Come to the annual Green Country Giggers Association fish gigging tournament at the gigging flats on Lake Eucha near Jay to witness as two-person teams rush the lake in flat boats at 9pm each night to gig fish. Gigging is an old-fashioned method of fishing that utilizes gigs, a long pole that has been tipped with a multi-pronged spear. Fishermen use these trident-like gigs to spear fish while on flat boats. The use of gigging spears reflects the area's Cherokee heritage and keeps the fishing tradition alive.
Bring the family out for this fishing event and enjoy the excitement as teams compete for awards, cash prizes and bragging rights. At this annual gigging tournament, the team that gigs the most fish or the largest fish in a two-hour time period wins. During the competition, points are awarded based on the weight of the fish and the species. Join thousands of people who attend this fishing event, which is hailed as exciting for spectators and participants alike, and stick around for food, concessions and live bands.