Ontario Fishing Tournaments

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Fishing tournaments and fishing derbies take place throughout 2017 at Ontario lakes rivers, and streams. More than 250,000 Ontario lakes are waiting. Plan your tournament participation while staying at a northern fishing lodge, a family resort, cottage or cabin.  Pick your month to find a tournament.

April Tournaments | May Tournaments | June Tournaments | July Tournaments | August Tournaments | September Tournaments | October Tournaments

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April

32nd Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival
April 23 – May 13, 2017
Orillia | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children’s categories. Special OPP Kids Day! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching

Stocco Lake Black Crappy Tournament
April 29, 2017 
Time to get ready and register for the Second Annual Black Crappie Fishing Tournament, on Stoco Lake, in Tweed, Ontario. The Municipality of Tweed will be hosting a Black Crappie Fishing tournament.  Stoco Lake is renowned for phenomenal Black Crappie fishing.  This one day live release tournament is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy spring fishing in the Municipality of Tweed.

May

Mike Cox Memorial Pike Tournament
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
May 6, 2017
Honey Harbour
Located on the South Eastern Shores of Georgian Bay, this quiet community of Honey Harbour allows water access to over 30,000 islands. As you travel through the graceful water ways, enjoy the scenic views of rock shoals, tall timber and back bays. Some of Ontario’s best fishing is located in and around the Honey Harbour area. The muddy shallow back bays of Honey Harbour fulfill each Pike fisherman’s dreams spring after spring.

Big Sound Marina
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
May 7, 2017
Parry Sound
With thousands of bay accessible for the Parry Sound Harbour, competitors have a shot at the best early pike angling. Combine this with the beautiful scenery of Georgian Bay, the Parry Sound Tournament is a great event for the novice or seasoned angler. Everyone is welcome!

32nd Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival
April 23 – May 13, 2017
Orillia | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children’s categories. Special OPP Kids Day! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching

Gloucestor Pool
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
May 13, 2017
Located along a portion of the Severn side of the Trent Severn Waterway is this hidden gem. Created to fill the needs of the lumber industry this waterway is maintained for recreational purposes today.

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series | Catfish
May 6, 2017
Dunnsville, Grand River
$500+ Cash Payout for 1st place, plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd place finishes. Longest total length of three fish wins the cash.

Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby
May 5 – 7, 2017
Bay of Quinte, Trenton
The Annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby this year will have $250,000 potential prizes. This Fishing Derby has become the largest yearly event held in the Quinte Region.

31st Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
May 19 – 28, 2017
Kincardine

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
May 20, 2017
Gravenhurst | Learn more about Muskoka

Emo Walleye Classic
May 25-27, 2017 
Rainy River, Emo
Catch-and-release tournament on the picturesque Rainy River, in Emo, Ontario. Sixty teams from Canada and the U.S. chased the top spot – and over $36,000 in prizes! Come out and enjoy the festivities this year. All volunteers are welcome!

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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June

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament
Sparrow Lake
June 3, 2017
Lauderdale Marina at Sparrow Lake, Muskoka | Learn more about Muskoka

St. Charles
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 3, 2017
The Seniors Club Alidor in St.Charles, hosts club of the Ron Senecal Memorial West Arm Fishing Tournament is looking forward to receiving participants for it’s 10th season.

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
June 3-4, 2017
Mattagami First Nation Fishing is an organization focused on developing the sport of competitive tournament fishing on the waters of Mattagami Lake and the Gogama/Timmins area.

Huntsville Pike Challenge
June 4, 2017
Huntsville | Learn more about Muskoka

Markstay Lake Nepewassi
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 10, 2017

Whitewater Lake
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 11, 2017
The Knights of Columbus, (Chevaliers de Colomb) Council 10602 of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville in Val Caron / Val Thérèse, is proud to host the Top 50 Pike Whitewater Lake Pike Tournament. This lake is absolutely jammed with Northern Pike!

Cache Bay
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 17, 2017
The Sturgeon River House Museum is an authentic site of the Hudson Bay Company located on the West bank of the Sturgeon River, 2.5km form the mouth of the Lake Nipissing and the perfect setting to run this event.

Dryden Walleye Master
June 17 – 18, 2017
Riverview Lodge

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Geraldton Walleye Classic
2017 TBA
Kenogamisis Lake

July

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Ontario Family Fishing Week
July 1-9, 2017
Experience licence free fishing with your family. Consider a fishing lodge, resort or fly-in getaway experience and catch the “big one” during this exciting week for anglers. Find more information on fishing events, festivals and tournaments at fishing resorts and fishing lodges for summer fishing vacation.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 19, 2017
Lake Ontario

Lavigne – West Nipissing
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
July 9, 2017

Nipissing Open
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
July 8, 2017

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
July 22-23, 2017
Picton, Bay of Quinte
A single CASH PRIZE $150 minimum will be awarded for the largest of each species, plus a kayak valued over $2K to the highest total length of all species.

Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt
2017 TBA
Greenstone
The Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt is simple; the biggest fish wins. With Lake Trout up to 45lbs, the Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt attracts anglers from all over Canada and the United States. The derby is truly remarkable as it is one the best of its kind when fishing for Lake Trout. There is a campground at beautiful Poplar Lodge Park just minutes down the road from High Hill Harbour where the boats are launched and campsites are available.

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
July 20-22, 2017
Fort Frances

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 29 – August 13, 2017
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

August

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
July 29 – August 27, 2017
Heaviest salmon and heaviest trout with daily and weekly prizes.

Nakina Bass Derby
August 4 – 6, 2017
The Nakina Bass Tournament is a two-person team, fishing for two days, total combined weight, live release tournament. With 60 to 65 teams, there are cash prizes for the top 5 teams and everyone who enters gets some type of prize as well as a steak dinner. The tournament is held at beautiful Cordingley Lake in Nakina.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 29 – August 13, 2017
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 19, 2017
Lake Ontario

Callander
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
August 12, 2017
Callendar Bay lies on the Eastern shores of Lake Nipissing, one of the best fishing hot spots in Ontario. From Pike, to Bass to Walleye and to Musky, Callendar Bay offers it all! Callendar Bay is an eroded Proterozoic Volcanic Pipe formed by the violent, supersonic eruption of a deep origin volcano approximately 500 million years ago. It is one of eight known volcanic sites in Ontario.

Kenora Bass International
Lake of the Woods
Augus 10 – 12, 2017
A Catch & Release event on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

Atikokan Bass Classic
August 18-19, 2017
Atikokan
The funnest bass tournament in the canoeing capital of Canada.

Wawa Salmon Derby
August 18 – 20, 2017
Looking for some fishing fun in August? Why not join Wawa’s Annual Salmon Derby.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 25 – September 3, 2017
Owen Sound
This 10-day fishing derby and festival continues to be a success every year. Organized on the waters of the Owen Sound and Colpoy’s Bays.

Provincial Classic
Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
August 26, 2017
The Top 50 Classic is the culmination of all the hard work the anglers and organizers of the Top 50 Pike Series have done throughout the year. It is the ‘Superbowl’ of Ontario Pike fishing where the Top 50 teams from the season battle it out for over $30,000 in cash and prizes! Sure shot Outdoors is having a $1000 random cash draw Ramakos is also having a random Cash draw prize.

September

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Perch Lake Bass Challenge
September 2 – 3, 2017
Perch Lake,Thunder Bay
Now going into its 7th year, the Perch Lake Bass Challenge is has an average of 30 2-man teams, and is one of the more successful tournaments hosting in Ontario’s extreme north west.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 25 – September 3, 2017
Owen Sound
This 10-day fishing derby and festival continues to be a success every year. Organized on the waters of the Owen Sound and Colpoy’s Bays,

Annual Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks
September 8 – 10, 2017
Lake of the Woods, Whitefish Bay
Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks is a 3 day tournament.  A  roast beef dinner with all the trimmings is  provided for the anglers on Saturday night  free of charge.

Mattagami First Nation Classic Fall Walleye Tournament
2017 TBA
Mattagami First Nation Fishing is an organization focused on developing the sport of competitive tournament fishing on the waters of Mattagami Lake and the Gogama/Timmins area.

Bassin for Kids
2017 TBA
Camp WabiKon, Lake Temagami

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
September 16, 2016
Grand River, Conestoga – Pt Maitland
The single largest Smallmouth Bass wins a new canoe or kayak, plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd place. Canoes are allowed. 

Annual Essa Riverbank Salmon Derby
September 16 – 17, 2017
Proceeds from the Derbies have allowed the members to do many projects, including running water at two Fish Cleaning Stations, the planting of thousands of trees to help stop riverbank erosion, portable washrooms at two parks, the cleanup of the river banks, installation of signs was erected at the Nottawasaga Fishing Park for families to picnic at and for anglers to keep dry under.

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament
Balsam Lake Provincial Park
September 23, 2017
Lake Simcoe
September 30, 2017

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2017 TBA
A catch & release perch fishing tournament.  Enjoy fishing along with the beautiful fall weather and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay.  Put on by the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia, the event is anticipated to be the largest of its kind on Lake Simcoe.  An estimated prize pool in excess of $50,000 is expected to attract more than 5000 anglers over the 10-day period. Grand Prizes and 100-tagged cash prize fish.  Each tagged fish is sponsored by a business – when you bring us the live-tagged fish – you win the corresponding prize for that tag.

October

BPS Lake Simcoe Open
2017 TBA
Lake Simcoe & Couchiching Beach Park | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
The 2015 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open will be held out of Orillia, on Saturday October 29th. Additionally, the organizing committee – which includes members from the club, from the Bass Pro Shops store in Vaughan and from the CSFL, 

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