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2020 KBF TRAIL – Lake Lanier

September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 am - September 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EDT

KBF TRAIL Lake Lanier, GA

Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series presented by Dee Zee at Lake Lanier is sponsored by Feelfree Kayaks.

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY  — Before registering for and competing in this event, one must have paid his 2020 KBF Competitor or KBF Lifetime Member Dues. KBF will make reasonable efforts to contact Non-members prior to competition to inform them that they are ineligible for prizes and awards unless they pay their KBF Member dues before start-of-competition or upon contact.

EVENT RULES — By registering for this event, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the terms, conditions, and provisions of the KBF Competition Rules Standard and event-specific rules on this Event Page.

REQUIRED PERMITS — A valid State fishing license.

EVENT ID CARD — An official KBF Event ID Card wtih the proper Event ID Code must appear in each photo submitted for scoring. Codes are posted on the KBF Website Identifiers page and appear in the TourneyX Pro App dashboard at 6PM the evening before competition. No substitutes. Click to open a PDF file, printable, with 8 KBF Event Cards. [More Information]

ELIGIBLE WATER — Lakes and rivers listed below plus tributaries as far as one may paddle/float from them, plus any canal, creek, channel or slough connecting them. [Map]
• COMPETE on: Lake Lanier, from the Buford Dam upstream to  the lake’s headwaters, plus any tributaries, and the Chattahoochee River as noted below.
• LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water
• RIVER BASSIN’ LAUNCH POINTS: On the Chattahoochee River, above Lake Lanier, competitors may launch no farther upstream than Nacoochee Adventure Center by the GA-75 highway bridge at Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571. See map on this page for clarification.

TOURNAMENT HQ — No Assembly due to state health restrictions; however top 3 each day will meet for awards and photos at Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Buford NE – Lake Lanier, 4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford, GA

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times Eastern Time Zone)

  • Thursday, Sept 17
    VIdeo Captains Meeting live-streamed on KBF Facebook Page: 8:30 PM
    Note: available on that FB page as recording. Viewing is mandatory.
  • Friday, Sept 18
    Event ID Code Released on TourneyX Pro App Dashboard and KBF Website: 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, Sept 19
    Prefishing and Registration Deadline: 12:00 AM
    Earliest Launch Time: 6:30 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 7:00 AM
    Sunrise: 7:22 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 3:00 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Check-out Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Report-in Location (if assembly is permitted): Tournament HQ
  • Sunday, Sept 20
    Prefishing and Registration Deadline: 12:00 AM
    Earliest Launch Time: 6:30 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 7:00 AM
    Sunrise: 7:22 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 3:00 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Check-out Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Report-in Location (if assembly is permitted): Tournament HQ

• Format: CPR (Catch-Photo-Release) Tournament in which bass are photographed on an approved measuring board, with the Event ID Code on a visible KBF Idenitifier Card in the picture, and uploaded via the TourneyX Pro App
• Event ID Code: a 3-character alpha-numeric code is displayed on the KBF Event ID web page at 7 PM the evening before competition and in the TourneyX Pro App dashboard at the “Event ID Code release time above. Print that code legibly in ink on a KBF Identifier Card. [Printable 8-up PDF] [Info]
• Minimum bass length: 12.00″
• Maximum Number of Fish Remaining on Leader Board: 5 (no limit to the number you can submit; fish with lower scores are automatically replaced by those with larger scores.
• TourneyX:
– Create a TourneyX Account: [Register for Free Account]
– Download TourneyX Pro App: [Apple] [Android]
– TourneyX FAQ: [TourneyX Help]
– TourneyX Live Leaderboard: [Link]
• KBF Competition Rule Standard: [Rules]
• Waiver & Release Online Form: [Submit Online]
• Withdraw/Refund Request: [Link]
• Dispute Submission: [Link]
• Payout Model: See chart on this page.

Feelfree Kayaks
Realtree Fishing
Dee Zee, The Truck Accessories People
YakAttack US-made Kayak Gear & Accessories
Diatract Sense Surge Technology
FishUSA, America’s Tackle Shop

VENUE HOST Lake Lanier Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

LODGING: KBF Members save 20% at Red Roof 

CONTACTS — Report issues, questions, or early departures to:
Tournament Coordinator: Scott Beutjer
Email:  scottbeutjer@yahoo.com
Phone: (678)793-5785

• 100% Payout of Net Entry Fees (gross Entry Fees less TourneyX, Admin, and PayPal fees)
• 25% of Entry Fees Awarded in Big Bass Brawl
• Remaining funds awarded to top 10% in standings

KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL — KBF and KBF Sponsors off cash bonuses to KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program participants finishing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at each KBF TRAIL Series tournament. See the chart on this page for ll sponsors and qualifying products or conditions. To be eligible, one must register in the KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program, finish in a top-three spot, and present photos, taken on competition day, to the tournament coordinator of your qualifying product. Those photos must then be emailed or texted to KBF staff for the tournament results post nad for sponsor promotion in social media. See KBF BONUS BUCKS web page for full details.

TRAIL Series Mystery Bass BONUS BUCKS — This special opportunity for KBF BONUS BUCKS–TRAIL participants starts at $50 and grows with each TRAIL Series Tournament until claimed, and then it starts over at $50. To win, one must be in the KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program and be the first to upload a photo of randomly-chosen score in a randomly-drawn hour, and that photo must still be on the NRS Leader Board at end of competition.

2020 KBF AOY Points — 2020 KBF Angler of the Year points are awarded to all eligible KBF Members who register for this event.
Active Participant AOY Points range from a maximum of 600 Points for First Place down to 120, dropping five (5) points with each step down in rank (e.g., 1st 600, 2nd 595, 3rd 590, 4th 585…)
To be considered an Active Participant, submit at least one photo or use the TourneX Pro App “Check In” function on eligible water.
Registrants who fail to Check In on the TourneyX Pro App are awarded 60 Registration Points.

• 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Championship — Top 25%, minimum 10
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational — 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
• 2021 KBF National Championship — Top 25%, minimum 5
Note: Qualifications do not roll down if awarded to a competitor who has already qualified.

PUBLISHING EVENT RESULTS — Following a 24-hour dispute window, during which scores and judgments may be challenged, results are finalized and posted on the KBF Rosters and Rankings page.

PRIZE PAYOUTS & FORM W-9 — Payments are processed after event results are finalized and all disputes have been resolved, but no sooner then three days after end-of-competition. Each Competitor awarded a cash prize must have an IRS FORM W-9 on file with KBF. [Details and instructions]

Discover Lake Lanier
Feelfree Kayaks
June 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Payout Chart
Lake Lanier KBF TRAIL Series Tournament


September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 am EDT
September 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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