KBF Membership

Become part of the leading kayak bass fishing organization in the U.S.... meaning, of course, the world.

Chad Hoover, KBF Open 2014 CoordinatorKayak bassing is the fastest growing segment of the US sportfishing market.  Although the sport has grown enormously in popularity over the past decade, this movement is just getting traction in many areas! For many reasons—increasing fuel costs, private and government water access restrictions, growing appreciation for an active outdoor lifestyle, not to mention just plain-out fun—kayak bass fishing is becoming entrenched in the American culture and will be here for generations to come.

Chad Hoover, founder of Kayak Bass Fishing, invites you to join him in making this pursuit available to people in all walks of life by becoming a KBF Member.

Annual membership fees pay for KBF’s support of grassroots kayak fishing organizations, program administrative costs, and promotion of youth, conservation, member rewards and premiums, and promotion of kayak fishing. It is a prerequisite for competition in all KBF Trail and Championship tournaments, though not for KBF OPENs. KBF Membership is also a prerequisite for participation in KBF BONUS BUCKS, starting in January 2017.

KBF Members: get the latest on your benefits and discounts on the password-protected KBF Member-Only Page.

Become a KBF MemberSign up now for a 2017 KBF Membership and start enjoying your benefits in 2016. Membership dues are $50 per year. With each paid membership, receive a KBF decal pack. Or, become a KBF Lifetime Member for $500 ($350 through December 31, 2016, plus 2017 KBF Members receive another $50 discount code upon request to KBF.)

Confidential information for KBF Members, including member-only resources and discount codes, is posted at the password-protected Members-Only Web Page.


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HOOK 1 Outfitters – 10% Discount

KBF Members take 10% off their purchase of paddles, PFDs, rigging accessories, clothing, and watercraft. The purchase of one kayak from HOOK 1 Outfitters more than recoups the cost of one year’s membership.

Note: You must set up a HOOK 1 customer account in order for the KBF Discount Code to apply to your purchases.

HOOK 1 Outfitters for Kayak Fishing Gear

PowerTeam Lures – 25% Discount

KBF Members take 25% off their purchase of PowerTeam Lures‘ wide range of soft molded plastic baits, beanies, hats, and terminal tackle. Drop by the PTL Website for phenomenal flash specials, like a 25-count pack of 4# Diesel Craws for only $6.00 (regularly $23.29) or of 3.5″ Food Chain Tubes for $8.00 (normally $18.99). These “Best of the Best” deals usually last only a day or two, so drop in regularly to stock up on some awesome lures for pennies apiece.

PowerTeam Lures 25% discount code is on the KBF Member-Only Web Page.

KBF Gear – 20% Discount

Save on every item in the Kayak Bass Fishing Online Store (other than Gift Cards, of course) with your KBF Membership Discount Code. This includes even sales and closeout items. In addition, KBF Member-only Specials will be available through the KBF store. These include overstocks, reconditioned, closeouts, and new products introduced by leading kayak gear manufacturers and retailers, plus great deals that our buyers are able to score and pass on to members.

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KBF Group Liability Insurance for KBF Partners

Kayak Bass Fishing Liability Insurance Policy provides to KBF Partner clubs, tours, and events $1,000,000 worth of liability coverage per claim with no aggregate limit. It pays the cost of legal defense and pays claims resulting from bodily injury and property damage to a third party at for all KBF-sanctioned club or circuit fishing tournaments and events. This includes tournaments, meetings, fundraising activities, and banquets.

If a tournament or meeting venue host (e.g., state park, municipal park, community center, school, or church) requires proof of insurance or to be named as additional insured, just contact KBF and a Certificate of Insurance will be generated and emailed to you at no charge.

KBF’s insurance policy protects from claims of liability. It is NOT life, AD&D, property, automobile, or medical insurance. It does not provide liability coverage for each member. Personal liability coverage is usually included in a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

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Other KBF Member Benefits

  • Competition in KBF Trail and National Championship tournaments (KBF OPENs are open to both members and non-members, although members reap greater rewards, and the 2016 National Championship will be the last one in which non-members may compete)
  • Best Tournament Entry Fee—no administrative processing up-charges, and NO LATE FEESKBF Members may pay the base fee right up to the final registration deadline.
  • Exclusive lodging and restaurant discounts at tournament locations. For example, Quality Inn, Paris has special year-round pricing for KBF Members. Learn details in the Member-only Page.
  • Special Purchase Opportunities, where members will be able to get in on special purchases at prices not available to the public.
  • Special KBF Member Only Challenges.