Kayak Bass Fishing Contingency Awards

KBF Members competing in eligible
KBF tournaments have more chances
to increase their cash and product
awards through this bonus program.

KBF BONUS BUCKS is Kayak Bass Fishing’s incentive rewards program. It promotes competitive kayak fishing by awarding bonuses to program participants fishing in select KBF competitions across the country. These bonuses are in addition to regular prize payouts. Bonuses may be cash and/or sponsors’ products.


Top-ranking 2017 KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Participants in each event of the following series during 2017 are eligible to win bonuses.

  • 2017 KBF National Championship — $5,000 KBF BONUS BUCKS awarded in cash if the competitor who takes First Place Finish at the KBF National Championship is enrolled in the 2017 KBF BONUS BUCKS (“KBF-BB”) Program.
  • 2017 KBF OPEN Series Tournaments — $1,000 in cash bonuses are up grabs at KBF OPEN Series Tournaments for KBF-BB Program Participants finishing in First through Fourth Places.  $400 for First Place, $300 for Second, $200 for Third, and $100 if the Fourth Place finisher is in KBF-BB.
  • 2017 BF KBF HOW Big Bass Brawls — $100, $60, $40 to the KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Participants whose bass rank first, second, and third  highest in score each day in Brawls at the 2017 KBF National Championship and the 2017 KBF OPEN Series Tournaments.

KBF BONUS BUCKS awards will also be specified on this website’s Event pages

Payout amounts and numbers of places receiving bonuses will continue to grow in coming years as the numbers of KBF Members participating in the program increase.

  • 2017 KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments — Up to $300  in KBF BONUS BUCKS awarded in cash if the competitor who takes the top places are KBF-BB Participants.


  • 2017 KBF State Challenge Series (up to four per state or combined states each month)

2017 KBF State Challenge BONUS BUCKS Payouts

  • 2017 KBF Specialty Challenges — $300 total in cash bonuses will be paid out at KBF Special Challenges (e.g., One Night Stand, Veterans Day, and Back to School(ing Bass) Challenge) for KBF-BB Program Participants finishing in First through Third Places:  $150 to a KBF-BB Participant taking First Place, $100 Second, and $50 Third.

This Contingency Awards Program is funded through both KBF Sponsor Donations and KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Enrollment Fees. In 2016 KBF paid out over $30,000 in KBF BONUS BUCKS to Contingency Awards Program Participants.

Want to know if a tournament in which you’re participating is eligible for BONUS BUCKS? Look for the KBF BONUS BUCKS Logo on the KBF Website event page, on the TourneyX page, and in promotional posts on social media, or ask your tournament director if KBF BONUS BUCKS are being paid out in the tournament.


Fsh caught after a competitor enrolls in KBF BONUS BUCKS are considered in awarding bonuses. If a competitor catches two big fish in a three-bass competion and then enrolls in BONUS BUCKS, those first two fish will still help in the competition but will not count toward bonuss; only fish caught for scoring after one pay the KBF BONUS BUCKS enrollment fee earn bonuses.

KBF Membership is required to participate in the 2017 KBF BONUS BUCKS Contingency Awards program.

In addition to KBF bonuses, KBF BONUS SPONSORS provide additional payouts based on sponsor-specific eligibility requirements. Visit our KBF SPONSOR pages to determine your ligibility.

Start competing for KBF BONUS BUCKS by paying the annual $100 registration fee.


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