Contest Info

Entry Fee

The entry fee for the contest which runs from April, 26 thru 29 is $40 for adults 16 and over and $30 for youths 15 years and under. Those registering before April 19 will receive a Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest T-Shirt. Be sure to include your shirt size on your entry form.


Total 2018 Contestants: 229



Daily Prizes:

1st   $300

2nd $200

3rd  $175

4th  $150



There will be payouts to 10 places for the overall biggest shad with payouts to the top 4 fish for each day of the contest. plus 5 bonus prizes

Each contestant will be entered in a drawing to win a Boat Package sponsored by Mayberry Marine and Title Sponsors Yamaha Outboards, G3 Boats, and

Bear Trailers..

  • $100 to Youths up to 15
  • S100 to Youths 16 to 19
  • $100 to Seniors 65 to 74
  • $100 to Seniors 75 and up
  • $200 Veterans Bonus (No Payout in 2017)

The estimated prize structure for the heaviest shad:

 1st $10,000
2nd $2500
3rd $2000
4th $1050
5th $1000
6th $950
7th $900
8th $850
9th $800
10th $750 











Weigh Station

Weigh station hours 8:30AM to 9:30PM

Fishing is from dawn until 9:30PM

NOTE: Please remember to call for current weights. We want to release all fish that will not place. 610-762-0440 (Eric)

2017 Boat Winner--Izzy Esteves