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Idaho Fish and Game

Fishing Tournaments

IDFG has the statutory authority to regulate fishing contests, tournaments, and derbies. To help ensure they do not affect fish populations and help reduce or avoid angler conflict, IDFG administers a permit system.

Do I need a permit for a tournament or contest? 

Any person or entity sponsoring any organized fishing event that charges an entry fee or offers any prize(s) will need a permit in cases where any of the following apply: 
•    Has a live-fish weigh-in 
•    Expects 20 or more participants. 
•    Total cash or prize(s) of $1,000 or more in value. 

Events organized wholly for youth under the age of fourteen (14) are excluded from the requirement for a Fishing Contest Permit.

How to apply for a Tournament Permit

If you're interested in sponsoring a fishing contest, complete a Fishing Tournament Permit Application form and mail it to:

Attn: Fisheries Bureau
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
PO Box 25
600 S Walnut Street
Boise, Idaho 83707
 

Resource

2024 Fishing Tournament Permit Application Form

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Tournament details, start and end times, location, sponsor, etc. are shown below.

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.

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LPOIC - 2024 Mac of the Month Tournament - LPO (ALL YEAR)

LPO & connected waters

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ABA - Club Tournament - Brownlee (4/6-4/7)

Brownlee Reservoir

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SEIBA - Club Tournament - CJ Strike (4/6-4/7)

CJ Strike

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SRB - Club Tournament - Brownlee (4/13)

Brownlee Reservoir

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BBB - Club Tournament - Lake Lowell (4/20-4/21)

Lake Lowell

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Hammer Down - Bass with Babes 2024 (5/16-5/18)

Snake River/Hells Canyon

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IBA - Club Tournament - Anderson Ranch (5/18)

Anderson Ranch Reservoir

BBB - Club Tournament - Anderson Ranch (5/25)

Anderson Ranch Reservoir

Bass on the Fly 2024

Ririe Reservoir

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IBM - Club Tournament - Walcott (6/22-6/23)

Lake Walcott

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ABA/TVB - Club Tournament - Brownlee (6/29-6/30)

Brownlee Reservoir

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Hammer Down - Haul in Bass 2024 (7/15-8/17)

Snake River/Hells Canyon

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MHHH - Club Tournament - Milner (7/20-7/21)

Milner Lake

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PRB - Club Tournament - Lake Lowell (8/3-8/4)

Lake Lowell

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ABA/TVB - Club Tournament - Milner (8/10-8/11)

Milner Lake

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SRB - Club Tournament - Brownlee (8/10)

Brownlee Reservoir

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ABA - Club Tournament - CJ Strike (8/24-8/25)

CJ Strike

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IKBF - Tour Event 5 - Snake R/Salmon Falls (9/7)

Snake River/Salmon Falls

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ABA/TVB - Club Tournament - Dworshak (10/5-10/6)

Dworshak Reservoir

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PRB - Club Tournament - Brownlee (10/12-10/13)

Brownlee Reservoir

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