Fishing Tournaments

The tournament details - start and end times, location, sponsor, 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 2017

Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
1/14/17 1/14/17 Lakeside Lodge And Resort Island Park Reservoir Lakeside Lodge
1/14/17 1/14/17 Winchester Lake State Park Winchester Lake All Access
1/21/17 1/21/17 Big Dog Fishing Club Devil Creek Reservoir Main Ramp
1/28/17 1/28/17 American Fisheries Society: Portneuf Subunit American Falls Sportsman Park
1/28/17 1/28/17 Hardwater Classic Cascade Lake  
1/28/17 1/28/17 Elk River Recreation District Elk Creek Res Lakewide
2/1/17 3/11/17 River Adventures Inc Snake River, Salmon River Hells Canyon Hammer Creek-Spring Bar, Vinegar Creek-Pittsburg Landing
2/4/17 2/4/17 Woodwards Country Store Deep Creek, Weston, Twin Lakes  
2/11/17 2/12/17 Perch Assault/Cascade Chamber Of Commerce Cascade Lake City Park
2/11/17 2/12/17 West Magic Rod & Gun Club Magic Reservoir West Side Main
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
2/18/17 2/19/17 Tackle Toms/Cascade Chamber Of Commerce Cascade Lake All Access
2/25/17 2/25/17 Treasure Valley Bass Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
2/25/17 2/25/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Lower Salmon Falls Reservoir Main Ramp
2/25/17 2/25/17 Northshore Lodge Warm Lake All Access
3/1/17 3/31/17 Challis Chamber Of Commerce Salmon River Section 14-19
3/4/17 3/4/17 Boise Bass Busters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
3/11/17 3/11/17 Snake River Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
3/11/17 3/11/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Swan Falls Upper Boat Ramp
3/12/17 3/12/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
3/18/17 3/18/17 Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
3/18/17 3/18/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
3/19/17 3/19/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
3/25/17 3/26/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Brownlee Woodhead
3/25/17 3/26/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
3/26/17 3/26/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
4/1/17 4/2/17 Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
4/2/17 4/2/17 American Bass Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
4/8/17 4/8/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
4/8/17 4/9/17 Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
4/8/17 4/8/17 Idaho Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
4/8/17 4/9/17 Fins And Feathers Coeur D'alene Lake Harrison Ramp
4/15/17 4/15/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Cj Strike Reservoir Cottonwood
4/15/17 4/15/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club/Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake Sun Up Bay/Harrison
4/15/17 4/15/17 Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
4/15/17 4/15/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Lake Walcott State Park
4/20/17 4/20/17 Midnight Bassmasters Swan Falls Upper Boat Ramp
4/22/17 4/22/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
4/22/17 4/22/17 Intermountain Bass Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
4/22/17 4/23/17 Spokane Bass Club/Idaho North American Bass Coeur D'alene Lake Sun Up Bay/Harrison
4/23/17 4/23/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
4/23/17 4/23/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Pend Oreille Lake Hope Ramp
4/28/17 4/30/17 Treasure Valley Bass Lake Lowell Caldwell Ramp
4/29/17 4/29/17 Boise Cascade LLC Brownlee Woodhead
4/29/17 4/30/17 Fins And Feathers/Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters Harrison Ramp
4/29/17 4/30/17 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
4/29/17 4/29/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Massacre Rocks State Park
4/29/17 4/29/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Riverside Resort
5/4/17 5/4/17 Midnight Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
5/6/17 5/7/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
5/6/17 5/7/17 Idaho Bass Nation Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
5/6/17 5/6/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters Harrison Ramp
5/6/17 5/6/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Spirit Lake Public Access
5/13/17 5/13/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir  
5/13/17 5/14/17 American Bass Brownlee Woodhead
5/13/17 5/13/17 Snake River Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
5/13/17 5/13/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Dworshak Big Eddy
5/13/17 5/13/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Lake Walcott State Park
5/13/17 5/13/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Riverside Resort
5/13/17 5/13/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Priest Lake Coolin Ramp
5/18/17 5/18/17 Midnight Bassmasters Lucky Peak Spring Shores
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
5/20/17 5/20/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club American Falls Willow Bay
5/20/17 5/20/17 Boise Bass Busters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
5/20/17 5/21/17 Payette River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
5/20/17 5/21/17 Columbia Basin Bass Club Coeur D'alene Lake Harrison Ramp
5/20/17 5/20/17 Clearwater Bass Anglers Lower Granite Lake Swallows Nest
5/20/17 5/20/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Milner Riverside Resort
5/20/17 5/20/17 Idaho Bass Nation Pend Oreille Lake Sand Point
5/20/17 5/20/17 Team Bass Utah Walcott Main Ramp
5/21/17 5/21/17 Team Bass Utah Milner Bedke
5/27/17 5/28/17 Idaho Bowfishing Association Snake River Rivers Edge Rv Park
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/3/17 6/3/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club American Falls Willow Bay
6/3/17 6/4/17 Midnight Bassmasters Cascade Lake Golf Course
6/3/17 6/3/17 Idaho Bass Nation Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
6/3/17 6/4/17 Idaho North American Bass Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters Harrison Ramp
6/3/17 6/3/17 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
6/3/17 6/3/17 Maniac Custom Lures Lake Walcott State Park
6/3/17 6/3/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Bedke
6/3/17 6/3/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake And River Morton Slough
6/3/17 6/3/17 American Bass Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
6/4/17 6/4/17 Boise Bass Busters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/9/17 6/9/17 266 Rans Activities Committee Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
6/10/17 6/11/17 Reel Sportsman Television Coeur D'alene Lake Mccuen Park
