Minn Kota Owners Tournament

June 3 - 4, 2023 | Pickwick Lake, Tennessee

Registration opens soon!

Event Details

Minn Kota and Humminbird Owners Tournament presented by Hardin County - $150,000+ Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts


Entry Fee:  

Two Day $175 | One Day $125 (Entry fees are per angler)

Start fishing time (first cast) will be 5:15 am cst for both days.  You will receive a text when to start fishing.  If you don't receive a text you may start fishing at 5:15 am cst.  If you are not receiving texts, you can click this link for the live leaderboard.

Click here to see rules and qualifications for entering the tournament


Pickwick Lake, Tennessee

The states of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi have a reciprocal agreement for fishing at Pickwick Lake. It is the anglers responsibility to know the law and acquire the correct license, based on where they plan to fish.

Tennessee License Info: https://www.tn.gov/twra/license-sales.html
Alabama License Info: https://www.outdooralabama.com/license-information
Mississippi License Info: https://www.mdwfp.com/license/

Weigh in Site:

Pickwick Landing State Park, 120 Playground Loop, Counce, TN 38326

Click here for park details.

Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: $50,000   

1st Place for the largest bass of the tournament.

Overall Prizes: $13,000+

2nd Place Overall: Minn Kota Ultrex 52" Trolling Motor. 
3rd Place Overall:  Minn Kota Ultrex 52" Trolling Motor.
4th Place Overall:  Minn Kota Ultrex 52" Trolling Motor.
5th Place Overall:  Minn Kota Ultrex 52" Trolling Motor.

Draw Prizes: $15,000+

Minn Kota, Humminbird, Raptor, Yeti and Costa eyewear draw prizes. Drawing will be Friday June 2nd at the dinner/meeting from 5-8pm.  (Must be present to win draw prizes)

Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks: $42,350

1st: $1000, 2nd: $500, 3rd: $300, 4th: $250, 5th: $225, 6th: $200, 7th: $175, 8th: $150, 9th: $125, 10th: $100

Early Entry Prizes: $30,000+  

The first 200 online two day entrants will receive a LakeMaster chip Southeast States V1 from Humminbird.  A one-day entry is not eligible for the early entry prize.


Early entry LakeMaster chips may be picked up at the dinner/meeting on Friday June 2nd from 5 – 8 PM.  Chips are gone when counter on the website shows zero. We will post the date the counter goes to zero on the site. *Another angler may pick up your chip for you if you're unable to be present.

LakeMaster Chip Product Description:

LakeMaster cartography map with coverage of the Southeast region of the U.S..  These new charts feature VX technology, providing exceptional map performance and customizable color palettes.  It also includes SmartStrike, chart presets, depth highlights, and shallow water highlights.

Event Registration:

Registration to fish the Event closes at 5 pm Friday June 2nd, 2023. There will be no morning registration on any days of the Event.

Pre-Tournament Meeting/Dinner:

On Friday June 2nd from 5-8 pm, We will host a dinner and meeting for all anglers.  (One angler per boat must attend the meeting unless approval from MKOT staff is given to miss the meeting).  Meeting will be at The Lodge at Pickwick Landing, 120 Playground Loop, Counce, TN 38326.  The tournament director will speak around 6 pm and the raffle prizes will follow.


Each boat owner (“captain”) must own either one Minn Kota product and/or one Humminbird product (trolling motor, shallow water anchor, electronics and/or battery charger). Each captain is allowed to be accompanied by up to two participants who are not owners of either a Minn Kota or Humminbird product. Each captain will be checked by a tournament official on site for such product(s).

Text System:

You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word minnkota to the number 90294. We will enter your number in the system, but some carriers block this type of message, so by entering yourself this will prevent the chance of being blocked. 

Start Time:

Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify every one of the start time the week of the tournament. We will notify you via text message. Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director. You may launch and be on the water, but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast. Please do not call our offices related to start time. We will post start fishing time on this page and text out the time the week of the event.  You will also be sent a live leaderboard link once the event starts.

Weigh in Times:

All days of event. 7-8am, 8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm

Lake Off Limits:

The Event off-limits time begins at 4:00 p.m. June 2nd, 2023. Participants must be off the water on or before 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Event and may not begin fishing until the official Event start time on the following day, which will be announced via text message the morning of the Event. The Event Lake is off-limits to fishing after 2:00 p.m. on the first day of the Event. ALL participants must follow the off-limits rules for the previous day(s), even if you're not fishing all both days of the event. Participants may return to their respective launch site by boat but are not allowed to fish or use electronics and/or other devices (including lights) or attempt to locate or mark, for the purposes of finding fish, after the off-limits time.

Permitted Fishing Waters:  See map below
Pickwick Dam (North West), Bay Springs Dam (South West), Hwy 72 (South) and Wilson Dam (East).  Locking at any time during the event is prohibited.

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There are many options for accommodations in Hardin County.

Click here for Lodging options at and near the weigh in location.

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