Hosted by Columbia Sports, the 2023 Realtree Fishing KBF Trail Lake Murray I presented by Dee Zee is a one-day, 5-fish, CPR members only tournament.

Entry Fees

  • KBF TRAIL SERIES I  – $125.00
  • KBF TRAIL SERIES II – $125.00
  • Dakota Lithium Double Up: $100.00

Eligible Water:

  • LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with eligible water
  • COMPETE on Lake Murray
  • Boundaries: Lake listed above and tributaries as far as one may paddle/float from those lakes, plus any canal or creek connecting those lakes.

Off Limits Period: Off Limits February 4th at 4:00 PM EST to February 18th at 07:00 AM EST

    Additonal Approved Launches: : TBD

      SCHEDULE all times EST

      Tuesday, Feb 21 

      • Virtual Captains Meeting at 7:00 PM 

      Thursday, Feb 23

      • Registration ends: MIDNIGHT

      Friday, Feb 24

      • Registration ends: 12:00 AM
      • Prefishing deadline: 4:00 PM
      • Event ID Code release: 7:00 PM
      • Captains Meeting: 6:00 PM – TBD

      Saturday, Feb 25

      • Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM 
      • Competition Starts/Lines In:6:30 AM  (Sunrise: 6:56 AM )
      • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
      • Photo Upload Deadline: 3:30 PM 
      • Check-in Deadline: 4:30 PM 
      • Check-in Location: Digital 
      • Awards: KBF TRAIL SERIES I awards to be held in conjunction with KBF TRAIL SERIES II on Sunday. 

      Sunday, Feb 26

      • Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM 
      • Competition Starts/Lines In:6:30 AM 
      • Sunrise: 6:56 AM –
      • Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM 
      • Photo Upload Deadline: 3:30 PM
      • Check-in Deadline: 4:30 PM
      • Check-in Location:

        DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia, 2100 Bush River Rd. Columbia, SC 

      • Awards: TRAIL SERIES I & II 5:00 PM


      KBF TRAIL SERIES : 100% payout of Net Entry Fees (Gross entry fees less $10.00 championship holdback and $5.00 admin/payment processing fees) 2023 Trail Series Payout Model

      TENvitational : 100% payout of Net Entry Fees (Gross entry fees less $10.00 Trail Series Championship holdback and $5.00 admin/payment processing fees) 2023 TENvitational Series Payout Model


       Payments are processed after event results are finalized and all disputes have been resolved. Each Competitor awarded a cash prize must have an IRS FORM W-9 on file with KBF. Details and instructions

      After receiving the completed, signed and dated Form W-9, KBF will distribute payments via PayPal Funds Transfer to the email address provided during event registration or to the account type specified during registration.


      • 2023 KBF TRAIL SERIES Championship – Competitors who finish in the top 25% in rank
      • 2024 KBF National Championship – Competitors who finish in the top 25% in rank
      • Dee Zee KBF TENvitational (Jan 2024) — Top 10%


      DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia

      HQ Site: DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia

      HQ Address: 2100 Bush River Rd. Columbia, SC 

      Captains Meeting: Liberty Tap Room and Grill

      1602 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

      Only 50 Early Bird All-In Tickets availlable per event. Early bird registration closes 7 days prior to the start of the event.


        • Event Registration: Open now
        • Early Bird Registration Ends: February 12, 2023 @ 11:59 AM (CST)
        • Registration Ends: Febuary 25, 2023 @ 11:59 AM (CST)


        Read before registering for any KBF Competitive Event and signing this agreement.



        Tournament Director: Ryan Rice

        Phone: ‭+1 (843) 544-0005‬

        Questions regarding rules, challenges, disputes, AOY and qualifications email

        Tournament Coordinator: Jason Gardner

        Customer Service Manager: Lynette Brentlinger

        Membership questions:

        More info may be found at


        • Format: CPR (catch-photo-release) Tournament in which bass are photographed on an approved measuring board along with an Event Identifier Card are uploaded via the Fishing Chaos App.
        • Minimum length: 12.00″
        • Number of Fish: Trail Series I & II – 5
        • Event ID Code: The Event ID Code will be released at 7:00 PM the night before the tournament start time. The code will appear in the tournament dashboard on Fishing Chaos, click the yellow “VIEW IDENTIFIER CODE” box to see the 4 digit code. The code must be clearly written in any box on the Event Identifier Card. print identifier card
        • Safety Status: Reporting your safety status when launching “In the Water” and returning to the launch “Out of Water” is mandatory.
        • Disputes: the dispute period will remain open for 1 hour from the end of competition time. Disputes are accepted only by submitting the dispute form.
        • Entry Fee Refunds: Cancellations must be received prior to the event registration deadline to be eligible for a full credit to another KBF event or a refund minus 20%. KBF is not responsible for any refunds of expenses related to travel or lodging reservations or other payments involving third parties. Competitors must complete the refund request form to be eligible for a refund.



        Anglers must attend the live captains meeting on Friday, Feb 24, or Watch the Live/recorded Captains meeting on Tuesday, Feb 21 @ 7 PM (EST).