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Date

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Big Fish Classic

Site

Rathbun Lake & Honey Creek State Park
12194 Honey Creek Place, Moravia IA 52571
(MAP)

Time

5:30 AM: Check-In at Honey Creek State Park Ramp
7:00 AM: Tournament begins, fisherman on the water
3:00 PM: Final Weigh-In

Tournament Directors

Rob Welch
rob@midwestgamefish.com

Jay Walton
jay.walton@jcgland.com

Iowa Games Staff
info@iowagames.org
888.777.8881

Payouts

For each division, there will be payouts for the top three fish per hour plus an overall big fish award. Depending on registration numbers, there may only be two weigh-in’s for the Catfish division.

Payouts will be based on the number of entrants.

Example: 100 participants
Hourly Payouts
1st: $568.75
2nd: $162.50
3rd: $81.25

If two weigh-in periods are used for Catfish, here is an example of the payouts (based off 30 participants):
1st: $682.52
2nd: $195.00
3rd: $97.52

Competition Format

Participants will sign up as individuals to compete in this hourly Fishing Tournament. Participants MUST have a boat. No shore fishing will be allowed. All fisherman must have a 2021 fishing license. There may be multiple participants in one boat but must follow the Iowa DNR regulations regarding maximum persons in a boat.

Weigh-In’s will run from 7:01 – 8:00 AM, 8:01 – 9:00 AM, etc. with the last weigh-in at 3:00 PM.
In the catfish divisions weigh-in times may change prior to the tournament.

There will be payouts in this tournament. See “Payouts” Section for more info.

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

 

Rules

Click Here to View Competition Rules

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

Payouts

For each division, there will be payouts for the top three fish per hour plus an overall big fish award. Depending on registration numbers, there may only be two weigh-in’s for the Catfish division.

Payouts will be based on the number of entrants.

Example: 100 participants
Hourly Payouts
1st: $568.75
2nd: $162.50
3rd: $81.25

If two weigh-in periods are used for Catfish, here is an example of the payouts (based off 30 participants):
1st: $682.52
2nd: $195.00
3rd: $97.52

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Divisions

Bass (includes largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass only)

Catfish

*Anglers can enter multiple divisions, but must pay entry fee for each division.

2021 REAL-TIME RESULTS

 

HOSTED BY

Midwest Game Fish

 

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

EXTENDED: MAY 9, 10 PM

$80 per participant
Online registration only

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2021

 

 

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