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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
11
Sat
2019
2019 Omnia Fishing Season Long Contests
May 11 @ 12:15 am – Oct 15 @ 11:45 pm

 

Omnia Season Long Fishing Tournaments

Two (2) season long online contests open to all kayak anglers in MN, SD, ND, IA and WI! One for Bass, one for Northern Pike.

Pic submission details.
Your pic must include the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing and meet our pic submission requirements.
See this page: https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/minnesota-kayak-fishing-association-tournaments/fish-measurement-requirements/

Proof of purchase.
You must also send a screen grab from your Omnia purchase that shows you purchased the lure from Omnia. Your email order confirmation and payment / shipping information is what we need. It does not show your credit card info. We will not share or show this to anyone except the judge and MNKFA board (only if some issue arises).

Pics MUST be submitted within 24 to 48 hours from the time of your catch.
HONESTY: by submitting any pics you are personally guaranteeing that all the above rules were followed. Any intentional cheating that is discovered will result in a lifetime ban from any MNKFA events, tournaments and activity.

Send the above items to:
rnrs2255@gmail.com

UPDATED RULES 7/8/2019

These rules can change anytime at the discretion of MNKFA officials.
Absolutely EVERYTHING at the end of your line must show in pic submissions!
All hooks, lures, plastics…EVERYTHING!
It must be rigged to the line you used to hook the fish!

Omnia Fishing Rules

OMNIA FISHING SEASON LONG
PIKE TOURNAMENT SCORE BOARD

Angler Name Pike #1 Pike #2 Pike #3 TOTAL
Kevin Behrens 28.25″ 21.00″ 49.25″
Jeffrey Behrens 20.00″ 20.00″ 40.00″
Tom Elliott 29.25″ 24.00″ 25.00″ 78.25″
Brian Voeltz 32.25″ 30.75″ 35.00″ 98.00″
Erika Blegen 30.00″ 30.00″
Kirk Whiting 23.5″ 23.25″
Ron Strauss 27.25″ 27.25″

OMNIA FISHING SEASON LONG
BASS TOURNAMENT SCORE BOARD

Angler Name Bass #1 Bass #2 Bass #3 Bass #4 Bass #5 TOTAL
Jeffrey Behrens 18.25″ 16.5″ 16″ 14.75″ 14.75″ 80.25″
Cliff Buck 15.75″ 15.25″ 19.25″ 18.50″ 15.00 83.75″
Kevin Behrens 14″ 14.75″ 14″ 14.75″ 14.75″ 72.25″
Brian Voeltz 21.5″ 22.25″ 19.5″ 19.25″ 19.50″ 102.00″
Thomas Stifter 20″ 19.5″ 18.50″ 19.25″ 18″ 95.25″
Erika Blegen 18.00″ 15.00″ 22.00″ 16.50″ 71.50″
Nate Ewert 18.00″ 18.00″ 18.00″ 16.50″ 20.00″ 90.50″
Ron Strauss 17.50″ 17.00″ 19.25″ 53.75″
Erik Peterson 19.00″ 18.5.” 20.00″ 20.00″ 18.25″ 95.75″

Members have been asking for tournaments that are convenient to participate in if you don’t live in Twin Cities metro area.

These contests allow you to fish anytime during the contest period that runs for five (5) months. You can fish any time, any day. Entrants are limited to people who kayak fish in the five states of MN, WI, SD, ND and IA.

Omnia Fishing Logo

ABOUT OMNIA FISHING, MNKFA SPONSOR

OmniaFishing.com is the first online retail experience to make tackle buying easier and more productive by providing custom tackle selections for specific waters. Omnia’s e-commerce website  uses key attributes like water clarity, depth, seasonality, forage base – more than 23,000 individual data points — to provide specific tackle recommendations for selected fish species in that lake. Anglers then use a one-click response to purchase the recommended products or reject the recommendations and purchase gear they select themselves.

How to enter the Omnia Fishing season long tournaments

1. Use this web address link to create an account on the Omnia website:
https://www.omniafishing.com/signup?code=MNKFA

2. Alternatively, you can enter the organization code “MNKFA” when you create an account

3. To redeem your ONE TIME 25% DISCOUNT use the code, MNKFA, at checkout. The code can only be used once per user, so take your time and take advantage of this generous offer. Add items to your cart or wish list and finalize your purchase when you are satisfied you have all the fishing items you’ll need.

4. When the tournaments are open, fish with any artificial lures you purchase from Omnia Fishing, submit pics showing the fish measured to MNKFA specs, show the Omnia purchased lure in the pic and we’ll validate your entry each time you submit. YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT FISH PIC ENTRIES THAT SHOW FISH CAUGHT WITH LURES PURCHASED FROM OMNIA FISHING. Any infraction of this rule disqualifies you from the contests. Your purchase from Omnia will be verified to your entry.

5. All pics must contain embedded information on where the fish was caught and date, this information will not be shared. It is only used to validate geo location and date of catch. More information to come on how to do this.


Omnia Fishing Gift Card

1. Omnia TOOTHY TACKLE Season Long Contest, WIN A $300 Omnia Fishing Gift Card!

  • Open to everyone who has purchased lures from Omnia Fishing February 1 through October 1, 2019
  • Kayak anglers only, must meet official rules on this web page
  • Three (3) best Northern Pike culled over the contest period
  • Size, color and all details of lure used to catch fish entries MUST match a lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, we will be checking all entries for date and time of purchase from Omnia Fishing
  • Entrants can purchase new lures from Omnia at any time during the contest, to add to their lure box, but your submitted catch MUST be on a lure previously purchased from Omnia
  • Submission pics MUST show the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, entries will be verified to purchase receipt
  • Artificial baits only
  • All submission pics agree to be used for MNKFA and Omnia Fishing promotions
  • Winner gets a $300 Omnia Fishing gift certificate
  • Other details to come

Omnia Fishing Gift Card

2. Omnia BIG BASS Lures Season Long Contest, WIN A $300 Omnia Fishing Gift Card!

  • Open to everyone who has purchased lures from Omnia Fishing February 1 through October 1, 2019
  • Kayak anglers only, must meet official rules on this web page
  • Five (5) best Smallmouth or Largemouth Bass culled over the contest period
  • Size, color and all details of lure used to catch fish entries MUST match a lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, we will be checking all entries for date and time of purchase from Omnia Fishing
  • Entrants can purchase new lures from Omnia at any time during the contest, to add to their lure box, but your submitted catch MUST be on a lure previously purchased from Omnia
  • Smallmouth and largemouth Bass only
  • Submission pics MUST show the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, entries will be verified to purchase receipt
  • Artificial baits only
  • All submission pics agree to be used for MNKFA and Omnia promotions
  • Winner gets a $300 Omnia Fishing gift certificate, amount to be determined soon
  • Winner agrees to submit to a voice stress test prior to award of prize
  • Other details to come

***THESE DETAILS CAN CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF MNKFA AND OMNIA FISHING***
More detailed rules will be posted prior to the start of these contests, or may change during the contest.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Online, Season Long Kayak Fishing Musky Tournament
Jun 17 @ 12:15 am – Oct 13 @ 11:45 pm

Link below is to control image and submission contact, good luck!

