What you need to know about LCI's Basin-Wide Tournament
- Open to all legal, public bodies of water within the US portion of the Lake Champlain Basin
- Private ponds and waters without public access do not qualify
- You will be asked to declare where your fish was caught when you weigh it in
- For a map of the basin, please click here.
- 50 weeks - 15 species - $25,000
- Tournament goes 50 weeks from April 11, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
- There are 15 qualifying species. There is a minimum length for each species. For a full list of species and length requirements, please click here.
- First place fish in each category will win $1000! There is no limit to how many categories one person can win. Second place pays out $500 and third place pays $300.
- This is a heaviest fish competition. Unlike the Father's Day Derby there is no point system for the CBD. Please only weigh in your largest fish, and check the standings regularly to see what you need to win!
- Part of fishing is bringing home a tasty, hard-earned meal. The Champlain Basin Derby is not a catch and release derby. Please remember, it is illegal to transport live fish. As sportsmen and women, we all share a common conservation ethic; please keep an eye on the score board and only enter appropriately sized fish.
Why Basin Wide?
With the new Champlain Basin Derby, we can welcome fellow anglers into the LCI family that we never have before because we did not have something to offer them.
Just like our nationally known Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha, proceeds from the Champlain Basin Derby support LCI's award-winning conservation programs. By bringing waters into play from well beyond Lake Champlain - hundreds of miles away in some cases - we draw attention to the fact that our waters are all connected, and what happens upstream can have a big impact on those downstream.
Go fish; have fun!