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  • 66th Annual City Park Big Bass Fishing Rodeo & Fishtival

    6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at the Casino Bldg. (Morning Call)
    Download and print our Registration Packet or preregister to make registration easier!

    Fishing begins
    6:30 a.m.
    Weigh-in at 11:00 a.m.

    Entry Fee
    $10 Adults (13 & over)
    $5 Kids (12 & under)

    Payment may be made by cash, credit card or check.

    Fishing Categories:
    Bass by fly rod/reel fishing
    Bass by spinning/spincast/baitcasting
    Junior Anglers
    Team Event-Rio Grande Roundup
    Champion's Challenge

    The BASS categories will follow the same rules as in past rodeos. See our Registration Packet for rules.

    Junior Anglers is a category just for those 12 years and under. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to the 3 kids who catch the single heaviest bream or cichlid.

    Rio Grand Roundup is a team event. Team may consist of 1-10 members. The three teams who bring in the heaviest stringers of Rio Grande cichlids will be given an award.
    Because of the potential difficulty in keeping alive large volumes of cichlids, fish in the Rio Grande Roundup category do not have to be alive when brought to the Weighmaster.

    Championís Challenge is only for past winners of the BASS fishing category (baitcasting, fly or spinning). Single award will be given to the biggest bass caught.

    Bonus:Catfish Kids
    A special bonus for ages 16 and under bringing in the 3 heaviest weight catfish. Participants must be registered in one of the above categories to qualify for bonus event.

    NOTE: All fishing must be done from the bank-- no kayaks, canoes, etc are allowed in the lagoons.
    Special Awards
    Paul Kalman award is given to the angler age 12 or under catching the heaviest bass (BASS catagory).
    Joe Courcelle award is given ro the angler age 13 or above catching the heaviest bass (BASS catagory