MNKFA-ID-CARD-2019-MUSKY

SIGNUP IS CLOSED!

Open to all kayak anglers in Minnesota. You can fish any water in Minnesota for the duration of this online tournament. Your top 2 Musky will make up your score. You can upgrade submitted fish at any time during the tournament. Below is a sample of how the scoreboard will look.

Payouts:

1st place: $300
2nd place: $100
3rd place: Choice of 2 in-stock MNKFA Musky Lures

Angler Name Musky #1 Musky #2 TOTAL
Gary Gator Sample (SAMPLE) 36″ (SAMPLE) 42″ (SAMPLE) 78″
1. Roger Her
2. Mark Leyde
3. Joey Vanyo 35″ 31.25″ 66.25″
4. Brett Beinke
5. Ron Strauss
6. Mitch Heil
7. Dennis Seurer
8. Joshua Donato 27.00″ 27.00″
9. Curtis Matson-Laurent
10. Frank Joshua Eha
11. Robert Dregney
12. Michael Thompson
13. David Mikkelson
14. Warren Arnold
15. James Suhsen 46.00″ 43.00″ 89.00″
16. Jacob Schurter 47.00″ 44.50″ 91.50″
17. Ryan Jolly
18. Samuel Chapman

The payout will depend on the number of entries. Plus, we have a bunch of musky lures to giveaway to a few of the runner-up finishers. Once we have a final entrant count, we’ll determine payouts and prizes.

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final. We reserve the right to change any rules as we see fit to make things fair to all. No arguing or complaining!

Price: $30

1. Registration: Closes Sunday June 16, 2019 at midnight. If your entry payment is not received by then, you are NOT in the tournament.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be added to this page and on our social media for all participants. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include an approved fish measuring device like a Rapala folding 60″ or Ketch board for large fish. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING. You MUST submit any catches within 24 to 48 hours after you catch the fish. NO HOLDING FISH SUBMISSIONS UNTIL THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT!

You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom of mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. We must be able to see and identify part of your kayak in the photo. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am  on June 17, 2019. End of the tournament will be at midnight, Sunday, October 13, 2019. All photo entries must be SUBMITTED by finish time listed. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in by midnight. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. Gas or electric motors ARE allowed on kayaks only for this online tournament! Absolutely no other method will be permitted. You ARE allowed to get help landing and measuring your fish for this tournament.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: Cash payout will depend on participation numbers. The more entries, the more cash payout. We will list prize details shortly after the tournament has started.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry payment constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events. MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify anyone who signs up, but has broken ANY MNKFA rules on any MNKFA media or events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors or discipline bad behavior on the part of an entrant.

Jul
1
Mon
2019
2019 July 5•4•5 Online Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Jul 1 @ 12:01 am – Jul 31 @ 11:59 pm

2019 July 5•4•5 Online Kayak Fishing Tournament

BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE JULY CONTROL IMAGE CARD 

JULY CONTROL IMAGE CARD

THE 545 MNKFA ONLINE BASS TOURNAMENT IS A 5 BASS LIMIT FOR 5 MONTHS. EACH MONTH YOU SUBMIT YOUR BEST 5 BASS FOR THAT MONTH. BEST 5-4-5!

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final.

1. Registration: YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE EACH MONTH. YOU must sign up and register on tourneyX.com , NOT THE MNKFA WEBSITE. WE WILL PROVIDE THE LINK WHEN READY. EVERY MONTH IS A NEW TOURNAMENT SO YOU MUST RE-ENTER AND REGISTER BEFORE THE NEW MONTH STARTS.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be emailed to all participants prior to each month. There will also be a link on TourneyX.com in the tournament home page. this link will direct you to a PDF image as well. THIS PDF WILL HAVE A CODE ON IT EACH MONTH. YOU MUST HAVE THE CORRECT CODE FOR THE MONTH YOU ARE FISHING. THIS CODE WILL CHANGE EVERY MONTH. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. (Only the tournament card with codes must be showing in your photo) Your photo must include ONE OF THE FOLLOWING fish measuring devices, Hawg Trough or Ketch measuring device. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.
You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom with the mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am CST ON THE 1ST DAY OF EACH MONTH (June-Oct). End of the tournament will be at midnight CST ON THE LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH. All photo entries must be SUBMITTED in TourneyX and received by the end of the tournament each month. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in by midnight. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Iowa.
YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING. YOU MAY NOT FISH PRIVATE WATERS! IT MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: The prizes for these 545 tournaments are CASH. (bonus for the first month) Each month will change depending on participation. The more entries, the more cash payout. We will pay out to the top 3 each month. A very small percentage of your entry fee goes to TourneyX fees, and MNKFA operating cost. The rest will be paid back to the entrants in cash prize.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry form constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors.
***NOTE: SCORING IS DONE MANUALLY***

Once the tournament has started, submit your entry via TOURNEYX.COM OR THEIR MOBILE APP. Your entry will be reviewed and MUST meet all the rules for acceptable entries. This page will be updated when the tournament judge has time. The top 3 current entries will be posted with a date on this page and on Facebook.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
FunkBusters Get Together Fishing 2019
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Funkbuster Spinnerbaits

Funkbuster Baits Fishing Contest And Get Together
Sign-up will open Thursday, 6/27/2019

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS EVENT

This event is limited to the first 25 people that sign-up. We’re getting some great bait sets from Funkbusters. We have the shelter reserved and we’ll have lunch after we are all done fishing. The event is on Lake Ann and Lucy, a favorite kayak fishing destination for many of us. The winning bag in this years Lightning Strike Tournament was caught there.

