Who will be the FISHUSA Challenge Series state champion for your state? Who will be the Rogue Fishing Rookie of the Year? Who will be the Farwide KBF Angler of the Year?  Who will win the KBF TEAM CUP?  Who will qualify for DEE ZEE KBF THE TEN? And who will win the Yak Attack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo?

Now, the most important question: will it be you?

Held annually since 2016, the Yak Attack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo is the largest kayak fishing tournament in the world, attracting hundreds of kayak anglers to each edition of the event. The 2021 edition will be held as a multi-lake event on eligible waters in the Shreveport-Bossier City region of Louisiana from October 13-15.

This marks the second time Louisiana will host the event. While becoming National Champion is the ultimate goal, on any given year anglers compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes across multiple events.

Parallel Events include:

  • The Realtree Fishing KBF Trail Series Championship presented by Dee Zee
  • The FishUSA KBF Challenge Series Championship powered by Dakota Lithium
  • The KBF Team Cup
  • The Bucketmouth Brand Big Bass Brawl

Additionally, the Realtree Fishing KBF Trail Series Championship presented by Dee Zee will largely determine the qualifiers for DEE ZEE KBF THE TEN, the most exclusive event in the kayak bass fishing world, to be held in February, 2022. The winner of the FishUSA KBF Challenge Series Championship powered by Dakota Lithium will also qualify for that event.

All this and more make the Yak Attack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo the premier event in our sport, a competition and celebration of all things kayak fishing. Get ready to meet and compete in Shreveport-Bossier City on October 13-15th, 2021, and experience one of the great events in all of tournament bass fishing.

Additional Information

Event registration and info: https://app.fishingchaos.com/tournament/2021-kbf-national-championship

Roster of Qualified anglers: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-Championship-and-Tenvitational-Qualifications-1.pdf

To purchase a valid Louisiana fishing license: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/recreational-fishing-licenses-and-permits

The 2021 Championship Headquarters will be located at the Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center.

Hilton Shreveport has partnered with KBF to provide discounted accommodations: https://book.passkey.com/go/KayakBassFishingNatlChamp2021

For area details and travel, visit https://www.shreveport-bossier.org/

For Tournament Questions contact amanda@kayakbassfishing.com

Fact Sheet

  • 461 competitors fished the 2019 Yak Attack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo hosted by Shreveport-Bossier City
  • In 2019, Indiana angler Mike Elsea qualified to compete through the KBF Challenge Series, and shocked the kayak fishing world by winning the National Championship. It was his first in-person tournament event. Elsea has since become one of the top competitors in the sport of kayak bass fishing.
  • In 2021, Kayak Bass Fishing partnered with Fishing Chaos to introduce a combined leaderboard in which anglers fishing in multiple events can simultaneously submit scoreable bass to a single page, streamlining the Catch-Photo-Release submission process.
  • To date, there have been five KBF National Champions. They are Matt Ball (OH), Kurt Smits (OH), Dwayne Taff (TX), Mike Elsea (IN) and Matthew Conant (MA). All of them have sustained successful careers as tournament anglers in the years since they were launched to prominence at the KBF National Championship.

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