Saturday 16 July 6AM-3PM EDT

Join Mountain State Kayak Anglers in aiding families
devastated by West Virginia flooding


Saturday 6 August 6AM-4PM CDT
KBF Tackles the Tennessee River’s Wheeler Lake
$75 ENTRY FEE | $2,000 First Place Guaranteed First
5 KBF NC Qualifying Slots

KBF HOW Big Bass Brawl

2 bass…12 hours
One Night Stand KBF Challenge
Final Fridays | Dusk to Dawn

KBF Members Only
Entry Fee: $20
Sponsor Prizes to 10% of Field
KBF National Championship Qualifier
Cash to Top 3 BONUS BUCKS Participants

One bass will win it all….
KBF HOW Big Bass Brawl
Entry Fee: $20
Daily KBB bonus: $200
Grand Prize: $3,000+ ATAK Prize Pak
KBF OPEN Series: West VA and Toledo Bend
KBF TRAIL Series: Wheeler Lake, Alabama
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Join the conversation, meet like-minded friends, share discoveries, and explore new techniques, destinations, and gear. Join the KBF Forum. Bookmark the KBF YouTube and Blog. Follow KBF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine delivers in-depth articles, interesting updates, timely and useful tips, and new product reviews for the kayak bass anglers.


Join Chad Hoover and guests paddling, fishing, demonstrating tricks, tackle and tactics, and spinning yarns on Kayak Bassin TV.


KBF Members get 20% off on all KBF and kayak fishing gear in the KBF Online Store, and 10% off with KBF Sponsors like HOOK 1. KBF stickers and apparel help others understand why you’re that way.


Register at TourneyX for events, upload digital photos, and have them scored and your rank updated in real time. KBF tournaments are CPR (Catch, Photo, Release), and we use TourneyX to conduct tournaments fairly, efficiently, and accurately.


Mingle and compete with other kayak anglers at KBF National Championship qualifying tournaments, tours, and series across the country.


Kayak Bass Fishing supports HOW‘s mission to help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.


Become a Kayak Bass Fishing Member. Enjoy privileges reserved for KBF Members, including 20% savings in the KBF Store, Members’ Money participation, Members-only events, and special offers and discounts from sponsors and retailers.

KBF TRAIL SERIES Tournament #3

On Saturday, May 14, KBF Members will launch their kayaks to test their skill, preparation, and fishing savvy against the heavily-pressured fish on one of the most renowned big bass reservoirs in the nation, Lake Guntersville. This lake ranked #6 in Bassmaster’s Top 100 Bass Lakes for 2015 (after rankings of #3 in 2012, #4 in 2013, and #5 in 2015).

Despite constant pounding from multiple bass tournaments each week throughout the year, this fertile Tennessee River lake continues to produce impressive numbers. Many times it takes over 80 inches to win a 5-bass event here.

The third tournament of the 2016 KBF TRAIL Series, this tournament is expected to draw anglers from throughout the Southeast and Mid-Central states.  

  • $2,000 Guaranteed first place
  • 10% of field pay-out when registrations exceed 40
  • KBF AOY points
  • Five qualifying slots awarded to the 2017 KBF National Championship

The three highest-finishing BONUS BUCKS Program Participants reap rewards, too.

  • Lure 11.5 fishing kayak from Feelfree US goes to the highest-finishing KBF BONUS BUCKS Participant.
  • Angler Pro Plus ReelTree Camo paddle from Bending Branches will go home with the second highest finisher.
  • A Chinook fishing PFD, courtesy of NRS, will be awarded to the KBFBB Participant who finishes third highest.


What’s Hot?


KBF TRAIL – Dale Hollow Results

Jay Wallen of Bluegrass Yakmasters has entrenched himself as the man to beat for Kayak Bass Fishing Angler of the Year honors.

On Friday, March 21 he surpassed a field of 131 anglers on Kentucky Lake to win the first KBF OPEN Series Tournament of the year. Two days later he came in 9th out of 230 of America’s top kayak bass fishermen in the KBF National Championship.

His streak continued when, on April 2, Wallen dominated Dale Hollow where kayak anglers competed in the inaugural KBF TRAIL Series Tournament.

At that tournament, KBF members and guest anglers donated another $900 to Heroes on the Water, bringing their total contributions for the year to over $6,000. In the KBF HOW Big Bass Brawl on Dale Hollow, Wallen was the second day’s top KBF BONUS BUCKS competitor and pocketed an extra $200 bonus for his 19.5-inch fish. Thomas Williams received the first day’s KBF BONUS BUCKS $200, and he also won an ATAK Prize Pak. That prize included an A.T.A.K. 140 Advanced Tactical Angling Kayak from Wilderness Systems, a Realtree Camo pattern Bending Branches Pro Plus paddles, an NRS Chinook fishing PFD, and a YakAttack BlackPak with a commemorative lid. Thanks to those great companies for promoting these KBF Brawls and for their generous contributions to Heroes on the Water.

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