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Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament

March 26 @ 6:00 amMarch 27 @ 6:00 pm

$22

For 2022, Cherokee’s fishing season “opening day” will be March 26, and there are 20,000 reasons to get excited about it.

Our Opening Day Fishing Tournament requires a $15 entry fee and a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. You’ll be competing in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each tournament day.

Details

Start:
March 26 @ 6:00 am
End:
March 27 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$22
Website:
https://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/Cherokees-Annual-Opening-Day-Fishing-Tournament/

Organizer

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Phone:
800-438-1601
Website:
http://www.visitcherokeenc.com

Venue

Cherokee Enterprise Waters
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
Phone:
(828) 359-6110
Website:
http://www.fishcherokee.com
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