Fishing Tournaments

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

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, March - October 2016
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp March 19 5am/5pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp March 19-20 6am/4pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp March 19-20 6am/4pm
Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp March 26 5am/5pm
Idaho Bass Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp March 26 5am/4pm
Idaho Bowfishing Association Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp April 2, 3 9am/3pm
Payette River Bassmasters CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp April 2 6am/4pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp April 2 6am/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene North Higgins Boat Ramp April 2 8:30am/2pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp April 2 4:30am/4pm
Kick'n Bass Kayak Fishing Club/Alpen Glow Idaho CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp April 3 6:30am/3pm
Idaho Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp April 9 5am/5pm
Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp April 9 6am/4pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake CDA & Adjoining waters Harrison Boat Ramp April 10 6am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp April 16, 17 4:30am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Cocolalla Public Access North End April 16 6am/4pm
Fins and Feathers Lake Coeur d' Alene Carlin Park Boat Ramp April 16, 17 7am/4pm
Idaho North American Bass Lake Coeur d' Alene and Adjacent Waters Harrison Boat Ramp April 16 6am4pm
Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell Boat Ramp April 16, 17 Safelight/4pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp April 17 Safelight/5pm
Mini Cassia Bassers CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp April 17 6am/4pm
Midnight Bassmasters Swan Falls Reservoir Swan Falls Boat Ramp April 21 4pm/8:30pm
Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Reservoir Black Sands Boat Ramp April 23 6am/5pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp April 23 6am/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene Sun Up Boat Ramp April 23 7:45am/5pm
Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille All Boat Ramps on Pend Oreille April 23-May 1 5am/6pm
Idaho Bass Hunters Walcott Reservoir Walcott Boat Ramp April 23 5am/4pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp April 30 6am/4pm
Boise Cascade Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp April 30 6am/5pm
Coeur d' Alene High School Sports Boosters Hayden Lake Honeysuckle Boat Ramp April 30 6:30am/4pm
Fins and Feathers Lake Coeur d' Alene Harrison Boat Ramp April 30-May 1 7am/3pm
Treasure Valley Bass Lake Lowell Caldwell Boat Ramp April 30-May 1 Safelight/6pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Massacre Rocks State Park Boat Ramp April 30 4:30am/4pm
Idaho Bowfishing Association Snake River Homedale Boat Ramp April 30-May 1 8am/2pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp May 1 6am/4pm
Midnight Bassmasters CJ Strike Reservoir Black Sands Boat Ramp May 5 4pm/8:30pm
Idaho Bass Nation High School Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp May 7, 8 5am/4pm
Elk River Recreation District Elk Creek Reservoir Elk River Lodge May 7 8am/4pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp May 7 7am/4pm
Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke Boat Ramp May 7 5am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Morton Boat Ramp May 7 6am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp May 7 4:30am/4pm
Simplot Rod and Gun Club American Falls Reservoir All Ramps May 14 5am/5pm
Rocky Mountain Bowfishing Association American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Marina Boat Ramp May 14, 15 7am/5pm
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Intermountain Bass Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp May 14 6am/5pm
Idaho North American Bass Hayden Lake Honeysuckle Boat Ramp May 14, 15 6am/4pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Milner Reservoir Riverside Boat Ramp May 14 6am/4pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Medicine Lake/Rainy Hill Boat Ramps May 15 6am/3:45pm
Capital City Mason's Lodge #93 Lucky Peak Reservoir Barclay Bay Marina May 15 6am/2pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp May 15 Safelight/5pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Boat Ramp May 21 4:30am/4pm
Payette River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugarloaf Boat Ramp May 21, 22 6am/4pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp May 21 6am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Priest Lake County Boat Ramp May 21 6am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Boat Ramp June 4 4:30am/4pm
Rocky Mountain Bowfishing Association Blackfoot Reservoir Cedar Bay Boat Ramp June 4, 5 7am/5pm
Intermountain Bass Cascade Reservoir Boulder Creek Boat Ramp June 4 6am/5pm
Idaho Bass Nation High CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp June 4 5am/5pm
Reel Sportsman TV Lake Coeur d' Alene and Adjacent Waters 3rd Street Boat Ramp June 4, 5 6am/4pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Reservoir Riverside Boat Ramp June 4 5am/5pm
Idaho North American Bass Pend Orielle River and Lake Morton Boat Ramp June 4, 5 6am/4pm
Maniac Custom Lures Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp June 4 6am/4pm
Idaho Bass Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp June 5 5am/4pm
Boise Bass Busters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp June 11 Safelight/4pm
Pierce Recreation District Deer Creek Reservoir Deer Creek Boat Ramp June 11 6am/2pm
