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Alabama Classic coming soon!

The 2017 Alabama Classic will be the first ever state championship kayak fishing tournament!

On October 21st, we’re hosting the first ever state championship kayak fishing tournament on the Coosa River in Wetumpka. Ten anglers from each of the major clubs and trails in Alabama will qualify for the Championship Division with a chance to be crowned the Alabama State Champion. But it’s not just about that, we’re also here for a good time. That’s why everyone is welcome to join the Open Division and just fish for fun. The Open Division won’t have a chance at the title, but those folks are guaranteed to have a blast! Register today!

That’s up to 60 anglers just in the Championship Division! The Championship Division will be allowed to put their boats in the water at first safe light just below Jordan Dam. To give those contenders a chance to fish on through a ways, the Open Division will get to sleep in a little bit before they’re allowed to launch. Festivities at the free campground at Coosa Outdoor Center will take place the night before and following the day of fishing. More details will be posted as they are finalized.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Coosa Riverkeeper, a river conservation non-profit with a mission to protect, restore and promote the Coosa River. A representative from the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament will serve as Tournament Director and judge all entries in the Championship Division.


1st Place: 60% of Championship Division entry fees
2nd Place: 30%
3rd Place: 10%

There is no cash payout for the Open Division.

Registration Open

Registration is now open for all three stages of the Sixth Annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament! Get registered today! $50 for a regular entry fee with eligibility to win $1,000 in guaranteed cash payouts. $25 entry fee for the fly fishing division (no cash prize eligibility).

March 11: Lay Lake Open (mid-morning start)
April 8: Logan Martin Open presented by Honda Manufacturing of ALabama
May 6: Neely Henry Open presented by Fish Neely Henry Lake

Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Announced

Coosa Riverkeeper announces the first Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament, a no-motor bass fishing competition in Wetumpka in the tailwaters of Jordan Dam on Saturday October 6th. Check-in and Captain’s Meeting will take place Friday evening. Fishing begins at first safe light on Saturday morning and lasts until 3pm. Awards ceremony will take place at 4:30pm. Free camping is provided at the Tournament headquarters by Coosa Outdoor Center. Every entrant will receive an event t-shirt, goodie bag, and a one year membership to Coosa Riverkeeper. The entry fee is $75 and all proceeds go to Coosa Riverkeeper in our fight for a swimmable, fishable, drinkable Coosa River in Alabama. Registration will open soon. May the best angler win!