Fishing Tournaments

The tournament details - location, species, start and end times, etc., are available in the table below.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accept applications for 2017 tournaments until December 1, 2016. Any applications received prior to the date will be sent back.

Any person, organization, club, business, partnership, corporation or other entity that sponsors a fishing contest which is based on the capture of an individual fish, or the size or number of fish captured, must first obtain a fishing contest permit from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. A fishing contest is defined as an event where the total prize value is greater than $1,000; or the individual entry fee is greater than $25; or the number of boats is greater than 10 or the number of individuals contestants is greater than 20; or there is a live fish weigh-in. 

If you're interested in sponsoring a fishing contest, contact your local Fish & Game office for permit application information OR complete this contest application permit form [PDF, 50 KB] and mail it to:

IDFG Fishing Contests
PO Box 25
Boise, ID 83707

 

NOTE: Most of the tournaments are club/contest events. Crowding may occur on a specific body of water on a given day. Non-contest anglers may wish to use another boat ramp or location that day.

 

Idaho Fishing Tournament Schedule, September - December 2016
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Magic Valley Bass Masters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp September 3 6am/4pm
Payette River Bassmasters Dworshack Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp September 3, 4 6am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Hayden Lake 4th Street Boat Ramp September 10 6am/4pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Milner Reservoir Burley Golf Course Ramp September 10 6am/4pm
Jackson Hole One Fly SF Snake River/Palisades Dam-Byington Byington Check in September 10, 11 8am/4:30pm
Midnight Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew Boat Ramp September 10, 11 Safelight/1pm
Snake River Bassmasters Dworshak Reservoir Dent Acres Boat Ramp September 11 5:30am/4pm
Midnight Bassmasters Lucky Peak Reservoir Spring Shores Marina September 15 4pm/9pm
Intermountain Bass Dworshak Reservoir Dent Acres Boat Ramp September 16 6am/5pm
Idaho Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp September 17 5am/5pm
Scales of Justice CJ Strike Reservoir Black Sands Boat Ramp September 18 9am/5pm
Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille Hope, Garfield Bay, Bayview Boat Ramps September 17, 18 6am/3pm
Idaho Walleye Unlimited Milner/Salmon Creek Falls Bedke Boat Ramp/Lub Drexler Boat Ramp September 18, 19 5:30am/5pm
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce Snake and Clearwater Rivers All Boat Ramps September 19-26 12am/12pm
Idaho North American Bass Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp September 23, 24 6am/4pm
Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Air Force Boat Ramp September 24, 25 6am/4pm
Boise Bass Busters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp September 24 Safelight/4pm
Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke Boat Ramp September 24 5am/4pm
Treasure Valley Bass Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp October 1 Safelight/6pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp October 1 6am/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Hayden Lake Honeysuckle Boat Ramp October 1 6:15am/3pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Milner Reservoir Bedke Boat Ramp October 1 6am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Hope Boat Basin October 1 6am/4pm
Ralph's Coffe House Pend Oreille Lake Bayview, Farragut Boat Ramps October 1, 2 6am/4pm
Spokane Bass Club Pend Oreille River and Lake Willow Bay Boat Ramp October 2 6:30am/4pm
Idaho Bass Nation High CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp October 8 5am/3pm
Crazy Reese Ferguson Hopper Dropper Derby SF Boise River Neal Bridge October 8 8:30am/4pm
Idaho Bass Federation Dworshak Reservoir Dent Acres Boat Ramp October 8, 9 6am/4pm
Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp October 15 5am/5pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend O’reille Lake and River City beach access October 15, 16 6am/4pm
Boise Bass Busters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp October 22 Safelight/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene-South Sun Up Boat Ramp October 22 6:45am/4pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp October 23 Safelight/5pm
Idaho Bass Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp October 29 5am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Hope Boat Basin October 29 7am/4pm
Captn's Table Pend Oreille Lake Garfields Bay Boat Ramp October 29 4am/3pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp October 30 7am/4pm
Snake River Bass Masters CJ Strike Reservoir Air Force Boat Ramp November 5 6am/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene-North Higgins Boat Ramp November 5 8am/2pm
Panhandle Bass Masters Lake Coeur d' Alene 3rd Street Launch November 20 7am/4pm
Lake Pend O’reille Idaho Club Pend O’reille Lake Hope, Garfield Bay & Bayview Ramps November 27 6am/4pm
Fins and Feathers Lake Coeur d' Alene Carlin Bay Deember 3, 4 5am/3pm