Tournament FAQ

How can my company or organization become a supporting sponsor of the Ditch Pickle Classic?
If your company or organization would like to sponsor the Ditch Pickle Classic, please send an email to ditchpickleclassic@gmail.com

Who can enter the Ditch Pickle Classic?
The Ditch Pickle Classic is open to all ages, genders and skill levels! 

Is this a team event?
Yes.  There will be both individual and team prizes, but you must have a team of 2 to qualify for entry or you will be only eligible for individual prizes

Can I fish the Ditch Pickle Classic without another team member?
Yes.  You may enter as a 1-person team.  However, you will not be elligible for team prizes and you must have someone ride with you to help with photo-scoring
  

Do teams have to fish from boats?
Yes.  Each team must have a legitimate (legal) motor or man-powered vessel to fish from.  Canoes and Kayaks are permitted.  Please see our "Tournament Rules" page for more details on watercraft

I'd like to register for the event but I don't have a boat.  Can I get paired with someone that has a boat?
Yes.  As a non-boater you may still register for the event and we will make every effort to pair you up with someone.  If we cannot find you a partner, your entrance fee will be refunded in full

How are fish "weighed-in" at the end of the day?
The Ditch Pickle Classic is formatted as a "Catch-Photo-Release" tournament.  Each fish caught will be digitally documented against an official tournament ruler and assigned a point-value before being safely returned to the water.  Please see our "Scoring Methods" page for details

What do I get if I win?
Please CLICK HERE and scroll down the page for a listing of prize categories

Do I need a digital camera to register for the event?
Yes.  Each contestant must have a working digital camera or camera-phone in order to register

Can I attend this event as a spectator?
Absolutely!  We encourage family and friends to attend our post-tournament BBQ and awards ceremony

What are the entry fees for the Ditch Pickle Classic?
The entry fee per angler is $40; 2 person team $80.  There is also a separate "Big Pickle" option(see below)

What happens with the proceeds from the event?
The Ditch Pickle Classic puts all proceeds right back into the event and/or to local charities/initiatives.  

What is the "Big Pickle" option?
This is a separate pool that individuals may enter for an additional $10 on the day of the tournament.  This option offers a 100% payout to the individual angler that catches the largest bass of the day. 

How do I register for the Ditch Pickle Classic?
Send your registration inquiry to ditchpickleclassic@gmail.com including Team Name, Members Names and Contact Info & T-Shirt Sizes and we'll guide you the rest of the way!

Can I register on the day of the event?
We strongly discourage last-minute entries and you will be charged a $10 late entry fee

What is the location of the Ditch Pickle Classic?
The Ditch Pickle Classic is based out of Mississquoi Bay on Lake Champlain in Swanton, VT

Can I volunteer at the event?
We could always use an extra set of hands!  If you'd like to help out, get in touch ditchpickleclassic@gmail.com or 802-644-2214


**Please direct any questions to DitchPickleClassic@gmail.com or call 802-644-2214**