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Grab your tackle box and get ready to fish!
The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a virtual fishing tournament from May 15-31. The Crush the Curve Fishing Tournament is a family-friendly event that is open to anyone with a valid fishing license in the state of Iowa. It is as easy as registering, downloading the iAngler Tournament app, getting out to fish, and recording your catches. It is a fun and easy way to compete while spending time enjoying great Iowa fishing locations.

The Rules are Simple:

  1. Register online for Crush the Curve Fishing Tournament (Program #102306-01).
  2. Receive an email with your code and instructions on how to download the free iAngler Fishing app.
  3. Tournament runs Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 31. (Registrations will be accepted after May 15.)
  4. Fishing must take place within the Iowa border.
  5. Four species of fish may be recorded using your camera on your phone.
    • Largemouth bass, crappie, and walleye will be registered by length with a tape measure next to the fish. The longest fish in each species will be the winner.
    • Catfish will be registered by length and weight and the winner will be the heaviest fish.
    •  Largest total length of bass, crappie, and walleye combined will be the winner of the SLAM category.
  6. $50 gift card will be the awarded to the winner of each of the five categories.
  7. Open to all ages.
  8. Program cost is $19/family.

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 An Iowa fishing license is required. Purchase yours online from DNR Iowa:

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