Junior Open Fishing Tournament

June 17-18, 2023

junior open fishing tournament elephant butte lake
Annually: Father's Day Weekend
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.

Fishing is on Elephant Butte Lake. Weigh-in is at noon on Saturday at the Dam Site Marina.

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.

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