Junior Open Fishing Tournament

junior open fishing tournament at elephant butte lake

An Elephant Butte tradition since the late 1970s, this Father’s Day Fishing Tournament is sponsored each year by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers.

Weigh-in is at noon on Saturday at the Dam Site Marina.

Every participant gets a t-shirt, drinks, prizes, and a hamburger & hot dog lunch on Saturday at 1, after the 12pm weigh-in. Any fish species but carp, catfish and stripers can be weighed, limit 5 fish. An awards party is held Sunday, and everyone will win something. Trophies are awarded in 3 categories (5 yrs through 4th grade; 5th grade through 8th grade; and 9th-12th grades) for categories including biggest and smallest fish.

Registration (Friday 3-6), the pre-tournament meeting (Friday at 6) and Saturday’s cookout are held at the Elephant Butte Bass Clubhouse at the Elephant Butte Community Center.

Everyone needs a boat. Families can share boats as long as boat capacity is not exceeded.

Date / Time
Register June 14, Fish June 15-16, 2024
Father's Day Weekend
building Organized by:
Elephant Butte Bass Anglers
Mike Kmatz
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