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2017 Money Tournaments

Check for open dates here: www.fishingtournament.dnr.in.gov




Wednesday Night Bass Tournaments

ENTRY FEE: $45 per boat, includes big bass
$30 Yearly membership fee
CONTACT: Greg Church 574-268-2708 gdchurch@embarqmail.com
Todd Sautter 574-527-9208 tsautter@kcgov.com
Fish 10 of the 12 tournaments to fish the National Classic at Kentucky/Barkley Lakes in October 2017
May 3WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
May 10WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
May 17WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
May 24WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
May 31WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jun 7WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jun 14WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jun 21WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jun 28WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jul 12WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jul 19WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Jul 26WAWASEEDNR 5pm – 8:30pm
Aug 2WAWASEE Cancellation Make Up DateDNR 5pm – 8:30pm

2017 C-City Bass Anglers Opens

ENTRY FEE: $60.00 per boat w/ $10.00 for Big Bass.
80% payback for 3 places up to 20 boats.
100 % payback for Big Bass
CONTACT: Steve Parker (260) 417-2264
Apr 8PalastineDNR Ramp 7am to 3pm
May 13WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 7am to 3pm
Jun 10WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 6am to 2pm
Jul 15SylvanDNR Ramp 6am to 2pm
Aug 26WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 7am to 3pm
Sep 9SylvanDNR Ramp 7am to 3pm

Beat The Weeds
TWO Day Tournament

ENTRY FEE: $100 Entry Fee includes Big Bass both days
80% Payback
CONTACT: Mitch Hayes 219-716-4808
Apr 15ManitouDNR Ramp
Apr 16PalestineDNR Ramp

Maxie Fall Slammer
TWO Day Tournament

ENTRY FEE: $100 Entry Fee includes Big Bass both days
80% Payback
CONTACT: Mitch Hayes 219-716-4808
Oct 21MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
Oct 22PalestineDNR Ramp

R & B Bass Circuit

The East and West Divisions require a team membership fee of $30, and entry for each event is $70.
These events payback 100%. The opens do not require a membership fee, and entry is $60.
The opens payback 80%. More information can be found at www.randbbasscircuit.com
East DivisionDirectors:
Jim Graham 260-406-2672
Greg Rekeweg 260-307-1411
Apr 15Hamilton Lake7:30 – 2:30
May 20Lake TippecanoeTippy Dance Hall 6:30 – 1:30
Jun 18Lake St. ClairHarley Ensign Ramp 6:30 – 2:30
Jul 29Sylvan LakeDNR Ramp 6:30 – 1:30
Aug 12Waldron ChainDuke’s Bridge Ramp 7:00 – 2:00
Sep 16Winona LakeKosciusko Fairgrounds 7:30 – 2:30
Oct 7TBD
West DivisionDirectors:
Andy Buss 574-993-3028
John DuPont 574-870-7817
Apr 29Lake WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 7:30 – 2:30
May 13Winona LakeKosciusko Fairgrounds 6:30 – 1:30
Jun 10St. Joe RiverMaggies Landing 6:30 – 2:30
Jul 8Austin LakeDNR Ramp 6:30 – 1:30
Aug 19Eagle/Juno LakesClear H20 Tackle 7:00 – 2:00
Sep 9Diamond LakeDNR Ramp 7:30 – 2:30
Oct 7TBD
Open TournamentsDirectors:
Andy Buss 574-993-3028
John DuPont 574-870-7817
Mar 25Lake WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 8am – 2pm
Apr 1Lake Manitou8am – 2pm

Weekend Angler
Bass Tournament Circuit

ENTRY FEE: $75 – Includes Big Bass
No Membership Fee/No Boat Limit
50/50 Raffle Towards Classic Payout
CONTACT: Mark Weaver mjweaver@ersinc.net or (260) 691-9159
Apr 15SylvanDNR 8:00 – 3:00
Apr 29WinonaFair Grounds 7:30 – 2:30 $5 Launch
May 13WebsterBackwater Lake 7:00 – 2:00 $7 Parking
Jun 10Randall Chain (MI)Waffle Farm 7:00 – 2:00 $5 Launch
Jul 8WawaseeSyracuse Lake 6:30 – 1:30
Aug 12ClearClear Lake Marina 7:00 – 2:00 $10 Launch
Sep 9JimmersonDNR 7:30 – 2:30
Sep 30Classic – HamiltonDNR 8:00 – 3:00

