There are many fishing competitions held in the US which attract visitors from all over the world. Here are some of the best ones:
Opening Day of Trout Season
There are 4 trout parks throughout the country which celebrate the first day of trout season on the 1st of March every year. They are the Roaring River State Park in Cassville, Maramec Spring Park in St. James, Benett Spring State Park in Lebanon and Montauk State Park in Salem. All of these places offer great opportunities for fishing in clear water. Thousands of anglers from around the world make it here to enjoy the hiking trails, scenic beauty, and various other amenities too.
Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament
This is another important fishing tournament in the American calendar. It’s been a favorite of fishermen who like the deep sea for over thirty years. There is a lot of prize money on offer here, up to almost $240,000. The live music only adds to the entertainment factor.
Lake Havasu City Striper Derby
This is a fishing tournament for Outdoor News teams which target striped bass in Lake Havasu. This is the premier tournament for stripers in the West. There is more than $100,000 worth of prizes on offer here. There are many different classes in this competition which make it a terrific event for anglers no matter what their experience level is. It’s also a great experience for family teams. Along with entry, every single competitor gets a hat, shirt, and goodie bag.
Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo
This has been a tradition in South Florida for more than 50 years. It’s a 2-day event which showcases anglers as well as spectators as part of various events. There are hundreds of anglers who take part in this fishing tournament every single year.