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Thank you for attending the 26th annual

Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic
Tournament Weekend

May 3 – 5, 2024 | Wabasha, Minnesota

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Harbor view at the 2023 Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic.
Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Tournament

For 25 years, the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic has cultivated a community that has become a family and brought anglers and supporters from across the country to a small town in Minnesota for a weekend that's a highlight for so many. Raising $852,000 in 2024, and nearly $8 million in its lifetime, the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic is the largest charity bass-fishing tournament of its kind, not only for St. Jude but in the country.

This two-day tournament, which takes place on the Mississippi River and is hosted by the City of Wabasha, features a weekend full of activities, including live weigh-ins on both Saturday and Sunday, a celebratory dinner banquet on Saturday evening featuring a St. Jude Mission Moment, fundraising awards and much more! The tournament concludes on Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony, where the winning team has the chance to walk away with $25,000 (with qualifying fundraising).

For information on becoming a sponsor at next year's event, contact Katie Cummings at


Highlights from the 2023 and 2024 Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Tournament Weekends

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Making history one tournament at a time

A timeline of the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic




The first tournament is held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino and raises $11,000. 




"The Million Dollar Year" — fundraising totals to date surpass the $1 million mark.




We celebrate 20 years of the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic and raise a record-breaking $660,000 with a $20,000 payout. 




The tournament raises over $500,000, our second biggest fundraising year to date. 




The highest fundraising year to date, raising over $735,000 and positioning us to hit the $1 million goal in 2023.




We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic and raise a record-breaking $1 million!


Event history

The Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic was started by a group of anglers from Minnesota and Wisconsin with a common love and passion for both fishing and the kids of St. Jude.

The first tournament, which was held in 1999 and hosted at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, raised $11,000. Today, 25 years later, The Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic has grown to be one of the biggest charity bass fishing tournaments in the nation — not only the largest for St. Jude but the only tournament and event of its kind.

For the last 25 years, over 400 anglers have come together each May and have raised over $6.8 million to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A lot has changed in 25 years, but one thing that has not changed is the unwavering commitment and dedication that the anglers have for the kids and the mission of St. Jude.

Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic original committee

Thank you to our sponsors

Rochester Chevrolet.
J&S Repair.
Wenzel's Farm.
Christ Fritch Team.
Pro-Guide Batteries, Since 1980.
Old National Bank.
Northland Fishing Tackle.
Mathy Construction Co.
JF Brennan.

Thank you to our committee


Committee Chair: Joe Hall 

Mike Auten · Ross Evans · Matt Hall · Sam Hall · Cory Hauk · Jason Howland · Aaron LaRocque · Glenn Walker · Corey Waller


Event information


For additional event information and details, contact:
Gretchen Simon
(612) 791 – 8804


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