Fishing Tournaments

Idaho Department of Fish and Game regulates organized fishing tournaments to protect fish populations and manage crowding concerns. 

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

 

Do I need a permit for a tournament or contest? 

Any person, organization, club, business, partnership, corporation or other entity sponsoring any organized fishing event that charges an entry fee or offers any prize(s) will need a permit if the event: 

  • Has a live-fish weigh-in

Or,

  • Cash or prize of $1,000 or more based on the number, size or species of fish caught

Or,

  • Expects 20 or more participants

 

How can I get a permit for my tournament or contest?

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, 160 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 2019

Start Date End Date Group/Sponsor Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
1/1/19 12/31/19 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club LakePend Oreille All Ramps
1/5/19 1/5/19 Lakeside Lodge and Resort Island Park Reservoir Lakeside Lodge
1/26/19 1/26/19 Portneuf AFS American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
1/26/19 1/26/19 Big Dog Fishing Devil's Creek Reservoir Main Ramp
1/26/19 1/26/19 Idaho Youth Outdoors Lake Cascade All Ramps
2/1/19 3/16/19 River Adventures Salmon River/Snake River(Hells Canyon) Vinegar Creek, Pittsburg Landing, Spring Bar, Hammer Creek
2/2/19 2/2/19 Elk River Recreation Elk Creek Reservoir All access
2/2/19 2/2/19 Woodward's Country Store Weston,Deep Creek,Twin Lakes All access
2/2/19 2/2/19 USFS Employee Wildland Firefighter Foundation Lake Cascade Poison Creek
2/9/19 2/10/19 West Magic Rod & Gun Club Magic Reservoir Main Ramp, West side
2/9/19 2/9/19 Eskimo & multiple others for raffles striker ice Lake Cascade Cascade to Poison Creek
2/9/19 2/9/19 North Shore Lodge & Resort Warm Lake North Shore
2/16/19 2/16/19 Clearwater Chapter Idaho River Community Alliance Clearwater River Pink House
2/16/19 2/17/19 Tackle Tom's Lake Cascade ?
2/23/19 2/23/19 Treasure Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
3/9/19 3/9/19 American Bass Association CJ Strike Black Sands
3/10/19 3/10/19 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/17/19 3/17/19 Idaho Bass Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/23/19 3/23/19 Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
3/23/19 3/23/19 Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/24/19 3/24/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/30/19 3/30/19 The Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
3/30/19 3/30/19 Snake River Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
4/1/19 4/1/19 Gem State Kats Snake River Martin's Landing
3/31/19 3/31/19 Idaho Bass Federation Brownlee Woodhead
4/6/19 4/7/19 Fins and Feathers Coeur d'Alene Lake Carlin Bay
4/6/19 4/7/19 Idaho North American Bass Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison
4/6/19 4/6/19 American Bass Nation Brownlee Woodhead
4/6/19 4/7/19 Wyoming Base Nation CJ Strike Black Sands
4/6/19 4/6/19 Snake River Valley Bass Lake Walcott Main Ramp
4/13/19 4/13/19 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
4/8/19 4/8/19 Idaho Bass Federation Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
4/13/19 4/13/19 Boise Bass Busters CJ Strike Black Sands
4/20/19 4/20/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Coeur d'Alene Lake Caldwell
4/20/19 4/20/19 Intermountain Bass Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
4/20/19 4/20/19 Snake River Valley Bass Club CJ Strike Black Sands
4/20/19 4/20/19 Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell
4/20/19 4/20/19 Idaho Basshunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
4/27/19 4/28/19 Fins & Feathers Coeur d'Alene Lake & adj. waters Harrison
4/27/19 5/5/19 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille All Ramps
4/27/19 4/27/19 Clearwater Bass Anglers Snake River Swallows Nest (Clarkston, Wa)
4/27/19 4/27/19 Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Black Sands
4/27/19 4/27/19 Team Bass UT Lake Walcott Main Ramp
4/27/19 4/28/19 Howdy's Gas and Grub Lake Cascade ?
4/21/19 4/21/19 Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake & adj. waters Harrison
4/28/19 4/28/19 Idaho Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
