Collection: Out To Trout Opener 2022


When?: May13th @ 5:00 PM - May 15th @ 2:00 PM (Later date this year due to Mother's Day being the first weekend of May)

Where?: Statewide! (Kickoff will be online via Facebook LIVE) All rivers and streams are fair game. No pond fishing, and no big lake fishing. All teams found in violation will be subject to disqualification from the event and will no longer be allowed to participate in future MTA Tournaments.

How?: Each trout that is caught throughout the tournament will have a photo taken with it on an MTA designated bump board. Photos will be sent to Michigan Trout Addicts on Facebook, or to phone numbers provided with call card instructions to be delivered prior to the tournament. SUBMIT ALL PHOTOS! You never know when a fish might count for something special! Every photo submitted will be acknowledged by MTA staff and running scores will be kept throughout the tournament with intermittent updates of leaderboards being placed on the Michigan Trout Addicts Facebook page to keep teams in the loop.

Teams: 1 or 2 person teams may register.


-Registration includes Free Bump Board & Call Cards to be used in the competition.

Rules and Regulations: 

Top 3 trout (length) caught by each team will be scored. The sum of the lengths of these fish in inches will be the final score for the team. Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout all count. Exceptions: Rainbow trout over 22" will only be given a score of 22 points due to the number of steelhead in our rivers/streams at nearly all times of the year. All steelhead will be disqualified as determined by the MTA Board.  Brook trout will be given an additional 50% in points for that fish at the time of scoring to offset size inequalities between them and the other species. Scoring will be as below.


Team A - 14.5" Brown Trout, 15.25" Brown Trout, 12.0" Brook Trout

       Team A Score: 14.5 + 15.25 + 12.0 + (12 x 50% for brookie bonus) = 14.5 + 15.25 + 12.0 + 6 = 47.75 pts.

How To Win: The team with the highest overall score will win the tournament! Top placing teams will receive custom MTA trophies, and big Cash Prizes!! $$$$$!! In addition, those who catch the largest trout of each species (Brook, Brown, Rainbow) will receive a tournament trophy! 

Over $20,000 has been rewarded to anglers in the past 5 years during these events! Don’t miss your chance at a big prize!

"This tournament is designed to allow sportsmen to get out in nature, and enjoy the outdoors with a little friendly competition included.  We all love trout, and we are addicted to fishing for them. It's the appreciation of the sport that unites us and this tournament is a reflection of how a simple passion can bring all kinds of people together. We as anglers have the responsibility to respect one another and our waters, and this group embodies that set of values in the truest of fashions."

 -MTA Board Members


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