Casting Couples

All tournaments but OPEN’s, must be one male and one female
ENTRY FEE: $40, $5-membership each (unless under 16yrs old). 100% payback!
Must fish 2 tournaments to qualify for Classic.
CONTACT: Rick Kedik 269-240-4917 rkedik13@yahoo.com
Facebook: MichianaCastingCouples
Apr 22OPEN Maxinkuckee($50-entry plus $5-bigbass) single, 2 person team, man & or woman team.
May 13Pine/Stone(Laporte,IN.) 7am-1pm
June 10Diamond Lake(Cass, MI.) 6am-12pm
July 15ColdwaterColdwater, MI. Narrows Rd.) 6am-12pm
Jul 29OPEN TBA6am- 1pm
Aug 12PawPaw(Coloma, MI. launch in channels) 6am-1pm
Sep 2Magician(Sisters lakes, MI.) 7am-1pm
Sep 30Classic TBA8am-3pm

Best 5 Bass Club
Open Team Tournaments

ENTRY: $60
CONTACT: Curtiss Werner 574-276-8224
Jun 3WawaseeSyracuse ramp 6:30am-2pm
Jul 9Diamond Lake6:30am-2pm

River Wednesday Niters

$30 entry fee
2 over 15″ and 3 under 12″
5:00pm – sunset.
Fish 10 of the 20 events to qualify for the classic.
Apr 19St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Apr 26St. Joe River6-span
May 3St. Joe RiverMaggie Maggie’s
May 10St. Joe RiverMerrifield
May 17St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
May 24St. Joe RiverMemorial
May 31St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Jun 7St. Joe River6-span
Jun 14St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Jun 21St. Joe RiverMerrifield
Jun 28St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Jul 5St. Joe RiverMemorial
Jul 12St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Jul 19St. Joe River6-span
Jul 26St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Aug 2St. Joe RiverMerrifield
Aug 9St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Aug 16St. Joe RiverMemorial
Aug 23St. Joe RiverMaggie’s
Aug 30St. Joe River6-span
Sep 24ClassicTBD

River Wednesday Opens

ENTRY FEE: $60 entry fee includes BB
no membership needed
Mark Fennell tournament director
Apr 23Maxinkuckee7:00-2:00
May 7WawaseeSyracuse Ramp 6:30-1:30
Jun 4St.Joe RiverMaggies 6:30-1:30
Jul 15-16St.Clair($120 entry fee) Sat 6:30-3:00 Sun 6:30-2:00 Crocker DNR Ramp
Aug 13Templene7-2:00

Fulton County Bass Masters
Open Tournament Trail

ENTRY FEE: $40.00 per boat, includes big bass. 40 boat limit
CONTACT: (574-527-6613) Rick.Rogers00@comcast.net www.fcbassmasters.com
Apr 22WinonaFairgrounds ($5 parking fee) 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
May 20BarbeePublic ($5 parking fee) 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Jun 10TippecanoeDance Hall ($5 parking fee) 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Jul 15WebsterOff-site ($5 parking fee) 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Aug 5WawaseeDNR ramp 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sep 2MaxinkuckeeFarm house ($5 parking fee) 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sep 23Classic: DewartPublic 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


ENTRY FEE: $60.00 includes BB,Payback 100%
CONTACT: Dave Lautt (574)835-1970
Pat Thacker (574)268-4966
May 13Maxi6:30am-2:30pm
May 27Tippy6am-2pm
Jun 17Pine/Stone6am-2pm
Jun 24Webster6am-2pm
Jul 1Webster9pm-5am
Jul 22Dewart9pm-5am
Aug 12Winona9pm-5am
Aug 19Barbee9pm-5am


ENTRY FEE: $30 Includes $5 BIG BASS, $5 Club PAYBACK 3 Places
Apr 18ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
May 9ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
May 23NyonaDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jun 6ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jun 20NyonaDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jul 18ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
Aug 1NyonaDNR 6PM – 9PM
Aug 15ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
Aug 29NyonaDNR 6PM – 9PM
Sep 12ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM
Sep 26NyonaDNR 6PM – 9PM
Oct 10ManitouDNR 6PM – 9PM


ENTRY FEE: $40 Includes $5 BIG BASS, $5 Club PAYBACK 3 Places
CONTACT: DAVE LAUTT 574-835-1970
Apr 13MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Apr 27MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
May 4MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
May 18MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jun 15MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jun 29MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jul 13MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Jul 27MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Aug 10MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Aug 24MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Sep 7MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Sep 21MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM
Oct 19MaxinkuckeeDNR 6PM – 9PM


100% Pay back
$80 Entry includes big bass
Jason Hall 574-551-1334
Joe Hammond 574-551-2922
Apr 8WawaseeSyracuse Ramp
May 6WawaseeSyracuse Ramp
Jun 17WawaseeSyracuse Ramp
Jul 15WawaseeSyracuse Ramp
Aug 19WawaseeSyracuse Ramp
Sep 16-17Classicmust fish or pay for all 5 to qualify

