Okoboji Hardwater Open 2012

past Okojobi Hardwater Open Tournament - Rectcled Fish

Sight fishing for the “smartest bluegills on earth” against some of the best sticks from across the Ice Belt. Formerly Ryan Hale’s Harbor View Tournament (2006 – 2009).

This years event details:

Okoboji Hardwater Open Tournament logo - Recycled Fish January 7 & 8, 2012
West Lake Okoboji | Little Emerson Bay
Camp Okoboji Lutheran Church Camp
1531 Edgewood Drive | Milford IA 51351

Individual Tournament (limited to 60 anglers)
10 largest bluegills
Entry Fee: $55 + $10 Donation / Admin Fee
Optional Big Fish Pot: $5 (100% payout to largest fish)

Official Rules

Well, the 2012 Okoboji Hardwater Open is in the books now. Thanks to all our participants and volunteers that helped make it another successful tournament. Check out the Okoboji Hardwater Open 2012– Photo Recap and the final results at 2012 Okoboji Hardwater Open Results page.

Offical Results from the 2011 Okoboji Hardwater Open are in. Congratulations to Mike Wanser for taking 1st Place and to John Wittkamp for the biggest bluegill in the tournament. See the PDF for the complete list.

See results from last year’s Okoboji Hardwater Open.

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Recycled Fish | Okoboji Hardwater Open
605 N. 12th Street #3
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Please feel free to contact Tournament Director Ben Leal with any questions about the Hardwater Open Tournaments.

How You Can Help

We have the Recycled Fish "On Ice" Tour "Short Rods" Long Sleeve T-shirt available at our Online Store. You can also get a copy of our new Stewardship "On Ice" booklet.

The Recycled Fish 'On Ice' Tour brings the Stewardship Ethic to waters across the ice belt every winter. It would be impossible without the support of Strikemaster, Clam Outdoors Ice Team, Grabber Warmers and Vexilar.

The Recycled Fish Hardwater Opens also receive support from Scheels of Des Moines, Berkley and Fenwick.