Lunkerfest 2017

Lunkerfest 2017
7th Annual LRSA Trout Fishing Contest
More Fish, Kids Fishing Pond, and Great Prizes!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017, (High Water/Bad Weather Date: Saturday, May 20)
Sign-up starts at 7:00 am. Fishing contest runs from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


Lehigh River, East Penn Boat Launch, Bowmanstown, PA
Fee: Non-member Adults and Youths $25, (Members $20), Kids under 12 fish free


The LRSA will stock over 14 00, 14 to 28-inch trout. More than 12 of these fish will exceed 20 inches in length (more Lunkers than ever before!) Ten 26” trout will also be stocked for this event!

Official Boundaries

Lunkerfest official boundaries run from the confluence of the Lehigh River and Lizard Creek to the bottom of the island just below the East Penn Boat Ramp. This section of the river is .9 miles long and contains exceptional trout water. LRSA extended the contest area two years ago to enable anglers to fish a wider variety of exceptional trout water. The LRSA will also stock a kids pond with trout for ages < 12.

LRSA memberships and raffle tickets will be available at sign-up. Food, drinks, and bait available for purchase. The LRSA plans to give away free prizes. There are picnic tables and a bathroom on-site. No alcohol allowed!


Sign-up begins at 7:00 am. Wristbands will be given to participants to wear during the contest. For safety reasons, the LRSA may postpone Lunkerfest if river flows are greater than 1700 CFS at Lehighton as reported on the USGS website the day before the contest. Please check our Facebook page for any changes. Contest fishing begins at 8:30 am and runs until 3:00 pm. All Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations apply. Wading and boat fishing is permitted. All legal baits, lures, and flies are allowed. Any fish, with or without a tag, caught during Lunkerfest within the contest boundaries is eligible for prize consideration. Each fish caught must be brought to the measuring table to be considered for a prize. Fish length determines prize categories. For example, the angler with the longest fish gets the 1 st opportunity to choose from the prize selection, the angler with second longest fish gets to choose second, etc.. Ties in length will be decided by weight at the time of measurement. The LRSA will award fish prizes and announce raffle winners at 3:00 PM.


Rods, Reels, Fishing Equipment, Guided Trips, Art work, Gift Certificates and more


Cabela’s, L. L. Bean, Acme Markets, JBS Meats, Skinner Guide Service, Rivers Outdoor Adventure, Wayne’s Rod, BC Bait, Boyers Hardware, Wildlands Conservancy, Bob’s Taxidermy, Archery at the Glen, RiverWalck Saloon, Catfish Creek Cabins, Flies by George, Big Daddy Reels, Wink’s Wildlife Studio, Renaldo Enterprises, Clear Water Angling Guide Service, Timberwolf Spinners, Lip Ripper Charters, Wackem Guide Service, Hill’s Taxidermy, and more.

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