Fishing Challenge

 The 1st annual North American Fishing Challenge, a multi-species app-based fishing tournament, will be held on June 19, 2021 

Are you as excited as we are to cast the covid blues away and help reel in some Hope? We are so thrilled to offer the first annual North American Fishing Challenge on June 19, 2021. We’re combining fishing and faith, what could be better? 

Register your team: HERE $200USD (a team is 2 people)


Rules meeting: June 17, 2021 Live Stream


Event date: June 19, 2021

Location: Your favourite fishing spot (with cell reception)

Download the tournament app: HERE 

Fishing times: 7:00am – 3:00pm local time

Play: Use the app to take pictures and enter measurements 

Prizes announced: 5:30pm/CST (check the website to see if you won)

How it works

When you register for this event, you’ll be able to choose which campus you would like to support, and the funds you raise will benefit the people in that program. You will be part of helping us put hope within reach for those struggling with life controlling issues. 

The tournament format uses a smartphone app. Your two-person team can jump in the boat and fish anywhere you want, entering the lengths of your fish in the Reel Livewell app which will track entries from across North America. (this means you will need cell reception where you fish in order to play). You will receive a tournament ruler in the mail, 48 hours before the event you will  also receive a tournament code (text or email) that you use to log into the Reel Livewell app, on the app you will be able to take pictures of your fish, with the ruler and update the details. At 3:00pm local time the app will automatically close the tournament, so make sure you get your images in.

The entry fee is $200USD per team (limit 2 people on a team). You can participate in the Walleye, Bass, Panfish, or Northern Pike divisions. Choose which one you want to fish, and go fishing! Friends, family, and business associates can participate by giving funds through your team’s fundraising page to help you reach your fundraising goals.

While this is a fun tournament with lots of camaraderie and competition, this is first and foremost a fundraising event to benefit Adult & Teen Challenge, and we are serious about seeing lives transformed. Once you register you will receive a package that explains in detail how everything works, along with some great resources to help you reach your fundraising goals. 



  • The top 10 teams in each division (40 teams!) will be entitled to a prize from a great list including reels, tackle, fishing clothing, electronics, gift cards, and more.  More than $15,000 in prizes will be awarded!  The complete prize list will be available May 1 and will be posted on this page. 


  • Enter now and start your fundraising right away!  If you register by April 1, you’re eligible for the Early Bird prize drawing.  Prizes include AquaVu cameras and limited edition prints of the official 2021 Doug Schermer painting.


Lund Boat Giveaway – for each $500 raised, teams will be entered in a drawing for a brand new Lund boat, motor, and trailer rigged with electronics.  For every additional $500 raised, teams get another entry into the drawing, no limit.  The boat will be awarded on tournament day.  This fully-rigged boat is worth more than $20,000!

Top Campus – Artist Doug Schermer created an original painting, “Knocks on Wood,” for this event.  We will be giving away some signed and numbered limited edition prints as prizes, plus the Adult & Teen Challenge campus that raises the most money will be awarded the ORIGINAL to hang on the wall of your facility.  This painting is valued at $5,000+.

Giving Level Award – Teams that raise at least $3,000 will win an official North American Fishing Challenge jersey and two Doug Schermer limited edition prints!  

Top Fundraiser – The team which raises the most money overall will be rewarded with an entry into the 2022 Minnesota Fishing Challenge on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN.  They will receive two nights lodging at the amazing Cragun’s Resort, free entry into the tournament, $500 towards expenses, and – get this – Al Lindner will take them fishing the day prior to the tournament, show them some great fishing spots, and mark their maps!

*All fundraising must be turned in by 4:00pm CST on June 18, 2021 to count towards prizes. .

We are very thankful to the many sponsors have stepped forward to help pay the bills that it takes to pull off an event of this size. 

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