three age groups to each kid who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery weight. Every kid who catches a fish will receive a trophy. Any species can be weighed, and live bait is permitted. For children ages 15 and under, accompanied by an adult.

 

Rod Busting Series

Rod Busting Series

Cost: $40/team, includes boat rental
Location: Lake Isabella Boathouse

Date: September 30, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

During this tournament, two-person teams fish for a six-fish limit of catfish and carp. Teams earn points based on their place of finish, and the top two teams at each tournament will win prizes. A grand prize will be awarded to the series champions after the sixth event on 10/21.  Sign in begins one hour before the tournament.

 

Register
Rod Busting Series

Rod Busting Series

Cost: $40/team, includes boat rental
Location: Lake Isabella Boathouse

Date: October 21, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

During this tournament, two-person teams fish for a six-fish limit of catfish and carp. Teams earn points based on their place of finish, and the top two teams at each tournament will win prizes. A grand prize will be awarded to the series champions after the sixth event on 10/21.  Sign in begins one hour before the tournament.

 

Register
Turkey Day Open

Turkey Day Open

Cost: $40/team, includes boat rental
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest

Date: November 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

It's the last fishing tournament of the year! Any and all species of fish will be weighted-in at this fun tournament. Prize certificates, trophies and two plump turkeys will be awarded to the winning team. Registration begins one hour before the tournament.