Kayak Fishing Tournament

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2024 Kayak Fishing Tournament Entry Form

Enter by April 1 to participate in this catch-photo-release tournament, open to any angler in any kind of water craft that isn’t gas-powered —(electric-powered allowed) — canoe, kayak, rowboat, etc—fishing with one rod at a time.

2024 Kayak Fishing Tournament Rules

To enter, submit the completed form with your payment prior to the Captain’s Meeting on Friday.

2024 Kayak Fishing Tournament Schedule

Friday: 4:30 registration and 7pm Captain’s Meeting at the Elephant Butte Community Center
Saturday: Launch at 6am, cast at 6:30am, fish until 3:30pm. Photo files must be delivered to Zia Kayak Outfitters by 4:30pm.
Sunday: 11am Awards Meeting the Richard Cooper Traning Center.

Kayak launching spots include Marina del Sur, Rock Canyon, Dam Site Marina and shoreline areas such as as Dirt Dam, Lions Beach, Rattlesnake Island, Hot Springs Landing Cove, Long Point, Lost Canyon, Three Sisters and Monticello South Point. Be aware of soft sand areas to avoid getting stuck even with 4-wheel drive.

Email EBkayakT@gmail.com or call 575-744-4185 for more information.

Cash totaling over $5000 dollars is awarded to the top ten participants. Scores are calculated by totaling the five longest fish lengths (smallmouth, largemouth and white bass only).

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Date / Time
May 17-19, 2024
Middle weekend in May
$85 per entrant for the weekend
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Zia Kayak Outfitters
Russ Trager
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