MN Kayak Fishing Events 2017

MN Kayak Fishing EventJoin the FUN! Check out these 2018 events!

We have a mix of paid and non-paid events throughout the year. All fees go towards running the association, purchasing prizes and for pay out winnings. We’re non-profit and there are no paid positions in our organization. We try to keep any fees very low to encourage participation. NOTE: You MUST be a member of the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association to be eligible for our tournaments. You must fish the waters of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa or Wisconsin or the specific waters designated for destination tournaments. All entries will be verified as having a member account. Any entries not associated with an active MNKFA member account will be disqualified.  

May
26
Sat
2018
Manley Rods KBS Bass Tournament
May 26 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

YOUR CHANCE TO FISH THE KBS CLASSIC
ON LAKE FORK IN TEXAS!
THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!

MAY 26TH 2018, LAKE SAKATAH KBS CLASSIC QUALIFIER

KBS Qualifier is open for registration!

Each angler will be competing against only anglers in their Kayak Club for prize money and or points for AOY and qualifying for the KBS Classic. To receive AOY points and qualify for the classic, you must be a KBS member. Non-KBS members  can fish any Qualifier and Online tournament but will not receive AOY points and cannot be qualified for the KBS Classic, but can receive tournament cash and prizes. This tournament is being held by KBS, hosted by MNKFA. You must register and pay on tourneyX, and agree to terms and conditions with KBS and TourneyX.

Prizes

First and second place get a cash payout based on number of entries. Third and fourth place will receive Manley Fishing rods.

If 10 people signup…

First place gets $230
Second place gets $152
Third place gets a Platinum Manley fishing rod
Fourth place gets a Gold Manley fishing rod

If 20 people signup…

First place gets $460
Second place gets $304
Third place gets a Platinum Manley fishing rod
Fourth place gets a Gold Manley fishing rod

This tournament is being presented and managed by Manley Fishing Rods. MNKFA is helping promote and sponsor the event. You sign up and register at the Tourney X link below. Grant is the local contact for information on this tournament.

Email: grantcarston@yahoo.com

Phone: 952-356-4721

Link to register-

https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/kbs-qualifier-minnesota-kayak-fishing-association

Details on KBS points, payouts and Qualifying to fish the Classic-

http://www.fishkbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Official-Rules-Terms-and-Conditions.pdf

Tournament details:

This is a best 5 bass tournament. You may fish from upper/lower lake Sakatah or Tetonka and the Cannon river connecting the lakes between. You must launch from a public launch or public area. No launching from private residence or commercial business. You may use a “pay to launch” location as long as it is open for anyone to use and pay. You must be fishing from a dealer recognized kayak. Only human power is acceptable, no electric or gas motors of any kind. Your feet or butt must be in your kayak when fishing at all times. You may NOT exit your kayak to fish. All fish must be caught from your kayak. NO LIVE BAIT. Artificial lures only. You must practice safe boating practices and follow MN state laws of angling.

Tournament First Cast at 6:30 am CST and Last Upload is at 3:00 pm CST. The IDENTIFIER CODE will be posted on the Tourney X website at 9:00 pm Central Time on the 25th (Day before), it will also be posted at the same time on the KBS website fishkbs.com and posted on the KBS Facebook page.

All anglers will follow Club Rules. You will be notified of any changes via KBS Facebook and website, Tournament directors and Tourney X.

(If you didn’t receive your tournament ID code from the tourneyX site the night before, we will hand them out again at the captains meeting.  This code must be visible and in all pictures submitted to TourneyX. Tournament cards and markers will be on site.)

Tournament starts at 6:30 am (Central Time Zone) on the 26th of May (Saturday) and ends at 3:00 PM (Central Time Zone). KBS will follow all club rules and last upload must be by 3:00 pm. Club fish measuring / rules- https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/minnesota-kayak-fishing-association-tournaments/fish-measurement-requirements/

Captains Meeting:

Captains meeting will be held the morning of the tournament (per club rules) May 26th at 5:30am at the public launch in downtown Waterville under the water tower. After the meeting you are free to head out to your spots. This should only take a few minutes to go over rules. No lines in the water before 6:30am.

Check in headquarters Is located at Bullheads bar and grill in downtown Waterville, MN.

Your physical body check in time is 4:30pm NO LATER. All fish must be submitted by 3:00pm. The TourneyX site will go off line at this time. Which means no fish can be entered. Once finalized, winners will be announced.

