100 Pine Street, Clearwater, MN

Come join us for our annual 
BronzeBack Classic Fishing Tournaments.

Saturday August 5th, 2017 
& Saturday September 30th, 2017
We would like to give a special thanks to our MAIN SPONSOR!
And of course our BOAT SPONSORS.


Guaranteed at least $4000 cash & prize giveaways for participants!

Prizes may include but not limited to: (More prize details to come soon)
  • Kayaks
  • Cold hard cash
  • Kayaking gear & equipment
  • Fishing tackle and gear
  • Gift Certificates and much more!
First Place (cumulative inches) you'll get first pick of all prizes, second place second pick and so on until all prizes are gone!


  • Friday Evening (night before event) 6pm-8pm: Stop any time during this two hr period for the Pre-tournament check in and packet pick up. It will take about a half hr. Then visit Nelson Brothers pub for some food, drink, and good times.
  • Saturday (day of event) All Day: Tournament from 7am-5:30pm, awards ceremony 6-7pm, continued camaraderie at Nelson Brothers 7-?
  • Sunday (day after event) 9am-5pm: Free fishing kayak demos with multiple different models, end of season deals, and more fun
We have a 40 person shuttle space max and 50 person tournament max, so sign up early while space is available. See below for non-shuttle option.

  • $80 Early Registration Fee (register up until 2 weeks prior to event)
  • $99 Regular Registration Fee (register within 2 weeks of event)
  • No shuttle option- if you want to do your own shuttling, and fish a different stretch of river, you can subtract $15 from your registration fee.
  • No registration is available the day of the tournament

What does that registration include:

  • A well run tournament on one of the best stretches of river for Smallmouth Bass. It has been ranked top 10 in the country by some professional fishing magazines.
  • Results will be posted in real-time using TourneyX, an app designed to calculate tournament standings as soon as 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 up river.
  • 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 catered by Nelson Brothers.
  • T-shirt 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 days where you can try out various models of kayaks, canoes, & SUP boards on the river and do some more fishing if you like.


  • Kayak or Canoe: additional $20 (includes paddle and PFD)
  • Quantity of equipment is limited and we have many different models.....first come first choice on the models until they are all booked up.
  • The option to "Add Equipment Rental" will be available when you register online
  • Please call/email us if you have a specific request.


Non-shuttle option - You can pay a reduced fee and fish another stretch of river if you have your own shuttling resources. After you get your registration packet, you can start fishing after sun rise the day of the tournament. You then have until 3:30pm to electronically submit your photos via email or through TourneyX. Go to link below that says "Non Shuttle Registration".

If you want the shuttle included option;

  • We will have waves of competitors shuttled up river in order to spread you out. This has worked very well in past tournaments as winners have come from all different waves.
    • Each wave will have the same amount of time to fish the river.
    • Waves LEAVE CW Outfitting at 7:35am, 8:05am, 8:35am, 9:05am, 9:35am
    • Wave PHOTO DEADLINE time per wave: 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm
    • You must pick your wave when signing up, so sign up early if you have a preferred wave. Limit of 8 competitors per wave.

Please use the following links to register for your preferred wave time & reserve equipment. These times are when the shuttle LEAVES CW Outfitting!

Watch our FACEBOOK PAGE and NEWSLETTERS for updates on when registration opens.

Saturday September 30th:

NOTE: Plan to arrive at CW Outfitting 30-45 min prior to these times to allow time to load gear.

Directions to our location? Look here!

Looking for lodging? Check out local lodging options here.

*Mention tournament for possible discounts!

Watch our Facebook Page for up-to-date tournament news!

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