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2020 KBF TRAIL – Santee Cooper

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournament at Santee Cooper presented by Dee Zee

Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series presented by Dee Zee at Santee Cooper is sponsored by Ketch Products.

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY  — Before registering for and competing in this event, one must have paid his 2020 KBF Competitor, 2020 KBF Pro, 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 — In addition to a valid State fishing license a Santee NWR fishing permit is required if you plan to fish within the NWR boundaries on Lake Marion. [permit]  There are four refuge areas that are closed to public entry from November 1 to March 1. See map with four areas highlighted in yellow here:  Santee NWR

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 — All 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 are eligible. [Map].
> Lake Marion
> Lake Moultrie
> Congaree River
> Wateree River
• LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water
• RIVER BASSIN’ LAUNCH POINTS: On the Congaree, launch at Jordan Memorial Boat Ramp in Columbia or at any public access site downstream. River Launch in Camden is the farthest point upstream on the Wateree River that competitors may launch. Fishing upstream from the two launch sites cited here is permitted.

TOURNAMENT HQ — Weldon Auditorium/Clarendon Community Complex (gymnasium behind auditorium) – 7 Maple Street, Manning, SC.

Directions From Manning High School:  If you are sitting at the red light on Paxville Highway in front of high school, continue straight. You will go thru 3 more red lights (not counting the one at the high school). At the 4th red light (you will pass the courthouse on the right) take a left onto Brooks Street. Go straight approximately 3 blocks and Weldon will be on the left. Entrance to the gym will be on the left behind Weldon.


Thursday, February 27 (all times Eastern Time Zone)
• Virtual Captains Meeting Live Stream: 7:00 PM 
• Captains Meeting Recordings on KBF web page
NOTE: Competitors must view this prior to event

Friday, February 28 (all times Eastern Time Zone)
Prefishing deadline: 4:00 PM
Captains Meeting (not mandatory): 5:30 PM D&H BBQ – 412 South Mill Street, Manning
Event ID Code Released on TourneyX Pro App Dashboard and KBF Website: 7:00 PM
View virtual captains meeting video on KBF Facebook Page [Link]

Saturday, February 29
Registration Deadline: 6:30 AM
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: 3:30 PM
Report-in Deadline: 4:30 PM
Report-in Location: 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.

Ketch Products
Realtree Fishing
Dee Zee, The Truck Accessories People
YakAttack Make it Yours!
Diatract Sense Surge Technology
Power-Pole Micro Anchor
FishUSA, America’s Tackle Shop
ProTechNet Arachnet Security System
Tactacam Share Your Hunt
Dakota Lithium

VENUE HOST — Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
LODGING: KBF Members save 20% at Red Roof 

KBF PARTNER HOST — Carolina Kayak Anglers (CKA)

CONTACTS — Report issues, questions, or early departures to:
Director: Amanda Brannon
Email:  amanda@kayakbassfishing.com
Phone: (843) 709-4176

100% Payout of Net Entry Fees (gross Entry Fees less TourneyX and PayPal fees)
25% of Net Entry Fees Awarded in Big Bass Brawl
75% of Net Entry Fees 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.

BERKLEY CAST FOR CASH — Competitors in this event are eligible to win $150 or $100 from Berkley. [Details, Rules, and Register]

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 Regional Final
— Top 20%, minimum 20
• 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Championship — Top 10%, minimum 10
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational — 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
• 2021 KBF National Championship — Top 10%, minimum 5

When qualifications for events listed above are percentage-based, numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. For example, at 10%, minimum 5
30-54 Registrants (rounds to 50): top 5 places qualify
55-64 Registrants (rounds to 60): top 6 places qualify
65-74 Registrants (rounds to 70): top 7 places qualifY
75-84 Registrants (rounds to 80): top 8 places qualify. etc.

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]

Click map to enlarge.
Click HERE to open Refuge Rules & Permit brochure.

NOTE: A valid state fishing license and a signed Refuge Fishing Permit must be in each fisherman’s possession while fishing on the Santee National Wildlife Refuge (shown withing orange boundary lines). Areas marked by blue hashmarks are closed to all entry including fishing from Nov 1 to March 1. Fishing and boating are also prohibited within 100 feet of rookeries or nesting birds within refuge boundaries. 


February 29, 2020
7:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
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Weldon Auditorium/Clarendon Community Complex
7 Maple St
Manning, SC United States
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