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Festivals & Events

Spring is just around the corner and the fish are beginning to bite, so it’s the perfect time to take the opportunity to show off your angling skills and enjoy the spectacular Wakulla County scenery at the 2016 River Bassin’ Tournament.

The series of tournaments kicks off in Crawfordville on March 5, and anglers can compete to hook the biggest bass and win some fantastic prizes. Even if you don’t win, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other fishing enthusiasts and enjoy a day on the beautiful Wakulla rivers.

All about the 2016 River Bassin’ Tournament Trail

The River Bassin’ Tournament Trail is an innovative series of catch and release bass fishing tournaments that offer generous prizes and fun for passionate anglers all across the country. The tournaments are only open to non-motorized water vehicles, so anyone with a canoe or kayak is eligible to register.

Once a participant catches a fish, all they have to do is quickly photograph the fish against a measuring tool with their smartphone. After the fish is back in the water, they can then easily upload the photo on the convenient River Bassin’ smartphone app where it will be added to their tally for the competition. Photos of the fish are displayed on the live leaderboard at tournament HQ, so all of the spectators and family members can keep track of the contestant’s progress. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can still participate by taking photos with a digital camera.

Tournament fishing in the great outdoors of Wakulla County

Fishing stories may have a reputation for exaggeration, but it’s certainly no tall tale to say that Wakulla County is home to some of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse waterways in North America. It’s no surprise then that it’s a natural fit to host the 2016 River Bassin’ Tournament Trail. Tournament contestants will have a front row seat to enjoy the pristine waters and lush vegetation while they’re waiting for the next bite to hit their line. There are plenty of fishing memories waiting to be made on the rivers of Wakulla County.

Registration is just a few clicks away!

If you’re ready to get in on the angling action at the 2016 River Bassin’ Tournament in Crawfordville, all you’ll need is a few minutes to fill out the simple online registration form. Registration fees for individuals are $50 for adults and only $30 for young anglers or college students. The registration fees for teams can vary between $70 and $160. The River Bassin’ Tournament promises to be one of the most unique fishing experiences in Wakulla County, so don’t miss your chance to get out there and hook the bass of your dreams!