4/28/19 4/28/19 Team Bass UT Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
5/4/19 5/5/19 Idaho North American Bass Lake Pend Oreille & River Morton Slough
5/4/19 5/4/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Spirit Lake City Boat Launch
5/4/19 5/4/19 Treasure Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
5/4/19 5/5/19 Mini Cassia Bassers Anderson Ranch Curlew
5/4/19 5/4/19 Simplot American Falls Reservoir All Ramps
5/4/19 5/4/19 Simplot American Falls Reservoir All Ramps
5/4/19 5/4/19 Snake River Valley Bass Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
5/11/19 5/12/19 Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Pend Oreille Willow Bay
5/11/19 5/13/19 Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Black Sands
5/11/19 5/11/19 Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
5/11/19 5/11/19 45 Parallel Tackle Anderson Ranch Pine
5/11/19 5/11/19 Snake River Valley Bass Club American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Marina
5/18/19 5/18/19 Clearwater Bass Anglers Hayden Lake Honeysuckle
5/18/19 5/18/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille and ADJ Waters Morton Slough
5/18/19 5/19/19 Mountain Home Hawgunters Lake Lowell Lower Damn Recreation Area
5/18/19 5/18/19 Idaho Basshunters Lake Walcott Main Ramp
5/18/19 5/18/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Lake Burley Golf Course Marina
5/18/19 5/19/19 Rocky Mountain Bowfishing Association American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Marina
5/18/19 5/19/19 American Bass Association Lake Cascade Sugarloaf
5/25/19 5/25/19 Snake River Bassmasters Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
5/30/19 6/2/19 Lake Pend Oreille Anger's Club Lake Pend Oreille Hope, Garfield, Bayview
6/1/19 6/2/19 Idaho North American Bass Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
6/1/19 6/1/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Priest Lake Coolin
6/1/19 6/1/19 Intermountain Bass Anderson Ranch Curlew
6/1/19 6/1/19 Maniac Custom Lures Lake Walcott State Ramp
6/1/19 6/1/19 Snake River Valley Bass Magic Reservoir Hot Springs Landing Ramp
6/1/19 6/1/19 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Reservoir Burley Golf Course
6/1/19 6/2/19 Brooks Montgomery & Travis Morris Blackfoot Reservoir Pebble Beach
6/1/19 6/2/19 Payette River Bassmasters Lake Cascade Sugarloaf
6/2/19 6/2/19 Boise Bass Busters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
6/9/19 6/9/19 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force
6/10/19 6/10/19 Boise Police Association Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
6/15/19 6/15/19 Team Bass UT Glendale Reservoir Main Ramp
6/15/19 6/15/19 Jimmie "D" Memorial Foundation Lake Cascade Van Wyck
6/16/19 6/16/19 Roland EvansAmerican Legion Post 3 American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay
6/16/19 6/16/19 Team Bass UT Twin Lakes Reservoir Main Ramp
6/22/19 6/23/19 The Montana Bass Federation Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison City Ramp
6/22/19 6/22/19 St Maries, ID Elks Lodge #1418 Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters St. Maries Elks Lodge
6/22/19 6/23/19 Lake Pend Oreille Anger's Club Lake Pend Oreille Hope, Garfield, Bayview
6/22/19 6/23/19 Spokane Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille Morton Slough
6/22/19 6/22/19 Boise Cascade LLC Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
6/22/19 6/23/19 Idaho Bowfishing Association CJ Strike Air Force/Loveridge
6/22/19 6/22/19 Snake River Valley Bass Club Anderson Ranch Reservoir Pine Airport Ramp
6/22/19 6/22/19 Mini-Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott Walcott State Park
6/22/19 6/22/19 Willy Cook/Friends of John McClatchy Magic Reservoir West Side Dock
6/22/19 6/22/19 Donation made to Childhood Type 1 Diabetes research (JDRF) Lake Cascade City Ramp (Van Wyck)
6/23/19 6/24/19 Intermountain Bass Lake Cascade Boulder Creek
6/22/19 6/22/19 American Bass Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
6/29/19 6/29/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
7/13/19 7/13/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Twin Lakes Upper Twin Ramp
7/13/19 7/13/19 Mini-Cassia Bassers Massacre Rocks State Park
