Trout Tournaments

These events are more than fishing contests.  They are gatherings of friends for memory-making times of fishing, eating and fellowship.

Public Tournaments

A one day, two-person team contest to be held next on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  There is a $70 entry fee per team. Artificial flies and lures only. Complimentary meal follows the weigh-in.

Frank The Tank

Vince Elfrink was a great friend to all and one admired outdoorsman. This annual contest is next scheduled on Saturday, February 20, 2021. It is also a two-person team contest with a  $50 entry. Artificial flies and lures only.  Complimentary meal.

Fireman's Benefit Tournament

Benefiting the Branson Fire Department’s Family Help Fund, this is a two-person contest. Hot dogs and hamburger are served up by the fireman following the weigh-in, with raffle and auction items, too.


This is a catch-and-release, length-measuring contest. Each angler measures the length of each trout and totals all caught to compare with other contestants.  The cost is only $25 per person with three divisions that separate novice anglers from professionals to level the playing field.  It’s a fun way to support our local food pantry.

Private Tournaments

taneycomo bass boat

This contest started as a fun fathers and sons fishing weekend in the 1970’s.  After the patriarch passed away, the sons carried on the tradition, along with many friends who have come year after year. These guys wouldn’t miss this weekend, snow or shine . . . and there have been some cold, snowy days through the years!  Invitation only.

branson fishing tournament

The Roger’s Adventure Weekend started back in the early 1980’s when John and Ray Rogers invited a group of friends to join them on two weekends of the year, fishing and deer hunting. The fishing time endures with up to 80 teams competing for purse, money and pride.  Come snow or shine, this is the biggest fishing tournament on Lake Taneycomo.  Invitation only.