Spencer Park Bass Tournament

The Spencer Park Bass Tournament is a family event, open to all ages and skill levels. The Tournament is held annually on Michigan's Free Fishing weekend in June which means no fishing license is required! First time anglers welcome!

Current Records:
Largest Caught: Geza Toth - 4 lbs. 7 oz., 19" - 2002
Most Caught: Tahir Ali - 10 fish, 3.6 lbs. total - 2011
 Event Details

  • There is no charge to participate in the tournament. Participants are responsible for vehicle entry fee.
  • Register at the Spencer Park Boat House pavilion on the day of the event. Registration opens at 10:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm.
  • The tournament starts at 11:00 am and runs until 2:30 pm.
  • Any Large Mouth Bass caught that is over 7 inches in length counts towards Tournament scoring.
  • During the tournament, only shore fishing is allowed. Anglers are not allowed to go deeper than ankle deep in the water.
  • Watercraft rental will be closed for the day. 
  • Prizes are awarded for multiple categories.
  • Participants ages 12 and under may participate in the Casting Contest at any time during the tournament. The casting contest takes place next to the Boat House.
  • Equipment is not provided. Bring your own fishing poles and lures.
  • Park staff will make a continuous circuit around the lake taking measurements of catches. Wave to the staff to indicate you have a catch awaiting measurement.
  • Keep catches in fresh, cool water to ensure a live release.
  • Tournament participants are welcome to stay at the park after the tournament for swimming, picnicking, and other park amenities.
We would like to thank our past sponsors for their support. Thank you for helping make this fun, community event possible!
Prizes and Awards
  • Prize Categories:
    • Heaviest Caught overall
    • Heaviest Caught ages 12 & under
    • Most Caught overall
    • Casting Contest ages 6 & under (first and second)
    • Casting Contest ages 7 -12 (first and second)
  • T-shirts for all participants ages 12 & under (while supplies last)
  • Prizes may include trophies, gift cards, fishing equipment, tackle boxes, and the occasional trolling motor or fish finder.
  • Prizes will be awarded at 3:00 pm in the Boat House building.
A complete list of official rules is available here.
A depth chart and Bass Identification info are available here.

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