Here’s the baits you’ll get and the only lures you can use for the fishing contest that day, $40 MSRP

The “Virg” Buzzbait-firetiger
XL Full Moon Spinnerbait, 3/4 oz
Goldina Gen 2, 1/2 oz
Black Widow Wesley Warbird 3.0, 1/2 oz, Silver, Silver
Wacky jigs (set of 3). 1/8 oz, Baby bass green
Transition Arky jig, 1/4oz, black
Pea jigs (set of 4), 3/16oz, 60 degree, June Bug
Swim Bait Jig Head, 1/4 oz, Pearl white
Participants supply their own plastics, scents, snaps, swivels and leaders but only the FB baits supplied can be used during the tournament.  All other baits and hooks must be removed from your kayak.

You’ll also be included in a drawing for one lure from 13 Fishing!

You’ll also be able to use the lure you get in the fishing contest that day.

13 Fishing Lures

The fishing contest will use your best Largemouth Bass combined with your best Northern Pike in combination for your score.

Here is the agenda

***Small details are subject to MNKFA change***

Saturday 7/27/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the shelter headquarters for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, 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. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

Saturday 1:00pm: You MUST be physically back at tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to the tournament director 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.

!!!SAFETY!!! Everyone is required to check back in with the tournament director at the end of fishing. You do not need to stay for the awards ceremony if you did NOT win a prize. We MUST know you are off the water safely. If you fail to check in after fishing, you will be banned from participating in tournaments for one year. If you won a top prize, you MUST attend the awards ceremony to claim the prize. If you are not at the awards ceremony, your prize goes to the next highest finisher attending the awards ceremony.

Saturday 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Have a drink and chit-chat with other kayak anglers. We’ll have a lunch for everyone entered in the event.

Saturday 2:00pm to 2:30pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament and give away prizes to the top 5 finishers.

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

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association rules for this 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 and sponsors.

1. Registration: Registration for The Funkbuster Baits Fishing Contest will be open soon. Registration will end 7/26/2019 at 5pm or when all 25 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.  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. All submissions MUST conform to current rules on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.  Longest combined length of  TWO (2) top fish from each species WINS! You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours.

4. Start and Finish Times: Contest fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 07-27-2019. End of contest fishing will be 1:00 pm CST 06-22-2019. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by 1:00 pm CST 07-27-2019. 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 1:00pm CST 07-27-2019. 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. All winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or they forfeit any winnings. There will be a very limited number of give aways at this event, they will be for the top finishers ONLY.

6. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and the Funkbusters artificial lures supplied on the day of the tournament during tournament fishing hours. Participants 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 Lake Ann or Lake Lucy. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 1:00pm.

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: Prizes will be only awarded to the top 5 finishers. This a fun get together event. You’ll get a nice deal on some great baits, get lunch and have some fun fishing a casual fishing contest.

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 your payment 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 the 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, be patient, I may be out fishing or something.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
2019 August 5•4•5 Online Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Aug 1 @ 12:15 am – Aug 31 @ 11:45 pm

AUGUST PAYOUT INFORMATION 8/15/2019
1st – $300.00
2nd – $200.00
3rd- $150.00

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED!

Be sure to add your name and the code, HB45 to your photo submission identifier.

Here is a link to the blank identifier pdf file:

Download MNKFA 545 Identifier

Add your name and the HB45 code.

THE 545 MNKFA ONLINE BASS TOURNAMENT IS A 5 BASS LIMIT FOR 5 MONTHS. EACH MONTH YOU SUBMIT YOUR BEST 5 BASS FOR THAT MONTH. BEST 5-4-5!

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final.

1. Registration: YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE EACH MONTH. YOU must sign up and register on tourneyX.com , NOT THE MNKFA WEBSITE. WE WILL PROVIDE THE LINK WHEN READY. EVERY MONTH IS A NEW TOURNAMENT SO YOU MUST RE-ENTER AND REGISTER BEFORE THE NEW MONTH STARTS.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be emailed to all participants prior to each month. There will also be a link on TourneyX.com in the tournament home page. this link will direct you to a PDF image as well. THIS PDF WILL HAVE A CODE ON IT EACH MONTH. YOU MUST HAVE THE CORRECT CODE FOR THE MONTH YOU ARE FISHING. THIS CODE WILL CHANGE EVERY MONTH. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. (Only the tournament card with codes must be showing in your photo) Your photo must include ONE OF THE FOLLOWING fish measuring devices, Hawg Trough or Ketch measuring device. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom with the mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am CST ON THE 1ST DAY OF EACH MONTH (June-Oct). End of the tournament will be at midnight CST ON THE LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH. All photo entries must be SUBMITTED in TourneyX and received by the end of the tournament each month. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in by midnight. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. Motors are allowed on kayaks for this online tournament. Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Iowa.
YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING. YOU MAY NOT FISH PRIVATE WATERS! IT MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: The prizes for these 545 tournaments are CASH. Each month’s payout will change depending on participation. The more entries, the more cash payout. A very small percentage of your entry fee goes to TourneyX fees, and MNKFA operating cost. The rest will be paid back to the entrants in cash prize.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry form constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors.

Once the tournament has started, submit your entry via TOURNEYX.COM OR THEIR MOBILE APP. Your entry will be reviewed and MUST meet all the rules for acceptable entries.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
2019 Bronze Back Tourney 1
Aug 3 @ 11:35 pm – 11:50 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Read all about this popular kayak fishing tournament at the CWO website

https://www.cwoutfitting.com/kayak-fishing-tournament.htm

Aug
24
Sat
2019
2019 Big Toothy Team Tournament
Aug 24 @ 12:15 am – Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm


Here is the link to the control image:

2019 BTTT Control Image PDF


Email your entry pic submissions to:

tonymnkfa@gmail.com

Kayak Fishing Lures

All entrants will get these lures!

Bigger and better for 2019

We’ve changed up the format and rules this year!

  • Five (5) members on each team, your team chooses team name and captain
  • We reserve the right to change the number of people on teams and add people to your team to allow more new members to participate in this event, it’s about FUN!
  • You can choose who is on your team (see caveat above)  (all team members MUST sign up and pay the tournament fee or your team is disqualified)
  • Online fishing is part 1, destination tournament is part 2

MNKFA can change the rules at any time for any reason to make the event better for all involved, entrants, tournament officials, sponsors and more.

