Kayak Anglers Bass on the Bay

Erie Sports Commission

Host Hotel: Clarion Bel-Aire Hotel- $84.99/night plus tax (mention Kayak Anglers when booking to receive the special event rate!)

The Western PA Kayak Anglers will host the Major Bass on the Bay Tournament at Presque Isle Bay. The event requires participants to present a valid state fishing license and the appropriate launch permits.

Anglers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Virginia and Ontario are expected to compete.

Participants must fish from human powered kayaks, single-person canoes or SUPs. The tournament is a catch-photograph-release event, with all fish measured and scored digitally. Anglers will submit photos of fish remotely via mobile device to be measured. Kayak Anglers utilizes for fish photo submission.

Cash payouts will be presented to the top 10 percent of the overall anglers participating, and a portion of each tournament entry will be donated to Project Healing Waters – Erie, Pa.

Anglers will launch at 6 a.m. from Presque Isle State Park, and will fish until 2 p.m. An awards ceremony for all participating anglers will begin at 3 p.m. at Field & Stream on Interchange Rd.

The tournament is open to any interested angler. Registration for the event is $40 for members and $55 for non-members.

For more information and to register, please visit

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