The first of two tournaments in the Squam Canoe Classic: Bass Fishing Tournament is quickly approaching. Load up the canoe, kayak, float tube or any style of human powered watercraft and head out on July 18th for a day of timeless moments on the water.

Seasoned pros alongside the most amateur anglers are going to love this event! The Squam Lakes Association is excited to host our Sixth Annual Squam Canoe Classic, a very approachable bass tournament experience. This two part fishing series is all about the love of the lake, having a great time on the water, going after the big one, and good-natured sportsmanship. It is an opportunity to test your skills against the fish and each other, and a laid back way to introduce beginners to the art and pleasure of recreational fishing. Quietly ease up to that favorite fishing hole and use all your skill and cunning to hook yourself a winner!

This tournament series is open to any vessel completely powered by human effort (think canoe, kayak…). Participants must fish with lead-free tackle. It is a catch and immediate release tournament. Anglers document their catch by measuring and taking a photo and then release the fish back into the deep where the legend can swim on.