It’s been nearly four years since the Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Powered by Dakota Lithium fished on beautiful Lake George in upstate New York, and we are heading back for the fifth stop of the 2023 season.  Last time, perennial hammer Ryan Matylewicz won the event with a limit of 86.5”. In that event, less than 2” separated first place from fifth. What does it mean? It means every cast counts when you fish one of the finest lake sin the northeastern U.S.!

Known as the Queen of American Lakes, the lake itself spans around 30 miles from its north end to the south, and drains to both the lake Champlain and the St Lawrence River. A geographical marvel, it is a place every angler should fish at least once. Famous for its panoramic views, its towns and architecture, the lake is also an excellent fishery.

Brian Baulsir of Adirondack Kayak Fishing Charters had the following to say of the lake:

“I am so happy KBF scheduled this event in late May. Lake George is one of the best places to fish in the entire U.S. that time of year. Fish will be caught deep, fish will be caught shallow and there will be six and seven pounders on the board. Lake George is so unique and its water quality and overall health are off the charts, and to have the event on the fishery now is simply amazing. It’s going to be insane.”

If that isn’t a ringing endorsement, what is?


  • KBF weekends comprise two single day Trail tournaments and the Dakota Lithium Double Up Program which spans both days.
  • KBF competition adopts a Catch-Photo-Release format. Eligible fish are submitted by competitors to the Fishing Chaos app for judging.
  • KBF Anglers may win prizes and register for additional prize opportunities, including the Dakota Lithium Big Bass and Dakota Lithium Double Up prizes.
  • KBF Anglers earn points towards: Farwide KBF Angler of the Year and the KBF Rookie of the Year presented by Rogue Fishing.
  • Qualifying opportunities include 2023 KBF Trail Series Championship and the 2024 TENvitational.
  • Qualifying opportunities for the 2024 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship
  • Points for KBF Challenge Series in the host state’s monthly Challenge Series event
  • Opportunities to meet and fish with local KBF AmBASSador Series clubs and trails


Become a KBF Member: Purchase 2023 KBF Premium membership.

Proceed to Event registration:

Additional Info

Click here to purchase a New York State Fishing License

Lodging and Travel: The Lake George KBF Trail has been organized with the generous support of the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please visit their website for hotels, dining and more!

For Tournament Questions contact Jason Gardner at:

 Click here to learn more about the 2023 Realtree Fishing KBF Trail

Click here to learn more about the Farwide Angler of the Year and Rogue Fishing Rookie of the Year.

Click here to become a KBF Premium Member to compete in the KBF Trail Series

REALTREEFISHING  KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are Powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries

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First Published May 3, 2023

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