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, 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 2018

Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
1/1/18 12/31/18 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Pend Oreille Lake All Ramps
1/13/18 1/13/18 Big Dog Fishing Devil's Creek Reservoir Main Ramp
1/27/18 1/27/18 Portneuf AFS American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
1/27/18 1/27/18 Hardwater Classic Cascade Lake All access
1/27/18 1/27/18 Elk River Recreation Elk Creek Reservoir All access
2/1/18 3/10/18 River Adventures Salmon River/Snake River(Hells Canyon) All River Access
2/3/18 2/3/18 Woodward's Country Store Weston,Deep Creek,Twin Lakes Main Ramps
2/10/18 2/11/18 Cascade Chamber of Commerce Cascade Lake All access
2/17/18 2/17/18 Tightline Outdoors Blackfoot Reservoir Pebble Beach
2/17/18 2/18/18 Tackle Tom's Cascade Lake All access
3/3/18 3/3/18 Treasure Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
3/10/18 3/10/18 American Bass Association CJ Strike Black Sands
3/11/18 3/11/18 Idaho Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/16/18 3/16/18 Idaho Bass Hunters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/17/18 3/17/18 Boise Bass Busters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
3/18/18 3/18/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force
3/24/18 3/25/18 Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
3/24/18 3/24/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
3/31/18 3/31/18 The Idaho Bass Federation Brownlee Woodhead
3/31/18 3/31/18 Snake River Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
4/1/18 4/1/18 Snake River Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
4/7/18 4/7/18 Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
4/7/18 4/8/18 Payette River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
4/7/18 4/8/18 Fins and Feathers Coeur d'Alene Lake Post Falls Marina
4/7/18 4/8/18 Idaho North American Bass Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison
4/7/18 4/7/18 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
4/7/18 4/7/18 Snake River Valley Bass Lake Walcott State Park
4/8/18 4/8/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Lake Walcott State Park
4/14/18 4/14/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Hayden Lake Sportsmans Park
4/14/18 4/14/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters Lake Lowell Caldwell
4/15/18 4/15/18 Intermountain Bass Anderson Ranch Curlew
4/15/18 4/16/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ waters Harrison
4/15/18 4/15/18 Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
4/19/18 4/19/18 Midnight Bassmasters Swan Falls Reservoir Main Ramp
4/20/18 4/20/18 IDFG Lucky Peak/Arrowrock Spring Shores
4/21/18 4/21/18 Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
4/21/18 4/21/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Coeur d'Alene Lake Rainy Hill
4/21/18 4/22/18 Montana Bass Nation Dworshak Big Eddy
4/21/18 4/21/18 Team Bass UTah Lake Walcott Main Ramp
4/21/18 4/21/18 Snake River Valley Bass Massacre Rocks State Park
4/21/18 4/21/18 Winchester Lake State Park Winchester Lake Main ramp
4/22/18 4/22/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew
4/22/18 4/22/18 Snake River Yak Addicts CJ Strike Cottonwood
4/22/18 4/22/18 Team Bass UTah Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
4/28/18 4/29/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew
4/28/18 4/29/18 Howdy's Gas and Grub Cascade Lake N/A
4/28/18 4/29/18 Treasure Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
4/28/18 4/29/18 Fins and Feathers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ waters Harrison
4/28/18 4/28/18 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
4/28/18 5/6/18 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Lake Pend Oreille All Boat Ramps
4/29/18 4/30/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Spirit Lake Main ramp
5/5/18 5/5/18 Simplot Rod & Gun Club American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay
5/5/18 5/5/18 Boise Bass Busters Anderson Ranch Curlew
5/5/18 5/6/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Anderson Ranch Curlew
5/5/18 5/6/18 The Bass Federation-Youth CJ Strike Black Sands
5/5/18 5/6/18 CASA of North Idaho Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison and Sun Up Bay
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
5/5/18 5/5/18 Snake River Valley Bass Lake Walcott State Park
5/5/18 5/5/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Pend Oreille Lake All Ramps
