August 28, 2021
La Crosse, WI

Mississippi River

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Event Details

Location

Mississippi River -La Crosse, WI

Dates

From:
August 28, 2021
To:
August 29, 2021

Event Info

This stop of the Hobie Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole, takes us back to La Crosse, WI and the Mighty Mississippi River.  Over the years pools 7,8, and 9 have been host to countless high level professional tournaments due to the plentiful population of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.  Anglers will get to have their choice of main river and backwater fishing opportunities along with ample vegetation, current, rocks, and islands in this unique river fishery.

Anglers will be competing for a cash payout of 10% of the field, and the top 3 non- qualified anglers will earn their spot in our Tournament of Champions this November on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL.  Many random giveaway prizes will be awarded as well.

Event Headquarters: Onalaska Omni Center: 255 Riders Club Rd Onalaska WI 54650

We encourage all of our anglers to stay with us in our host community of La Crosse, WI.  An Additional source for lodging, food and amenities is; https://explorelacrosse.com/

Schedule:

August 7th – Anglers are no longer allowed to hire OR communicate with guides on this fishery or about this fishery.

August 23rd  – Official Practice period begins.  Anglers must begin using a tournament approved vessel.  Motors on kayaks are allowed for practice only.

August 25th – Registration Ends at 11:59pm.

August 27th  –

4 pm Practice ends

5-7 pm Anglers will bring their metal Ketch Boards and Check-in inside the Omni Center.  We will have pizza and prize giveaways.

730 pm- Angler meeting will begin and also be broadcast on Facebook for those that didn’t stay at the HQ

August 28th

5:30 am- First Launch

6:00 am- First Cast

3 pm- Fishing Ends

4 pm- Submission Deadline

730 pm- Facebook Live meeting and Day 2 ID code announcement.

August 29th

5:30 am- First Launch

6:00 am- First Cast

3 pm- Fishing Ends

4 pm- Submission Deadline

5 pm- Facebook Live awards with Top 10% @ Onalaska Omni Center

Event Boundaries:

Anglers can launch at any public access on pools 7,8, and 9 of the Mississippi River and its connected ‘backwaters’.  The eastern launch boundaries will be ramps/public access along or to the west of Great River Road/Highway 35. The western launch boundaries will be ramps/access along or east of Great River Road (X52) and Highway 26, Highway 16, Highway 14/61. Anglers must launch within the boundaries but can pedal or paddle up a tributary as far as they can.  No portaging is allowed. Body of water must be connected and navigable to the Mississippi to be considered legal.

Anglers are responsible for confirming their launch is legal.

Anglers must have a legal fishing license for the waters they are fishing. Special rules, regulations and agreements apply when fishing the Upper Mississippi River. Reciprocity agreements between Wisconsin and the states of Iowa and Minnesota allow a person to fish the boundary waters on the Mississippi River providing they have a valid fishing license from one of the adjacent states. The boundary waters area is defined by the railroad tracks that parallel both sides of the river. However, residents must possess a resident license when fishing in their own states boundary waters. Regulations between Wisconsin and the other states differ so anglers must obey the regulations in the state they are fishing.

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/outreach/FishingLicenses

Metal Ketch Boards Only

Please register early so we can communicate with you on any updates and changes for the event as we get closer.

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