Midnight Bassmasters Cascade Reservoir Golf Course Boat Ramp June 12 Safelight/1pm
Spokane Bass Club Lake Coeur d' Alene Sun up Boat Launch June 12 5:30am/3pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene Chain Lakes Only Medimont Boat Ramp June 12 7am/4pm
Boise Police Association Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp June 13 6am/2pm
Idaho Bass Nation High School Cascade Lake City Boat Ramp June 18, 19 5am/4pm
Montana Bass Nation Dworshak Reservoir Big Eddy Boat Ramp June 18, 19 6am/3pm
Consolidated Supply Lake Coeur d' Alene Harrison Boat Ramp June 18 7am/3pm
John McClatchy Memorial Magic Reservoir Dam Fools Clubhouse June 18 7am/1pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Willow Bay Boat Ramp June 18, 19 6am/4pm
Salt City Bass Masters Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp June 18, 19 5:30am/2pm
American Legion Post 3 American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay Boat Ramp June 19 5am/5pm
IDFG Employees Lucky Peak Reservoir, Arrowrock Reservoir IDFG-HQ June 22 5am/3pm
Idaho Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp June 25 5am/5pm
Payette River Bassmaster/ANWO Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp June 25, 26 5am/4pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene Heyburn State Park Boat Ramp June 25 6am/4pm
St. Maries Elks Lodge #1418 Lake Coeur d' Alene & Southern Tributaries Elks Parking Lot June 25 7am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Massacre Rocks State Park Boat Ramp June 25 4:30am/4pm
Idaho Bass Federation Cascade Lake Sugarloaf Boat Ramp June 26 6am/5pm
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Intermountain Bass Anderson Ranch Reservoir Deer Creek Boat Ramp July 9 6am/5pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene Sun Up Boat Ramp July 9 5:15am/3pm
Clearwater Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene Harrison Boat Ramp July 9 5am/4pm
Inland Empire Bass Club Lake Coeur d' Alene and Adjacent Waters Heyburn State Park Boat Ramp July 9, 10 5am/2pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Templins Boat Ramp July 9 7am/4pm
Idaho Bass Federation Lake Lowell Caldwell Boat Ramp July 10 6am/6pm
Big Woody Lure Company Lake Pend Oreille North 40 Parking Lot and Multiple Northern Boat Ramps July 10 6am/2pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Magic Reservoir West Side Boat Ramp July 10 6am/4pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp July 16 Safelight/5pm
Snake River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugarloaf Boat Ramp July 16 6am/4pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp July 16 6am/4pm
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp July 16, 17 7am/4pm
Montana Bass Federation Pend Oreille Lake Morton Boat Ramp July 16, 17 5am/3pm
Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Reservoir Black Sands Boat Ramp July 17 5am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Glendale Reservoir Glendale Boat Ramp July 22 4:30am/4pm
Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp July 23, 24 5:30am/3pm
Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke Boat Ramp July 23 5am/4pm
Lake CDA Anglers Association Lake Coeur d' Alene Harrison, Carlin, Sun-up Bay Boat Ramps July 27-31 12am/3pm
Midnight Bassmasters Swan Falls Reservoir Swan Falls Boat Ramp July 28 4pm/9pm
Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp July 30, 31 6am/4pm
Idaho Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugarloaf Boat Ramp July 30 5am/5pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Willow Bay Boat Ramp July 31 6am/4pm
Idaho Bass Nation High Lake Coeur d' Alene Harrison Boat Ramp August 5, 6 5am/5pm
Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp August 6, 7 6am/4pm
Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp August 6 5:30am/4pm
Idaho Bass Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp August 6, 7 5am/4pm
Rocky Mountain Bass Milner Reservoir Bedke Blvd Boat Ramp August 6 5:30am/3:30am
Intermountain Bass CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp August 13, 14 6am/5pm
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene-Middle Lofts Bay Boat Ramp August 13 5:15am/2:30pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Massacre Rocks State Park Boat Ramp August 13 6am/4pm
Snake River Valley Bass Club Milner Reservoir Riverside Boat Ramp August 13 Safelight/4pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew Boat Ramp August 14 Safelight/5pm
Magic Valley Bass Masters Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp August 14 6am/4pm
Pend Oreille Bass Club Spirit Lake Public Access August 19, 20 8pm/4pm
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Idaho North American Bass Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp August 20, 21 6am/3pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Reservoir Riverside Boat Ramp August 20 2:30pm/7:30pm
Mini Cassia Bassers Walcott Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp August 25 6am/4pm
Salt City Bass Masters CJ Strike Reservoir Black Sands Boat Ramp August 26, 27 6am/2pm
Idaho Bass Federation Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp August 27, 28 5am/5pm
Boise Bass Busters Milner Reservoir Riverside Boat Ramp August 27 Safelight/4pm
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
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
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
Panhandle Bass Anglers Lake Coeur d' Alene and Chain Lakes Harrison Boat Ramp October 1 7am/4pm
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
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
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
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
North Idaho Pike Association Lake Coeur d' Alene-North Higgins Boat Ramp November 5 8am/2pm