Mark Your Calendar: Three Fun Fishing Events for Summer 2016

Grab some buddies and hit these fun summer shindigs.

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1. Okie Noodling Tournament and Fish Fry
This annual party includes a catfish-grabbling competition, the Okie Noodling Queen pageant, and all the fried fish you can eat. (Pauls Valley, Okla.; June 17–18)

2. Carp Fest & Wisconsin Carp Championship
Celebrate the suckermouth at this weekend-long bash, culminating with the Wisconsin Carp Championship. (Two Rivers, Wis.; June 11–12)

3. U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship
Sure, you're an ace at sticking fish on your home water, but head to Memphis to see how you stack up against the nation's best bowfishermen. Winner takes home $25,000. (Memphis, Tenn.; July 8–10)

Illustration by Zohar Lazar