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KBF National Championship

The granddaddy of all kayak fishing competition, with the top prize money ($100,000 minimum for first place in 2018), the deepest pay-out (projected to pay 87 places this year) and the most KBF and Sponsor bonuses brings kayak bass fishermen from all over North America to Kentucky Lake on March 22-25 2018.


Twenty-five meet-up tournaments across America in 2019. $75 entry fees, opportunities to collect 2019 KBF Angler of the Year points, and 2020 KBF National Championship qualifying slots, plus a 10% of field payout with a $6,450 payout to the top 10 ($2,00 to First Place) makes this a regional favorite among KBF Members.


On May 4-5, 2019, FLW and KBF are taking kayak bass fishing to a new level, with a 2-day tournament on Nickajack Lake, TN for KBF Competitor Members and KBF Pro Tour Competitors.  $200 entry fee, FLW/KBF Cup and KBF National Championship qualifier, plus a 10% of field payout.

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 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

Tightline AnchorTorqeedo Sponsors KBF

YakAttackYETI Coolers Sponsors KBF

Bending BranchesPower-Pole Sponsors KBF


Lew's - Feel The DifferenceLowrance 60 Anniversary

All Pro Rods Sponsors KBFNINES - Polarized Perfected

FishUSA - America's Tackle Shop bonafide kayaks

Jackson KayakBankston Motor Homes Inc.



KBF News & Updates

190309 KBF Event ID Codes

2019 KBF TRAIL O.H. Ivie - TZ7KBF TRAIL Series, Texas RegionO.T. Ivie, TXMarch 9, 2019 2019 KBF Pro Tour O.H. Ivie - PZ7KBF Pro TourO.T. Ivie, TXMarch 9, 2019 2019 KBF TRAIL Havasu - THA KBF TRAIL Series, West RegionLake Havasu,...

1903 KBF State Challenge Event ID Codes

Alabama-SJA 1903 AL KBF State ChallengeMarch 1–31, 2019 Arkansas-SG6 1903 AR KBF State ChallengeMarch 1–31, 2019 Arizona-SC5 1903 AZ KBF State ChallengeMarch 1–31, 2019 California-STZ 1903 CA KBF State ChallengeMarch...

Berryessa 2019 Event ID cards

KBF TRAIL, Berryessa - TTUKBF TRAIL Series TournamentBerryessa, CAFebruary 24, 2019 KBF Pro Tour, Berryessa: TTUKBF Pro TourBerryessa, CAFebruary 24, 2019

KBF TRAIL, Santee Cooper: TA4KBF TRAIL Series TournamentSantee Cooper, SCFebruary 23, 2019 KBF Pro Tour, Santee Cooper: PA4KBF Pro TourSantee Cooper, SCFebruary 23, 2019

New Season – New Horizons – New Opportunities

New seasons bring new opportunity for most things in life. This season, for KBF, things are little more than the normal amount of different. Admittedly, we have made a habit of changing and dialing things in at a pace that could seem disorganized and chaotic at times....

KBF Youth Division Tournament
Free Entry |  6 – 16 Year of Age
Kentucky Lake | Sat, April 1, 2017
Henry Co. Fairgrounds | Paris, Tennessee

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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.

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Hendersonville, TN  37075
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