Reel in the Fun at the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament in Sevierville

Grandfather and grandson fishing from a dock

What do you get when you combine kids, fishing and the Great Smoky Mountains? Why, the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament in Sevierville, of course! One of the largest fishing tournaments for kids in the nation, last year’s tournament had almost 400 parent/child teams from across the United States looking to claim first place.

Sponsored entirely by donations from individuals and businesses, this year’s tournament is July 26 at the Douglas Dam TVA Boat Ramp in Sevierville. For the past 24 years, the tournament has been an inspiration to children and their parents to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in East Tennessee.

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Registration for the 2014 Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament

Each child who registers for the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament will receive a free T-shirt and a prize for their catch of the day. Fishing teams must consist of one child and one adult, with anyone older than 16 considered an adult. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of the tournament, July 26, 2014. The entry fee is just $3 per team. For information about pre-registration, call Stanley Jackson at 865-933-0082.

You will find the Douglas Dam TVA Boat Ramp at 1680 Boat Launch Road, Sevierville, TN 37876.

Tournament Schedule

The day of the tournament will be jam packed with activities starting at 900 a.m.! There willLittle boy showing off the fish he caught food from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a special raffle drawing at 1:00 p.m. The fishing will last from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and end with the official weigh-in.

Tournament Rules

No live bait is allowed, and all fish must be freshly caught. There is a three fish limit, and the largest catches permitted are 12 inches for largemouth bass and  20 inches for smallmouth bass. To learn more about the tournament, check out the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament Facebook page.

Where to Stay

Timber Tops is just minutes away from the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament in Sevierville! Our vacation rentals feature the very best amenities, including high speed wireless internet, awesome theater rooms, and gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Visit our Pigeon Forge Cabins page to start planning your next trip to the Smokies, or give us a call at 1-800-266-1066.

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