Individual people who sign-up will be added to an existing team

You do NOT need to form or find a team. We will find a team for you to fish with if you sign-up as an individual. Main goal is having some fun for sure! Individuals, signup! You WILL get on a team. Even if we wind up with just these teams below and some individuals, the individuals will be added to existing teams. The number of fish used to score each team will be established by the final number of anglers on each team.

Team Name Team Captain Team Anglers
1. The Gator Guys! Ron Strauss Ryan Jolly
Tim Kerkvliet
Josh Donato
Tom Stifter
KP Enderle

2. The Muskytears Erika Blegen Michelle Morey
David Mikkelson
Todd Kewett
Joey Vanyo
Kyle Johnson

3. TREBLE TROUBLE! Justin Squeeks Lang Dean Ondich
Dan Ondich
Torry Heidenreiter
Tony Gedminas
Brian Madden

4. R U Yak’N Serious Mark Leyde Ann Clementine
Wayne Filmalter
Scott Forsythe
Warren Arnold
Casey Gibbons

5. Slime Guys! Robert Dregney Jason Nibbe
Derek Fahy
Devin Sijan
Brett Beinke
Josh Johnson

Paid entrants that will be added to teams:

Destination part will be held at: Dennis Frandsen County Park, West Rush Lake, Rush City, Minnesota

Spectacular views from anywhere along the nearly 1 mile of shoreline. A picnic shelter, large paved parking areas with hard surface paths, makes this an attractive site for your special events, family gatherings and company picnics.

Address:
1331 N. Lake Drive
Braham, MN 55006

This is a 2 part tournament

Part 1 competition, online tournament

Part 1 is online. Starts 12:01am 8/24/2019 and ends 9/7/2019, 7am (time of captains meeting for part 2). During part 1, each team will work together to cull the biggest two (2) Pike or Musky their team can catch by fishing as a team or individually. You can use ANY legal artificial bait (NO LIVE BAIT, ARTIFICIAL ONLY) on the water you are fishing.  You MUST submit all entries within 48 hours of being caught. NO HOLDING FISH TO THE END OF THE EVENT. We may change the amount of fish used for scoring depending on how many people are on each team prior to the event starting.
Below is a sample how scoring could look after part 1.
Team Part 1
Fish 1
Part 1
Fish 2
Part 2
Fish 1
Part 2
Fish 2
TOTAL
SCORE
The Gator Guys 30.25″ 33.5″ 63.75″
Monster Fish 36.0″ 37.0″ 73.0″”
Hillbilly Dental 40.0″ 42.25″ 82.25″

Here is the agenda for part 1 of the 2019 Big Toothy Team Tournament

Saturday, 12:01am, 8/24/2019, to Saturday, 7am, 9/7/2019: Online fishing. Catch and submit pike or musky and submit big pike / musky to your Captain. Captains will determine if it is the biggest team fish online and that it meets all measuring pic requirements. Captain will submit to the tournament director / judge whose determination on size and acceptance is final. NO ARGUING OR COMPLAINING OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED from the entire tournament with NO REFUNDS.

Part 2 competition, destination tournament

Part 2 is at West Rush Lake. During part 2, each team will work together to cull the biggest two (2) Pike or Musky their team can catch by fishing as a team or individually. You can use ANY legal artificial bait (NO LIVE BAIT, ARTIFICIAL ONLY) on the water you are fishing. Each team will continually submit their two (2) biggest pike and Musky over the fishing period. We may change the amount of fish used for scoring depending on how many people are on each team prior to the event starting.
Below is a sample how scoring could look after part 2.
Team Part 1
Fish 1
Part 1
Fish 2
Part 2
Fish 1
Part 2
Fish 2
TOTAL
SCORE
The Gator Guys 30.25″ 33.5″ 26.0″ 44.0″ 133.75″
Monster Fish 36.0″ 37.0″ 38.0″ 26.0″ 137.0″”
Hillbilly Dental 40.0″ 42.25″ 20.0″ 24.0″ 126.25″

Here is the agenda for part 2 of the 2019 Big Toothy Team Tournament

Saturday 9/7/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at West Rush Lake shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out  waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 9/7/2019 8:00am: You can launch at any public launch on West Rush 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 9/7/2019 1:00pm: You MUST be physically back at the tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to the tournament director if you could not or did not email your photos. Have a soft drink and chit-chat with fellow kayak anglers. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THIS TIME. THIS IS MANDATORY. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Saturday 9/7/2019 1:00pm to 2:00pm: We’ll have lunch for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Saturday 9/7/2019 2:00pm to 2:30pm: We’ll announce the scores of the combined online and destination tournament, then give away a few prizes as fast as we can.

Tournament Rules

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 and respectful to sponsors.***

Tournament director: Tony Heimkes

1. Registration: Registration for The 2019 Big Toothy Team Kayak Fishing Tournament closes 8/23/2019 at 5:00pm or when all spots are sold. Exact number of teams and anglers TBD.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch, photo and release.  Tournament control image will be supplied prior to online fishing. Destination (part 2) control image will be given out at the event. Control image must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough for fish under 30″, Rapala measuring board for fish over 30″. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish can be open and MUST BE 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 Northern Pike and Musky.  Each team member will be scored on the longest pike or musky they submit that adheres to the rules. You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours, per part 1 and part 2 rules. Your total will be added to your team total to determine the winning team. These rules may change based on how final teams are established.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing for Part 1 will begin at 12:01 am CST 08-24-2019. End of the tournament fishing for Part 1 will be 7:00am CST 09-7-2018.

Tournament fishing for Part 2 destination will begin at 8:00am CST 09-7-2019. End of online tournament fishing for Part 2 destination will be Saturday, 1pm CST 9-7-2019.

All entry submissions MUST be received in the time periods defined above. We’re NOT responsible for any 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 lunch and an award ceremony following the close of Part 2 at West Rush Lake headquarters.

6. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and ONLY 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 for the destination part of the tournament! 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. Entrants 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: 

PART 1: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on lakes in MN, IA, WI, ND or SD. You may only access the lake, river or stream via a public access anyone can use.

PART 2: You can only fish on East or West Rush Lake.

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: Prizes will be determined once we know the final number of participants and teams.

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 any form and payment for this tournament 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.

15. Prize Winner Qualification: You MUST be in attendance at the post fish award ceremony for Part 2 to be eligible for any prizes that will be awarded or given away at that event. 

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 and sponsors.

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up.

Rigging Your Rig Presentation, Tournament & Party
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SI

CONTROL IMAGE LINK:
Download Control Image


SUBMIT YOUR PICS TO:
grantcarston@yahoo.com

Get signed-up for our kayak fishing accessories event!