(If your not using a phone to upload photos, you must be back before 3:00pm to manually upload them at Bullheads)

All results will be posted the following day with winners announced on KBS Facebook page and AOY standings posted on KBS website.  Payment will be made with 48 hours by pay pal to all winners from KBS.

Bullheads bar and grill:

256 E. Main Street
Waterville, MN 56096

Public launch under water tower:
350 1st St N
Waterville, MN  56096

Jun
9
Sat
2018
2018 Vibe Kayak Tournament
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vibe kayaks are EXTREMELY popular with MNKFA members!


Dave O. Vibe KayaksI was a novice to kayak fishing having grown up fishing in canoes and boats. My first kayak fishing experience was in a Vibe. I found the Vibe to be a stable and comfortable platform for fishing, but yet nimble and fast in the water.

I’m sold on Vibe and kayak fishing!

MNKFA Member, Dave O.


Bob L. Vibe KayakI did a lot of research before getting my Vibe Sea Ghost. For the money, weight and product abilities and accessories the Vibe came in first. Weight with nothing in it was lighter than any other model I researched. The rudder comes as standard equipment (not an add-on), it has a great seat and front and back accessory tracks that are also standard equipment (not an add-on).

MNKFA Member, Bob L.


Kirk L.I did a ton of research and testing before I got my Vibe Sea Ghost. I’ve been very happy with it.

MNKFA Member, Kirk W.


Gold sponsor for this event:

Support your local kayak fishing club. We keep membership FREE by using some of the proceeds from tournament fees to run the club.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!

The earlier you sign up, the less you’ll pay! PLUS, you’ll be eligible for early bird raffles. Those who sign up early WILL benefit the most from this event.

 Here is the agenda (so far) for the 2018 Vibe Kayak tournament

***All times and details are subject to MNKFA change***

Saturday 6/8/2018, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the Fish Lake shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out any waivers not yet signed, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 8:00am: You can launch at any public launch on Fish Lake. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

Saturday 2:00pm: You MUST be physically back at the tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to Tony Heimkes if you could not or did not email your photos. Have a soft drink and chit-chat with fellow kayak anglers. Check out the prize give aways. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THIS TIME. THIS IS MANDATORY. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Saturday 2:00pm to 3:00pm: We’ll have supper for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, then hand out early bird winner prizes, then give away lots of prizes as fast as we can.

The rest of the weekend: You’re on your own. No formal plans. Find a new friend and go out fish with them!

Tournament Prizes

Vibe Fishing Kayak

FIRST PLACE: Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Fishing Kayak, retail value with shipping $1100


Manley Kayak Fishing RodsSECOND PLACE Manley Rod, retail value $175


Angler Classic Fishing Kayak Paddle

THIRD PLACE Bending Branches Angler Classic, retail value $140


FOURTH TO SIXTH PLACE: to be determined


You can WIN before the tournament even begins!

Sign up early and you’ll save money on your entry fee PLUS, you’ll be entered in drawings to win early bird prizes. All early bird prizes will be distributed at the tournament. Even if you win an early bird prize, you’re still entered in the prize give away at the tournament, we’ll be giving away lots of stuff.


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #1

Box of All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. Drawing date: 2/18/2018. WINNER is Bob Lackner!

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #2

$50 ACK Gift Certificate. Drawing date: 2/22/2018, 8pm. Winner is Adam Schmidt!

Austin Canoe & Kayak


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #3

Lew’s Mach1 Baitcast Combo. Drawing date: 3/18/2018, 5pm. Winner is Nicholas Schuetz


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Vibe Kayak Tournament Rules Tournament rules subject to change

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final. We (MNKFA) reserve the right to change, or add rules to ensure the competition is fair and equal to all participants.

1. Registration: Registration for The Vibe Kayak Fishing Tournament is open. Registration will end Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 50 spots are sold.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release.  Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish MUST BE CLOSED AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS OR ANY OTHER ITEM (FISH GRIPS, ETC.)  COVERING THE MOUTH OR TAIL AREA OF THE FISH. The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Bass (both large and small mouth only).  Longest combined length of THREE (3) top bass WINS! You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 06-9-2018. End of the tournament fishing will be 2:00 pm CST 06-9-2018. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by anthonyheimkes@gmail.com by 2:00 pm CST 06-9-2018. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 2:00pm CST 06-9-2018. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be supper, prizes and an award ceremony following the close of the tournament fishing at tournament headquarters.

6. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and artificial lures on the day of the tournament during tournament fishing hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE angler may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

7. Safety: We strongly encourage that a PFD be worn. Bring a whistle with as well, another practice that should be followed while paddling. Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

8. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each angler. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be cause for disqualification. All participants must follow the DNR regulations in effect on the waters they are fishing.

9. Fishing Boundaries: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Fish Lake. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 2:00pm.

10. Weather: Anglers are to exercise their own best judgment for safety when considering whether to fish or not.

11. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. Person(s) bringing allegations assumes all costs for any polygraph testing. Person(s) making any cheating allegations agrees that their name will be made public. MNKFA also may require winners to take a voice stress analysis test to confirm winners honestly can claim they followed all the rules.

12. Prizes: See top of this page for fishing tournament prizes, there will also be give away prizes.

13. Board Member Participation: Board members, employees of sponsors or owners of sponsor companies are eligible to register, sign-up and win any prizes and subject to all the same scrutiny as any other entrant. In other words, if they win honestly, honorably and according to the rules, they win and deserve the appropriate gains from their investment (entry cost).

14. Waiver: Submitting the form and payment below is your agreement to the above rules, regulations, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate. You MUST be over 18 years of age and show valid identification at the captains meeting to be officially entered in this event and sign a waiver in person at the captains meeting. Minors are eligible to participate only if accompanied 100% of the time during this event by a parent who signs a waiver for the minor. You MUST be present and on-time at the captains meeting in the morning. You MUST be present and on-time and back to tournament headquarters. You MUST follow all rules to win a prize in this event.

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes, gets dinner on Saturday night and will be entered to win prizes.

NOTE: MNKFA board reserves the right to make changes to the rules at any time in the spirit of making the tournament more fair and equal to all participants.

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up. Names are added manually to the entrant list. The list below is ONLY those who in tournament.

***Official Entrants Listed Below***SOLD OUT***

Entry Number:Name:City And State
1.Ron StraussRoseville, MN
2.KP EnderleMadison, SD
3.Tom ElliottShakopee, MN
4.David MikkelsonPrior Lake, MN
5.Daniel ZimmerschiedMaplewood, MN
6.Brian MaddenShakopee, MN
7.Jacob KaiserJordan, MN
8.Adam SchmidtDresser, WI
9.Eliseo CondeMinneapolis, MN
10.Mark LeydeCottage Grove, MN
12.Robert LacknerMonticello, MN
13.Diane BachThief River Falls, MN
14.Benjamin GramsBig Lake, MN
15.Dwayne KuhnsDundas, MN
16.Tim BrolsmaBloomington, MN
17.Jordan DeutzMarshall, MN
18.Leslie KvideraChaska, MN
19.Joshua DonatoMinneapolis, MN
20.Dane DesjardinNew Richmond, WI
21.Barry RossMinnetonka, MN
22.Jake DidierAlexandria, MN
23.Casey GibbonsCircle Pines, MN
24.Qoua XiongSt. Paul, MN
25.Nicholas SchuetzMinneapolis, MN
26.Trevor FrostFarmington, MN
27.Roger AspCoon Rapids, MN
28.Jason revelsLong Lake, MN
29.Sergiy YurchakLino Lakes, MN
30.Brett BeinkeMinneapolis, MN
31.Rich HebertChaska, MN
32.Paul BadowiczFaribault, MN
33.Timothy JavaWyoming, MN
34.Xong ThaoSt. Paul, MN
35.Dean LawBlaine, MN
36.Tong MouaMaplewood, MN
37.Alvin YangSt. Paul, MN
38.Patrick CaldwellPrior Lake, MN
39.Jeremiah CaldwellPrior Lake, MN
40.Matthew LawrencePrior Lake, MN
41.Jake LawrencePrior Lake, MN
42.Shane OConnorToeterville, IA
43.Shoua MouaBlaine, MN
44.Shawn SaxeSpring Lake Park, MN
45.Timothy EricksonChamplin, MN
46.Lindsey PecoreFaribault, MN
47.Corey NoellerFaribault, MN
48.William NortonInternational Falls, MN
49.Je VangForest Lake, MN
50.Jason CrowderSt. Paul, MN
Jun
30
Sat
2018
2018 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Bass Tournament
Jun 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

2018 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament Award

Gold sponsor for this event:Hi Tempo Hobie Fishing Kayaks

Hi Tempo is the oldest and most experienced Hobie fishing kayak dealer in Minnesota and the upper midwest,
CHECK OUT HOBIE FISHING KAYAKS HERE

Support your local kayak fishing club. We keep membership FREE by using some of the proceeds from tournament fees to run the club.

