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KBF classifies Eligible Water as fishing areas meeting four criteria: (a.) Open, that is, in-season and during access hours; (b.) within boundaries established for the competitive event; (c.) Unrestricted; equally accessible by everyone with non-discriminatory user requirements, and (d.) able to launch from an unrestricted, “equal-opportunity” public-access point.
To be eligible, the body of water must satisfy all four of these conditions.
Water that does not meet those four conditions is ineligible, even if one is not physically prevented from driving to it and launching. Permission by a home-owner for a kayak angler or even a small group of them to use private lakes or ponds or cross private property does not make that water eligible.