Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Powered By Dakota Lithium

OVERVIEW — KBF Members can pit their skill against other kayak bass anglers on the national level. KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2024 KBF TRAIL Series Championship October Fall 2024 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Entry fee for KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments is $125The KBF TRAIL Series Championship Entry Fee is $250.

2024 KBF TRAIL Series Tournament Payouts are represented by a chart on this page. After processing/admin/judging fees ($5.00) and a $15.00 Championship holdback per angler, 100% of the Entry Fees will be paid out at each event. the $15.00 holdback with be used the build the KBF TRAIL Series The TEN Prize Pool. Once the guarantee payouts have been met ($10,000 First Place and $1000 for 2nd thru 10th) the TRAIL Series holdback will then begin to increase second through tenth place payouts.

2024 KBF Angler of the Year Points will be awarded according to performance to every KBF Member who registers and competes in TRAIL Series Tournaments at each event location. First Place earns 600 points per place with a 6 point decrement. The KBF TRAIL Series Championship will be the final event in determining the KBF Rogue Gear AOY Standings and the TOP 10 Anglers will qualify to compete the KBF TRAIL Series The TEN.

2024 KBF ROGUE GEAR Angler of the Year:
• Top three (3) scores from 2024 Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments (600 points max at each, totaling 1,800 points max, with 6-point decrement per place)
• 2024 KBF TRAIL Series Championship (800 points max, with 8-point decrement per step down in ranking)

KBF TRAIL Series Championship Qualification — KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2024 Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Championship. Qualifications will be awarded to each KBF Member who finishes in the top 25% in rank (one for every four registrants), with a minimum of 25 per event. No roll-downs are awarded if anglers finishing in the top 25% are previously qualified. In addition to each event qualification, anglers in the TOP 300 of overall AOY points also qualify for the KBF TRAIL Series Championship.

2024 KBF TENvitational Qualification — The Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2024 KBF TENvitational. Qualifications will be awarded to KBF Members finishing in the top 10% in rank. No roll-downs are awarded if anglers finishing in the top 10% are previously qualified.

  • Ties for AOY are broken by 2024 KBF TRAIL Series Championship final ranking.

2024 REALTREE FISHING KBF TRAIL SERIES

Scoring — KBF TRAIL Series The TEN 

  • Top three (3) KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments scores (maximum 600 each, total 1,800 from three events)
  • Score from the KBF TRAIL Series Championship (maximum 800).
  • KBF TRAIL Series the TEN Points awarded for TRAIL tournaments are not final until the end of the Dispute Period during which protests submitted by competitors are reviewed and, in some cases, resolved with a change in both rank and AOY scores.
  • Ties will be broken by competitors finish in the KBF TRAIL Series Championship.

(UPDATED) NEWS: The KETCH Challenge Series NOW qualifies the top 10 competitors in the ROGUE GEAR AOY standings for the KBF The TEN. The TOP 10 anglers in the OVERALL ROGUE GEAR Challenge Series Angler of the Year  and TRAIL Series Angler of the Year standings will qualify to fish for a guaranteed $10.000 First Place Prize and a minimum of $1,000 for the top 20 that participate in the KBF Challenge Series The TEN.  The TOP 10 from the KBF TRAIL Series and the KBF CHALLENGE Series will compete for a combined payout. 

PAYOUT MODEL: First Place – $10,000, 2nd through 20th $1000. for anglers that qualify for both the CHALLENGE and TRAIL Series, they will receive the guarantee for both and take home $2000 minimum. After initial Payout Guarantee has been covered, additional championship holdback for the CHALLENGE and TRAIL Series will be added at 75% until the following is achieved: 2nd Place $5000, 3rd Place – $4000, 4th Place – $3000, 5th Place $2000, 6th through 20th (NO ROLL DOWNS) $2000. After $2,000 minimum is achieved for the final total number of anglers, first place will be augmented until it reaches $15,000 and then 2nd Place will be increased until $7,500 and so on based on the total Championship holdback achieved. 

2024 ROGUE GEAR AOY SERIES

  • The Maximum AOY Points awarded for the highest ranking KBF Member in a KBF TRAIL Series tournament is 600 for each KBF TRAIL Series Event.
  • AOY Points Formula. Top three (3) TRAIL Series Scores at 600 Points with 6-point decrement and KBF TRAIL Series Championship at 800 points with an 8 point decrement.

2024 ROGUE GEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Rogue Gear Co. is the title sponsor for the 2024 KBF “Rookie of the Year” race, which identifies KBF’s newest kayak angling competition leader.

  • Limited to 2024 KBF Premium and Lifetime Members who have NOT participated in KBF TRAIL Series Competition prior to the 2024 Season.