Kayak Bass Fishing’s Biggest Event of 2021

KBF’s 2021 National Championship, presented by YakAttack, will take place October 13 – 15, 2021 with the awards presentation on Saturday the 16. Championship contenders will be fishing not just a single lake but an entire system of river and lakes centered around Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Eligible water will include the Red River from the Hwy 2 bridge in the north to the mouth of Loggy Bayou on the south and the following five lakes within a 25 mile radius of the Event HQ:

  • Eligible water for all three days of competition will include the following five lakes and the Red River within a 25 mile radius of the Event HQ, plus tributaries up which one may paddle/float from the main bodies of water, except areas that are posted “Private, No Trespassing” or words to that effect.
  • Red River (See boundaries and restricted areas, below)
  • Caddo Lake (See boundaries, below)
  • Cypress Bayou Reservoir and Black Bayou Reservoir, together comprising the Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area.
  • Lake Bistineau
  • Wallace Lake

Event Headquarters will be Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center.

This will be a 3-day event (Wed/Thur/Fri). The field will be trimmed after Day 2, and the top 100 competitors will meet on one of the bodies of water on Friday. While they chase down a limit that produces the next KBF National Champion. Prize ceremonies and awards will be Saturday from 11:00 – 1:00.

KBFNC Expo

Open to the public. No admission fee! Come browse exhibits by Kayak Bass Fishing sponsors, paddlesports manufacturers, and merchants at Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center.
• Thursday – Saturday

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 12

  • Competitor check-in:  3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Prefishing on eligible water ends:  4:00 pm
  • Lifetime Members Lounge open: 3:00 pm–5:45 pm (appetizers at 4:00 pm)
  • Captains Meeting: 6:00 pm
  • Identifier code will be released: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 13

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 6:30 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:18 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 3:30 PM
  • Check-in Deadline: 3:30 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • Day 2 Identifier code will be released: 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 14

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 6:30 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:19 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 3:30 PM
  • Check-in Deadline: 3:30 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • KBF Member appreciation party:  The Lot 400 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA Click here for directions
  • Top 100 Announced: Time to be announced

Friday, October 15 Day 3 of the NC TOP 100 advance

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 6:30 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:19 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 3:30 PM
  • Check-in Deadline: 3:30 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • Championship Dinner for the Top 100 and social hour – 5:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Challenge, Trail Series Championship, AOY, ROY and Team Cup Awards: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Awards location: Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center

Saturday, October 16
– Expo: Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center
– National Championship Awards: 11:00 – 2:00
– Awards Location: Shreveport Bossier City Convention Center

KBF Championship Bonus Bucks

KBF Members who enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS CHAMPIONSHIPS are eligible to win cash bonuses at the Trail Series Championship, Challenge Series Championship, and National Championship.

KBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

1st place – $5,000

2nd place – $3,000

3rd place – $2,000

4th place – $1,700

5th place – $1,200

6th place – $1,100

7th place – $1,000

KBF TRAIL SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

1st place – $2,500

2nd place – $1000

3rd place – $800

4th place – $400

5th place – $300

KBF Challenge Series Championship

1st place – $2,500

2nd place – $1000

3rd place – $800

4th place – $400

5th place – $300

KBF BONUS BUCKS Sponsors| Realtree Fishing | Dee Zee | Torqeedo | FishUSA | Bending Branches | YakAttack |Dakota Lithium | Power-Pole | Rogue Fishing Co.

This Contingency Awards Program is funded through both KBF Sponsor Donations and KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Enrollment Fees.

To qualify for any bonus, one must enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS – KBFNC no later than 11:59 PM CST on Thursday, September 30.


Competitor Checklist

  1. 2021 KBF AmBASSador or Premium Membership or Lifetime Membership
  2. Event Registration by September 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm ($300)
  3. Lodging—make reservations or arrangements [KBF Member Lodging Discounts]
  4. Louisiana fishing license (TX/LA reciprocal fishing license agreement applies to Caddo)
  5. Prep: fishing report and event article archives, Navionics Boat USA app , Farwide

 

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2021 KBF National Championship

Compete against the best kayak bass anglers on the water

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