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Fat Fish Fest

Sebelius Lake at Prairie Dog State Park

September 11, 2021, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Multi-species fishing tournament

Proceeds go to support the Secure Sebelius Lake project

Over $20,000 in Prize Money


  • $150 entry fee per person

  • Registration and payment will be collected online; must register and pay prior to 7:00am on Saturday, September 11

  • Fishing starts at 7:30am; ends at 1:30pm

  • Boaters or shore anglers are welcome 

  • This is a largest fish tournament; competitive only with the same species

  • Weigh-in to be located at the East Leoti Cove Boat Dock

Optional Add-On

New to this year’s event!

A two-person team Player’s Pool where you can bet on yourself and a chosen teammate to win the HIGHEST CUMULATIVE FISH WEIGHT of the day - and 50% of the pot!

  • This includes all species in each period.

  • Same weigh-in rules apply as per the regular tournament.

    • Only one fish per species per period can be weighed in.

  • The cost is $200 per team ($100 charged to each participant).

  • Players and teams must be committed and paid before 7:30am on Saturday, September 11.

  • Pay-out is 50% of funds raised; remaining 50% stays with the organization.

Please select this option on the Registration Form at check-out. Be sure to include your teammate's name in the "Comment" box on the form.

Species Clarifications


  • Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Kentucky Spotted

  • Minimum length is 15”


  • Either saugeye or walleye qualifies  

  • Minimum length is 18”


  • There is no minimum length

Ways to Win

  • Per species, prizes are awarded to 1st – 5th places

  • Per “flight” (each flight is two hours), prizes are awarded to 1st – 3rd places per species

  • Two bonus categories: largest fish caught by a female, and largest fish caught by a kid under 16 years of age

  • Total prize money per species: $6700 ($21,000 total). See payout chart below or click here to download.


  • Only one fish per person per species can be weighed each flight

  • All fish weighed become property of the tournament

  • Rod & reel only

  • No fish will be weighed after 1:30pm

  • No fishing lines allowed in the water before 7:30am

  • Please don’t weigh in little fish; check the Live Leaderboard on the SSL Facebook page

  • Live fish are encouraged; there will be a 2lb penalty on the weight of a non-living fish

  • A life jacket must be worn at all times when a combustion motor is running

  • Alcohol is not permitted during tournament hours

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Fat Fish Fest Payout

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Sponsorship Information

All sponsorship funds are donated to the Norton County Community Foundation Secure Sebelius Lake Field of Interest Fund


Terry & Marcia Nelson

Nelson Farms

Jamboree Foods

Larry Sumner

Brock Miller Family

First State Bank

Clark & Julia Nelson

Moffet Drug

Mick & Colette Miller & Family

Tom Sharp

Norton County Title

Jim & Lida Sharp


Graham Construction

Northwest Diesel

Bobber Bill, Inc.

Sleep Inn

United Capital Management

Mittens, Inc.

Missi Schoen



Dale's Fish & Fun

Larry Knapp

The Bank

John McClymont

To ensure sponsorship advertisements are completed prior to the event, please complete the online registration OR download and return this document no later than August 27, 2021.


Forms should be mailed to: 

Secure Sebelius Lake Field of Interest Fund

Norton County Community Foundation

112 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 308

Norton, KS 67654

Special Thanks to these Supporting Agencies

Norton KS Travel & Tourism LOGO Hi Res c


Contact: Tara Vance, NCCF Executive Director


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