Kayak Bass Fishing’s Biggest Event of 2022

KBF’s 2022 Championships, presented by YakAttack, will take place October 19 – 21, 2022 with the awards presentation on Saturday, October 22nd. Championship contenders will be fishing the entire fisheries of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes centered around Paris, Tennessee.

Event Details and Registration

Event Headquarters Paris Landing State Park 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 advance to Friday to chase down a limit that produces the next KBF National Champion. Prize ceremonies and awards will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Paris Landing State Park.


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
• Media & Emcee: Chad Hoover, kayakbassfishing@gmail.com
• Media: Terry Russell, 615-419-3016, terry@kayakbassfishing.com
• Media: Scott Beutjer, 678-793-5785, scottbeutjer@gmail.com


Championship Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 18

  • Competitor check-in:  3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Check-in location: Paris Landing State Park (PLSP) Convention Center
  • Pre-fishing on eligible water ends:  4:00 pm
  • Lifetime Members Lounge: PLSP Convention Center 3:00 pm–5:45 pm
  • Captains Meeting: 6:00 pm
  • Identifier code will be released on Fishing Chaos: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 19

  • 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”.
  • No Lifetime Lounge or Physical Check-In Required
  • Day 2 Identifier code will be released on Fishing Chaos: 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 20

  • 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 PLSP Convention Center 3:00 pm–5:45 pm
  • KBF Member appreciation party:  6:00 PM
  • Top 100 will be Announced: 7:00 PM
  • Top 100 Ketch Boards Distributed: 7:30 PM

Friday, October 21 Day 3 – CHAMPIONSHIP DAY – TOP 100

  • 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 – PLSP Convention Center
  • Awards CSC, TSC, AOY and Top Team Cup at PLSP Convention Center: 5:00 PM
  • Top 100 Dinner for the Top 100, Top 10 Challenge, Top 10 Trail Championship and Lifetime members.
    Top 100 Dinner Details:
  • Location: PLSP Convention Center
    • Happy Hour: 5:00 PM
    • Dinner Served: 6:00 PM
  • National Championship Awards: 11:00 AM Saturday October 22nd
  • Awards Location: Paris Landing State Park Convention Center

Saturday, October 22 – KBFNC AWARDS CEREMONY – (Backup Weather Day 1)

  • National Championship Awards: 11:00 AM Saturday October 22nd
  • Location: Paris Landing State Park Convention Center
  • If needed, Saturday October 22nd will serve as backup weather day 1 and awards will follow competition.

Sunday, October 23 – (Backup Weather Day 2)

  • If needed, Saturday October 22nd will serve as backup weather day 2 and awards will follow competition.

 

Event Details and Registration

 

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2021 KBF National Championship

Compete against the best kayak bass anglers on the water