Cardinal is once again part of BFT’s seasonal event rotation for 2024.  Cardinal Q5 will determine both the 40 boat field for the “2024 BFT Classic ” as well as the “2024 BFT Team of the Year ” (TOY).  It’s sure to be a pressure cooker until the final bag is weighed!!

Tournament Details

Location Cardinal - cut off at Wolfe Island Date August 24, 2024

Lake Details

The St. Lawrence River is famous for smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Flowing for 700 miles from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence River is truly one of Nature’s wonders.   Given Cardinal’s location as a midway point in the lengthy, narrow section of the river, teams will face a challenge – run hard to big water or test the river proper.

St. Lawrence River

Tournament headquarters will be open at 5:15 am for each event.

 Primary launch Cardinal Boat Ramp

Tournament HQ TBD

Additional launches available here.

Shore Staff on site and available for boat checks 05:15. 

Flights leave at 06:30, 06:45, 07:00, 07:15, 07:30

Check in 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 16:15, 16:30

 Largemouth AND Smallmouth bass.

No minimum size, 4 fish limit

Site Map

Directions in/out of launch.

Directions to parking area/shuttle pick up.


Boat Launch

Blast off/weigh in and Scales


Most motels and hotels will be sold out. Busy time of the year so don’t delay book today!!


Dewar’s Inn on the River   613-925-3228     

SUPER 8 (Brockville)         613-345-1622     

Day’s Inn (Brockville)         613-704-1335      

Johnstown Motel                613-657-3548     



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