Top Dawg Online Freshwater Spearfishing Tournament

Monday, May 1, 2023 to Saturday, September 30, 2023


  1. All submitted fish must be speared with a rubber/pneumatic gun or pole spear.

  2. Tournament waters restricted to all freshwater bodies of water within the United States/Canada where state/federal regulations allow it.

  3. Channel Catfish, due to the nature of its body configuration, will be measured by laying the fish flat. The measuring will start from the bottom of the mouth and run along the fish’s side to the tip of the tail. A video of the correct way to measure is posted on the website along with the tournament Facebook and Instagram pages.

  4. All entries must be submitted within 3 days of being taken.

  5. In the event of a 2-person tie for "The King of Freshwater", the tie breaker will be the total length of each person's 2 longest fish. In the event of a tie for Top Dawg, the winner will revert back to the first submitted fish.

  6. All participants must follow all state/federal laws in the areas they are spearfishing. Any violation or suspected violation, of any of the laws and/or tournament rules, will result in disqualification from the tournament and possible disqualification from all future tournaments.

  7. Any participant who gets caught cheating or is suspected of cheating after review from the board at Top Dawg, will be disqualified and will automatically be barred from ever being allowed to participate in future tournaments. Be honest!

How to Document and Log a Fish!

All entries to be submitted through the iAngler Tournaments app. Log your fish by entering the appropriate details and uploading a video clearly showing the length of the fish AND a picture of you holding up for your fish for bragging rights!. Please also post to your own Social Media accounts and tag us and use the following hashtags: #topdawgfwsf #freshwaterspearfishing.

Timestamp verification is provided by the iAngler Tournaments app. You MUST allow the app all permissions in order for iAngler to properly timestamp your photo for your submission. Any submissions with a picture that is not timestamped will be rejected.

Fish must be laying on a FLAT surface! Fish are measured from under their body with a 1” wide easy to read steel tape measurer. Any submissions where the measurement cannot be undoubtedly seen will not be accepted. All measurements shall be made from the tip of the tail to the tip of the mouth. The mouth of the fish must be closed and not open and be placed up against a flat surface. You may submit as many fish throughout the tournament for every category as you wish. Meaning, if you submitted a fish today and went out tomorrow and shot a bigger fish, you can upgrade your smaller fish by submitting your bigger fish. This will play a key role in becoming “The King of Freshwater”.

If the fish is not measured correctly or clearly documented in the video, the Top Dawg committee will determine whether to disqualify the fish or reduce the reported length. Top Dawg reserves the right to challenge any submission. Proof must be provided from the person submitting the entry if additional information is asked for. Anyone has the right to challenge another submission. If your submission is challenged, you will be notified of the challenge, and then notified of the decision once the Top Dawg committee reviews your submission.