2016 Border City Classic


2016 Border City Classic

Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Sunday, June 26, 2016
| Fishing Tournament
Phone:519 796-9174
Mail: Bordercityclassic@gmail.com

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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. The 2014 event was the sole Canadian Qualifier for the 2014 Hobie Fishing World Championships in the Netherlands. Kyle Moxon, qualified to represent Canada at the 2014 HFWC by winning the 2014 BCC and went on to place 2nd amongst the 47 Participants from 20 different countries.

Tim Percy and David Lesar qualified from the 2015 BCC where the top Canadian and American participants were selected to participate in the 2015 Hobie Fishing World Championships in China. The BCC draws anglers from around Ontario, and the Midwest who are looking to both compete and meet other anglers who share their passion for this great sport. The BCC is designed to satisfy both the ultra competitive kayak angler as well as the 1st timer and family crowd. We randomly draw for the major donated prizes at the end of the event, along with trophies and awards given to the successful participants placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, largest bass, and a special US vs. Canada Challenge cup stacking up the best 3 fish from both countries. During the event, anglers fish for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass using the Catch-Photo-Release method and measuring the fish for total length. They may launch from several published launches along the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair on both sides of the border. In 2015 the BCC went live using the iAngler APP where fish are loaded up through either the participants smart phone or uploaded into the app through onsite desktop computers. With the diversity of our competition's divisions, all anglers of varying skill level have a chance at winning in some way. The 2016 BCC now a two day event, June 25th and 26th, will host dinner and awards on both sides of the border. Windsor will be hosted at the Riverside Sportsmen Club,(10835 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N8P1A5) and in Michigan, Dooleys (235 N Groesbeck Hwy Mount Clemens, MI 48043).

You can view the Border City Classic Launch Map at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=z35zmRTJNN8M.kF47MJf1ln9o

Series: KATS Midwest

$110 USD
Individual Angler

Lake St. Clair, Upper Detroit RiverOntario/MIchigan

Tournament is over

Website: www.bordercityclassic.org


Welcome to the Border City Classic - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
5 years 3 months ago

Events & Schedule

American Captain's meeting

06/24/2016 07:00 PM

Dooleys (235 N Groesbeck Hwy, Mount Clemens, MI 48043)

Canadian Captain's meeting

06/24/2016 08:15 PM

Riverside Sportsmen Club (10835 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N8P1A5

Lines in water - First light (TBD at Captain's meeting)

06/25/2016 06:00 AM

Lines out of water

06/25/2016 03:00 PM

Lines in water - First light (TBD at Captains Meeting)

06/26/2016 06:00 AM

Lines out of water

06/26/2016 03:00 PM

Dinner and results, prizes, awards

06/26/2016 07:00 PM


06/26/2016 04:00 PM



Richard Ofner
Michael Christopher
(214) 683-4743
Steve Schwarz
Julie Kehoe
Julie Ofner
Robert Field
Megan Nowicki
Jeff Sherwood


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.