Well it's the beginning of the AKBA tournament season and as you all know the inaugural event of 2012 is this weekend the 28th. I am fired up and can't wait to see who turns out on Saturday. The tournament will start at 12:00 PM and run till 5:00PM. Our launch point will be the put-in off of Beaty Rd. just behind lake Nasworthy Dam. I had the privilege of fishing this stretch of water with Rackum and a friend of mine last week and it is a really nice piece of water. It may look a little narrow on the map but there is plenty of water for lots of kayaks back there. The structure is rocky and shallow (avg 3 to 5 feet deep) just below Nasworthy dam. As you get further from the dam the depth increases steadily to 14 feet and the bottom composition becomes a bit softer in places. The entire length of the tournament area has great wood cover and weeds along the bank. In addition the tournament area has lots of south facing banks so they should provide good warming water for the big pre spawn bass to hang out and feed in.
This lures tournament will be an anglers choice entry fee. What the heck does that mean? Well it just means that the entry fee is one lure or bag of lures and the lure type is the anglers choice.
The tournament format will be:
This is a Catch Photo and Release (CPR) tournament.
There is a three fish limit.
Unique identifiers for each angler will be handed out at the beginning of the tournament.
The winner is the angler that catches the highest inch total between three fish in the tournament.
Winner takes all plus the snazzy trophy custom made for the tournament!
If you need a measuring board to use at the tournament I've got extras I can loan out.
Don't forget your digital cameras!
The measurement guidelines are:
Fish must be photographed facing to the left of the image with the dorsal fin pointing up.
The fishes mouth must be closed or a .5 inch deduction will taken off the anglers total for each fish that is photographed with it's mouth open.
The fishes tail must be laying flat on the measuring board, a slight pinch in the tail of the fish is acceptable.
The anglers identifier must be visible in the image with the fish.
See ya there!