The Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Powered by Dakota Lithium  will return to Lake Havasu on March 25-26, 2023. This is the third stop of the Kayak Bass Fishing Trail season and the Trail’s first visit to Havasu since 2019! The KBF Trail at Havasu is also the first chance in 2023 for West Coast anglers to stack points in the Rogue Fishing Angler of the Year Race.

Hosted by Go Lake Havasu, the 2023 Realtree Fishing KBF Trail Lake Havasu I & II presented by Dee Zee is a 5-fish, CPR, members only tournament. KBF weekends comprise two single day Trail tournaments and the Dakota Lithium Double Up Program which spans both days.

Additionally, KBF has partnered with Kayak Anglers of Arizona, for this event. Contact Bryce Gibbs for additional information about parallel tournaments to increase your opportunities. When asked about the bass fishing at  Havasu in March Gibbs said:

“The lake should be fishing awesome! All stages of the spawn will be going on in different ends of the lake. Havasu is plenty big…Motorless launch areas, Mesquite Bay and Bill Williams are a way to avoid boat traffic and getting a feel for the body of water.”

Havasu is the first of two west coast KBF Trail weekend in 2023. As the only national kayak fishing series with a presence in the western states, Kayak Bass Fishing provides anglers with opportunity to reach the national stage, and west coast anglers have made the most of it by qualifying for the TEN house, placing in championship events and more.  Get signed up, and get ready to make the most of it, too!

For complete information, including rules updates and event boundaries, visit the official Kayak Bass Fishing event page.


  • KBF competition adopts a Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) format. Eligible fish are submitted by competitors to the Fishing Chaos app for judging.
  • KBF Anglers may win prizes and register for additional prize opportunities, including the Dakota Lithium Big Bass and Dakota Lithium Double Up program.
  • KBF Anglers earn points towards:  KBF Angler of the Year and the KBF Rookie of the Year presented by Rogue Fishing.
  • Qualifying opportunities include 2023 KBF Trail Series Championship and the 2024 TENvitational.
  • Qualifying opportunities for the 2024 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship
  • Points for April KBF Challenge Series in the host state’s monthly event
  • Opportunities to meet and fish with local KBF AmBASSador Series clubs and trails


Become a KBF Member: Purchase 2023 KBF Premium membership.

Proceed to Event Registration on Fishing Chaos.

Event Info

Click here for complete event information.

Click here to purchase your Arizona fishing license.

Tournament Director: Chad Hoover

Tournament Coordinator:

Bryce Gibbs is a member of the Hobie Fishing team, and on the pro staff at Duckett Fishing.

REALTREEFISHING  KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are Powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries

Additional Sponsors

Dee Zee Truck Accessories Xcite Baits

FishUSA     Yak Rods    FishOPS

Rogue Fishing Co  Ketch  Power-Pole   YakAttack    Torqeedo     Yeti

First Published March 2, 2023

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