Weekly Bone Creek Tournaments are back for anglers

The 41st year for fishing tournaments

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – Anglers are seeing some action at Bone Creek Reservoir in Crawford County, Kansas. Twenty-seven boats were out for Thursday night’s catch-and-release tournament.

The weekly Bone Creek Tournaments took a few weeks off due to stay-at-home orders, but with some input from officials, has returned. Fishing is a great way to do an outdoor activity while practicing social distancing.

Entry fee for participants are $10, but kids 12-and-under are free. Tournament operators say they want parents to bring their kids with them.

“We do that for a reason. We want to get the kids involved. The kids need to get out and get involved in the outdoors. And see the preservation. That’s what we’re about. We’re about catch and release,” says tournament operator Kevin Shaffer.

This is the 41st year Bone Creek has hosted these tournaments.