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Competitive Kayak Bass Fishing has been nearly standardized across the kayak fishing world. If your new to the scene, the basics are as follows. Anglers fish out of kayaks and score their best 5 bass for the day. Bass are scored by measuring them (inches) on a standard measuring board, and submitting them to the tournament organization via smart phone photo. There are 3 major tours, Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF), Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS), and B.A.S.S Nation Kayak Series (Bassmaster).
Created by Drew Gregory and Ken Morris, of the Hooked on Wild Waters Podcast. This fun game is meant to promote all top level kayak bass fishing tournament trails, and their anglers. This game is also to give the fans, anglers, and communities a chance to have a little fun following along with the tournaments this year. It will make following the pro level events more interesting, as we'll now have a rooting interest in certain anglers.
Aside from the fun this brings, this will also be a great way to keep track of how much cash the top anglers in kayak fishing are bringing home each year. It will also help us see how much cash is awarded by the top 3 pro level tournament trails.
We hope everyone joins in on the fun, regardless of group or league affiliations, sponsorships etc, because this is simply about the entire sport, its anglers and all the good people who are working hard to make these events happen. This is one reason we are keeping it free, and sponsor-less (we will of course mention company names in the "prizes" since they are donating prizes for us all). Even though it is free, don't discount how fierce the competition will be, because sponsors are kicking in new prizes daily and the total prize package will grow well into the thousands of dollars! Please consider supporting those brands who have contributed to the prize pool, since they are supporting us!
This league is experimental, and supposed to be simple, fun, but yet competitive too! It's just a game, so don’t lose sight of this!
You can register a team of (6) anglers to fill out your roster. Pro Tour Anglers (who are in the fantasy game) are also eligible to participate, and are allowed to choose themselves. We’d hope they would! Ha!
Select 2 anglers from Tier 1 (The Hammers). Pick 3 anglers from Tier 2 (Proven Pros), and 1 angler from Tier 3 (Wild Cards). *You can message Ken Morris or I (Drew Gregory) on Facebook or Instagram to add an angler into the game up until Jan 24th.
Once you select your team, they are your team for the entire season. Your team can be changed up until the lineup locks at midnight on the night of Jan 3oth.
Your 6 anglers will earn your team points based on how much money they earn at major pro level tournaments. This includes any bonus bucks, big bass and big bass brawl bonus money.
The team with the most points after all pro level events are over, will be declared the winner. Based on the current schedule, it appears the Hobie BOS Tournament of Champions will be the final event.
Only the KBF Realtree Fishing Pro Tour (including any Pro Tour “Opens” that are TBD), Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S Nation Kayak Series, Hobie Bass Open Series anchored by Power Pole & its Tournament of Champions (TOC) will count. Plus, the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship, The KBF Tenvitational and KBF’s “The Ten.” This is approximately 27 total tournaments.
Prizes - This may be free, but it will still be taken seriously enough to be highly competitive because some real nice prizes are on the line! Thanks to our sponsors who are making our prize pool larger and larger by the day! We’ll be sure to update you on how large the prize pool is getting!
Donations - Fantasizer.com is running this league, but it is not free for us to put on. They have worked with us considerably given that we have no money to pay them for their services and wanted to keep this free for you guys the first year, to gauge interest. If you feel inclined to donate anything, be it just $5 or $10, that would be MUCH APPRECIATE by Fantasizer.com, Ken and I! Paypal us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo me at andrew-gregory-25. Any donations over the cost of the league will be added to the prize package.
In case of ties, prizes will be split evenly.
One entry per individual, and PLEASE use your actual name (or what you go by). We don't want team names, such as "River Rats" or "Flippin' mats, not Yaks" or whatever. Its best if its just our names.
However, one entry per organization/company is allowed. A team titled "Team Yak Attack" that is created by the Yak Attack company (typically would consist of their team anglers), or "Team Kayak Bass Nation," that is created by the guys at KBN and likely consist of anglers who are either active on KBN or high on their Power Rankings, is allowed. Only one official team per company/community is allowed. For example, if John Hipsher from Yak Attack wants to create a Yak Attack team, he can do so for the brand, but also have a "John Hipsher" team. We wanted to give brands, communities, other shows/podcasts a chance to argue, banter and discuss or poll their fans/followers on who they feel they should "draft" on the team that is representing their brand/community. If an organization wins, no prizes will be awarded to them; prizes will roll down to the next "individual" participant.
Last date to sign up is January 30th. Lineups lock at midnight that night.
CURRENT PRIZES (updated 1/14)
1st place - $600 prize package
2nd place - $300 prize package
3rd place - $200 prize package
4th place - $100 prize package
5th place - $100 prize package
6th place - $100 prize package
7th place - $100 prize package
8th place - $100 prize package
9th place - $100 prize package
10th place - $100 prize package
Kayak Bass Fishing Pro Tours - KBF - BASS - Hobie BOS 2020 Season - KBF, BASS, Hobie BOS 1
- 4:29AM September 23, 2020
- Drew Gregory (admin)
All scores are updated here. Only "paid results" are listed here, but we will link to all of the Tourney X Full Results as well.
September 12th/13th KBF Northeast Supertrail, Messalonskee
1. Ken Wood
2. Ryan Matylewicz
3. Matthew Zapala
4. John Ferreira
5. Shawn Martson
6. Greg Harjula
Full Results click here
September 12th/13th Hobie BOS, AR Dardanelle
1. Drew Gregory
2. Eric Siddiqi
3. Jody Queen
4. Rus Synders
5. Justin Patrick
7. Steve Lessard
8. Joshua Sharp
9. Guillermo Gonzalez
10. Ron Champion
11. Brandon Prince
12. Corey Hopper
September 11th/12th KBF Southeast Supertrail, Lake Wheeler
1. Jim Ware
2. Eric Jackson
3. Matt Ball
September 5th/6th KBF South-Cen...