The Great Miami Riverway and the National Association of Professional River Anglers (NAPRA) announce the first GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing Challenge to be held on the Great Miami River from June 1-30. This fishing event is a family-friendly, catch-and-release virtual tournament where anglers will utilize the I-Angler app to register and send in their catches.
The tournament is open to all ages. Registration is $25. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
• Top Slam—the total length of your five largest smallmouth bass.
• Biggest smallmouth bass (in length).
• Biggest smallmouth bass (in length) for kids 12 and under (angler’s age on or before June 30).
The “top slam” winner will receive a $100 gift card while the other two winners will receive $50 gift cards.
The Great Miami River is Ohio’s best river for catching smallmouth bass, according to the number of smallmouth trophy fish registered on Ohio’s Fish Ohio database, the Ohio Department of Natural Resource program for recognizing significant catches for all species caught in Ohio waters.
For a complete list of rules, visit their website.