Kayak Fishing Tournament

May 17-19, 2024

Kayak Fishing Tournament
Annually: middle weekend in May
Cost: $85 per entrant for the weekend

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.

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

Kayak Fishing Tournament Schedule

Friday: 7pm Captain’s Meeting at the Elephant Butte Community Center
Saturday: Meet inside the Elephant Butte Lake State Park Main Gate between 6:30 and 7am. The tournament begins at 7am and ends at 3:30pm. Photo files must be delivered to Zia Kayak Outfitters by 4:30pm.
Sunday: 11am Awards Meeting the Elephant Butte Community 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.

2023 Prizes:
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).

kayak fishing tournament map
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