***SOLD OUT***SOLD OUT***SOLD OUT***

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!

The earlier you sign up, the less you’ll pay! PLUS, you’ll be eligible for early bird raffles. Those who sign up early WILL benefit the most from this event.


Here is an excerpt from the DNR lake survey on Fairy Lake:

Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are present in Fairy Lake. Trophy size fish have been documented in both species.

Fairy Lake DNR Lake Survey Page

We will be adding information on camping and hotel accomodations in the Sauk Centre area. The link to the campgrounds below is NOT on the tournament lake, but is close. We anticipate many will be staying there. We will update this information as more details become available.

http://www.saukcentre.govoffice2.com/vertical/sites/%7BD28FAE32-EDE3-421C-BD2D-FA8E76EA5F8C%7D/uploads/Campground_Map_2017.pdf Chris Nelson Kayak Fishing Tournament 2015

 30-year-old Chris Nelson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on Feb. 3rd, 2014 and passed away 12 days later on Feb 15th.

Chris was a FANATIC FISHERMAN and this tournament is designed to support the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and honor the memory of Chris Nelson.

 Here is the agenda (so far) for the 2018 Chris Nelson Memorial tournament

Saturday 6/30/2018, 6:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the Fairy Lake Lion’s Club shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out any waivers not yet signed, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 07:00am: You can launch at any public launch on Fairy Lake, Sauk Centre, MN. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

Saturday 3:00pm: You MUST be physically back at the tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to Tony Heimkes if you could not or did not email your photos. Have a soft drink and chit-chat with fellow kayak anglers. Check out the raffle give aways. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THIS TIME. THIS IS MANDATORY. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Saturday 4:00pm to 5:00pm: We’ll have supper for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Saturday 5:00pm to 5:15pm: We’ll honor the tournaments name sake, Chris Nelson. Some words from our Gold Sponsor, Debby Nelson of Hi Tempo/Hobie Kayaks.

Saturday 5:15pm to 6:15pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, then hand out early bird winner prizes, then give away lots of prizes as fast as we can.

The rest of the weekend: You’re on your own. No formal plans. Find a new friend and go out fish with them!

Tournament Prizes

Hi Tempo Hobie Outback Kayak

FIRST PLACE Hobie Outback, (standard model and color only) retail value $2749


Manley Kayak Fishing RodsSECOND PLACE Manley Rod, retail value $175


Angler Classic Fishing Kayak Paddle

THIRD PLACE Bending Branches Angler Classic, retail value $140

More Prizes!

4th through 6th place will have their choice
from assorted gear from our favorite sponsors and more.

4th place picks first, 5th place second…and so on
down the line to 6th place.

You can WIN before the tournament even begins!

Sign up early and you’ll save money on your entry fee PLUS, you’ll be entered in drawings to win early bird prizes. All early bird raffle prizes will be distributed at the tournament. Even if you win an early bird prize, you’re still entered in the prize give away at the tournament, we’ll be giving away lots of stuff.


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #1

Box of All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. Drawing date: February 4, 2018, 5:00pm.
Winner is Vayee Cha, Woodbury, MN

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs

More early bird raffle giveaways will be coming soon, we’re just getting started. SIGN UP NOW!

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #2

Winners choice of either a Lew’s bait cast combo OR a Lew’s spinning combo. Drawing date: March 18, 2018, 5:00pm. Winner is Michael Wenisch

Lew's Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Give Away


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Chris Nelson Memorial Tournament Rules Tournament rules subject to change

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final. We (MNKFA) reserve the right to change, or add rules to ensure the competition is fair and equal to all participants.

1. Registration: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament is now open. Registration will end Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 50 spots are sold..

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release.  Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish MUST BE CLOSED AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS OR ANY OTHER ITEM (FISH GRIPS, ETC.)  COVERING THE MOUTH OR TAIL AREA OF THE FISH. The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Bass (both large and small mouth only).  Longest combined length of five (5) top bass WINS! You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 7:00 am CST 06-30-2018. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 06-30-2018. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by anthonyheimkes@gmail.com by 3:00 pm CST 06-30-2018. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 3:00pm CST 06-30-2018. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be supper, prizes and an award ceremony following the close of the tournament fishing at tournament headquarters.

6. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and artificial lures on the day of the tournament during tournament fishing hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE angler may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

7. Safety: We strongly encourage that a PFD be worn. Bring a whistle with as well, another practice that should be followed while paddling. Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

8. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each angler. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be cause for disqualification. All participants must follow the DNR regulations in effect on the waters they are fishing.

9. Fishing Boundaries: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Fairy Lake, Sauk Centre, MN. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 6:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 5:00pm.

10. Weather: Anglers are to exercise their own best judgment for safety when considering whether to fish or not.

11. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. Person(s) bringing allegations assumes all costs for any polygraph testing. Person(s) making any cheating allegations agrees that their name will be made public. MNKFA also may require winners to take a voice stress analysis test to confirm winners honestly can claim they followed all the rules.

12. Prizes: See top of this page for fishing tournament prizes, there will also be raffle prizes.

13. Board Member Participation: Board members, employees of sponsors or owners of sponsor companies are eligible to register, sign-up and win any prizes and subject to all the same scrutiny as any other entrant. In other words, if they win honestly, honorably and according to the rules, they win and deserve the appropriate gains from their investment (entry cost).

14. Waiver: Submitting the form and payment below is your agreement to the above rules, regulations, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate. You MUST be over 18 years of age and show valid identification at the captains meeting to be officially entered in this event and sign a waiver in person at the captains meeting. Minors are eligible to participate only if accompanied 100% of the time during this event by a parent who signs a waiver for the minor. You MUST be present and on-time at the captains meeting in the morning. You MUST be present and on-time and back to tournament headquarters. You MUST follow all rules to win a prize in this event.

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes, gets dinner on Saturday night and will be entered to win prizes.

NOTE: MNKFA board reserves the right to make changes to the rules at any time in the spirit of making the tournament more fair and equal to all participants.

Get your entry in early and maximize your chance of winning prizes in this tournament, it’s easy

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up. Names are added manually to the entrant list. It may take a day or so depending on what my social schedule looks like.

LIMITED TIME EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $60

Fees will go up in $5 increments as the tourney date gets closer. The final tournament fee will be $75. The earlier you sign up, the more you save! PLUS, we’ll be scheduling pre-tournament raffle give-aways for entrants. Only paid entrants will be eligible for these give-aways.

Minors are eligible, but MUST contact Ron Strauss rnrs2255@gmail.com or 651-639-1947 to complete parental waiver at least 1 week prior to tournament. All adults agree to sign a liability waiver at the Captain’s meeting.

NOTE: you can use your Paypal account to make payment OR you go to the bottom of the payment window and click the grey button to pay with a debit or credit card.

*** TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT***

Need camping for this event?

We have 15 spots reserved at Saukinac Campground. It is a primitive campsite. Email Ron to get on this list. Camping is for Friday night and Saturday night. Make subject line: Camping at Sauk. Include your full name in the body of the email. rnrs2255@gmail.com 

  1. Ron Strauss
  2. Ben Grams
  3. David Mikkelson
  4. KP Enderle
  5. Grant Carston
  6. Shane O’Connor
  7. Kirk Whiting
  8. Dave Dewey
  9. Roger Asp
  10. Bill Norton

