2017 Alabama Classic

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 folksĀ 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 30 minutes after safe light. Festivities at the free campground at Coosa Outdoor Center will take place the night before and following the day of fishing.

The rules are available here. A map of important locations in the tournament is available here.

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, but we’ll be randomly drawing for some great prizes including a Vibe Sea Ghost 110 fishing kayak!

6 thoughts on “2017 Alabama Classic

    1. Coosa Riverkeeper Post author

      There are three launch points you can use: the boat ramp right below Jordan Dam, the boat launch at Coosa Outdoor Center where we are camping, and the boat ramp at Gold Star Park in downtown Wetumpka.


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