Dates Set for 2019 Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament

If you’re competitive and like to use archery gear in pursuit of roughfish, then save the dates of July 13 and 14 and plan a visit to Kentucky.

Dates Set for 2019 Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament

The dates for 2019 Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament are set: July 13-14, 2019. While this annual event is always special to archers who like to pursue roughfish, 2019 is especially noteworthy because it marks the 20th year for the tournament.

The event will be headquartered at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville, Kentucky, and it will draw competitors from around the country. Because the annual Muzzy Classic continues to expand, additional fishable waters have been added to ensure participants can range far and wide. This July, bowfishing will take place on Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake, as well as the Tennessee River and Cumberland River.

Tournament Format

The primary tournament will be a Big 20 format, in which teams will weigh-in their heaviest stringer of 20 fish. FYI: During the 2018 event, the winning team had 698 pounds for their 20 fish. They took home a first-place check for $10,000. The Numbers side pot will be for the most fish caught during the tournament.

Other rules, such as species of legal fish and limits of those fish, will be announced on the Muzzy Bowfishing Facebook page at a later date. During previous years, competitors had a 12-hour window in which to bowfish (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.). 

In addition to the weigh-in on Sunday morning, July 14, there will be food, drinks and family-friendly field games, as well as a chance to meet several celebrity guests.

As shown in this weigh-in pic from last summer's event, 2019 Muzzy Classic attendees will see numerous big fish brought to the scale.
As shown in this weigh-in pic from last summer's event, 2019 Muzzy Classic attendees will see numerous big fish brought to the scale.

Fishable waters fine print: Competitors can bowfish from Pickwick Dam to Kentucky Dam on Kentucky Lake; Barkley Dam to Cheatham Dam on Barkley Lake; the Tennessee River from Kentucky Dam to the mouth of the Ohio River; and the Cumberland River from Barkley Dam to the mouth of the Ohio River. Marked maps showing the specific boundaries will be available closer to the competition.

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