6/11/17 6/11/17 Black Lake Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters St. Maries
6/11/17 6/11/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott State Park
6/11/17 6/11/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Milner Bedke
6/12/17 6/12/17 Boise Police Association Brownlee Woodhead
6/17/17 6/17/17 Idaho Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
6/17/17 6/18/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Cascade Lake Golf Course
6/17/17 6/17/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Cj Strike Reservoir Cottonwood
6/17/17 6/18/17 Montana Bass Nation Dworshak Big Eddy
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/17/17 6/17/17 Team Bass Utah Milner Bedke
6/17/17 6/18/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake And River Willow Bay
6/17/17 6/17/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Walcott Main Ramp
6/18/17 6/18/17 American Legion-Roland Evans Post 3 American Falls Willow Bay
6/18/17 6/18/17 Team Bass Utah Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
6/23/17 6/24/17 Idaho Bass Nation Brownlee Woodhead
6/24/17 6/24/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
6/24/17 6/24/17 Intermountain Bass Cascade Lake Boulder Creek
6/24/17 6/25/17 Idaho Bowfishing Association Cj Strike Reservoir Cottonwood
6/24/17 6/24/17 St. Maries Elks Lodge Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters All Access
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/25/17 6/25/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend Oreille Lake Morton Slough
7/8/17 7/8/17 Intermountain Bass Anderson Ranch Reservoir Deer Creek
7/8/17 7/8/17 Midnight Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
7/8/17 7/8/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
7/8/17 7/9/17 Montana Tbf Coeur D'alene Lake Harrison Ramp
7/8/17 7/8/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Massacre Rocks State Park
7/8/17 7/8/17 Snake River Valley Bass Club Milner Riverside Resort
7/8/17 7/9/17 Idaho Bowfishing Association Snake River Hells Gate State Park
7/14/17 7/16/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters Harrison Ramp
7/15/17 7/16/17 Payette River Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
7/15/17 7/15/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Massacre Rocks State Park
7/16/17 7/16/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Lake Walcott State Park
7/22/17 7/23/17 Snake River Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Air Force
7/22/17 7/22/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Coeur D'alene Lake Rocky Point
7/22/17 7/22/17 Clearwater Bass Anglers Lower Granite Lake Swallows Nest
7/27/17 7/27/17 Midnight Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
7/29/17 7/29/17 Idaho Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
7/29/17 7/30/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
7/29/17 7/30/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Bedke
7/30/17 7/30/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake And River Willow Bay
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
8/4/17 8/5/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Spirit Lake City Park
8/5/17 8/6/17 Intermountain Bass Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
8/5/17 8/6/17 The Idaho Bass Federation Lake Lowell Black Sands
8/5/17 8/5/17 Rocky Mountain Bass Milner Bedke
8/12/17 8/13/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
8/12/17 8/12/17 Boise Bass Busters Milner Riverside Resort
8/19/17 8/19/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
8/19/17 8/19/17 American Bass Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
8/19/17 8/19/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Bedke
8/19/17 8/20/17 Idaho North American Bass Pend Oreille Lake Willow Bay
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
8/19/17 8/19/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Priest Lake Coolin Ramp
8/20/17 8/20/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
8/24/17 8/24/17 Midnight Bassmasters Swan Falls Upper Boat Ramp
8/26/17 8/26/17 Snake River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
8/26/17 8/26/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
9/1/17 9/2/17 Payette River Bassmasters Dworshak Big Eddy
9/9/17 9/10/17 Midnight Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Reservoir Curlew
9/9/17 9/9/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Brownlee Woodhead
9/9/17 9/9/17 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
9/9/17 9/6/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Golf Course
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
9/9/17 9/10/17 Jackson Hold One Fly South Fork Snake Palisades Dam, Byington
9/14/17 9/14/17 Midnight Bassmasters Lucky Peak Spring Shores
9/15/17 9/16/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Dworshak Freeman Creek
9/16/17 9/16/17 Boise Bass Busters Brownlee Woodhead
9/16/17 9/16/17 Idaho Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
9/23/17 9/23/17 Snake River Bassmasters Dworshak Big Eddy
9/23/17 9/23/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Bedke
9/23/17 9/24/17 Montana Bass Nation Pend Oreille Lake Morton Slough
9/24/17 9/24/17 Mini Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott State Park
9/24/17 9/24/17 Spokane Bass Club Pend Oreille River Morton Slough
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
9/30/17 9/30/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur D'alene Lake And Adjoining Waters Harrison Ramp
9/30/17 9/30/17 Intermountain Bass Dworshak Deat Acres
9/30/17 9/30/17 Magic Valley Bassmasters Lake Walcott State Park
9/30/17 9/30/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille River Morton Slough
10/7/17 10/8/17 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Brownlee Woodhead
10/7/17 10/7/17 Idaho Bass Nation Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
10/7/17 10/8/17 Spokane Bass Club Dworshak State Park
10/14/17 10/14/17 Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
10/14/17 10/14/17 Kayak Fishing Idaho Cj Strike Reservoir Cottonwood
10/14/17 10/14/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend Oreille Lake City Park
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
10/21/17 10/21/17 Boise Bass Busters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
10/28/17 10/28/17 Idaho Bass Hunters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
10/28/17 10/28/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake Hope Ramp
11/4/17 11/4/17 Snake River Bassmasters Cj Strike Reservoir Black Sands
11/4/17 11/4/17 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake And River Hope Ramp
11/18/17 11/18/17 Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend Oreille Lake Hope Ramp