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Bass Fishing Derby

Join us for a fun evening bass fishing derby! Fish via your own kayak, rent one or fish from shore. Prizes for top 3!

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Bass Fishing Derby
Bass Fishing Derby

Time & Location

Sep 02, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Lincoln, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, NE 68506, USA

About the event

Saturday September 2nd --Bass Fishing Derby

*Hosted by Lincoln Paddle Company and Braska Baits

Where: Holmes Lake in Lincoln, NE

When: Sat. September 2nd

Event Time/Details: 

  • 4:30pm: Check-in (Booth with check in, Braska Baits and Lincoln Paddle Gear and baits table). 
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm: Fishing Derby hours (Launch from south shore).
  • 7:00pm-7:15pm: Check in (top 5 fish submitted via photo evidence -measured on measuring board).
  • 7:15pm-7:45pm: Awards and pack up! *Food available/included!

Divisions:

  • Individual (Top 3 individuals awarded prize). *If under 16 years of age -waiver to be signed by parent, and adult supervision needed.

Info:

Join us for our 1st ever kayak and shore bass derby at Holmes Lake! Bring your own kayak or rent one from Lincoln Paddle Co. Or if you'd rather-fish from shore! We have a ticket option for everyone. Also fun prizes and food!!

Entry Fee:

Each entry includes 2 raffle tickets to win Braska Baits, Lincoln Paddle Merch and Free Rentals, Scheels Gift Cards and more!

Fees:

  • Bring Your Own Kayak or Shore Fish Ticket: $20 
  • Rent Kayak & Fish Ticket: $40

Scoring Rules:

  • Submit your top 3 bass catches in inches -picture submission at end of the derby. Each participant will be given a ruler.

**Fish will be measured and photographed on an acceptable board and then immediately released at kayak. Points will be awarded for the day on total inches of 3 fish. There is no minimum length. Tie breaker will be the longest of the 3 fish turned in.*Rules are subject to change.

Awards:

We will have cash prizes for the top 3 individuals. They will also receive a Lincoln Paddle T-shirt, Braska Bait pack. At the event's conclusion we will also draw 3 raffle ticket winners for Braska Bait gear, Lincoln Paddle gear, gift cards and Scheels gift card.

Individual Cash Prizes:

  • 1st place: $50
  • 2nd place: $30
  • 3rd place: $20

*Will increase if over 20 participants.

Other Details:

Our hope is to host a fun fishing derby and host an event for those who not only love to fish but kayak fish! We will have a table with Braska Baits worms and bugs to buy and try-before-buy! Also more info on Lincoln Paddle Company and our rentals and lake options. We will also have food to be named,  pop/water included!

More info on Braska Baits: https://braskabaits.com/

More info on Lincoln Paddle Company: https://www.lincolnpaddlecompany.com/

***Please note you must hold a Nebraska Fishing license to fish at Holmes Lake. There is no entry fee to enter/use the park however. All participants on kayaks must wear PFD's. We will have those available. 

*Rules subject to change. 

In case of weather cancellation --event will  have a rain date and we will rebook you. If that does not work we will refund. No refunds otherwise.

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