7/20/19 7/21/19 Panhandle Bass Anglers (PBA) Coeur d'Alene Lake & adj. waters Harisoon
7/20/19 7/21/19 Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
7/20/19 7/20/19 Idaho Bassmasters (IBM) Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
7/20/19 7/20/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Lake Walcott State Park
7/20/19 7/20/19 Snake River Valley Bass Club Massacre Rocks Black Sands
7/21/19 7/21/19 Mountain Home Hawghunters CJ Strike Black Sands
7/21/19 7/21/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Milner Lake Bedke Ramp
7/27/19 7/28/19 Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
7/27/19 7/27/19 Idaho Back Country Veterans, Fall Creek Lodge, Kokanee Tackle Anderson Ranch Reservoir Elk Creek, Fall Creek, Curlew, Pine (primarily Fall Creek)-boats will be evenly distributed/assigned to ramps
7/27/19 7/27/19 Idaho Basshunters Snake River Bell Rapids
7/28/19 7/28/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille & Adj. waters Willow Bay Marina
8/3/19 8/3/19 Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Pend Oreille Lake & Rivers Morton Slough
8/3/19 8/4/19 The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) CJ Strike Black Sands
8/3/19 8/4/19 Boise Bass Busters Walcott/Milner Lake Riverside/Main Ramp
8/9/19 8/11/19 Idaho Bass Nation CJ Strike Black Sands
8/10/19 8/10/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Spirit Lake City Boat Ramp
8/10/19 8/10/19 Idaho Bowfishing Association CJ Strike Air Force/Loveridge/Cottonwood
8/10/19 8/10/19 Intermountain Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
8/21/19 8/21/19 The Bass Federation (TBF) Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
8/10/19 8/10/19 Idaho Basshunters American Falls Reservoir Aberdeen
8/10/19 8/10/19 Snake River Bassmasters Lake Cascade Sugarloaf
8/17/19 8/18/19 Spokane Bass Club Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Sportsmans Launch
8/17/19 8/17/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Massacre Rocks State Park
8/18/19 8/18/19 Mountain Home Hawghunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
8/18/19 8/18/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Milner Lake Bedke Ramp
8/24/19 8/24/19 American Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
8/24/19 8/24/19 Mini-Cassia Bassers Milner Lake Bedke Ramp
8/24/19 8/25/19 Ultimate Bass Team Tour Milner Lake Bedke Ramp
8/31/19 9/2/19 Payette River Bassmasters Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
9/7/19 9/7/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
8/21/19 8/21/19 Idaho Basshunters Lake Cascade Cascade Ramp (in town)
9/8/19 9/9/19 Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation South Fork Snake River Palisades Dam/Byington
9/14/19 9/14/19 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
9/14/19 9/14/19 Magic Valley Bassmasters (MVBM) Milner Lake Golf Course
9/15/19 9/15/19 Scales of Justice CJ Strike Black Sands
9/20/19 9/21/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Dworshak Reservoir Freeman Creek Ramp
9/21/19 9/22/19 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille All Ramps
9/21/19 9/21/19 Boise Bass Busters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
9/21/19 9/22/19 Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
9/28/19 9/28/19 Intermountain Bass Dworshak Reservoir Dent Acres
9/28/19 9/28/19 Mini-Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott Walcott
10/5/19 10/5/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille & Adj. waters Hope Boat Ramp
10/5/19 10/6/19 Cadnum Construction Lake Pend Oreille-south end Bayview
10/5/19 10/5/19 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
10/5/19 10/6/19 Idaho Bassmasters (IBM) CJ Strike Black Sands
10/19/19 10/20/19 Panhandle Bass Anglers (PBA) Coeur d'Alene Lake & adj. waters Harrison
10/26/19 10/27/19 Mary Thompson/Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille Garfield Bay
10/30/19 11/3/19 Lake Pend Oreille Anger's Club Lake Pend Oreille Hope, Garfield, Bayview
11/2/19 11/2/19 Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille & Adj. waters Hope Boat Ramp
11/2/19 11/2/19 Mountain Home Hawghunters CJ Strike Black Sands
11/9/19 11/10/19 Spokane Bass Club Coeur d'Alene Lake Sunup Bay
11/23-11/27/19 11/29-12/11/19 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille All Ramps