5/5/18 5/5/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Spirit Lake Main Ramp
5/12/18 5/12/18 Snake River Valley Bass American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay
5/12/18 5/13/18 45 Parallel Tackle, Idaho Whiskey Anderson Ranch Curlew
5/12/18 5/12/18 Payette River Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
5/12/18 5/13/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters All access
5/12/18 5/12/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke
5/12/18 5/12/18 Fivemileboys Treasureton Reservoir Treasureton South Ramp
5/17/18 5/20/18 Lake Pend Oreille Anglers Club & North Idaho Marine Electronics Lake Pend Oreille Bayview & Hope
5/19/18 5/20/18 Rocky Mountain Bowfishing Association American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
5/19/18 5/19/18 Snake River Valley Bass Anderson Ranch Pine Airport
5/19/18 5/19/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
5/19/18 5/19/18 American Bass Association Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
5/19/18 5/20/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Cj Strike Cottonwood
5/19/18 5/19/18 Clearwater Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison
5/19/18 5/20/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend Oreille Lake Hope
5/19/18 5/19/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Priest Lake Coolin
5/20/18 5/20/18 Snake River Valley Bass Anderson Ranch Pine Airport
5/23/18 5/23/18 JH Bassmasters Ririe Reservoir Juniper
5/26/18 5/27/18 Idaho Bowfishing Association Snake River(Brownlee to CJ) All Ramps
5/27/18 5/27/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/2/18 6/3/18 Travis Morris Blackfoot Reservoir Pebble Beach
6/2/18 6/2/18 Maniac Custom Lures Lake Walcott State Park
6/2/18 6/2/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Reservoir Riverside
6/2/18 6/2/18 Boise Bass Busters Milner/Walcott Riverside/State Park
6/2/18 6/2/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters Sandpoint
6/2/18 6/3/18 Team Minnow Bucket Snake River Mortimers Island
6/3/18 6/3/18 Idaho Bass Nation CJ Strike Air Force
6/3/18 6/3/18 Idaho North American Bass Coeur d'Alene Lake Carlin
6/3/18 6/4/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene River and chain lakes Elks Lodge
6/10/18 6/10/18 Idaho Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Curlew
6/10/18 6/10/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/10/18 6/11/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
6/10/18 6/10/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Massacre Rocks State Park
6/11/18 6/11/18 Boise Police Association Brownlee Woodhead
6/16/18 6/16/18 Snake River Valley Bass American Falls Reservoir Sportsman's Park
6/16/18 6/16/18 Idaho Bass Federation Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
6/16/18 6/16/18 Wyoming Bass Nation Lake Walcott State Park
6/16/18 6/17/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters Morton Slough
6/16/18 6/17/18 Idaho Walleye Unlimited Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Lud Drexler Park
6/17/18 6/17/18 American Legion Roland Evans Post 3 American Falls Reservoir Willow Bay
6/22/18 6/24/17 Idaho Bass Nation Coeur d'Alene Lake Harrison
6/23/18 6/23/18 Boise Cascade Brownlee Woodhead
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
6/23/18 6/24/18 Intermountain Bass Cascade Lake Boulder Creek
6/23/18 6/23/18 St Maries, ID Elks Lodge #1418 Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
6/23/18 6/23/18 Friends of John McClatchy Magic Reservoir Main Ramp
6/23/18 6/24/18 The Montana Bass Federation Pend Oreille Lake Willow Bay
6/23/18 6/23/18 Snake River Valley Bass Twin Lakes (Franklin County) North Ramp
6/30/18 6/30/18 Consolidated Supply Co. Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
6/30/18 6/30/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Dworshak Big Eddy
7/7/18 7/8/18 The Bass Federation-Youth Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
7/7/18 7/7/18 Boise Bass Busters Lake Lowell Caldwell
7/7/18 7/7/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott State Park
7/7/18 7/7/18 Snake River Valley Bass Massacre Rocks State Park
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
7/7/18 7/8/18 Team Minnow Bucket Snake River Centennial Park
7/7/18 7/7/18 Reel Sportsman TV Spirit Lake Main Ramp
7/8/18 7/8/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke
7/14/18 7/15/18 Payette River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Sugar Loaf
