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Kayak Fishing Tournament

May 21-23, 2021

Kayak Fishing Tournament
Annually: middle weekend in May
Cost: $85 per entrant

This catch-photo-release tournament is open to any angler in any kind of water craft that isn’t gas-powered— canoe, kayak, rowboat, etc—fishing with one rod at a time.

To enter, submit the completed entry form with your payment prior to the Captain’s Meeting on Friday.

Kayak Fishing Tournament Schedule

Friday: 7pm Drive-Through Captain’s Meeting
Saturday: Meet inside the Elephant Butte Lake State Park Main Gate between 6:30 and 7am. The tournament begins at 7am and ends at 3:30pm. Photo files must be delivered to Zia Kayak Outfitters by 4:30pm.
Sunday: 11am Awards Meeting at Sierra del Rio Golf Course

Kayak launching spots include Marina del Sur, Rock Canyon, Dam Site Marina and shoreline areas such as as Dirt Dam, Lions Beach, Rattlesnake Island, Hot Springs Landing Cove, Long Point, Lost Canyon, Three Sisters and Monticello South Point. Be aware of soft sand areas to avoid getting stuck even with 4-wheel drive.

Email EBkayakT@gmail.com or call 575-744-4185 for more information.

2021 Prizes:
1st: Your choice of a Hobie Pro Angler 180 12 or a Hobie Pro Angler 180 14.
2nd: $500 Cash and $100 Zia Kayak Outfitters store credit
3rd: $400 Cash and $75 Zia Kayak Outfitters store credit
4th: $250 Cash
5th: $200 Cash
6th: $150 Cash
7th: $125 Cash
8th: $100 Cash
9th: $50 Zia Kayak Outfitters store credit
10th Prize: $25 Zia Kayak Outfitters store credit

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