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Golden Monkey: Bug Bumper 2 Fly Tournament


Maine Fly Fishing will be hosting this event
Welcome fishers of all ages and from near and far. Guides and professionals are also welcome. If you want to hire a guide for the tournament that is permitted as well.

The tournament will be held on August 27 & 28 at the Penobscot River Cabins, 737 Mattamiscontis Rd, Howland, Maine.

The 27th will be the pre-fish day as well as check in day. Check in time will be 6pm. We will go over the tournament rules, pass out tournament issued rulers as well as turn in your 2 flies. The 28th is tournament day! We will have a quick check in at 7am and we will send you off from there. You will be allowed to fish from 8am to 4pm. All anglers must be back for check in by 5pm or will be disqualified. Anglers will submit their 5 BIGGEST fish. Oh and make sure they are all smallmouth, this is a bass tournament after all!

However, we will be handing out a Chub trophy to the largest chub of the day!

After all the tallying is done, we will award prizes to our winners. We will end the day with a BBQ for all!

Tournament Rules:

  • Fly fishing only. Any and all fish caught any other way will not be counted.
  • Catch and release only. No exceptions!
  • Anglers are to fish the Penobscot River only. From Winn dam down to the Old Town dam. You can use anything that floats ( float tube, kayak, canoe, drift boat or jet boat) or go it on foot. You choose!
  • The 5 BIGGEST fish wins! All fish must be properly photographed to count. Each of your 5 fish measurements will be added up and the fisher with the largest number wins. In case of a tie, we will look at the time your last fish entry was photographed, the one that was photographed earliest wins the tie breaker.
  • Anglers must photograph their fish on the tournament issued ruler. You must clearly show the entire fish from mouth to tail and fly must be seen in fishes mouth as well. Any fish not properly documented will not count.
  • Anglers are only allowed two flies. If you lose one then you only have one fly to fish with. If you lose both, you are done. You can still fish, but the fish won’t count. Only the fish caught and photographed prior to losing the flies count.
  • All anglers must check back in by 5pm on tournament day!

    Weather/ Cancellations: The tournament will go on rain or shine. However, we do reserve the right to cancel or postpone the tournament due to hazardous weather such as extreme high winds or lightning.

    Registration: There is a $50 per person registration fee. Registration fees are non refundable and must be received by July 1, 2021. Each angler will receive one of our tournament t-shirts and ruler.

    Lodging: There are cabins with a total of 12 beds available and endless tenting space. The first 12 registrants who specify staying in a cabin get a bed.

    **THERE WILL BE A PLOT TWIST…It will be reveled on Friday as part of the overall rule review. Be ready for ANYTHING and remember, this is all for fun!


  • HMH Vise
  • Scott Fly Rod: 6 weight Merdian
  • Maui Jim sunglasses
  • Trout Net by Nate Bacon
  • Echo Badass Glass 6 weight fly rod
  • Small Just encase Box
  • Gift certificates to Oxbow Brewing
  • 12WT apparel
  • Gift certificate to Annika fly shop

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