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Posted on: April 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fishing Tournament

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Bay City Parks and Recreation is bringing back the annual Fishing Tournament at Riverside Park on May 19th & 20th.  The tournament is open to all ages.  Competitors are divided into three age categories: Kid Fish (10 & under); Youth Fish (11 – 17); Adults (18 & older) with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group.  

“Fishing builds confidence, improves coordination, teaches patience, and encourages an appreciation of nature,” said Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation Manager.  “This tournament is a great way to introduce or re-introduce our residents to healthier lifestyles and decrease screen time – at least for a little while.”

Check-in is from 12 noon – 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19th and 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Riverside Park’s Ranger Station.  The fishing boundaries are the Colorado River from the Bay City Dam to the Intercoastal Waterway with the put in at Riverside Park.

Weigh-Station will be from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday night and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday at Riverside’s Tejas Pavilion.  Final Weigh in is at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Awards Ceremony is at 5 p.m.

Game Fish: Kid Fish – Alligator Gar, Catfish, Red Fish, Perch, Fresh Water Drum and Crappie; Youth Fish and Adult - Alligator Gar, Catfish and Red Fish.

Entry Fees:

Kid Fish:              $15/person

Youth Fish:          $25/person

Adults:                  $40/person; Seniors (65 & older) Active Military/Veteran (must show ID) $5 discount 

Overnight campsites can be reserved for $40 in Colorado Cove (water, sewer and electric) or $35 in Wilderness Area (water and electric)

You can register three ways for the tournament/overnight campsites:

  1. At Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668, Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  2. On-line at  click on the make a reservation link
  3. At the Parks and Recreation office, 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Want more information on Riverside Park or programs, events and facilities at the park? Check out the webpage at; or follow us on Facebook: @BCRiversidePark; Instagram/TikTok: _Riverside_Park_; or on Twitter: @BCRiversidePark  

Whatever it is that you want to do – Go Wild @ Riverside Park!

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