Welcome to Michigan's Fishing Tournaments Information System
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources welcomes you to the Fishing Tournament Information System web site where you can schedule a tournament or view scheduled fishing tournaments for a water body, ramp and date you select. This system is designed to help both tournament organizers and recreational anglers and boaters avoid ramp conflicts. In addition, tournament organizers can electronically report their catch data and help Fisheries Division effectively manage our valuable fisheries resources.
By policy, Fisheries Division will not assist nor become involved in promoting fishing tournaments. However, Fisheries Division recognizes that bass tournament catch and effort data can provide important information about bass populations across the state of Michigan.
About this Application
This application is intended for the use of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff, fishing tournament directors, and the general public for the purpose of scheduling fishing tournaments at designated DNR boat launches and collecting catch data from those events. This application is designed as a tool to allow for transparency in the process, but does not grant exclusivity for general public use. The DNR reserves the right to require an additional Use Permit for the facilities if required oversight is needed (see policy below – add in – or maybe just hyperlink “Use Permit” earlier in this sentence and point it to mi.gov/dnrlanduse). The scheduling of a tournament does not guarantee access or parking to the facility and it is the responsibility of tournament directors to communicate this to their participants.
Cooperation between clubs and other public use of the facility is paramount to the success of this program.
Fisheries Division encourages bass tournament directors to enter their scheduled tournaments into this system as well as voluntarily contribute their tournament catch results to help us manage Michigan’s bass fisheries. The scientific value of tournament catch and effort data will be greater if more tournament directors participate in reporting their bass tournament results. This information will be used by state fisheries biologists, in combination with data from other sources, as a basis for informed fisheries management decisions.