BRVF Diddy Pole Tournament

Fri. May 25, 2018 at 12:00pm - Sat. May 26, 2018 at 12:00pm CDT
18 and Over
Price: $120.00
18 and Over
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Price: $120.00
18 and Over
Event Description

For the second year in a row-- Get ready to catch some real hogs!

Join your friends at the Des Moines River for one of the only diddy pole tournaments in the state!

Diddy Pole Tournament details:

Payout: 85% plus merchandise & swag (10% to the Boone County Family YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign / 5% to the Boone Action Association)

All payout money comes from entry fees so the more boats that register the bigger the prize money will be!!

1st place takes home 50% + FREE concert tickets for all team members (3 tickets total) for a live awards ceremony between acts at the BRVF concert event on Saturday, May 26th starting at 4pm.

2nd place takes home 25% + FREE concert tickets for all team members (3 tickets total) for a live awards ceremony between acts at the BRVF concert event on Saturday, May 26th starting at 4pm.

3rd place takes home 10% + FREE concert tickets for all team members (3 tickets total) for a live awards ceremony between acts at the BRVF concert event on Saturday, May 26th starting at 4pm.

***We encourage everyone to buy tickets for the concert now as we anticipate a sold out event. This will ensure that your family & friends can come too*** 

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1st at $1,080.00


1. This is a team event. Teams can consist of 1-3 people.

2. In any case of extreme water/weather conditions, tournament officials reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event.

3. We will have a meeting the day of the tournament at the Livery Deli at 806 7th st Boone Ia. There you can sign up, review the rules and sign your waiver if you haven't already. Cash payment will be accepted if we haven't reached our 30 boat max. Please see Facebook or email Dillon Hilsabeck for specifics. 

4. All tournament anglers must be off the tournament waters 18 hours prior to the start of the tournament. (6pm on May 24th)

5. All teams must compete from a boat for running diddys. This year you MAY rod and reel from the banks around your campsite or from the boat as well. Still just one rod per person.

6. All fish must be caught by diddy poles (bank poles) and rod/reel combos.

7. Anglers will be allowed to launch on tournament waters at 11am on May 25th, no fishing allowed until 12pm. All anglers must be to the weigh in line by 1pm on May 26th. Weigh ins will be in the order that you arrive and weigh ins will begin as soon as the tournament finishes at 12pm on May 26th.

8. Any legal commercial or natural bait will be allowed.

9. Fish must be a minimum of 15” in length to be weighed.

10. Channel cats and Flathead may be weighed.

11. There’s a team limit of 3 fish maximum and the fish must be alive to weigh in.

12. No culling at boat ramp or the weigh-in. No dead fish will be allowed at the weigh in and all the fish must be suitable for release per officials’ discretion, or they will not be weighed. (All fish will be released)

13. Fish must be carried to weigh station in coolers or tubs with Spring or conditioned water proportionate to the size of fish. No stringers allowed at the weigh station or to keep fish alive while you are fishing. No stringers allowed period.

14. Each participant may only use 3 diddy poles and 1 rod and reel.

15. Once you have set a diddy pole you may NOT remove it until you are ready to be done fishing. No poles may be set, then moved and set again.

16. Big fish breaks heavy stringer tie, heavy stringer breaks big fish tie.

17. Tournament directors or any participants can protest any team before 1pm on May 26th, if unable to resolve the protest tournament director will appoint a 3 person committee to hear both sides and make a decision. The decision of the committee is final.

18. All fishing must be done between the boat ramp just north of HWY 175 and HWY 17.

19. No touching other participants diddy poles or you will be disqualified.

20. No diddy pole may be set within 100ft (by your best judgment) of another teams diddy pole. Just be respectful.

21. First come, first serve at all boat ramps. If other tournament participants get there before you, do not launch your boat before them unless they have given you permission to do so.

22. Tournament director or sponsors are not responsible for deaths, injuries, liability, theft, damages, or any loss of any kind to participants. BY SIGNING THE ENTRY FORM YOU RELEASE ALL PROMOTERS OF ALL LIABILITY.

23. All three winning teams will receive FREE tickets to the BRVF concert event at the Boone County Fairgrounds for a live award presentation between acts. If you've already purchased concert tickets we will issue a refund! ***MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE PRIZE MONEY, GEAR, & SWAG" 

24. If choosing *MAIL IN OPTION* as a payment method we must receive your payment by April 1st, 2018. We are limited to a 30 boat max per the DNR to protect and perserve the river & fish. If we do NOT receive payment on or before April 1st your spot will be given to the next team in line. *ONLINE PAYMENT* is immediate and secures your spot right away. 

Registration: Read the rules above and pick a payment method! *Remember- everyone will need a waiver*

Waiver- Will be sent to the email address provided in registration


Any questions please contact:

Dillon Hilsabeck (Tournament Director) 1- (515) 314-5251 or


FESTIVAL LINE UP: Make memories this Memorial Day weekend with the whole crew! Check out for details on the whole weekend of fun! 

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Boat Ramp- DSM River Boat Ramp
Boone, IA 50036
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