Pro Tackle Outfitters

ENTRY: $42.00
MEMBERSHIP: $30.00 per team
Jason Hall 574-551-1334
Joe Hammond 574-551-2922
May 4WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
May 11WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
May 18WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
May 25WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jun 1WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jun 8WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jun 15WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jun 22WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jun 29WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jul 13WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jul 20WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Jul 27WawaseeDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Aug 10Wawasee ChampionshipDNR Ramp 5:00PM – 8:30PM

Peru Bass Masters Open Tournaments

Contact: 574-727-1651
Apr 9ManitouDNR
May 7WinonaFairgrounds
Jun 11TippecanoeDance Hall
Jul 8Dewart – nightPublic
Aug 5Winona – nightFairgrounds
Sep 9Dewart – nightPublic
Oct 8Maxinkuckee ClassicPublic

Anglers Dream Division 15

Tournament Directors Randy Forszt 219-921-6375, Dewayne Wilda 574-315-7893
Apr 30Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
May 27Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
Jun 17Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
Jul 15Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
Aug 19Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp
Sep 9Lake MaxinkuckeeDNR Ramp

Peru Bass Masters Open Tournaments

Contact: 574-727-1651
Apr 9ManitouDNR
May 7WinonaFairgrounds
Jun 11TippecanoeDance Hall
Jul 8Dewart – nightPublic
Aug 5Winona – nightFairgrounds
Sep 9Dewart – nightPublic
Oct 8Maxinkuckee ClassicPublic

Potato Creek Div IN30

ENTRY: $60 includes big bass
Optional $40 side pot
MEMBERSHIP is $30 per team.
2 days off limits prior to each event.
CONTACT: Tom Billings 219-331-4175
Apr 22Potato CreekWest 7:00am-3:00pm
May 20Potato CreekWest 7:00am-3:00pm
Jun 10Potato CreekWest 6:00am-2:00pm
Jul 15Potato CreekWest 6:00am-2:00pm
Aug 19Potato CreekWest 6:00am-2:00pm

Zone 1 Open Tournament

CONTACT: Mike Goins 574-298-0208
May 6Lake SylvanDNR Ramp

Auburn Bassmasters Opens

Contact : Denny Cook
Apr 23Hamilton7am-2pm $65 includes BB DNR ramp
Jul 1Lake James7pm-7am $70 includes BB Parking @ 4 corners

Zimmerbiomet Employees

May 6Winona

L.M.B.T. Opens

$60 entry plus $10 membership fee
Contact: Chet Perry 574-344-9332
Apr 9Dukes Bridge
Apr 29Palestine
May 21Webster Lake
Jun 11Juno
Jul 22Clear Lake
Aug 20St Joe River Constatine
Sep 17Fish, Finch Saddlebag
Oct 22Maxinkuckee Classic

Always Fish 4 Five

$60 entry plus $10 membership fee
All tournaments will be just before safelight to 3pm
Contact Tommy Hodle 260-702-6341
Or Facebook “Always Fish 4 Five”
Mar 19SylvanPublic ramp
Apr 2HamiltonPublic ramp
May 13Dallas ChainWitmer ramp
Jun 11WaldronPublic ramp
Jul 9WebsterPublic ramp
Aug 6JamesCorner Landing
Sep 17WawaseeSyracuse ramp
Oct 15ChampionshipTBA

B&B Bass Tournament Circuit

Director Jason brinkman (260)242-6101
40.00 Entry per boat
6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Apr 8Webster
Apr 22Big Turkey
May 6Dallas
May 20Clear
Jun 3Golden
Jun 24JamesJimmerson Ramp
Jul 15Wawassee
Jul 29Hamilton
Aug 12Sylvan
Aug 26Dukes
Sep 9Classic TBD

Bass Junkies Opens

$50.00 per boat cash at ramp.
$5.00 per boat for big bass
$5.00 per boat for classic pot
100% pay out.
Dan Powell 260-585-3664 Scott Sizemore 260-302-6515
Apr 23Dallas ChainWhitmer Ramp 7:00am-2:00pm
May 21Sylvan Lake6:30am-1:30pm
Jun 11WawasseeDNR Ramp 6:30am-1:30pm
Jul 16Palestine Lake6:30am-1:30pm
Aug 6Webster Lake7:00am-2:00pm
Aug 27Dukes Bridge7:00am-2:00pm
Sep 24Hamilton Lake7:30am-2:30pm
Oct 1TBD by draw8:00am-4:00pm