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KBF National Championship

The granddaddy of all kayak fishing competition, with the top prize money for first place, the deepest pay-out (projected to pay 60 places this year) and the most KBF and Sponsor bonuses brings kayak bass fishermen from all over North America to Lake Guntersville, Alabama, April 2-4.


Twenty-eight meet-up tournaments and regional finals across America in 2020. $100 entry fees includ Big Bass Brawls, opportunities to collect 2020 KBF Angler of the Year points, and 2021 KBF National Championship qualifying slots all make this a regional favorite among KBF Members.


The KBF Redfish Challenge Series rolls into its second season in January, 2020. Anglers compete in Atlantic and Gulf divisions. Ten monthly 3-fish CPR Challenges run January through October, plus two meet-up tournaments, culminate in the KBF Redfish Challenge Series Championship in November.

KBF Member-only Events

KBF Dee Zee The TEN, KBF Dee Zee TENvitational, and other meet-up tournaments where KBF Membership is required are presented each year. Both novices and veterans find plenty to enjoy in these get-togethers. Camaraderie within the kayak fishing community, even more than competition, is what brings us together time and time again. KBF’s Angler of the Year year-long race is fiercely contested, with the winner not only claiming hot-stick status but a prize package valued at between $10,000-$20,000.


KBF National Championship competitors selected by KBF Sponsors form 5-person teams, with each contributing his biggest bass of Day 2 and Day 2 to the team’s score. How does this form of team competition work within an individual competition event?

KBF Regional Challenges

One Night Stands the final Friday of each month from April through October. Father’s Day Challenges. Back to School(ing Bass) Challenge in August. Black (Bass) Friday Challenge. All these and more add more opportunities to compete close to home with others in one of the five US/Canada regions, usually during hours convenient for work and family commitments.

KBF State Challenge Series

KBF’s Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) style of tournament and the use of tournament management systems make possible these month-long competitions, where KBF Members pit themselves against anglers in their own state or multi-state group, on their favorite public waters, on their own schedule. KBF AOY Points, KBF National Championship qualifying slots, and cash prizes in each state help ensure that anglers have opportunities for competition and rewards close to home.

KBF 2019 Sponsors

ANGLR - Fishing IntelligenceTorqeedo Sponsors KBF

YakAttackYETI Coolers Sponsors KBF

Bending BranchesPower-Pole Sponsors KBF


FishUSA - America's Tackle Shop bonafide kayaks

All Pro Rods Sponsors KBFNINES - Polarized Perfected

KBF News & Updates

Dave Jaskiewicz 2019 KBF Redfish AOY

Dave Jaskiewicz 2019 KBF Redfish AOY

Tools, Preparation, Planning, Perseverence Pay Off for 2019 Redfish AOY Dave Jaskiewicz South Carolina Redfish Specialist Builds AOY Points Lead on Open-water Oyster Bars, Mud Flats The final KBF Redfish Challenge in October left a dozen top competitors within reach...

Flagler County Lakes Kayak Launch Sites

Flagler County Lakes Kayak Launch Sites

KBF FLORIDA OPEN - SEEKING AREA EXPERTISE Do you have personal familiarity with or expertise in Flagler County, Florida kayak fishing? Lake George, Crescent Lake, Dead Lake and the St Johns River and their tributaries in Florida are the site of the December 14 KBF...

Danny Uribe – 2019 West Region AOY

Danny Uribe – 2019 West Region AOY

Consistency and Can-do Spirit Lead to West Region AOY Title The West Region’s Angler of the Year race concluded on Clear Lake, California with the Golden State’s Danny Uribe claiming top honors in a field of 203 KBF Members. Danny came into the Regional Final with a...

Where is a kayak bass fishing club near me?

KBF has partnered with kayak fishing clubs across that U.S. These clubs not only hold compeitions but serve their communities, introducing the sport of kayak fishing to individuals, families and schools. 

Browse this map of KBF-affiliated clubs to find one in your area, or one in a state to which you will be traveling for work or vacation.

Why Kayak Fishing?

Why is kayak fishing the fastest-growing segment of the sportfishing market? Is kayak bass fishing healthier for anglers as well as the ecosystem? Does kayak angling practice better stewardship of our natural resources? Do the economics of kayak fishing allow more anglers to escape the shore? Do they encourage bass boat anglers to rediscover the pure, simple enjoyment of fishing without breaking the bank? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. But to really understand kayak bass fishing’s exploding popularity, one has only to look at the faces of those engaged in this sport.

Let’s talk

If you’re interested in growing with KBF as a kayak fishing club or circuit, or if you’re interested in a sponsorship that helps your business build a stronger relationship in the kayak fishing community, or if you need assistance or information, get in contact with KBF today. In the kayak fishing arena, KBF is blazing trails that others follow. We look forward to forging ahead together.

Mailing Address
Kayak Bass Fishing LLC
170 E Main St Ste D #128
Hendersonville, TN  37075

Office Location
Kayak Bass Fishing
143 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste 4
Hendersonville, TN 37075

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