Lilleys' Landing will host 2 spring trout tournaments this year. The first is the C.A.M. Benefit Contest on April 7th and the second is the MOAFS Benefit Contest on May 19th. The following is a run down of each tournament:
2018 C.A.M. Trout Tournament
Lilleys' Landing will again host a benefit tournament for Christian Action Ministries on Saturday, April 7th here on Lake Taneycomo.
Christian Action Ministries food pantry distributes tens of thousands of pounds of food and grocery products to hungry and needy people in our area, serving more than 1,000 families a month on average. C.A.M. also guides people to other service ministries in Taney County to help them with finances, job training and counseling. This ministry is made possible by companies in the food and grocery industry and individuals who regularly donate surplus, distressed, and damaged food and grocery items to help those Taney county families who need it most.
For this year's tournament, we are adding a new concept: Divisions. Each contestant will chose in which of the three divisions he or she wants to fish - Professional, Intermediate or Novice. Each division's top three place finishers will earn a prize.
- Time: Start 8 a.m. and check in at 3 p.m.
- Lilleys' Landing will provide fish rulers to be returned after the contest. We will also provide a small notepad and pen to record the length of each fish caught by each contestant.
- EVERY TROUT caught will be scored, regardless of species or legality. In another words, brown trout less than 20 inches will be scored, as well as rainbow trout caught in the trophy area that measure between 12 and 20 inches.
- All trout MUST be released immediately after being measured.
- Each trout is measure by placing the fish in the measuring tray with the nose against the head of the rule. You may pinch and/or swing the tail.
- Lengths will be scored up to the half-inch. If a trout is 14-1/8th inch, it's scored 14.5 inches.
- Each measurement will be written down in the notepad provided along with the time it was caught and the initial R for rainbow or B for brown trout.
- At check-in all notepads will be turned in for tally. All measurements will be added by the tournament director with total recorded as the angler's final score.
- SCORE - The total of the lengths of all trout caught and recorded is the final SCORE of each contestant. If you catch 48 trout, the length of all 48 combined is the final score.
- Ties will be broken by the longest fish, second longest and so on.
- The tournament fee is $25 per person.
- Prizes will be given to the top three finishers of each division. All proceeds from entries and boat rentals will go to C.A.M..
- *NEW* DIVISIONS: Participants sign up for the division that best fits your fishing skill level - Professional, Intermediate or Novice.
- Move Up Next Contest: The top finisher of the Novice and Intermediate divisions must move up one division for the following year’s tournament.
- All contestants will fish from a boat OR from Lilleys' Landing's dock. No wading will be allowed.
- There is no limit to how many anglers can fish out of a boat. It is an individual contest, so each angler measures and scores his or her own trout.
- This is an artificial- only fishing tournament. No live bait is allowed, nor scented, soft plastic baits, Powerbait, corn, or dog food, etc.
- No chumming will be allowed.
- All Missouri Department of Conservation rules apply.
We are looking for sponsors. We would ask sponsors to donate product and/or merchandise gift cards for the winners. Contact our office - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-334-6380 and speak to Lisa Henderson.
Lilleys' Landing will provide a meal for contestants and spectators after the tournament.
MOAFS Benefit Trout Tournament, May 19
Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina in Branson will host the first Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society's benefit trout tournament on Saturday, May 19th.
The format will be nearly identical to other trout tournament held at Lilleys' Landing, on Lake Taneycomo. It will be a two-person team contest, with each team weighing in six trout. It will be an artificial-only tournament, catch-and-release contest with all trout released immediately after weigh-in.
Tournament hours will be from the 8 a.m. launch to 4 p.m. weigh-in.
Tournament fees are $70 per team with an optional $10 biggest trout pot.
Cash prizes will be 35% of the purse for first, 25% for second and 10% for third. The Big Trout Pot will be divided with the two top finishers - 70% for biggest and 30% for second biggest trout. Plaques will also be awarded to top winners.
All Missouri game and fish rules apply. Click the flyer below for tournament rules.