Kayak Bass Fishing’s Biggest Event of 2021

KBF’s 2021 Championships, presented by YakAttack, will take place October 13 – 15, 2021 with the awards presentation on Saturday the 16th. Championship contenders will be fishing not just a single lake but an entire system of river and lakes centered around Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana.

Event Headquarters will be Shreveport Convention Center 400 Caddo St., Shreveport, LA 71101

This will be a 3-day event (Wed/Thur/Fri). The field will be trimmed after Day 2 and the top 100 competitors advance to Friday to chase down a limit that produces the next KBF National Champion and possibly the next Triple Crown Winner. Prize ceremonies and awards will be Saturday at 11:00 at the Shreveport Convention Center.


EVENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

• Event Coordinator: Kristie Hoover, kristiebassfishing@gmail.com
• Tournament Director
: Amanda Brannon, 707-400-8413, td@kayakbassfishing.com
• KBF Member Relations: Lynette Brentlinger, 615-878-0184
• Social Media Manager: Staci Marshall
• Media & Emcee: Chad Hoover, kayakbassfishing@gmail.com
• Media: Terry Russell, 615-419-3016, terry@kayakbassfishing.com
• Media: Scott Beutjer


KBFNC Expo

Open to the public. No admission fee! Come browse exhibits by Kayak Bass Fishing sponsors, paddlesports manufacturers, and merchants at Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport, LA 71101.
Expos Hours:
• Wednesday Oct. 13: 2:00 – 6:00 (not open to the public, open to KBF anglers and families)
• Thursday Oct. 14: 12:00 – 6:00
• Friday Oct. 15: 10:00 – 7:00
• Saturday Oct. 16: 10:00 – 6:00


Championship Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 12

  • Competitor check-in:  3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Check-in location: Shreveport Convention Center
  • Prefishing on eligible water ends:  4:00 pm
  • Lifetime Members Lounge, Hilton Bar: 3:00 pm–5:45 pm (appetizers at 4:00 pm)
  • Captains Meeting: 6:00 pm
  • Identifier code will be released on Fishing Chaos: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 13

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:30 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 7:00 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:18 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 3:00 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 4:00 PM
  • Virtual Check-in Deadline: 4:00 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • Lifetime Members Lounge, Hilton Bar: 3:00 pm–5:45 pm (appetizers at 4:00 pm)
  • Day 2 Identifier code will be released on Fishing Chaos: 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 14

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:30 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 7:00 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:19 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 3:00 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 4:00 PM
  • Virtual Check-in Deadline: 4:00 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • Lifetime Members Lounge, Hilton Bar: 3:00 pm–5:45 pm (appetizers at 4:00 pm)
  • KBF Member appreciation party:  6:00 PM, The Lot 400 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA Click here for directions (Live Music and Food Trucks on site)
  • Top 100 will be Announced: Time to be announced
  • Top 100 Ketch Boards for Day 3 distributed: Time to be announced

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

  • Earliest Launch Time: 6:30 AM
  • Competition Starts/Lines In: 7:00 AM
  • Sunrise: 7:19 AM
  • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 3:00 PM
  • Photo Upload Deadline: 4:00 PM
  • Virtual Check-in Deadline: 4:00 PM Reporting your safety status when returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory. This is considered your “Check-in”.
  • Lifetime Members Lounge, Hilton Bar: 3:00 pm–5:45 pm (appetizers at 4:00 pm)
  • 5:00 Awards CSC, TSC, AOY and Top Team Cup at the Convention Center
  • 5:30 Transportation starts for the Top 100
  • Top 100 Dinner for the Top 100, Top 10 Challenge, Top 10 Trail Championship and Lifetime members.
    Top 100 Dinner Details:
  • Location: Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101
    • Shuttle begins at the Convention Center and Hilton for anglers not wanting to drive: 5:00 PM
    • Happy Hour: 5:00 PM
    • Dinner Served: 6:00 PM
  • Shuttle will be available after the awards to transport anglers back to the pick up location.

    Saturday, October 16

  • National Championship Awards: 11:00
  • Awards Location: Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport, LA 71101

Click image for to view the payout chart

Click image for a list of ’21 Qualified Anglers

2021 KBF National Championship

Compete against the best kayak bass anglers on the water