***Official Entrants Listed Below***

Official Entrants For The 2018 Chris Nelson One Day Tournament And Picnic
Entry #Name Of EntrantCity And State
1.Ron StraussRoseville, MN
2.William StrasburgMarietta, GA
3.KP EnderleHouston, TX
4.Dwayne KuhnsDundas, MN
5.David MikkelsonPrior Lake, MN
6.Scott PapHastings, MN
7.Robert LacknerMonticello, MN
8.Joshua DonatoMinneapolis, MN
9.Kirk WhitingBloomington, MN
10.Stuart VriezeRochester, MN
11.Henning PubanzEden Prairie, MN
12.Leslie KvideraChaska, MN
13.Grant CarstonMontgomery, MN
14.Roger AspCoon Rapids, MN
15.Chris CarlisleFargo, ND
16.Jason ElmesBurnsville, MN
17.Daniel ZimmerschiedMaplewood, MN
18.Sae YangLino Lakes, MN
19.Hue VangSt. Paul, MN
20.Shoua MouaBlaine, MN
21.Matthew EnderlePelican Rapids, MN
22.David DeweyLakeville, MN
23.Roberto Robles SantiagoEagan, MN
24.Jim LeeSt. Paul, MN
25.Jacob KaiserJordan, MN
26.Sonny ChaSt. Paul, MN
27.John BeardWayzata, MN
28.Vayee ChaWoodbury, MN
29.Jay SuhsenBecker, MN
30.Richard HebertChaska, MN
31.Mark LeydeCottage Grove, MN
32.Jeffrey BehrensRogers, MN
33.Mark GoudreaultMinnetrista, MN
34.Auto YangSt. Paul, MN
35.James VueBrooklyn Center, MN
36.Shane O’ConnorToeterville, IA
37.Andy NadeauWinona, MN
38.David OlmsteadSavage, MN
39.Wayne SmithAvon, MN
40.Christopher DvorakAndover, MN
41.Sombath HerSt. Paul, MN
42.Todd GuseCedar, MN
43.William NortonInternational Falls, MN
44.Benjamin GramsBig Lake, MN
45.Brett CatlettEden Prairie, MN
46.Donna LindeBurnsville, MN
47.Todd FisherNew Prague, MN
48.Michael WenischFridley, MN
49.Allen DonaisEveleth, MN
50.Eliseo CondeMinneapolis, MN
 Everyone Below This Line is NOT In The Kayak Fishing Tournament
But Is Coming To The Party & Supper – Woohoo, THANK YOU!
1. Brad Nelson
2. Debby Nelson
3. Roxana Strauss
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Jul
14
Sat
2018
Same Rod, Reel, Tackle, Lures & Line Tournament
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

NOTE: Sign up is CLOSED! Tournament is SOLD OUT!

Official entrants listed below. NOTE: 27 entrants, this is due to a mistake by Ron

Kristin Engelman
Josh Engelman
Patrick Caldwell
Jeremiah Caldwell
Jeremy Quaas
Brian Madden
Sergiy Yurchak
Rylan Kinnell
Joshua Donato
Tony Hutchinson
Casey Gibbons
Todd Kewatt
Robert Reichardt
Dylan Blumberg
Jason Crowder
Melissa Norton
Paul Badowicz
William Norton
Richard J Hebert
Leslie Kvidera
Wayne Smith
Je Vang
Jennifer Revels
Michael Mead
KP ENDERLE
Matt Kelly
Mark Leyde

Same Rod Tackle Lure Tournament

Everyone who’s officially entered in this tournament gets:

  1. Lew’s Mach 1 spinning combo spooled up with braid line
  2. Box of 9 All Terrain Tackle bass jigs
  3. TBD bag of soft plastics

Everyone must ONLY take the above gear on their kayaks to fish during this tournament. No other rods, reels, lures or plastics. All other fishing gear like nets, fish finders, pliers and more are acceptable. The goal of this tournament is to get some great deals on good gear, get together, have some fun and fish. But here’s where it gets interesting! We’ve got a Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package to give away!

And you don’t need to be the best angler who catches the most bass to win!

All official entrants who show up to the shelter after the tournament will be entered in a drawing to win the SUP. How cool is that?

First Prize: Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package, MSRP $899

Conquer more water with the new Vibe Maverick 120 SUP. The stable, no-flex deck provides superior stability, comfort and maneuverability. This versatile, lightweight board is easy to carry and get out on the water. And for those chasing down their next catch, it’s packed with features, including; five gear tracks, multiple paddle parks and front and rear bungee tie-down systems. The Vibe Maverick 120 SUP is ready to answer when adventure calls!

Winner will be determined by random drawing of all official entrants who are back at the shelter after fishing and present for the drawing. You MUST be present to win. If you win the Vibe drawing, you are NOT eligible for any other prizes.

Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package


2nd Prize: Bending Branches Angler Classic Paddle

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant.

Bending Branches Angler Classic Green Paddle


3rd Prize:

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the 2nd most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant.

Lews Mach 1 Combo


4th Prize: KP Fish Flip-Flops

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the 3rd most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant. Winner agrees to be photographed in these! 🙂KP Fish Flip Flops


Everyone else will also get a prize!

Just show up and stay for the after fishing get together and we’ll have a bunch of stuff to give away to those who don’t win the prizes above. PLUS, all entrants get the gear below to fish with during the tournament and you get to keep it all!


