This is an online tournament with no check-in. To register you can pay in person at
$20 entry fee
100% of the money is paid out to the participating anglers based upon place of finish!
All pictures must be submitted to:
Eligible Fishing Waters
Any Ohio waters
Rules that govern all Trail events can be found HERE
Event Specific Rules
*Tournament begins at 6:00AM on Friday, August 29th and closes at 9:00PM on Monday, September 1st.
*ALL pictures must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 2nd at 10:00AM (no exceptions).
*Unique identifiers will be required in all picture submissions. The identifier will be posted on this page and the home page by Friday, August 29th at 6:00AM.
Once the identifier is posted print it off and then put it into a ziploc bag or another clear bag (must be easily seen in pictures).
*Identifiers can easily get wet, blow away, or go missing so be sure to take extra precaution. Nothing is worse than getting an awesome catch DQ'd because the identifier wasn't in the picture.
A Look Back....
The Labor Day tournament in 2013 had a massive cold and rain front push through the entire state of Ohio. Anglers that were able to fish on the Friday before the storm pushed through were able to log some catches that would be tough to find later in the weekend. The top 9 anglers for the Buckeye Open all exceeded a three fish total of 50". In the end Brian Britton captured first place with an impressive 3 fish total of 58.75"! Brian is hoisting his big bass of the weekend in the picture shown below...