BronzeBack Classic Fishing Tournaments

Saturday August 4th 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday September 29th 2018 (Registration opens soon)

We would like to give special thanks to our

And of course our

And all the other sponsors that help make this a great tournament!


    Minimum $3000 in cash & prize giveaways for participants!

    Some of the prizes include, but are not limited to:
    Fishing kayak
    Cold hard cash 
    Kayaking gear & equipment
    Fishing tackle and gear
    Gift Certificates and much more!

    First place (cumulative inches) will get first pick of all prizes, second place second pick and so on until all prizes are gone!


    (night before event)
    6:00pm-8:00pm Check-In & Packet Pick-Up
    Stop in during the two hr period for important and mandatory information.  It will take about 30 min.

    6:30pm-? Pre-Tournament Camaraderie at Nelson Brothers
    Visit Nelson Brothers Pub for some food, beverages, and good times with other participants!

    Be sure to stop at Nelson Brothers for an amazing breakfast or award winning bakery!!
    7:15am-5:00pm Tournament
    4:00pm-6:30pm Food & Drink
    5:30pm-6:30pm Awards Ceremony
    6:30-? Continued Camaraderie at Nelson Brothers

    (day after event)
    Be sure to stop at Nelson Brothers for an amazing breakfast or award winning bakery!!

    Come back to Clear Waters Outfitting for;
    Free fishing kayak demos
    Special deals on equipment and merchandise
    More fun on the water


    There is limited shuttle space and 50 person tournament max, so sign up early while space is available.

    $84 Early Registration (until 2 weeks prior to event)
    $99 Regular Registration (within 2 weeks of event)

    Want to do your own shuttling?
    $69 Self Shuttle Early Registration
    $84 Self Shuttle Regular Registration



    A well-run tournament held on one of the best stretches of river for Smallmouth Bass.
    (It has been ranked top 10 in the country by some professionals)

    Results posted in real-time using TourneyX, an app designed to calculate tournament standings soon after a catch is submitted.

    Our goal is for this tournament to be your favorite kayak fishing tournament and for all participants to have a great time.

    A weekend of good times with fellow paddle fishing enthusiasts.

    Shuttle service.

    Tournament staff to help you load, unload, and get you on and off the river.

    Great awards ceremony and party at CW Outfitting after the tournament.

    An amazing meal with great food and drink.

    Participation gift for every participant.

    A great selection of prizes (see above) for multiple participants. Must be present to win.

    Discounts on in-store boats, gear, equipment, and merchandise.

    Sunday free demo day where you can try out various models of kayaks, canoes, & SUP boards and do more fishing if you like.


    Kayak and Canoe rentals will be available to all participants.

    Our fishing kayak rental fleet includes a variety of high-quality boats. Availability will be based on first-come, first choice until all kayaks are booked.   
    Please call/email us if you have a specific request.


    If you prefer to arrange your own shuttling, we will subtract $15 from the registration fee. For self-shuttle, you can start fishing when tournament opens and you then have until 3:00 pm to submit your photos.  Select "Self-Shuttle" during online registration.

    NOTE - If you choose the self-shuttle option, you can park a vehicle at CW Outfitting but will NOT be able to launch from the CW Outfitting launch site.  Our launch site will be very busy the morning of the tournament with anglers choosing the CWO shuttle option.  Please plan another launch site.


    Competitors will be shuttled in waves to space out participants up and down the river. This has worked well in the past with winners coming from all different waves!
    Each wave will have the same amount of time to fish the river. 

    Waves LEAVE CW Outfitting at:
    8 mile stretch - CWO to Snuffies (Shuttle after fishing)
    7:15am, 7:45am, & 8:15am

    10 mile stretch - River Bluffs to CWO (Shuttle before fishing)
    7:30am, 8:00am, & 8:30am

    Photo DEADLINE per wave:
    3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30 pm, & 5:00 pm

    Limit of 6-8 competitors per wave. 
    Select preferred wave during online registration. 

    NOTE: Plan to arrive at CW Outfitting 30-45 min prior to these times to allow time for unloading and loading gear.


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August 4th
August 29th

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Our August 4th tournament
is part of the River Bassin Club Series!

We are
MN's Premier
Mississippi River Outfitter
& Paddle Sport Shop
Mon: 10am to 6pm
Tues: 10am to 6pm
Wed: 10am to 6pm
Thu: 10am to 6pm
Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 8am to 8pm
Sun: 8am to 6pm
  All other times by appointment