2017 Border City Classic - Recreation Division


2017 Border City Classic - Recreation Division

Saturday, June 24, 2017
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Bass - Large Mouth Bass
Phone:519 796-9174
Mail: bordercityclassic@gmail.com

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The Border City Classic, is an International Event spanning both sides of the American and Canadian Border of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor Ontario, on one of North America's top Bass venues, Lake St. Clair. The Border City Classic was started in 2011 by members of the Canadian Kayak Anglers to help fuel the growth of kayak fishing within Southern Ontario. Since then it has grown to become the largest kayak fishing event in Canada and qualifying event for the Hobie Fishing World Championships.

Series: KATS Midwest

$60 USD
Individual Angler

Lake St. Clair, Upper Detroit River

Tournament is over

Website: www.bordercityclassic.org


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Events & Schedule

Optional Captain's meeting

06/23/2017 08:00 PM

Riverside Sportsmens Club

Facebook Live Captains Meeting on BCC FB Page

06/22/2017 07:00 PM

"Border City Classic" Facebook Page

Lines in water

06/24/2017 05:30 AM

Lines out of water and all iAngler submissions due

06/24/2017 03:00 PM

Report to RSC on Canadian Side and Summit Sports in Bloomfield on American Side

06/24/2017 04:00 PM

Announce top 10 Competitive, Recreation Winners and Hobie Mirage Outback Draw

06/24/2017 05:00 PM


06/24/2017 06:15 PM

Prize raffle draws

06/24/2017 07:00 PM



Richard Ofner
Steve Schwarz
Julie Ofner
Megan Nowicki


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


Border City Classic OFFICIAL RULES

2016 Rules TBD

1 All participants must have a valid Ontario or Michigan Fishing License

2. Pre Fishing will be allowed up to Friday, June 24th, 2016, 5pm (Michigan Only,
Ontario out of Season)

3.Live Bait is not permitted as a means of fishing in this tournament.

4. All participants must attend a mandatory rules and safety meeting at 8:15 pm on
Friday night at The Riverside Sportsmen’s Club for Canadian Anglers and
7:00pm at Dooleys, 235 N Groesbeck Hwy, Mount Clemens, MI, for American Anglers. If you for some reason cannot attend this meeting you will have to meet at 6:00am at Riverside Sportsmen Club on the Canadian Side and St Clair Metro Park on American Side.
5. All fishing must be limited to the launch sites set out at the rules meeting and on our
website page http://bordercityclassic.org , boundaries may be reduced or modified, in
the event of adverse weather conditions to be determined at the Friday or Saturday Captains Meeting.

6. Participants may not launch until they have checked out from the Friday Captain’s
Meeting. Launch time on Saturday the 25th of June will be determined at the meeting. Participants must be off the water by 3pm, (no pictures taken after 3pm will be accepted) and checked in at the dinner locations by 4pm.

7. Fishing must be done from a watercraft which is human powered the entire duration
of the tournament. This watercraft must launch and land from a designated launch. The
watercraft must meet or exceed all federal, provincial and state, watercraft safety
regulations. All participants must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while on the
water at all times.

8. All fishing must comply with Ontario Fish and Wildlife, and the Michigan DNR
updated regulations. 2 rods in Ontario water, (only 1 on Detroit River) 2 in American
water. If using 2 rods, only 1 can be used for trolling.

9. Your top 3 fish, Smallmouth, Largemouth or a combination of, to a total of 3 fish will be used for both days totaling 6 fish.
To enter a fish the participant must take a clear detailed colour photo with a Hawg
Trough, measuring device. The fish's mouth pointing to your left, butting up against
the edge of the Hawg Trough. The photo must clearly show the length of the fish. The
length is the measurement from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail. “NO FISH GRIPS OR LIPPING DEVICES” are to be used. The picture must clearly show the appointed identifier that will be handed out at Captain's meeting.

10. All submissions will have to be submitted either using the iAngler App or manually
submit their pictures at the designated check in locations which will then be input to
the iAngler database. You must have a way to transfer your pictures from your smart
phone or camera, via cable, card or email.

11. This tournament is designated as a solo contest. Any contact with any other non
tournament anglers including shore anglers or watercraft of any type is prohibited
during fishing hours. A participant who violates the spirit of the solo contest
designation may be disqualified and or banned from further competition at the
discretion of the Judges Panel.

12. We are guests on this lake and at our launch area and we must act in a responsible
manner both on and off the water. Any inappropriate behavior will result in
disqualification and removal from the tournament site.

13. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the judging panel is final.


Disclaimer Click to Read

Waivers will be filled out at the Captain's meeting. Anyone not able to make meeting will have to contact Bordercityclassic@gmail.com to make prior arrangements to get waiver signed and pick up identifier.