One of the most common questions asked by kayak anglers is what are the best kayak accessories for me? From newbies to experts, accessories can make the sport more fun, comfortable, productive and safe. MNKFA sponsor Hi Tempo carries a complete line of kayak fishing accessories for all makes and models of kayaks. This event is for all kayak anglers regardless of what boat you ride. Take part in our one day bass tournament, come to the store for FREE food and drink, learn all about kayak fishing accessories, ask questions and have some fun.

RIG-ZILLA!

Stop in and see RIG-ZILLA! at Hi Tempo, debuting August 21, 2019. We’re rigging the most maxed out, accessorized fishing kayak on the planet! Check out the ridiculous amount of accessories on this kayak.

Get 25% to 50% off in-stock accessories!

 

Kayak Fishing Accessories

August 21-24, 2019 you can get some sweet pricing on the kayak fishing accessories you’ve been wanting. The best accessories from the top names in kayak fishing, RAM, Railblaza, Power-Pole, Hobie, C-Tug and lots more!
(Does not include trailers, roof rack components or fish finders)

Kayaks, end of season pricing

Fishing Kayak

All in-stock kayaks, get a new fishing kayak in time for the hot fall bite!

FREE one day kayak bass fishing tournament.

Fast, easy sign-up. You can fish any water you want that is accessible by public access available to anyone. No private waters or private access waters. This is a 5 best-culled smallmouth or largemouth bass tournament. Winners MUST be at Hi Tempo after fishing for dinner, cold beverages and the Rigging Your Rig presentation: No charge (FREE) to all who sign-up. Come and chat about the season, learn all about kayak fishing accessories and enjoy some food, fun and comaraderie.

1. Registration: Closes Friday, August 23, 2019 at 5pm.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be posted for all participants Friday evening at 8pm. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. (Only the tournament card with codes must be showing in your photo) Your photo must include ONE OF THE FOLLOWING fish measuring devices, Hawg Trough or Ketch measuring device. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom with the mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST adhere to our photo requirements, no exceptions. You can get help getting a photo of your catch.

For detailed information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times For Fishing: 6am to 2pm.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. No fish sharing, if you submit a fish, you testify that you are the person who hooked and landed the fish. Motors are allowed on kayaks for this online tournament. Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: listed below.

11. Waiver: all entrants are solely responsible for their own safety.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors.

Bass tournament prizes.

Winner gets to pick $100 of in-stock kayak fishing accessories (MSRP prices)
Second place gets to pick $50 of in-stock kayak fishing accessories (MSRP prices)
Third place gets to pick $25 of in-stock kayak fishing accessories (MSRP prices)

Thursday, August 22.

7:00 pm: online Captain’s meeting.

Friday, August 23.

5:00 pm: registration sign-up closes. No exceptions.
5:30 pm: entrants and entrant numbers will be listed on this page.
8:00 pm: control image gets posted on this page and MNKFA social media. The control image will have the information on who to email or text entry submissions to.

Saturday, August 24.

6:00 am: tournament fishing starts (you’re on your honor, please follow this rule).
2:00 pm: tournament fishing ends (you’re on your honor, please follow this rule).
3:00 pm: tournament entrants need to be at Hi Tempo. Ice cold beverages available. Party starts!

Hi Tempo WaterSports
3959 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-429-3333

3:30 pm to 4:15: food will be served.
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Rigging Your Rig Presentation.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: question and answer time, announcement of tournament winners and closing of event.

All details are subject to change at the discretion of Hi Tempo or MNKFA

Complete and send the short form below to sign-up for this event

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Sep
1
Sun
2019
2019 September 5•4•5 Online Month Long Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Sep 1 @ 12:15 am – Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm

MNKFA 545 September Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament

Link To The September Control Image

Payout for September 545 is:
1st place- $200
2nd place- $100
3rd place- $75
4th place- $50

Sep
28
Sat
2019
2019 Bronze Back Tourney #2
Sep 28 @ 11:36 pm – 11:51 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Read all about this popular kayak fishing tournament at the CWO website

https://www.cwoutfitting.com/kayak-fishing-tournament.htm

Apr
30
Thu
2020
2020 Pike Kayak Fishing Adventure
Apr 30 @ 6:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm

Kayak Pike Fishing

***CANCELED***

4/11/2020 LOTW MNKFA Pike Trip Is Canceled

Due to Minnesota sheltering in place and social distancing guidelines, the MNKFA board has decided we must cancel the Lake Of The Woods event. All other tournaments are active and a go at this point. Thank you!

The MN DNR lake survey verifies the presence of a healthy trophy pike fishery

Lake of the Woods is managed for a high-quality northern pike population, with a significant component of “trophy” northern pike over 40 inches long. To monitor the size structure of the northern pike population, it is sampled every 5 years using trap nets at known spawning sites. The northern pike population continues to be one of high quality, with 19% of the adult population at least 35 inches long, and 5% of the adults 40 inches long, or longer.

If you have any questions, send an email to: mnkfakp@yahoo.com.

May
9
Sat
2020
2020 FREE Online Pike Opener Tournament
May 9 @ 12:15 am – May 17 @ 11:45 pm

2020 Pike Opener Online Tournament

***SIGN UP IS CLOSED***

MNKFA-ID-CARD-2020-OPENER-FNL

Scored fish will include walleye or northern pike. Your largest 2 fish over the span of fishing days will make up your final score. You can upgrade any fish on the board to a larger catch at any time during tournament days.

MNKFA reserves the right to change any rules or details.

Limited to the first 150 kayak anglers to complete sign up on Tourney X. If you have a Tourney X account, use that. If you do not have a Tourney X account, you’ll need to set one up. You must be an MNKFA member with an account on this website to be eligible for this tournament. MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has exhibited bad behavior or malice towards the MNKFA.

Omnia Fishing Gift CardWinner will receive a $100 Omnia Fishing Gift Card

Thanks to our friends at Omnia Fishing! They stepped up with a prize for this event. No wonder they’re our favorite source for fishing knowledge, gear and tackle.

 

Tourney X LogoBIG THANKS to Tourney X for graciously donating sign up and scoring services

It’s really fun catching a fish, taking a pic and uploading to Tourney X and seeing your score and your position in the standings go up. Tourney X has made this a FREE tournament for MNKFA and members.

