September 9 2023, 12:00am

Alton Catfish Classic 2023

Alton Catfish Classic 2023

Riverfront Park

Landmarks Blvd. between Piasa St. & Henry St.
Alton, Illinois 62002

  • Admission: Free to Spectators
  • Contact: Alex Nagy
  • Phone: (618) 465-6175

With a $15,000 purse up for grabs and winning catfish often weighing in around the 100-pound mark, this tournament is truly Known for Giants! 100 boats will hit the waters at the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers to enjoy the best catfishing in the country during this event!

Come hang out in downtown Alton on Saturday and enjoy everything the riverfront has to offer. You won't want to miss the official weigh-in and award ceremony that takes place at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater at 4:00 PM as these monstrous blue catfish tip the scales!

* Registration fee per team: $500

* Registration opens Saturday January 21 at 8:00 AM to all anglers that fished in 2022. On January 28 any open spots are open to the anglers that didn't fish in 2022. Registration at Bluff City Outdoors and


Come spend some much-needed time outdoors at Alton's gorgeous Riverfront Park. Home to a 4,000 seat amphitheater that hosts live concerts and performances, festivals, fairs, outdoor movie events, and more- plus several…
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