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Posted on: August 9, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Fall Bass Fishing Tournament at Hickory Grove will be September 29

Story County Conservation will host a Fall Bass Fishing Tournament at Hickory Grove Park (67382 250th Street, Colo 50056) on Sunday, September 29 from 7 – 11 a.m.

“We hold two tournaments a year and are getting great turnouts. Last spring we had 39 teams register, which was fantastic,” SCC Ranger Dustin Eighmy said. “We want to try something a little different this fall, which is why Largemouth Bass is the only species targeted.”

This event, which is for Largemouth Bass only, will be a two-person team tournament with cash prizes awarded in the following categories, Longest Bass - $100, and Longest combined total length of three Bass: 1st Place - $150; 2nd Place - $100; and 3rd Place - $50.

Registration cost is $35 for teams signed up by September 24; after September 24 the registration fee is $45. The registration fee includes lunch (hot dogs, chips, and pop). Proceeds from this tournament will be used to improve the Hickory Grove watershed.

Teams can register the day-of the event, if there is room. Please call or email ahead of time. Individuals may register, but will be charged the full price. There is only space for 20 teams, so register early! To view a complete list of rules and download a registration form, visit:

Participants over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa Fishing License. All county and state regulations apply. A Park Ranger will be present at the tournament. Only electric motors can be used on Hickory Grove Lake. Canoes will be available for rental for a $5 fee.

For more information about the fishing tournament, contact Ranger Dustin Eighmy at (641) 377-2833 or email at

For more information about other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Dustin Eighmy
Story County Conservation
Phone 641-377-2833
FAX 641-377-2834

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