Big Fish Prizes

northern pike tournament

Eligibility: Only live-release fish are considered eligible participants. This means that any fish caught and measured for the competition must be released back into the water, ensuring the conservation of our aquatic resources.

Cash Prizes: The competition offers three significant cash prizes for the top performers: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. These prizes are awarded in proportion to the size of the total entries.

Determining the Jackpot Size: The total prize money in the jackpot is determined by multiplying the number of participating teams by a set amount of $30.00 per team. Thus, a larger number of participating teams leads to a larger total prize.

Single Entry Per Team: Each participating team may submit only one fish for consideration in the big fish competition. Multiple entries from the same team are not allowed.

1st Place

(50% of the entry’s)

The team with the longest fish secures the top spot and is awarded 50% of the total entry amount. However, it’s essential to note that this team is not eligible for any other big fish prizes.

2nd Place

(33.3% of the entry’s)

The team with the next longest fish claims the 2nd place prize, which constitutes 33.3% of the entry’s. Importantly, this team cannot win any other prizes in the competition.

3rd Place

(16.7% of the entiry’s)

The 3rd place prize is presented to the team with the subsequent longest fish, and it accounts for the last 16.7% of the total entry share.               


I. Two Biggest Fish Tied: In the event that two teams have the biggest fish, they will evenly split the combined 1st and 2nd place prizes.

II. Three or More Biggest Fish Tied: If three or more teams tie for having the largest fish, they will equally divide the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes among themselves.

III. Tie for 2nd Place Big Fish: If there is a tie among teams for 2nd place regarding the size of their big fish, all such teams will evenly share the combined 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

These rules are designed to ensure fair play & competitive excitement during the Big Fish competition. Best of luck to all participants!