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Compete in Kayak Bass Fishing Events

KBF runs competitive Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) events for every level of kayak fishing skill and experience.

  1. Join KBF.
  2. Visit Kayak Tournament Fishing 101 to learn kayak competition tips, tools, and tactics.
  3. Gear-up (e.g., kayak, canoe or SUP, paddle, lifejacket with whistle and signal light).
  4. Choose the level of competition that’s right for you (described below).
  5. Read, understand and commit to observe KBF Competition Rules.
  6. Register and pay the entry fee for EVENTS on Fishing Chaos or TourneyX.
  7. Obtain an approved measuring board. (listed below)
  8. Download, print, and write the Event ID Code on a KBF Identifier Card.
  9. Launch from public-access areas and compete during competition hours on eligible water.
  10. Submit photos that satisfy the rules standards to the Tournament Management System used for the event via a web browser or the app.

KBF Challenge Series

Relatively low entry fees and convenience of these virtual (online-only) tournaments make them ideal for anglers just getting into kayak fishing as well as those whose job and life schedules permit shorter blocks of fishing times on weekdays, or at off-peak hours. Challenge competitors fish for cash prizes. They earn Challenge Points leading to the KBF Challenge State Champion and KBF Challenge Angler of the Year  titles. (Read more about AOY) They also can qualify to compete in the annual KBF Challenge Series Championship, KBF Dee Zee TENvitational, and the biggest kayak fishing competition of the year, the KBF National Championship.

State Challenges

  • Month-long CPR kayak bass competition at times and on water most convenient to you
  • To register, compete, and qualify for ranking and rewards, one must purchase a KBF Membership in order to be a:
    • KBF AmBASSador Member (annual)
    • KBF Premium Member (annual), or
    • KBF Lifetime Member
  • Approved measuring boards for the Challenge Series: Hawg Trough manufactured by Hagen’s, the aluminum Ketch Products Measuring Board, the Ketch Karbonate and the Ketch X measuring board.
  • Challenge Entry Fee: $46
  • Read more about KBF Regional and State Challenges

Regional Challenges

  • 2-, 3- and 4-day or dusk-to-dawn CPR kayak bass competition at times and on water most convenient to you
  • To register, compete, and qualify for ranking and rewards, one must purchase a KBF Membership in order to be a:
    • KBF AmBASSador Member, or
    • KBF Premium Member, or
    • KBF Lifetime Member (Limited quantity available)
  • Approved measuring boards for the Challenge Series: Hawg Trough manufactured by Hagen’s, the aluminum Ketch Products Measuring Board, the Ketch Karbonate and the Ketch X measuring board.
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  • Challenge Entry Fee: $46
  • Read more about KBF Regional and State Challenges

KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments

TRAIL SeriesRegional meet-up tournaments offer KBF Premium and Lifetime Members chances to go head-to-head with the region’s top kayak bass anglers for nationwide honors. AOY Points earned in each tournament build toward the coveted KBF Angler of the Year and Rookie of the Year titles. (Read more about AOY) Competitors may qualify to compete in KBF TRAIL Series Championship, KBF Dee Zee TENvitational, and the KBF National Championship. Read more about KBF TRAIL Series.

  • One-day meet-up CPR competition at times on lakes
  • To register, compete, and qualify for ranking and rewards, one must purchase a KBF Membership in order to be a::
    • KBF Premium Member or
    • KBF Lifetime Member (Limited quantity available)
  • Approved measuring boards for the Trail Series: The aluminum Ketch Products Measuring Board, the Ketch Karbonate and the Ketch X measuring board.
  • KBF TRAIL Series Tournament Entry Fee: $115

 

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