Bass Fishing Competitions

Competitions and Tournaments
When you’re sure that you want to join a competition it’s time to choose which one you’re going to enter. There are many different tournaments around the world and finding the right one for you shouldn’t be all that hard. To start out with you’ll want to pick a tournament that requires you to fish something you’re comfortable with. If you’ve never fished smallmouth bass before you might not want to jump right into a tournament that requires you to catch them. Doing what you feel the most comfortable with is going to give you the best chances of winning.

There are many different tournaments around the world and some are more popular than others. While you should start looking into local fishing competitions, you’ll also want prepare for the much larger ones. Some of the larger fishing competitions in the world are held in Canada. Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing can be found in Canadian tournaments. If you’re interested in smallmouth bass fishing than you’ll want to check out some of these tournaments.

If you’re looking to get into some good tournaments you’ll want to check local shops or online. Some of the more popular fishing tournaments in Canada are the Canadian Bass Championship on Rainy Lake. This tournament normally takes place in the spring months. Another popular tournament is Shebandowan Smallmouth Showdown which is in mid July and 2008’s total weight in fish was 511.23 lbs!

You can also find many American bass fishing tournaments such as the American Bass Anglers Tournament that goes each year with hundreds of families competing for cash and prizes. This is one of the larger bass fishing tours in American and is open to anyone that qualifies. Participants will compete to qualify and each person that does will go on to the next round until a winner is announced.

Prizes vary each year and you should check to see what the specifications are before you decide you want to compete.

If you’re going to take your bass fishing serious you’ll need to prepare in multiple ways. Check to see what tournaments are available for you to join and start small. There’s no sense if jumping in to the biggest tournament you can find if you can’t compete in the smaller ones. Pace yourself and find what works best for you. Following these simple tips will help you in getting to the winners circle.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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