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Catfish Division

 

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 – CANCELLED
Location: Red Rock Reservoir, Elk Rock State Park Ramp (MAP)
Time: 5:30 AM (Check-in)
7:00 AM (Tournament Begins)
Check-in is mandatory for all anglers

RULES:
CATFISH (BOAT DIVISION)

Bass (Boat) Division

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 – CANCELLED
Location: West Okoboji Lake, Emerson Bay State Park Ramp (MAP)
Time: 5:30 AM (Check-in)
7:00 AM (Tournament Begins)
Check-in is mandatory for all anglers

RULES:
BASS (BOAT DIVISION)

 

Iowa Kayak AnglersBass (Kayak) Division

NEW FOR 2022!

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 – CANCELLED
Location: West Okoboji Lake, Emerson Bay State Park Ramp (MAP)
Time: 5:30 AM (Check-in)
7:00 AM (Tournament Begins)
Check-in is mandatory for all anglers

RULES:
BASS (KAYAK DIVISION)

 

Tournament Directors

Rob Welch (Bass Boat and Catfish Divisions)
rob@midwestgamefish.com

Jay Walton (Bass Boat and Catfish Divisions)
jay.walton@jcgland.com

Iowa Games Staff (General Questions)
info@iowagames.org
888.777.8881

Scott Shrader (Bass Kayak Division)
shrades@outlook.com

Payouts

For each division, there will be payouts for the top three fish per weigh-in period plus an overall big fish award.

Payouts will be based on the number of entrants.

Bass Division (Boats and Kayaks)
Sample Payouts per Period (4 weigh-in periods 7:01-9:00, 9:01-11:00, 11:01-1:00, 1:01-3:00)
Based on 100 person entry:
1st: $1,137.50
2nd: $325
3rd: $162.50

Catfish Division (Boats)
Sample Payouts per Period (2 weigh-in periods 7:01-11:00, 11:01, 3:00)
Based on 30 person entry:
1st: $682.50
2nd: $195.00
3rd: $97.50

Competition Format

Participants will sign up as individuals to compete in this Fishing Tournament. Participants MUST have a boat. No shore fishing will be allowed. All fisherman must have a 2022 fishing license. There may be multiple participants in one boat but must follow the Iowa DNR regulations regarding maximum persons in a boat.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Rules

BASS (BOAT DIVISION)

BASS (KAYAK DIVISION)

CATFISH (BOAT DIVISION)

Note: Live bait can be used for Catfish, but not Bass.

Payouts

Payouts will be based on the number of entrants.

Bass Division (Boats and Kayaks)
Sample Payouts per Period (4 weigh-in periods 7:01-9:00, 9:01-11:00, 11:01-1:00, 1:01-3:00)
Based on 100 person entry:
1st: $1,137.50
2nd: $325
3rd: $162.50

Catfish Division (Boats)
Sample Payouts per Period (2 weigh-in periods 7:01-11:00, 11:01-3:00)
Based on 30 person entry:
1st: $682.50
2nd: $195.00
3rd: $97.50

OVERALL BIG FISH AWARD FOR ALL DIVISIONS

 

Divisions

Bass • Boat Division (includes largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass only)

Bass • Kayak Division (includes largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass only)

Catfish

HOSTED BY

Midwest Game Fish

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Catfish (Boat Division): April 18, 2022

Bass (Boat & Kayak Divisions): April 25, 2022

 

ENTRY FEE

$80 per participant
Online registration only
Entry fee includes Big Fish Classic T-shirt and your chance at the payouts along with the Big Fish Award.

 

 

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