We’re going to run this tournament for 9 days. You get 2 full weekends to fish…and all the week days in between. Get out there and get a 2 big walleye or northerns and post your pics on Tourney X! This is an online tournament. You can send a photo of a 19 inch pike one day, then replace it with a bigger 23 inch fish a day later! The scoring will be live on Tourney X

Your score will include your 2 largest submitted fish in any combination of Walleye and Northern Pike.

READ AND AGREE TO THIS WAIVER BEFORE SIGNING:

I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in a kayak fishing tournament does exist, and
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and
3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.  I further agree that by typing my name in the provided space of the electronic entry form constitutes your legal signature and is the same as you signing this agreement by hand.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY. Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. Contact T0urnament Director for minor participation information. A completed entry form and waiver must be received no later than 2 weeks before the start of the tournament. The responsibility and safety for said minor is solely that of the signing parent or legal guardian. Parent and or legal guardian holds harmless Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and their officers, sponsors, advertisers and employees. Minor may NOT complete the Tourney X form, if they do, they are automatically disqualified for lying on an MNKFA form.

Tournament Rules And Signup

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final.

1. Registration: Registration for The MNKFA Minnesota Pike Opener 2020 will be run on Tourney X. MNKFA reserves the right to close registration at any time for reasons in the best interests of the club.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be available to all participants at 3:00pm CST 05-8-2019 via this page and social media links. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar measuring device. You must use a Rapala or Ketch board for fish over 30″. You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom of mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am  CST 05-9-2020. End of the tournament will be at midnight  CST 05-17-2020. All photo entries must be emailed and received by by the end of the tournament. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not posted on Tourney X by midnight, 05-17-2020. You must post your catches immediately after you release the fish. 

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. Gas or electric motors are allowed for this online tournament (we do NOT allow them for destination tournaments)! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Iowa.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: First place winner will get a $100 gift card from Omnia Fishing.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry form on Tourney X constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director for ANY reason. This is a FREE tournament, no complaining or arguing will be tolerated at all! MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify anyone at anytime if your bad behavior, negative attitude, negative attitude toward MNKFA, or disrespecting any board member, member or volunteer warrants disqualification. You’ll be disqualified if you just can’t accept the rules or decisions made by MNKFA and you incessantly complain, whine or bash!

 

May
23
Sat
2020
2020 Vibe Kayak Tournament
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

THE  CODE  IS:  VIBEVibe Kayak Fishing Tournament 2020

CHECK OUT THE SPECS ON THESE FISHING KAYAKS, CLICK HERE

DOWNLOAD MNKFA-ID-CARD-2020-VIBE-FNL

MNKFA-2020-Vibe-Tournament-release

5/15/2020. ALL ENTRANTS MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE AND EMAIL THIS WAIVER TO DWAYNE!

NOTE: These rules may change at the discretion of the MNKFA board.

Tournament Director is Anthony Heimkes • tonymnkfa@gmail.com or 612-669-5759

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Rules (Rules are 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 and sponsors. Rules may be prior to event start. Any rules changed will be announced at the mornings captains meeting prior to the held event.

1. Registration: SOLD OUT (See cancellation policies for cancellations.)

2. Requirements: MNKFA tournaments are strictly catch and release. A Tournament control image will be supplied at the live events (Online tournaments will be sent out beforehand). The control image 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 (see measuring requirements).  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control image must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current measuring rules for MNKFA on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Bass (both large and smallmouth only).  The longest combined length of FIVE (5) top bass WINS! You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at any time during tournament fishing hours. Fish submissions must be posted on the Tourney X MNKFA, Vibe Tournament site. If you have any problems, contact Anthony Heimkes at tonymnkfa@gmail.com or text to 612-669-5759.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am, Saturday May 23, 2020. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 05-23-2020. All photo entries must be posted on the Tourney X site by 3:00 pm CST 05-23-2020. 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 prizes and an award ceremony following the close of each tournament at tournament headquarters. All winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or you forfeit any winnings.

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. You must remain in full compliance with law enforcement rules per the state you are fishing! Participants must fish from a human-powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE person may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed (unless its an online event, all live events are human powered only!)  Absolutely no other method will be permitted. All vessels must be classified as a kayak from the manufacturer.

7. Safety: We strongly suggest that a PFD be worn and have an audible signalling device. Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe Kayaking conduct must be observed at all times. NO alcohol or controlled substance can be used or allowed in the kayak during tournament hours.

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 approved waters. Plus, you MUST view the Captain’s meeting video.

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

11. Cheating Inquiries: The University of Minnesota will be handling lie detector tests. Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials and the University of Minnesota Law practices. 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 test, provided and conducted by the university analysis team to test and confirm winners authenticity to prove they followed all the rules

12. Prizes: Prizes will differ from each MNKFA event, live and online. Applicable tax laws will be adhered to,  Major prizes will be announced prior to each event. An IRS 1099 form may be required to major prize winners.

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 and law, they win and deserve the appropriate gains from their investment (entry cost).

14. Waiver: You agree to complete a waiver. Submitting the form and payment 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 the event. 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.

15. Ties: All ties are at the tournament directors discretion. Ties will be decided by first fish, biggest fish and/or time submitted.

16. Cancellation: If you MUST cancel your signup prior to the tournament: SEE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURNAMENTS.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY WINNINGS.

Knowledge of these rules is the responsibility of each contestant. Failure to read these rules or ignorance of them is no excuse.

Jun
1
Mon
2020
June Online Omnia Fishing Bass Tournament
Jun 1 @ 12:15 am – Jun 30 @ 11:29 am

Omnia Fishing Online Bass Tournament

You are on your honor to not use this until 12:01 on June 1st, 2020. Good luck, let’s have some fun. Click the link below to download and print the June, 2020 Online Bass Tournament Identifier.

MNKFA-ID-CARD-2020-Bass-Online

Not for profit, just for FUN!

There are several online bass tournaments that organizations or individuals run for profit. These MNKFA / Omnia Fishing tournaments are run by volunteers. The entry fee is low, just $30 for a full month of tournament fishing. These are low stress, friendly online competitions. A small part of your entry fee goes to pay for Tourney X, otherwise, all entry fees are paid to the winner(s) based on how many entrants sign up and how much money is in the pot.

Enjoy these benefits and conveniences:

  • Fish when and where you want (in the 5 state area, MN, SD, ND, IA, WI)
  • Tourney X shows standings in real time, watch your position in the standings rise (it’s FUN!)
  • No travel to get to and home from a destination tournament (spend more time fishing!)
  • Cost is low, fun is maximum!

