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Idaho Fish and Game Approved Fishing Tournaments

Saturday, February 6, 2016 

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, 95 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, January - March 2016
Club Body of Water Boat Ramp Date(s) Start/End Time
Hardwater Classic Cascade Lake Cascade American Legion January 23 6am/5pm
Big Dog Fishing Club Devil Creek Reservoir N/A January 23 8am/5pm
Winchester Lake State Park Winchester Lake Winchester Lake Boat Ramp January 30 8am/2pm
Portneuf Subunit of the American Fisheries Society Devils Creek Reservoir, Oneida County N/A January 30 8am/5pm
U of I Recreation Student Organization Spring Valley Reservoir Spring Valley Reservoir Middle Area January 30 9am/2pm
River Adventures Inc. Salmon and Snake River Various February 1 - March 12 9am/5pm
Woodward's Country Store Twin Lakes, Weston Creek, Deep Creek Reservoir Woodward's Country Store February 6 8am/4pm
Elk River Recreation District Elk Creek Reservoir Elk River Lodge February 6 8am/4pm
Tackle Tom's/Cascade Chamber of Commerce Cascade Lake Tackle Tom's February 13-14 6am/3pm
Treasure Valley Bass CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp February 27 Safelight/6pm
Challis Area Chamber of Commerce Salmon River The Bent Rod Outdoors March 1 - April 4 9am/5pm
Boise Bass Busters CJ Strike Black Sands Boat Ramp March 12 Safelight/4pm
Snake River Bassmasters Brownlee Reservoir Woodhead Boat Ramp March 12 6am/4pm
Mountain Home Hawg Hunters CJ Strike Air Force Boat Ramp March 13 Safelight/5pm
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
Last Updated: January 19, 2016 
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