August has started and many people begin to bemoan the thought that summer is coming to an end. With many school years beginning and many vacation days used up, it’s no wonder that people start to feel that something they enjoy is coming to an end. A bright spot that can bring happy thoughts into one’s mind now is fishing.
With over 30,000 documented fishing contests in America for 2022 there are still almost 10,000 yet to be held from August through December. August alone has 3,500 scheduled fishing contests and 36 states still having over 100 scheduled between now and year end. That’s a lot of opportunities to get out, go fishing and participate in some type of competitive fishing event.
To make it even easier to experience a fishing contest, there are many organizations that hold events during the work week. One doesn’t have to use precious weekend days. There are over 50 organizations, spread across 21 states, holding events on 168 different lakes that have events on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Some are even at night so a person could still put in a workday and then go fishing at night.
West Michigan Bass perhaps offers the most weekday events and have fun with their Taco Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday events. U.S.A. Bassin, a national tournament trail, holds weekday events in IN, KY, and OH. Texas is renowned for all the “Working Man” tournaments held within its borders on weekday evenings.
There are also at least 20 online fishing tournaments being held now that allow one to fish whenever they want but, still enter their catch in a contest. These include kayak, offshore, catfish, billfish, salmon bass and striper tournaments. Some are specific to a state, some are regional and some are nationwide.
Don’t let the thought of summer coming to an end get you down. Just think of all the fishing contest opportunities that are still available for you to participate in. Find them all on AmericanFishingContests.com.