Omnia Fishing Gift CardSpecial bonus prize for winners that are Omnia Fishing customers

Each month Omnia Fishing will be adding a $100 gift card (on top of MNKFA winnings) for the 1st place finisher if you are an Omnia Fishing customer. You’ll need a receipt showing you made a purchase, no matter how big or small, the month of the tournament. Your purchase transactions are online in your Omnia Fishing account. THANKS TO OMNIA FISHING!

Tourney X will be used for sign up and scoring

Tournaments will be held in June, July, August, September and October. Each month a new tournament starts. Each month a new $30 entry fee and payout schedule will be established. There will be NO REFUNDS for the monthly online tournaments for any reason. By signing up using the link below, you agree to all the rules on this page.

SIGN UP FOR THE JUNE ONLINE BASS TOURNAMENT, CLICK HERE

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director for ANY reason. This is a LOW COST tournament, no complaining or arguing will be tolerated at all! MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify anyone at anytime if your bad behavior, negative attitude, negative attitude toward MNKFA, or disrespecting any board member, member or volunteer warrants disqualification. You’ll be disqualified if you just can’t accept the rules or decisions made by MNKFA and you incessantly complain, whine or bash!

Open to all kayak anglers in MN, IA, SD, ND and WI. You can fish any water in the 5 state area for a full month. We’ll use Tourney X to keep score. Your top 5 bass make up your score each month.

Each month is a new tournament. You start with a score of zero and go catch your best 5 bass for that month. The first tournament starts in June 2020. Followed by a tournament in July, August, September and October.

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final.

1. Registration: YOU MUST SIGN UP AND PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE BEFORE EACH MONTHLY TOURNAMENT STARTS. YOU must sign up and register on tourneyX.com , NOT MNKFA WEBSITE. WE WILL PROVIDE THE LINK WHEN READY. EVERY MONTH IS A NEW TOURNAMENT SO YOU MUST RE-ENTER AND REGISTER BEFORE THE NEW MONTH STARTS.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be emailed to all participants prior to each month. We will post the identifier link in the MNKFA Facebook group. We will also post a link to the identifier on this page. THIS PDF WILL HAVE A CODE ON IT EACH MONTH. YOU MUST HAVE THE CORRECT CODE FOR THE MONTH YOU ARE FISHING. THIS CODE WILL CHANGE EVERY MONTH. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. (Only the tournament card with codes must be showing in your photo) Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar measuring device. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish can be open or closed and at the bottom of mouth touching the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am  CST ON THE 1ST DAY OF EACH MONTH (June-October). End of the tournament will be at 11:59PM CST ON THE LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH. All photo entries must be SUBMITTED via the TourneyX website and received by the end of the tournament each month. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in by midnight. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. Gas or electric motors ARE allowed on kayaks only for this online tournament! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or onboard each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. 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.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Iowa. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

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

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: The prizes for these tournaments are CASH. Each month’s payout will change depending on participation numbers. The more entries, the more cash payout. We will pay out to the top 3 each month, if there are enough participants. $5 of your entry fee goes to TourneyX fees, $2 goes to Paypal. The rest will be payed back to the entrants in cash prize.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry form on Tourney X constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

12. Ties: In case of a tie, the first fish submitted gets preference.

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events. MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify anyone who signs up, but has broken ANY MNKFA rules on any MNKFA media or events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors or discipline bad behavior on the part of an entrant.

Once the tournament has started, submit your entry via TOURNEYX.COM OR THEIR MOBILE APP. Your entry will be reviewed and MUST meet all the rules for acceptable entries.

 

Jun
13
Sat
2020
2020 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament
Jun 13 @ 6:00 am – 4:45 pm

Chris Nelson 2020 Kayak Fishing Tournament

WIN A 2020 HOBIE OUTBACK FROM HI TEMPO!

First place wins one standard color Hobie Outback.
Check out the details of the Hobie Outback on the Hi Tempo website.

***THIS TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT***

NOTE:

New rules in effect for cancellation, click here.

Here is the agenda for the 2020 Chris Nelson Memorial kayak fishing tournament

Tournament Director is Anthony Heimkes

tonymnkfa@gmail.com or 612-669-5759

***MNKFA reserves the right to change any details***

Saturday 6/13/2020, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the tournament headquarters for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, 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 Chisago Lake or South Lindstrom 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 3:00pm: You MUST be physically back to the tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to the tournament director if you could not or did not post photos on Tourney X. 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.

!!!SAFETY!!! Everyone is required to check back in with the tournament director at the end of fishing. You do not need to stay for the awards ceremony if you did NOT win a prize. We MUST know you are off the water safely. If you won a top prize, you MUST attend the awards ceremony to claim the prize. If you are not at the awards ceremony, your prize goes to the next highest finisher attending the awards ceremony.

Saturday 3:00pm to 3:30pm: Have a drink and chit-chat with other kayak anglers.

Saturday 3:30pm to 4:15pm: We’ll have a barbecue dinner.

Saturday 4:15pm to 4:45pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, 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!


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Rules (Rules are 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 and sponsors. Rules may be prior to event start. Any rules changed will be announced at the mornings captains meeting prior to the held event.

1. Registration: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament will be announced a week prior to opening on facebook. Registration will end Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 75 spots are sold. Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or above and a valid member of MNKFA. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present and fill out any necessary forms or documents provided by MNKFA. (See cancellation policies for cancellations.)

2. Requirements: MNKFA tournaments are strictly catch and release. A Tournament control image will be supplied at the live events (Online tournaments will be sent out before hand). The control image 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 (see measuring requirements).  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control image  must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current measuring rules for MNKFA on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

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.  Fish submissions should be submitted immediately after your catch via the Tourney X app. If you encounter any problems, text, call or contact Tony: tonymnkfa@gmail.com or text or call to 612-669-5759.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 06-13-2020. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 06-13-2020. All photo entries must be posted on Tourney X, by 3:00 pm CST 06-13-2020. If you are not able to post on Tourney X, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY CONTACT TONY! We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Final winner is determined by the tournament director.

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be prizes and an award ceremony following the close of each tournament at tournament headquarters. All winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or they forfeit any winnings.

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. You must remain in full compliance with law enforcement rules per the state you are fishing! Participants must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE person  may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed (unless its an online event, all live events are human powered only!)  Absolutely no other method will be permitted. All vessels must be classified as a kayak from the manufacturer.

