L-R: Hank Veggian (2nd Place), Cody Milton (1st place, Jamie Denison (3rd place) at the KBF Pro Series event, Lake Chickamauga, 2019. Photo by Scott Beutjer

Every professional fishing series has a multi-tiered structure that provides a path to advancement. At the first level, kayak anglers learn and improve in competition at the grassroots and in local clubs and tournaments. Next, an intermediate layer provides enhanced competition and a chance to advance to fish among the sport’s elite competitors. That final layer is the highest level of competition, consisting of kayak tournament anglers who qualify to compete at the highest level.

That highest level is KBF Pro Series, which resumes in 2022 with an exclusive field of qualifiers. The new and improved Pro Series has an enhanced short-term plan and also a long-term vision that provides a foundation for a true professional kayak fishing trail.

Let’s review some of the basic facts.

  1. KBF Pro Series events are held concurrently in 2022 with Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series tournaments, so anglers can compete for points and prizes in both tournaments.
  2. KBF Pro Series events are qualification based; only certain anglers are qualified from the very top of the 2021 tournament fields (anglers who paid for the Pro Series in 2020 are also eligible).
  3. The Pro Series will have a separate Championship tournament (the 1st edition is scheduled to be held in Shreveport-Bossier-City, LA in March, 2023).
  4. Entry fee for KBF PRO SERIES Tournaments is $200 per event for the 2022 seasonThe KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee will be $450. KBF will pay out to 10% of the field at all KBF PRO SERIES Events and the KBF PRO SERIES Championship.

Additionally, the KBF Pro Series has a long-term vision for the future of professional kayak bass fishing.  Here is the 4-year plan for increasing payouts.

  • 2023 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $300, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $550 (Payout 10% of the Field) – $50,000 First Place
  • 2024 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $400, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $650 (Payout 15% of the Field) – $75,000 First Place
  • 2025 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $500, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $750 (Payout 20% of the Field) – $100,000 First Place
  • 2026 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $1000, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $2500 (Payout 30% of the Field) – $200,000 First Place

Finally, Kayak Bass Fishing has committed to enhanced coordination of anglers with sponsors for many years, providing opportunity for industry advancement to successful competitors. The KBF Pro Series doubles down on that commitment as an investment in creating a sustained professional class of kayak anglers.

It begins at the Kissimmee Chain on January 29-30, 2022!

Additional Info

For more about the KBF Pro Series, click here: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/proseries/

For a list of Pro Series events, click here: https://app.fishingchaos.com/club/kbf/tournament-series/8XuckW7nI9oAa62fLyRq/tournaments

Realtree Fishing KBF PRO SERIES Tournaments are presented by Dee Zee Truck Accessories
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