What started out as an idea of getting all the girls together for a little fishing fun and competition, has remained just that. However, over the past several years it has grown into the event not to miss. “River Bend’s Girls Gone Fishing” is not only a fishing tournament. It is a costume contest. It is a “Best Guide” competition. It is a “Best Decorated Boat” extravaganza!! It is the event of ALL events this side of the Mississippi and this far north of the lower 48!!
2023 River Bend's 10th Annual Girls Gone Fishing Event
The torches are lit, the theme is set! We’re having a Luau you’ll never forget.
$220 per team – Entry Fee includes Meal, door prize tickets, and tournament shirt
Date : June 3rd Tournament
Rules Meeting: June 2nd 6:00 PM
Music both on Friday and Saturday
Prizes throughout the weekend include: best dressed tropical team, best decorated boat, best dressed guide, and more.
Registration can be picked up at River Bend Resort, The Walleye Inn , filled out below and sent electronically or downloaded below and mailed in with your entry fee.
Friday June 2nd
5 – 6 PM Registration
6 – 6:15 PM Welcome/Rules Meeting
6:30 – 8 PM Luau Games (River Side)
8 PM – Midnight Music
Saturday June 3rd
8 – 8:55 AM Boat Inspections River Bend Docks
8:55 AM National Anthem
9 AM Boats Released 2023 Girls Gone Fishing Tournament Begins!
4 PM Boats must be at or in sight of River Bend Docks
4 – 5 PM Weigh-Ins
5 PM Group Picture in Tourney Shirts (hill side in front of cabin 4)
5:15 – 6 PM Break to Change Into Costume (Luau Theme)
6 – 8 PM Fish Fry (bring your ticket to the bar to get it stamped)
7:30 PM Awards & Raffle
8:30 – 1 AM Band
2023 Girls Gone Fishing Results & Photos
June 3rd saw the running of the 10th Annual Girls Gone Fishing tournament held by River Bend Resort located on the Rainy River towards the northern end of Wheelers Point, MN. What started out as a lighthearted outing between just a hand full of women has turned into a two-day extravaganza.
“Participants are not only fishing in a tournament” Says tournament organizer and River Bend Resort owner Brandi Johnson. “These ladies take fun to extreme with costumes, decorated boats, and participate in quite a few other activities” Brandi continues “All in the name of women having fun inside of a little friendly competition that has grown to pay out fairly big prizes”.
Below are the results of the 2023 Girls Gone Fishing Tournament