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Fishing Contests

Below is a list of pending and approved fishing contest permits. To filter the number of permits listed, add search criteria by clicking on the magnifying glass icon. To sort results click on the column headings. To inquire about angler registration contact the listed sponsor directly.

Explanation of fishing contest permits issued under the updated Section 230 regulations governing fishing contest. More details are available on the Fishing Contests, Tournaments and Derbies web page.

  • Type A (Event Permit): contests targeting black bass with more than 60 anglers. No more than one Type A permit shall be issued for any water on the same day. Contests held under a Type A permit may not exceed three days in duration.
  • Type B (Annual): contests targeting black bass with 60 or fewer anglers. Contests may not exceed three days in duration; limit three Type B permits per date per water (previously unlimited).
  • Type C (Catch & Release): contests targeting black bass in which anglers do not retain fish for a centralized weigh-in. These contests require the angler to immediately release all live fish caught after recording weight or measurement. May exceed three days in duration and may be conducted on multiple water bodies concurrently. Does not limit the number of anglers.
  • Type D (Other): contests not targeting black bass. May exceed three days in duration and be conducted on multiple waters concurrently.

For questions, please contact tournaments@wildlife.ca.gov.

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Trinity Lake
8/18/2024
8/18/2024
1
C
MAXXLIMIT OUTDOORS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
New Melones Lake
9/28/2024
9/29/2024
2
A
B.A.B.C.
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Don Pedro Reservoir
6/30/2024
6/30/2024
1
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Santa Margarita Lake
6/22/2024
6/22/2024
1
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Don Pedro Reservoir
6/29/2024
6/29/2024
1
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Millerton Lake (Fresno County)
10/5/2024
10/6/2024
2
A
CALIFORNIA BASS FEDERATION
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
McClure, Lake
5/26/2024
5/26/2024
1
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Don Pedro Reservoir
6/8/2024
6/8/2024
1
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
New Melones Lake
6/8/2024
6/8/2024
1
A
CVKF CENTRAL VALLEY KAYAK FISHING
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Success, Lake
7/13/2024
7/13/2024
1
A
CVKF CENTRAL VALLEY KAYAK FISHING
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Isabella Lake
9/14/2024
9/14/2024
1
A
CVKF CENTRAL VALLEY KAYAK FISHING
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
New Melones Lake
6/15/2024
6/15/2024
1
A
Yak-a-Bass
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
6/1/2024
6/2/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
6/22/2024
6/23/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
6/22/2024
6/23/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
7/6/2024
7/7/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
8/3/2024
8/4/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
8/24/2024
8/25/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Diamond Valley Lake
9/7/2024
9/8/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Isabella Lake
6/15/2024
6/15/2024
1
B
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Isabella Lake
7/20/2024
7/20/2024
1
B
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Isabella Lake
8/17/2024
8/17/2024
1
B
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Isabella Lake
9/14/2024
9/14/2024
1
B
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
6/7/2024
6/9/2024
3
A
BASS ANGLERS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
9/27/2024
9/29/2024
3
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
11/2/2024
11/2/2024
1
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
11/9/2024
11/10/2024
2
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
12/7/2024
12/7/2024
1
A
AMERICAN BASS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Oroville, Lake
6/1/2024
6/2/2024
2
A
CA B.A.S.S. NATION
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
6/29/2024
6/30/2024
2
A
CA B.A.S.S. NATION
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
8/10/2024
8/11/2024
2
A
CALIFORNIA BASS FEDERATION
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
8/16/2024
8/18/2024
3
A
Yak-a-Bass
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Tulloch Reservoir (Calaveras County)
10/19/2024
10/20/2024
2
A
Yak-a-Bass
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Camanche Reservoir
11/23/2024
11/23/2024
1
A
Yak-a-Bass
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
6/1/2024
6/2/2024
2
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
7/20/2024
7/21/2024
2
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
9/20/2024
9/22/2024
3
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Oroville, Lake
10/11/2024
10/13/2024
3
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
10/26/2024
10/27/2024
2
A
NEWJENBASS.COM
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Almanor, Lake
5/31/2024
6/2/2024
3
A
Bass Angler Inc.
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Thermalito Afterbay
9/20/2024
9/22/2024
3
A
Bass Angler Inc.
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
10/4/2024
10/6/2024
3
A
Bass Angler Inc.
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
6/16/2024
6/16/2024
1
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
7/27/2024
7/28/2024
2
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
6/15/2024
6/15/2024
1
A
BEST BASS TOURNAMENTS
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Trinity Lake
6/8/2024
6/9/2024
2
B
CONTRA COSTA BASS CLUB
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Delta (Contra Costa County)
7/20/2024
7/20/2024
1
B
CONTRA COSTA BASS CLUB
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Delta (Sacramento County)
8/17/2024
8/17/2024
1
B
CONTRA COSTA BASS CLUB
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Clear Lake (Lake County)
9/28/2024
9/28/2024
1
B
CONTRA COSTA BASS CLUB
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
Don Pedro Reservoir
10/19/2024
10/19/2024
1
B
CONTRA COSTA BASS CLUB
Approved
BLACK BASS
 
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