Big Fish will return in 2023! Stay tuned for details.

Grand Prize $4,000!

Classes 1 thru 5 are open to all entrants of contest.

Grand Prize will be awarded by random drawing from all class winners.

Notice: Grand prize can not be won by a previous winner or member of his/her household.

 

Class One: Heaviest legal fish caught
(Bass, Channel Cat, Crappie, Bluegill, and Walleye)
Class Two: Heaviest legal Channel Catfish
Class Three: Heaviest legal Bass
Class Four: Heaviest legal Crappie
Class Five: Heaviest legal Bluegill
 
SPECIAL CLASSES
(FISH NOT ENTERED FOR CLASSES 1 THRU 5)
Class Six: Boys 15 & Under – Heaviest legal fish
Class Seven: Girls 15 & Under – Heaviest legal fish
Class Eight: Senior Citizen’s Class (65 & Over) – Heaviest legal Fish
Big Fish Registration
Step 1 of 2
1. No Cheatin'! Cheaters will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! 2. Date, time and place of contest: 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, to 12:00 Noon, Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Nodaway Lake, Shotgun Start - All Fish to be at the registration tent by 12:00 Noon Saturday. 3. Fish must be caught on sporting tackle, hooked and taken alive in a sporting manner on conventional fishing equipment (i.e. rod and reel, cane pole or similar). Contestants may use either live or prepared baits or lures. 4. All aspects of catch must conform to state and area laws (information as to the minimum required weights and lengths on fish caught at Nodaway Lake are posted along with area rules and regulations). 5. Officials reserve the right to retain any fish entered for examination. All fish are subject to certification by the Department of Conservation and/or Rules Committee Officials. 6. Contest standings and final winners will be determined by the weight of each competitor's catch to the nearest ounce. Each contestant must present his or her fish in person and shall be required to bring this official entry form with him or her ... it is the responsibility of the contestant to have an official fill out the weight and type of fish he or she is entering...each contestant must have an official entry form to qualify for prizes and bring it to the registration tent upon entering the contest. The registration tent will be open from 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, throughout the duration of the contest and will be in the parking lot area of Nodaway Lake. 7. Competitors in this contest are expected to follow all rules, both state and local, in regards to this fishing contest, plus entrants are also expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation. The sole purpose of this contest is to create an exciting event for both young and old alike. 8. By signing the official entry form, the contestant consents to the use of his/her name and photo in connection with the promotion of this event. 9. Contestants will be allowed to compete in one class of their choice. 10. All decisions of the Official Rules Committee are final. 11. Winners must be present to claim prizes. 12. Contestants must be registered before they start to fish. 13. Contestants can only enter one fish. No carp allowed.