Fishing Tournaments

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

NOTICE: All fishing tournaments reinstated.

Due to Coronavirus precautions, tournaments were canceled until further notice. The schedule will be posted again ASAP

Learn more...

Tournament details, start and end times, location, sponsor, etc. are available in the table below or on a calendar. Events can change at any time, be sure to contact the tournament sponsor for up-to-date information. 

 

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.

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

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

  • Expects 20 or more participants

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: 

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

Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

Start Date Event Sponsor Body of Water Boat Ramp Used Region
Jul11
Idaho North American Bass CDA Lake & adj. waters Harrison
Jul11
Idaho Walleye Unlimited Lake Walcott & Salmon Dam State Park & Salmon Dam
Jul11
Kokanee Tackle, Idaho Backcountry Veterans, Fall Creek Lodge Anderson Ranch Reservoir Fall Creek, Pine, Elk Creek, Curlew
Jul11
Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Lake Burley Golf Course Marina
Jul11
Payette River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
Jul11
Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille Priest River Launch
Jul11
Snake River Bassmasters Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
Jul11
Snake River Valley Bass Club Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
Jul12
Idaho Bass Hunters Lake Walcott State Park
Jul13
Hammer Down River Excursions Snake River, Salmon River Pittsburg Landing, Hammer Creek
Jul18
Clearwater Bass Anglers Snake River Swallows Nest, WA
Jul18
Kayak Fishing Northwest (KFNW) Hayden Lake Sportsman's Park
Jul18
Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake & adj. waters Harrison
Jul18
Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
Jul18
Spokane Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Morton Slough
Jul18
Treasure Valley Bass Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
Jul19
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
Jul25
Idaho Bass Hunters American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
Jul25
Idaho Bowfishing Association CJ Strike Air Force, Loveridge, Hammet
Jul25
Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
Jul25
The Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Black Sands
Jul25
Yak-Bassin' Pacific Northwest Lake Pend Oreille Sandpoint City Beach
Jul26
Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille Priest River Launch
Jul29
Lake CDA Anglers Association Coeur d'Alene Lake All ramps
Aug1
Dixie Community Center, High Country Snowmobile Crooked Creek Dixie airstrip pond
Aug1
Mini Cassia Bassers American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
Aug1
Panhandle Bass Anglers Spirit Lake Main Ramp
Aug8
Boise Bass Busters Milner & Walcott Bedke & City Ramp
Aug8
Magic Valley Bassmasters Massacre Rocks State Park
Aug8
North Idaho Pike Association Coeur d'Alene Lake Loft's Bay
Aug8
Payette River Bassmasters Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
Aug8
Snake River Bassmasters Lake Cascade Sugarloaf
Aug8
Spokane Bass Club Spirit Lake Public Ramp
Aug9
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands
Aug15
Idaho Bass Hunters Lake Cascade Van Wyck
Aug15
Idaho North American Bass Pend Oreille Lake & adj. waters Morton Slough
Aug15
Kayak Fishing Northwest (KFNW) Milner Lake Milner Dam
Aug22
American Bass Association CJ Strike Black Sands
Aug22
Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Lake Golf Course
Aug22
Pend Oreille Bass Club Lake Pend Oreille Priest River Launch
Aug29
Idaho Bass Masters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead
Aug29
Idaho North American Bass Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison
Aug29
Intermountain Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
Aug29
Payette River Bassmasters Lake Cascade Sugarloaf
Sep12
Inland Empire Bass Club, Spokane WA Pend Oreille Lake & River, Priest River, sloughs Willow Bay Resort
Sep12
Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation South Fork Snake River Palisades Dam/Byington
Sep12
Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Lake Golf Course
Sep12
Payette River Bassmasters Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy
Sep18
Intermountain Bass Dworshak Reservoir Dent Acres
Sep18
Salt City Bass Masters Onieda Reservoir South Park Ramp