Pre-Registration will be held on Friday January 24th, 2020 at the Magnuson Hotel in Clarksville Va from 1:00pm – 6:30pm.

    Mandatory Pre-Registration Captains meeting will begin at 6:45pm

    Anglers that pre-register will have the ability to check-in the morning of the tournament and get on the water early.

    Fishing shall not begin until 7:00am sharp. Fishing before this time will result in disqualification.


    Morning of Tournament Registration

    Registration will begin the morning of the tournament at 4:00 am.


    Fishing shall not begin until 7:00am sharp. Fishing before this time will result in disqualification.

    If there are still boats needing to register, we will register them after the captains meeting. We want everyone to fish.


    Return from Fishing

    All anglers must return by 3:00pm. Failure to return by 3:00pm will result in disqualification.

    Weigh in will begin at 3:15pm.


    Rules and Regulations

    1- " IF" YOU ARE GOING TO FISH FOR A STATE (THIS IS AN OPTION) Captains must specify if he or she is fishing for Va or Nc

           at registration.

     2- All boats will blast off from and return to Occoneechee State Park boat ramp. No trailering of boats.

     3- Your boat must be inspected and tagged by Icebowl officials prior to start of tournament.

     4- There is a daily usage fee required at Occoneechee Landing that is NOT covered by Icebowl organization. Honor system 

         pay at ramp unless you have a park pass.

     5- Tournament will be held rain, snow, or shine. Only cancellation will be for life threatening weather.

     6- You are the captain of your vessel and are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your passengers. The

          Icebowl organization will not be held responsible for any accidents, injuries, or damage.

     7- Only one catfish per boat may be weighed in. The catfish must be weighed and released alive.

     8- No fishing within 50 yards of another boat during tournament if anchored, and not within 75 feet of another boat


     9- Catfish must be caught by rod and reel. No jugs, noodle, limb line, or trot line fishing is allowed. No chumming or

          Fishing intentionally baited holes.

     10- You may load your boat after you check in but may NOT leave the parking lot until you have weighed your fish.

     11- Ties will be decided by tournament committee.

     12-Any protests must be made before the Awards Ceremony begins.  We will not accept any protests thereafter.

     13- All State and Federal rules will be observed.

     14- A polygraph test will be utilized during Icebowl results.

     15-Up to 10 places will be paid out pending amount of registered boats.









         State Battle

          The Vs part of the tournament is between total weight of each state. No state will have more fish weighed than

          another, we will take the top amount of boats of the state that has the least amount of boats. For example, if Va

          has 25 boats and Nc has 35 boats then only the top 25 boats from each state will be counted. This will determine

          which state receives the trophy /plaque and bragging rights. Everyone needs to weigh their fish no matter

          how small to add more weight to their team’s total weight.

          The state that wins may decide on where they want to display their plaque. Example, Local tackle shop, store, or





         I have read the Icebowl Tournament information and understand the rules and regulations of the event.  I know that fishing during winter is potentially hazardous.  I assume all risks associated with my voluntary participation in this event, including but not limited to, falls and potential drowning, the effects of the weather, including extreme temperatures, boat traffic and all conditions on the water, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.  Knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue and WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE the Icebowl Fishing Tournament, the town of Clarksville all sponsors, officials, workers or volunteers, their representatives, successors or assigns for ANY AND ALL claims or liability, whether foreseen or unforeseen, for death, personal injury or property damage arising out of, or in the course of my participation in this event.  I further grant full permission to the above, mentioned sponsors, organizers and or agents authorized by them, to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or other record of the event for any reasonable purpose.


Rules are subject to change.