KBF Young Guns Kentucky Lake Shoot Out
KBF will host its first Young Guns Youth Division Tournament on Kentucky Lake in conjunction with the 2017 KBF National Championship in Paris, Tennessee. This no-entry-fee event that allows anglers from age 6 up to age 16 to compete in the event when accompanied by an adult KBF Member.
YakAttack is sponsoring this event and will be award prizes for First through Third Place finishes. In addition, the winner will join Chad “Knot Right” Hoover and Gene “The Flukemaster” Jensen on a fishing trip and joint video-episode at one of their favorite honey holes.
A Captains Meeting for the young competitors and their adult parent or legal guardian will take place Friday evening at 6:00 P.M. at Tournament HQ in the Henry County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Young Guns Competition Rules Addendum
- Venue Host: Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
- Tournament HQ: Henry County Fairground, 565 Royal Oak Drive, Paris, Tennessee
- Tournament Director: Chad Hoover
- Eligibility: This tournament allows participation by all kayak bass anglers, both KBF Members and non-members, ages six through sixteen when accompanied by an adult parent or legal guardian or an adult designated as the competitor’s coach and who is a KBF Member. Youth, parent/guardian, and accompanying coach (if other than parent or guardian) must each sign a Release & Indemnification Agreement.
- Competition Rules: KBF Rules are in two parts:
- By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by (a.) the KBF Competition Rules Standards (including the Release and Indemnification Agreement and Copyright and Use of Images Agreement) and to (b.) the specific rules outlined in the KBF Competition Rules Addendum on this page; and
- The competitor further agrees to abide by the KBF Event Participation Terms and Conditions.
- Event Schedule
- Competition start and end times are all Central Daylight Time (CDT).
- Friday 3/31 2:00 p.m.: Prefishing on Eligible Waters ends.
- Friday 3/31 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Check-in and Late Registrations at HQ
- Friday 3/31 6:00 p.m. CDT: Captains Meeting for competitors and adult parent or guardian
- Saturday 4/1 7:00 a.m. CDT: Competition Start Time
- Saturday 4/1 3:00 p.m. CDT: Competition End Time/Report in at Judges Station at Tournament HQ
- Saturday 4/1 6:00 p.m. CDT: Awards Ceremonies
- Format: This one-day CPR tournament will be determined by the longest 3-bass total length over the 9 hours of competition. Each competitor’s three longest bass caught from eligible water during competition hours and submitted within the competition hours will contribute to the cumulative score.
- Eligible Water & Location: For this event, eligible waters are Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, bounded by the two dams in the north, I-40 in the south, and the Red River confluence with the Cumberland River in the east, plus any backwaters, bays, creeks and sloughs contiguous to those lakes at present pool level. Basically, if you can paddle to it from KY Lake or Barkley (or at least float your kayak to it), it’s in-bounds.
- Registration Procedures
- This event is conducted as an online KBF Challenge powered by TourneyX.
- (No entry fee.)
- Check-in and Captains Meetings will be at Tournament HQ. Competitors may register and pay Entry Fees at Check-in
- Manual Submission of Digital Photos: The preferred channel for submitting digital photos is upload from the angler’s smart phone directly to to TourneyX. If an Competitor cannot or will not upload photos to Tourney X, Tournament Staff will do so at Tournament HQ. Anglers who need to have their digital photos upload to TourneyX by Tournament Staff must be prepared to surrender their camera’s memory card or cell phone and cable. No Competitor who arrives in line after 3:00 p.m. will be allowed to turn in their memory card or cable to Tournament Staff for on-site uploads.
- Prizes will be awarded to the top three anglers ranked by total length of fish submitted for scoring through TourneyX.
- Tournament results will be visible on TourneyX and will be posted on this Website and on Facebook.
- Competitors must be present to claim their awards and bonuses.
- Unique KBF-TourneyX Identifier — Competitors may wish to open and print a KBF-TourneyX Identifier blank before the event identifier appears in their TourneyX dashboards. The blank is used for all KBF competitions. KBF staff will post the Challenge’s unique ID code on the TourneyX event pages and on Facebook and also email and/or text a description to registered competitors at 7 p.m. the evening before competition begins.
- Info Updates & Discussion: KBF Young Guns Facebook Page
From the Kentucky Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Page 15
On Kentucky Lake, anglers with either a valid Kentucky or Tennessee sport fishing license may fish from Eggner’s Ferry Bridge (U.S. 68 and Hwy. 80) in Kentucky south to the Governor Ned McWhorter Bridge (U.S. 79 and Hwy. 76) in Tennessee. This includes all embayments and tributaries, except the Blood River embayment in Kentucky. Anglers must abide by the fishing regulations of the state in which they are fishing.
From the 2016 Tennessee Fishing Guide, Page 43
Each state will recognize the sport fishing licenses for the other state on the portion of Kentucky Lake south of the Eggners Ferry Bridge (US 68 & Hwy. 80) in Kentucky and north of the Governor Ned McWherter Bridge (US 79 & Hwy. 76) in Tennessee. This includes all embayments and tributaries within this portion of Kentucky Lake except the Blood River embayment. Blood River embayment shall be defined as a straight line between opposite points where the embayment connects to the main body of Kentucky Lake. A sport fishing license holder from either state may fish from the bank or attach legal sport fishing trot or limb lines in this described portion of Kentucky Lake.
Sport fishing license holders shall abide by the regulations of the state in whose waters they are fishing. Wildlife enforcement officials in either state shall have the right to inspect the licenses, permits, catches and equipment of any person on this portion of Kentucky Lake subject to the laws of either state.