Canton Lake Walleye Rodeo
May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Come and enjoy the 50th annual Canton Lake Walleye Rodeo, Oklahoma's oldest and largest fishing tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the five largest walleye, total poundage of walleye for all four days and the largest fish caught in each species. Other fish species in the competition include drum, buffalo, carp, sunfish, flathead, white bass, channel cat, crappie, black bass and hybrid. There are also specially tagged fish that are worth $20 to $500 if caught. Fish must be registered at the official weigh station to be eligible for prizes, and all state game and fishing laws must be observed during the rodeo.
Join thousands of visitors at the Canton Lake Walleye Rodeo and enjoy festivities that include various vendor booths and a local art show. Saturday activities include a 5K and fun run, poker run and the annual Walleye Rodeo Parade. After the parade, enjoy a variety of food from local organizations including onion burgers, Indian tacos, fried fish, BBQ, turkey legs and more.
There will be inflatable bounce toys in the park and a free street dance Saturday night. Sunday is the children's fishing derby for kids ages 12 and under (several lifetime fishing licenses will be awarded). Stick around for the awards ceremony and enjoy hamburgers and ice cream. For the non-fishermen, Canton offers many shops from general merchandise to antiques and don't forget to browse through the GACC's thrift store. You can also try your luck at the Lucky Star Casino or take in a race at the Longdale Speedway.