Junior Open Fishing Tournament
June 17-18, 2023
Cost: $20 per entrant
An Elephant Butte tradition since the late 1970s, this Father’s Day Fishing Tournament is sponsored each year by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers.
Entry fee is $20 per angler; 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 will be 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.