BronzeBack Classic Fishing Tournaments

Saturday August 4th 2018 & Saturday September 29th 2018

We would like to give a special thanks to our MAIN SPONSOR! 

Our NEWEST sponsor! 

And of course, our BOAT SPONSORS! 


$4000 in cash & prize giveaways for participants!

Some of the prizes include, but are not limited to:
Fishing kayaks
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!


Friday Evening (night before event) 6:00pm-8:00pm: 
Pre-Tournament Check-In & Packet Pick-UP
Stop in any time during the two hr period (will take about half an hr) and then visit Nelson Brothers Pub for some food, beverages, and good times with other participants!

Saturday All Day: 
Tournament 7:00am-5:30pm, Awards Ceremony 6:00-7:00pm, continued camaraderie at Nelson Brothers 7:00pm-?  

Sunday (day after event): 9:00am-5:00pm 
Come back to Clear Waters Outfitting to try out free fishing kayak demos, enjoy end of season deals, and more fun on the water.


There is 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.

$84 Early Registration Fee (register up until 2 weeks prior to event)

$99 Regular Registration Fee (register within 2 weeks of event)

Non shuttle option: if you want to do your own shuttling, and fish a different stretch of river, the early registration fee is $65 and regular registration is $80.



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 professional fishing magazines.

Results 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 day where you can try out various models of kayaks, canoes, & SUP boards on the river and do some more fishing if you like.


Kayak and Canoe rentals will be available to all particiapants for 40% off the day of the tournament! Discount code will be shown when you click to register online. 

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


If you prefer to arrange your own shuttling and fish a different stretch of the river, you can subtract $15 from the registration fee. For non-shuttle, you can start fishing after sun rise the day of the tournament. You then have until 3:30 pm to electronically submit your photos via email or through TourneyX. Select "Non-Shuttle Registration" during online registration.


Competitors will be shuttled up river in waves in order to space out participants. This has worked very well in past tournaments 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:
7:35 am, 8:05 am, 8:35 am, 9:05 am, 9:35 am

3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm

Limit of 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 to load gear.


Let your friends know you're going or invite them on Facebook! 

August 4th or August 29th

Need directions to our location? Click here! 

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

Looking for lodging?
A-J Acres Campground 

Clearwaters/St Cloud RV Park & Camping 

America's Best Value Inn

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