Join us as we kick off the Bonfire Tournament Series with the Lunker Lovin’ Smackdown Tournament & Festival on April 1-2nd! The Lunker Lovin’ Smackdown is the first leg of the Bonfire Series Tournament at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort. The Bonfire Series includes three 1-day tournaments qualifiers: the Lunker Lovin’ Smackdown (April 2), the Blazing Bass Challenge (June 4) and the Tickled Pink Playoff (September 24). The series concludes with the Bonfire Shootout, a two-day tournament (November 5-6th). To fish the series, you must be a member of the Angler House Club, which is open to all to join.
Are you a college student? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Collegiate Division for no extra cost! At the conclusion of the BTT series, we will present the winning Collegiate Team a Perpetual Trophy that will be displayed at Camp Mack honoring the team and their school. Beat a pro, win money, get a trophy – now that’s what we’d call a college kid cleanup!
Each of the tournament festivals will have activities and events for anglers and non-anglers to enjoy with proceeds being donated to support local charities and conservation groups. The Lunker Lovin’ Smackdown will benefit Keep Polk County Beautiful. We will have a weekend of fun with a lake cleanup, live music, & food!
Register for the Lunker Lovin’ Smackdown. Team Entry is $200 inclusive of $40 Big Fish. All anglers must be an annual member of the Angler House Club to Fish the Bonfire Tournament Series.
PAYOUT & AWARDS
Tournament Payout will pay 1 spot for every 7 boats registered and up to 10 total spots. The below payout is based on 70 team entry and 80% payout for the Blazing Bass Challenge / 20% to the Bonfire Shootout Winners
1ST (35%) – $3,920
2ND (17.5%) – $1,960
3RD (15%) – $1,680
4TH (10%) – $1,120
5TH (7%) – $784
6TH (5%) – $560
7TH (4%) – $448
8TH (3%) – $336
9TH (2%) – $224
10TH (1.5%) – $168
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Tournament Registration & Early Check-in
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Captain’s Meeting, Live Music & Bonfire Party
Captain’s meeting will be on the Riverfront for all teams. Team registered and in attendance for the captain’s meeting will be automatically registered for the Captain’s Meeting Door Prize of a Yeti Cooler that will be drawn and given at the Captains Meeting for teams in attendance.
Anglers and non-anglers enjoy live music from the Riverfront Stage and our signature Bonfire lighting of the Blazing Bass by artist Bo Woods.
Safe Light – Lines in for anglers
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Lovin’ the Lake Cleanup with Keep Polk County Beautiful
Join us at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Participants receive a free day pass from Lake Kissimmee State Park and t-shirt from Keep Polk County Beautiful!
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Bonfire Village, & Live Music at Steamboat Landings on the Riverfront
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Tournament Weigh in & Awards
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Free Concert at Steamboat Landings Stage
Embracing best practices has never been more important in helping protect the health of the Kissimmee Chain fishery for todays’ angler and the generation to come and ensuring the reputation and respect by recreational anglers of both Guy Harvey Outpost resorts and Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort. The rules and regulations are drafted with that in mind. For a complete list of rules please click below:
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is an affiliate of Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. and Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Created in 1994 and certified by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. in 1996, this non-profit organization works with civic, business, government, educational and community groups across the county to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of our communities through litter control and prevention, beautification, waste reduction, recycling and proper handling and disposal of solid waste.