7/14/18 7/15/18 Idaho Bowfishing Association CJ Strike Air Force
7/14/18 7/14/18 The Idaho Bass Federation Milner Reservoir Bedke
7/14/18 7/14/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters Willow Bay
7/21/18 7/21/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Anderson Ranch Curlew
7/21/18 7/22/18 Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Air Force
7/21/18 7/22/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
7/28/18 7/28/18 266 RANS Activities Commitee 266 RANS Activities Commitee Air Force Marina
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
7/28/18 7/28/18 American Bass Association Milner Reservoir RV Park
7/29/18 7/29/18 Snake River Bassmasters Lake Lowell Caldwell
7/29/18 7/29/16 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters Hope
8/3/18 8/4/18 Team Minnow Bucket Snake River Mortimers Island
8/4/18 8/5/18 Boise Bass Busters CJ Strike Black Sands
8/4/18 8/5/18 The Idaho Bass Federation CJ Strike Black Sands
8/4/18 8/4/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene & ADJ except Blue & Anderson Harrison
8/4/18 8/4/18 Idaho Bassmasters Swan Falls Reservoir Main Ramp
8/11/18 8/11/18 Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
8/11/18 8/11/18 Intermountain Bass CJ Strike Black Sands
8/11/18 8/11/18 Team Bass UTah Massacre Rocks Main Ramp
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
8/12/18 8/12/18 Team Bass UTah Milner Reservoir Main Ramp
8/17/18 8/18/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Dworshak Freeman Creek
8/18/18 8/19/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Anderson Ranch Curlew
8/18/18 8/18/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Cascade Lake Sugarloaf
8/18/18 8/19/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
8/18/18 8/19/18 Idaho North American Bass Pend Oreille Lake Garfield Bay
8/25/18 8/25/18 American Bass Association CJ Strike Black Sands
8/25/18 8/25/18 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
8/25/18 8/25/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Milner Reservoir Bedke
8/28/18 8/28/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Massacre Rocks State Park
9/1/18 9/2/18 Payette River Bassmasters Dworshak Big Eddy
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
9/3/18 9/3/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Dworshak Freeman Creek
9/8/18 9/8/18 Idaho Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
9/8/18 9/9/18 Inland Empire Bass Club Coeur d'Alene Sunup Bay
9/8/18 9/8/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters Milner Reservoir Golf Course
9/15/18 9/15/18 The Bass Federation-Youth CJ Strike Black Sands
9/15/18 9/15/18 Intermountain Bass Dworshak Dent Acres
9/15/18 9/16/18 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Pend Oreille Lake Woodhead
9/15/18 9/15/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Swan Falls Reservoir Main Launch
9/16/18 9/16/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Milner Reservoir Bedke
9/22/18 9/22/18 Magic Valley Bassmasters Anderson Ranch Curlew
9/22/18 9/22/18 Snake River Bassmasters Cascade Lake Blue Heron
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
9/22/18 9/22/18 Boise Bass Busters CJ Strike Black Sands
9/22/18 9/22/18 Clearwater Bass Anglers Dworshak Big Eddy
9/22/18 9/22/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters  
9/23/18 9/23/18 Mini Cassia Bassers Lake Walcott State Park
9/29/18 9/29/18 Treasure Valley Bass Lake Walcott State Park
10/6/18 10/7/18 The Idaho Bass Federation Cj Strike Black Sands
10/7/18 10/7/18 Idaho Bass Hunters Massacre Rocks State Park
10/13/18 10/13/18 Kayak Fishing Idaho Black Canyon Reservoir Highway Launch
10/13/18 10/13/18 Idaho Bassmasters Brownlee Woodhead
10/20/18 10/22/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Coeur d'Alene Lake and ADJ Waters Harrison
10/20/18 10/20/18 Boise Bass Busters Milner Reservoir Golf Course
Start Date End Date Club Name Body of Water Boat Ramp Used
10/21/18 10/21/18 Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force
10/27/18 10/27/18 Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
10/27/18 10/28/18 Captn's Table Pend Oreille Lake Willow Bay
11/3/18 11/3/18 Snake River Bassmasters CJ Strike Black Sands
11/3/18 11/4/18 Spokane Bass Club Coeur d'Alene Lake Sunup Bay
11/3/18 11/3/18 Pend Oreille Bass Club Pend Oreille Lake and ADJ waters Morton Slough
11/4/18 11/5/18 Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers Pend Oreille Lake Hope
6/24//18 6/24/18 Spokane Bass Club Pend Oreille River Morton Slough