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March Madness

Golden Dorado Repeats as Cheeky March Madness Champion!

Cheeky March Madness: Road to the Final Fish has officially concluded! For the second consecutive year, Golden Dorado has been crowned the Top Sport Fish of the Year. Cheeky would like to thank everyone who helped support Trout Unlimited and Casting for Recovery this year by participating in Cheeky March Madness. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all of our 2016 sponsors whose prizes and support continue to make this event possible. 
To view the final leaderboard and access your bracket visit the March Madness Bracket Homepage. The top 30 brackets will win prizes! Stay tuned...
Final Leaderboard:
Championship Results:
Voting and Schedule
The winning fish in each matchup will be determined by fan voting. Voting for each matchup will take place on this page according to the schedule below. Each round ends at 5pm EST on the specified date.
First Round Part 1 (16 matchups): March 17-18
First Round Part 2 (16 matchups): March 20-21
Second Round Part 1 (4 matchups):  March 22
Second Round Part 2 (4 matchups): March 23
Second Round Part 3 (4 matchups): March 24
Second Round Part 4 (4 matchups): March 25
Sweet Sixteen Part 1 (4 matchups): March 28
Sweet Sixteen Part 2 (4 matchups): March 29
Elite Eight (4 matchups): March 30
Final Four (2 matchups): March 31-April 1
Championship (1 matchup): April 3-4
Voting Rules
1. You can vote for any fish, for any reason, but you can only vote once per matchup. Maybe it's the fish you would target if you only had one day left on the water ... maybe it's the best fight you've ever had ... whatever the reason for your vote, cast it wisely. 
2. You may vote only once per round. If you cheat by trying to vote more than once in a round, Cheeky will catch you, disqualify your entry and ban you from participating in Cheeky events for the remainder of your sad, embarrassing life. This is for CHARITY people!

The more matchups you predict correctly with your bracket submission, the more points you will be awarded. A correct matchup prediction in Round 1 is worth 1 point, Round 2 is worth 2 points, Sweet Sixteen is 3 points, Elite 8 is 4 points, Final Four is 5 points and the Championship will be worth 6 points. Entrants who accumulate the most points during the tournament will win prizes. First place will have first choice of prize, second place will have the second choice, and so on until all the prizes are gone.

What is Cheeky March Madness?
Now in its 6th year, Cheeky March Madness is a tournament pick-em challenge mimicking NCAA basketball March Madness, except with a fun "fishy" twist. With Cheeky March Madness, we've replaced college basketball teams with sport fish to crown 2016's ultimate fish to catch!
How do I Play?
Sixty-four fish have been seeded in a bracket, and now it's up to you to determine which fish will be crowned the ultimate sport fish! Fill out and submit a bracket by selecting which fish you prefer in each "matchup". Then, follow along throughout March as voting on each matchup unfolds on our website. The most accurate brackets will be in the running for thousands of dollars worth of prizes from top fishing brands.
Bracket Registration has Closed
But you can still donate to Trout Unlimited and Casting for Recovery! Click here to submit a donation to TU and CFR.
Over $5,000 in prizes from fly fishing's top brands!



Cheeky March Madness Rules and Limitations: By participating in Cheeky March Madness, participants agree to be bound by the rules and decisions of Cheeky Fishing as well as the website’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By participating in Cheeky March Madness and/or accepting prize(s), winners agree that Cheeky Fishing, and its owners, employees, agents and affiliates, are not liable for any damages or injury arising out of Cheeky March Madness. Cheeky Fishing reserves the right to use participants’ content, photos, full names and email addresses for promotional purposes, however, this information will never be sold or distributed to third parties. Prizes are non-transferable. Cheeky Fishing reserves the right to update the Rules and Limitations from time to time as well as the rules and processes of the Cheeky March Madness tournament. If you do not agree with these Cheeky March Madness Rules and Limitations, please do not participate in Cheeky March Madness.