KBF Membership

2018 KBF Membership Coin

2018 KBF Annual Membership

Join now and enjoy member privileges and discounts though December 31, 2018.


KBF Annual Student Membership

2018 KBF Annual Student Membership

Full-time primary, secondary, and post-secondary student get all the benefits for half the cost.

Student Discounted KBF Membership

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KBF Military Membership

Active Duty and Honorably Discharged Military save 10% on Membership and products in the KBF Store.

KBF Lifetime Membership Dues

KBF Lifetime Membership

KBF Lifetime Membership

Pay once, and help establish and build the Kayak Bass Fishing community.

KBF Lifetime Membership Dues


Chad Hoover, KBF Open 2014 Coordinator

Join the KBF Community

Kayak Bass Fishing is the fastest growing segment of the US sportfishing market.  Although the sport has grown enormously in popularity over the past decade, this movement is just getting traction in many areas! For many reasons—increasing fuel costs, private and government water access restrictions, growing appreciation for an active outdoor lifestyle, not to mention just plain-out fun—kayak bass fishing is becoming entrenched in the American culture and will be here for generations to come. [JOIN NOW]

Chad Hoover, founder of Kayak Bass Fishing, invites you to join him in making this pursuit available to people in all walks of life by becoming a KBF Member.

Annual membership fees pay for KBF’s support of grassroots kayak fishing organizations, program administrative costs, and promotion of youth, conservation, member rewards and premiums, and promotion of kayak fishing. It is a prerequisite for competition in all KBF Trail and Championship tournaments, though not for KBF OPENs. KBF Membership is also a prerequisite for participation in KBF BONUS BUCKS.

KBF Members: get the latest on your benefits, confidential information, member-only resources, and discounts on the password-protected 2018 KBF Member-Only Page.

Sign up now for a 2018 KBF Membership. 2018 KBF Annual Membership dues are $50 per year. Currently-enrolled students carrying a full-time course load qualify for a $25 discount. Or, become a KBF Lifetime Member for $500. With each paid membership, receive a KBF decal pack, which makes you eligible to participate in KBF’s Get S.O.M.E. weekly and monthly Member-only product give-aways.

Military Discounts

Current and honorably discharged military members (US and Canada) qualify for a 10% discount when paying their KBF dues. While all KBF Members get a 20% discount on certain items in the KBF Store (25% for Lifetime Members), KBF Military Members also receive a 10% discount on all other products in the KBF Store (with a few exclusions like BONUS BUCKS, Big Bass Brawl registrations, and Gift Cards).

For more information, or to fill out the the KBF Military Member Enrollment Form so you can begin enjoying your military benefit, go to the KBF Military Member page.



Enroll to earn cash bonuses on top of prize money though December 31, 2018.

KBF Membership Levels

  • KBF Annual Membership
  • KBF Lifetime Membership
  • Student Annual Membership
  • Military Discount – 10% Membership discount is available for active duty, active reserve, medically discharged, and retired military of both the US and Canada.

KBF Gear – 20% Discount

Save on every item in the Kayak Bass Fishing Online Store (other than Gift Cards, of course) with your KBF Membership Discount Code. This includes even sales and closeout items. In addition, KBF Member-only Specials will be available through the KBF store. These include overstocks, reconditioned, closeouts, and new products introduced by leading kayak gear manufacturers and retailers, plus great deals that our buyers are able to score and pass on to members.

Other KBF Member Benefits

  • Competition in KBF National Championship tournaments (KBF OPEN and TRAIL Series are open to both members and non-members, although in 2018 members are eligible for AOY Points and and may qualify for the KBF National Championship)
  • Best Tournament Entry Fee—no administrative processing up-charges, and NO LATE FEESKBF Members may pay the base fee right up to the final registration deadline.
  • Exclusive lodging and restaurant discounts at tournament locations. For example, Quality Inn, Paris has special year-round pricing for KBF Members. Learn details in the Member-only Page.
  • Special Purchase Opportunities, where members will be able to get in on special purchases at prices not available to the public.
  • Special KBF Member Only Challenges, which include (new for 2018) the Get S.O.M.E. monthly contests.