All official entrants get this stuff

Here’s the Lew’s combo each official entrant receives and takes home. We will have it spooled up with line and ready to go at the tournament.

 

Lew's Mach1 Spinning Combo


Here’s the box of All Terrain Tackle jigs each official entrant receives and takes home.

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs


Here’s a sample of the plastics each official entrant receives and takes home. Actual plastics are TBD.

Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver at the tournament. You must be 18 years old to sign up for this tournament and show identification at the captains meeting in the morning. Minors under 18 may be allowed with proper requirements being met. Email us for information.

Everyone MUST be at the captains meeting at 8:00am to sign a waiver and get your gear. Fishing will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Be back at the shelter at 2:00pm. Bring your own lunch food and some beverages. We’ll shoot the shit, hydrate, laugh, announce the winners and give away something to everyone. We should be all done by 4:00pm or so.

Event will be held Howard Lake, MN. Here is a link to Google Maps. https://goo.gl/maps/DkNPtnmmj9M2

MNKFA reserves the right to make any changes to any details of this event as needed.

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Bronze Back Tourney 1
Aug 4 @ 11:35 pm – 11:50 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Place holder. Date may change.

Sep
1
Sat
2018
2018 Two Big Bass & One Monster Pike Tournament
Sep 1 @ 7:26 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:26 pm

2 Big Bass 1 Monster Pike Tournament

It’s back for 2018! The 2 BIG BASS, ONE MONSTER PIKE online kayak fishing tournament is a go!

Here’s what’s new this year:

You MUST submit any entries within 3 days of the photo being taken. No holding fish entry pics until the last days of the tournament. This will make the competition more fun for everyone!

New rules for how photos are submitted and what measuring devices are accepted

Two month online tourney, best 2 BIG BASS and best MONSTER NORTHERN PIKE cumulative inches

The tournament is ONLY available to entrants from MN, IA, WI, SD and ND. All entrants may ONLY fish the waters in those states. Entries MUST adhere to our fish measurement requirements (measuring specs subject to minor changes).

Entrants can cull fish of 2 species to arrive at a final inch total for the tournament. The 2 species will be:

A. Bass (large & small mouth only), your final bass total will be cumulative inches of your top 2 (two) bass

B. Northern Pike, your final pike total will be the total of your 1 (one) top Northern Pike.
NOTE: No Muskie will be counted.

Submit a fish today…then upgrade tomorrow…or next week. Keep fishing hard to get your top total inches for the tournament time period.

Sample scoring:

Entrant name: Bob Bigfish

Bass entries (note can be 2 of one or the other, Smallmouth or Largemouth or same):
One (1 quantity) 20″ large mouth.
One (1 quantity) 19.25″ smallmouth.

NOTE: your 2 bass can be both Large OR Small Mouth, does NOT need to be one of each.

BASS TOTAL 39.25″

Northern Pike entry:
One 42″ Northern Pike.
NOTE: No Muskie will be counted.

NORTHERN PIKE TOTAL 42″

BASS TOTAL PLUS PIKE TOTAL FINAL SCORE FOR BOB BIGFISH: 81.25″

The tournament will be held September 1 to October 31, 2018. 2 full months.

Entry fee / prizes

You MUST complete your payment of $75 to be officially entered in this tournament. $15 of each entry goes to promote and support MNKFA. $60 of each entry goes to the first place winner, with winnings capped at $1800. If we have at least 30 entrants, the winner will have the option of taking the $1800 cash OR getting a brand new Hobie Outback valued at $2499 (2018 model only, standard colors and models only, not camo or special editions).

Winner agrees to personally pick up the Hobie Outback at Hi Tempo / Hobie Kayaks in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (if they choose this option) or pay for shipping charges.

Cash winnings will be paid via PayPal.

1st place prize package:
Winners choice of $1800 cash or a Hobie Outback Kayak ($2499 value)

We will add secondary prizes if the number of entrants grow beyond

Manley Kayak Fishing Rods

Official entrants and score keeping will be on this page.

Official entrants will be listed on this page as I get time to enter them. Be patient, I may fishing or something.

Early Bird Sign Up Bonus!

We may be offering early bird sign up bonus give aways. Stay tuned for more information.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Bronze Back Tourney #2
Sep 29 @ 11:36 pm – 11:51 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Placeholder only. Date may change.