The 2024 bowfishing tournament season is shaping up to be one for the books! From fierce competition to camaraderie and conservation efforts, these sanctioned tournaments offer something for every bowfishing enthusiast. Here's a rundown of the major bowfishing tournaments happening throughout the year, including our very own Cajun 8!

1. U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship
Date: April 27-28, 2024
Location: Cabela’s in Gonzales, Louisiana
Details: The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship is one of the largest annual events in the sport of bowfishing. It brings together fun, competition, and conservation. Expect hundreds of teams with bowfishermen from across the country. The Eleventh Annual U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship boasts the largest payout of any bowfishing tournament, with $30,000 going to the winner as part of its $100,000 overall purse. There’s also a chance to win a tracker bowfishing boat package by registering.

2. AMS Big 20 Bowfishing Challenge
Date: May 18-19, 2024
Location: AMS Bowfishing in Stratford, Wisconsin
Details: Celebrating its 13th year, this bowfishing tournament challenges participants to catch the biggest 20 fish. With a guaranteed $10,000 cash prize for the first-place winner and a variety of other prizes up for grabs, bowfishermen from across the nation will converge in Wisconsin for a chance at glory. Expect food trucks, camaraderie, and fierce competition!

3. World Bowfishing Championship
Date: June 1-2, 2024
Location: Kentucky Dam in Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Details: Here’s your chance to compete against the best in the world at the World Bowfishing Championship, hosted by the National Bowfishing Organization. This Big 20 and Numbers bowfishing tournament challenges participants to catch both the largest and the most fish, promising an intense and action-packed competition. Set against the stunning backdrop of Kentucky Lake, the event features a vendor fair and a variety of food trucks to keep everyone fueled and entertained.

4. Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament
Date: June 22-23, 2024
Location: Marshall County Park in Guntersville, Alabama
Details: The 25th Annual Muzzy Classic is gearing up to be an epic event on the bowfishing calendar. With a whopping $12,000 guaranteed for the first-place winner, this bowfishing tournament is set to attract top bowfishermen from across the country. Limited to just 100 boats, the competition will be fierce and thrilling. Participants can also look forward to enjoying delicious food and live music, adding to the festive and exciting atmosphere.

5. Cajun 8 Limited Bowfishing Tournament
Date: August 3-4, 2024
Location:  Angel Mounds Indiana State Historic Site in Evansville, Indiana
Details: The 10th Annual Cajun 8 Bowfishing Tournament promises to be the highlight of the bowfishing season with over $30,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, including a guaranteed $10,000 for the first-place winner. This Big 8 tournament, focused on catching the eight biggest fish, is limited to 100 boats, ensuring a competitive and exhilarating experience for everyone involved. Participants can enjoy free food and receive complimentary shirts, making the event even more enjoyable.

Don't miss your chance to be part of the excitement at these Bowfishing Tournaments in 2024! Whether you're competing for prizes, connecting with fellow bowfishermen, or simply enjoying the thrill of the sport, these events promise an unforgettable experience for all who attend!