*Make sure you have a current Michigan fishing license. Children 17 years and older must have their own license. Michigan law requires that each angler use only 3 poles with a maximum of 2 hooks per pole. All hooks attached to a “crawler harness” are counted as 1 hook.
Though boat fishing works best, wading or fishing off the bank is also good. You may want to bring hip boots, waders or a lawn chair.
Boaters: If you bring a boat, make sure it has a current registration and is legally equipped with proper flotation equipment for the number of occupants. Launch facilities are located on West Sebewaing Street, 1/2 mile west of the US Post Office in Sebewaing's original downtown area. (Directions provided at registration.) Boat docking available at Sebewaing Marina for a fee.
*Boaters- Saginaw Bay weather can change very quickly. Be sure to bring a compass and a cell phone.
Please note the water may be shallow in places.
Fish cleaning facilities will be available. You’ll need a knife for filleting and pliers for skinning. If you want to take fish home, bring your own cooler. Ice will be available at camp. A live tank will also be available.
Fishing Teams must return to the weigh-in station by 11pm Friday and 3pm Saturday to be eligible for awards.
Competition entries for participants 13 years and older are limited to Catfish ONLY. Twelve-years and younger may enter any catch.
- Flathead Catfish smaller than 15 inches are not legal; please release them. Limit 5 per day.
- Channel Catfish smaller than 12” are not legal; please release them. Limit 10 per day.
Teams competing for awards must bring all qualifying Catfish to the weigh-in station.
Team captain is responsible to ensure fish are not wasted. Keep fish alive unless you plan to clean. If you do not intend to keep your fish, there will be a specific holding tank available for them. Our staff will be cleaning and packing those fish for future use. After weigh-in, the fish will be released if the team so desires. To participate in this Tournament, all participants must take part in the entire schedule, including devotions & spending the night in camp.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is 200.
- Largest Catfish
- Most Catfish
- Young Fisherman's Award
- Drawings (every team wins!)
*Each child age 12 and under will get a prize, and every team will receive at least one gift. Alternative Activities are available (some activities require nominal materials fees). Parent and children, please stay together.