7. Safety: We strongly suggest that a PFD be worn and have an audible signaling device. Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe Kayaking conduct must be observed at all times. NO alcohol or controlled substance can be used or allowed in the kayak during tournament hours.

8. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each angler. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be cause for a 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 approved waters. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 3:00pm.

10. Weather: Anglers are to exercise their own best judgment for safety when considering whether to fish or not. Launch may be delayed or cancelled due to unsafe conditions as determined by the tournament director.

11. Cheating Inquiries: The University of Minnesota will be handling lie detector tests. Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials and the University of Minnesota Law practices. 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 test, provided and conducted by the university analysis team to test and confirm winners authenticity to prove they followed all the rules

12. Prizes: Prizes will differ from each event, live and online. Applicable tax laws will be adhered to,  Major prizes will be announced prior to each event. An IRS 1099 form may be required to major prize winners.

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 and law, they win and deserve the appropriate gains from their investment (entry cost).

14. Waiver: Submitting the form and payment 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 the event. 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.

15. Ties: All ties are at the tournament directors discretion. Ties will be decided by first fish, biggest fish and/or time submitted.

16. Cancellation: If you MUST cancel your signup prior to the tournament: SEE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURNAMENTS.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY WINNINGS.

Knowledge of these rules is the responsibility of each contestant. Failure to read these rules or ignorance of them is no excuse.

Waiting list, 2020 Chris Nelson Memorial Tournament

If the tournament sells out, you can add your name to the waiting list. Sometimes people will need to give up their spot in a tournament due to unforeseen circumstances. If a spot opens up, the first person on the waiting list will be notified via email that a spot is open. That person will have 24 hours to make the payment and claim the open spot. If the entry fee is not paid, the offer to sign up will go to the next person.

Once the tournament is SOLD OUT, a form will be in this spot. This will be the ONLY way you can be added on the waiting list.

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2020 Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament
Jun 28 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

***SOLD OUT*** 2020 Lightning Kayaks Tournament ***SOLD OUT*** 2020 Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament

CHECK OUT THE SPECS ON THIS FISHING KAYAK, LEARN MORE

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New rules in effect for cancellation, click here.

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Here is the agenda for the 2020 Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament

Tournament Director is Anthony Heimkes

tonymnkfa@gmail.com or 612-669-5759

This tournament is limited to 50 entrants.

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

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Rules (Rules are 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 and sponsors. Rules may be prior to event start. Any rules changed will be announced at the mornings captains meeting prior to the held event.

1. Registration: Registration for Kayak Fishing Tournaments will be announced no less than a week prior to opening on the MNKFA facebook page and MNKFA website. Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or above and a valid member of MNKFA. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present and fill out any necessary forms or documents provided by MNKFA. (See cancellation policies for cancellations.)

2. Requirements: MNKFA tournaments are strictly catch and release. A Tournament control image will be supplied at the live events (Online tournaments will be sent out before hand). The control image 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 (see measuring requirements).  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control image  must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current measuring rules for MNKFA on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

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.  Fish submissions can be sent to Anthony Heimkes at tonymnkfa@gmail.com or text to 612-669-5759. All fish may have open or closed mouth. Scoring will be done by the tournament director. Entries will be submitted via email, text or TourneyX. (details on submitting will be announced prior to events) ALL fish submitted MUST meet fish measuring requirements. If you’re NOT able to email, text or TourneyX, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official before the set time frame. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Or travel problems. Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing times that are provided by MNKFA are subject to change by the MNKFA board. Your submission photos must be turned in upon the timeline requested per tournament.

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be prizes and an award ceremony following the close of each tournament at tournament headquarters. All winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or they forfeit any winnings.

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. You must remain in full compliance with law enforcement rules per the state you are fishing! Participants must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE person  may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed (unless its an online event, all live events are human powered only!)  Absolutely no other method will be permitted. All vessels must be classified as a kayak from the manufacturer.

7. Safety: We strongly suggest that a PFD be worn and have an audible signaling device. Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe Kayaking conduct must be observed at all times. NO alcohol or controlled substance can be used or allowed in the kayak during tournament hours.

8. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each angler. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be cause for a 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 from the listed lakes and ramps provided by MNKFA. You MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning AND back to tournament headquarters by the time frame set by MNKFA. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification from the tournament.

10. Weather: Anglers are to exercise their own best judgment for safety when considering whether to fish or not. Launch may be delayed or cancelled due to unsafe conditions as determined by the tournament director.

11. Cheating Inquiries: The University of Minnesota will be handling lie detector tests. Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials and the University of Minnesota Law practices. 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 test, provided and conducted by the university analysis team to test and confirm winners authenticity to prove they followed all the rules

12. Prizes: Prizes will differ from each event, live and online. Applicable tax laws will be adhered to,  Major prizes will be announced prior to each event. An IRS 1099 form may be required to major prize winners.

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 and law, they win and deserve the appropriate gains from their investment (entry cost).

14. Waiver: Submitting the form and payment 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 the event. 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.

15. Ties: All ties are at the tournament directors discretion. Ties will be decided by first fish, biggest fish and/or time submitted.

16. Cancellation: If you MUST cancel your signup prior to the tournament: SEE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURNAMENTS.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY WINNINGS.

Knowledge of these rules is the responsibility of each contestant. Failure to read these rules or ignorance of them is no excuse.

Aug
8
Sat
2020
2P3B Tournament
Aug 8 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

SIGN UP IS OPEN Password is: 123
CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP PAGE

 

2 Pike 3 Bass Kayak Fishing TournamentNOTE: You will be required to complete and submit a waiver of responsibility or you will be disqualified from this and any other MNKFA tournaments.

2P3B?

This is something we’ve never done before! Tally up your 2 best pike and your 3 best bass for your final score. This should be fun. Strategically, there’s a lot of different ways to go at this tournament.

Lake Minnewaska

We’ve never had an event here. We’re told there’s lots of pike and BIG BASS.

Limited to 50 kayak anglers

We’ll be using Tourney X for sign up and scoring. The first 50 to complete sign up and payment are in.

***TENTATIVE*** The captain’s meeting will be held at the Chalet shelter located in Barsness Park at 1008 S Lakeshore Dr in Glenwood, MN 55334. If this cannot happen, it will be a virtual online Captain’s Meeting.

ALL RULES WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH PAST MNKFA RULES.
THEY WILL BE POSTED SOON.

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