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A man in a blue shirt checking the line on his fishing rod while others fish in the background

Southwest Fish Off!

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 4:00am - 8:00am

NOTE: The fishing derby registration is at capacity! We are no longer taking more registrants due to limited available fishing space.


A free fishing derby with art activities for all ages.

In partnership with Mural Arts, the Southwest Fish Off includes

  • A fishing derby with prizes
  • Free shrimp & grits breakfast for derby participants
  • Fish from our dock, the riverbank or from one of our rowboats
  • Free kids activities
  • Mark the rising tide— in real time —with artist Stacy Levy! Help create an interactive tide level on the land while the fishing tournament proceeds and the tide incrementally rises.


  • One rod per person
  • Bring your own rod or borrow one of ours
  • Basic tackle and bait will be provided on a first come, first served basis
  • You can also use your own bait & tackle
  • No fishing license necessary
  • Catch and release
  • All ages and abilities welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult if fishing from one of our boats


  • Registration is FREE but is limited to 50 participants. It is recommended you pre-register to reserve your spot.
  • To pre-register, go to the link below or call Danielle at 267-243-5231.