Popular fishing tournaments include the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament, the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby and the Big Bass Flash. The Yamaha Contender Tournament takes place on the docks of the Miami Beach Marina every April and offers large money prizes.
The Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby is the oldest freshwater fishing tournament in the United States. Species prizes, Super Port prizes and other money prizes are awarded.
The Big Bass Splash is held on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. It is the largest amateur fishing tournament since 1984 and takes place every August. It is sponsored by Sealy Outdoors.