2024 GREAT Miami Riverway Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge

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2024 GREAT Miami Riverway Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge

Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Sunday, July 21, 2024
 | Fishing Tournament
Conventional (Spin)
Fly
 
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Phone:

Great Miami Riverway
937–223-1271


Email:

Ginger Clark
gclark@mcdwater.org




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Sponsors

The 2024 GREAT Miami Riverway
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge

June 15- July 21, 2024

Hosted by the Great Miami Riverway, the 2024 GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge is a family-friendly, virtual fishing tournament.

This is a catch and release tournament only. Anglers can fish anywhere on the Great Miami River. There is no better river for smallmouth bass fishing! Win prizes for your record catch. During the tournament, anglers will use the iAngler Tournament app to photograph their catch and record basic information while on the water. All Ohio fishing regulations apply. Unlimited number of fish entries.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the International Game Fish Association, we are able to offer FREE IGFA Digital Memberships* ($20 value per membership) for all registrants!
*Exclusive “Members Only” online access to: IGFA World Record database, Exclusive How-To & Historical Videos, World Record Game Fishes archives
*The monthly International Angler digital publication
*Members Only discounts on tackle, trips, charters and more from IGFA partners

PRIZES!

Random Drawings for each Slot for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50)*

*Pertains to both conventional (spin) fishing, and fly fishing
Slot 1: 12” to 13.75”
Slot 2: 14” to 15.75”
Slot 3: 16” to 17.75”
Slot 4: 18” and greater
The more fish you log, the better your chances of a “random” drawing in each slot.

Largest Smallmouth Bass caught conventional (spin) fishing

1st – St. Croix MOJO BASS TRIGON SPINNING ROD of your choice
2nd – Shimano ULTEGRA C3000HG
3rd – Lure prize pack of Big Joshy, Keitech, Nikko, and Z-Man for smallmouth bass

Competitive Spin Series – Top 5 bag caught conventional (spin) fishing

1st – St. Croix VICTORY SPINNING ROD of your choice
2nd – Shimano ULTEGRA C3000HG
3rd – Lure prize pack of Big Joshy, Keitech, Nikko, and Z-Man for smallmouth bass

Largest Smallmouth Bass caught fly fishing

Prize- Orvis Hydros III Fly Reel

Competitive Fly Series – Top 5 bag caught fly fishing

Prize- Echo 84-B 784-4 Fly Rod

IGFA Bass Grand Slam

– 3 species bass (smallmouth, largemouth, rock, white, whiterock (hybrid striper), spotted) ANY size in 24 hours*

*Pertains to both conventional and fly
1st to record Grand Slam – Full IGFA Membership* ($50 value) plus $50 gift card
2nd to record- Full IGFA Membership* ($50 value) plus $40 gift card
3rd to record- Full IGFA Membership* ($50 value) plus $30 gift card
4th to record- Full IGFA Membership* ($50 value) plus $30 gift card

*IGFA hats for the winners
*World Record Game Fishes book – mailed copy
*Exclusive “Members Only” online access to: IGFA World Record database, Exclusive How-To & Historical Videos, World Record Game Fishes archives
*The monthly International Angler digital publication
*Members Only discounts on tackle, trips, charters and more from IGFA partners
*Official IGFA Membership Packet including your IGFA Membership card and decals

Read the Rules and Regulations below.

Awards event date, time and location will be announced prior to the end of the tournament.





$30 USD
Individual Angler


You can participate from any public location. Please check the event guidelines.


Register as Individual

Website: www.greatmiamiriverway.com

Registration open from Monday, May 1, 2023 to Saturday, July 20, 2024

Announcements

"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
1 month 3 weeks ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
1 month 3 weeks ago

Events & Schedule

Lines in the water

06/15/2024 07:00 AM

Lines out of the water

07/21/2024 11:45 PM

Gallery

Crew

Sarah Hippensteel Hall
Director
Barry Puskas
Director
937.223.1271
Jaden Horner
Director
9374235636
Ginger Clark
Director

Sponsors

Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

Tournament Rules and Regulations:

  • Fish must be caught on the Great Miami River.
  • The tournament is "Catch and Release" only.
  • All fish entered must be within the legal methods determined by the state wildlife authorities where the fish are caught.
  • Artificial and/or natural bait may be used.
  • Log all of your catches.
  • Each log is required to include a photo of the catch taken adjacent to a measuring device.
  • Photo of the fish adjacent to a measuring device, (1) mouth closed to (2) end of the tail
  • 0.25-inch increment, all measurements within 0.25-inch range will round down
  • Logged catches need to identify the "Nearest Riverway Community" (required)
  • Random drawings for 3 winners for fish caught in Slot 1 thru 4
  • Prizes for longest smallmouth bass, top 5 bag, IGFA bass Grand Slam
  • All logged fish using iAngler application will be reviewed and approved for accuracy
  • Any disputes will be reviewed and decided by the Director of the Great Miami Riverway
  • Award meeting date and location TBD

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Disclaimer Click to Read

GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge on the Great Miami River 2024

Acknowledgement of Inherent Risk, Waiver and Release, and Indemnification Agreement

In consideration of participating in the GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge (“the Event”) to be held on the Great Miami River, the undersigned, for themselves, their personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, hereby acknowledges and understands that:

1. My participation in the Event is voluntary and there are inherent risks associated with participating
in the Event including, but not limited to, those caused by adverse tidal conditions and currents, high winds, storms, large waves, lightning, boat capsize, fire, overturning of boats, collision with objects or other watercraft, prolonged exposure to cold water, hypothermia, sun exposure, temperature fluctuations, accidental drowning, swimming, slips and falls, motion sickness, illness in remote areas, lack of hydration, watercraft equipment, wild animals, exposure to parasites, germs, insects, bacteria, unsanitary conditions, actions of other people, including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the Event. I hereby consent to medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during the Event.

2. In consideration of permitting me to participate in the Event, I release the following entities and/or persons and their directors, officers, employees, and agents from responsibility for my accidental physical injury, including death or illness, and loss of, or damage to, personal property while participating in the Event: the Miami Conservancy District (“MCD”), and any other event holders, sponsors, officers, directors, employees, agents and/or volunteers. This release is also intended to include all claims made by my family, estate, heirs, personal representative, or assigns. I acknowledge and certify that I will indemnify and hold harmless the entities and/or persons mentioned in this paragraph from all liability and/or claims made by other individuals and/or entities because of my actions, the actions of others, and from any injury, illness or loss of any kind associated with the Event.

Acknowledgement of Inherent Risk, Waiver and Release for Minor Participant

3. If I am under age 18, my parent or guardian, by signing below, also consents to my release and he or she agrees that this release shall be binding upon him or her as my parent or guardian as to me and my estate, heirs, personal representatives, and assigns. My parent or guardian acknowledges that I am fit to participate in this event, as stated in paragraph 1. My parent or guardian also promises, by signing below, to defend, indemnify and hold MCD and the other entities and/or people named in paragraph 2, harmless from any claim asserted by me against MCD and the other entities and/or people set forth in paragraph 2, including their trustees, officers, directors, volunteers, employees and agents if I should repudiate this release after obtaining adulthood.

Photo Release

4. I hereby grant permission to MCD for the right to use, reproduce, and/or distribute photographs, films, videotapes, and sound recordings of me, without compensation or approval rights, for use in materials created for purposes of promoting the activities of the MCD.