Two iconic brands in the sport of kayak fishing, and a new round of championship fishing.

The 2024 Ketch Challenge Series Powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries combines classic brands with a new championship event provides the Challenge Series with its own version of KBF The TEN. In all, we have expanded the online fishing format and provided additional opportunity for KBF competitors.

The Ketch Challenge Series has always emphasized the “fun” in its fundamental approach to kayak fishing. Fish your public waters, on your schedule. Post your fish to earn points, and when it’s over, you may win the monthly challenge. Collect your prizes and compete for your state points title. Those Ketch coins we give to the state champs are nice!

Ketch Challenge Series State Points Coins

But maybe you get an itch. Come late summer, you may be qualified for the Dakota Lithium KBF Challenge Series Championship in Alabama, to be held in October. Maybe you want to get out of your usual spots and try something new. Maybe you will travel to Huntsville and place in the event, or even win it.

Others have done it before and used the Challenge Series to launch their kayak fishing careers. Just ask 2019 KBF National Champion Mike Elsea, who qualified for the National Championship through the Ketch Challenge Series.

And for 2024, KBF has added a new layer of competition, for the Top 10 anglers in the Ketch Challenge Series Championship……

 The Ketch Challenge Series: What Is it?

The KBF Challenge Series is an on-line fishing series. The idea is to provide a flexible venue for competitive kayak fishing at the grassroots level. The series invites anglers to fish home waters and learn how to fish from a kayak in a virtual environment, practicing the rules of and art of Catch-Photo-Release kayak fishing.

The Series also provides qualifying opportunities for end-of-the-season championship events. As such, the Challenge Series provides multiple opportunities to maximize:

  • Competition and participation on local waters
  • Earn prizes
  • Compete for State Points titles
  • Earn qualifying spots for national events such as the KBF National Championship and KBF Challenge Series Championship.

And for 2024, KBF has added a new step: compete in the KBF Ketch Challenge Series Championship and you might qualify for the Dakota Lithium Challenge Series The TEN in Alabama this coming October.

That’s right – in 2024, Kayak Bass Fishing has revamped the Ketch Challenge Series, and it now will have its own version of the KBF TRAIL Series The TEN powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries.

Competition begins on March 1st, and coincides with the start of the KBF TRAIL season on Lake Murray. Get signed up and ready to fish!

Additional Info

Click here to register for the March frame of the Ketch Challenge Series Powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries.

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To read Duke Weskamp’s story about the Ketch Board’s famous debut at the 2018 KBF national Championship, visit:

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First Published February 21, 2024. A portion of this article was reproduced in a related article. The author of this article was not assisted in any way by AI or machine learning in the composition of it.

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