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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.

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.

These rules can change anytime at the discretion of MNKFA officials

Omnia Fishing Rules


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, but what is shown now is very close to how these contests will run.

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

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

Meet and fish with Paul Funk, Owner of Funkbuster Baits

Exact details to come. Will be limited to 25 people. We’re hoping to be able order baits sets from Funkbusters. We have the shelter reserved and we’ll have a lunch after we are all done fishing.

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

2019 Big Toothy Team Tournament Kayak Fishing

Bigger and better for 2019

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

  • Three (3) members on each team, your team chooses team name and captain
  • You can choose who is on your team (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.

Prizes, entry fee and more to come soon.

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.
Below is a sample how scoring could look after part 1.
TeamPart 1
Fish 1
Part 1
Fish 2
Part 2
Fish 1
Part 2
Fish 2
TOTAL
SCORE
The Gator Guys30.25″33.5″63.75″
Monster Fish36.0″37.0″73.0″”
Hillbilly Dental40.0″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.
Below is a sample how scoring could look after part 2.
TeamPart 1
Fish 1
Part 1
Fish 2
Part 2
Fish 1
Part 2
Fish 2
TOTAL
SCORE
The Gator Guys30.25″33.5″26.0″44.0″133.75″
Monster Fish36.0″37.0″38.0″26.0″137.0″”
Hillbilly Dental40.0″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: (TBD)

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. Only 48 spots are available. 16 teams with 3 members per team = 48 spots.

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.

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! 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 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: See top of this page for fishing tournament prizes, there will be other prizes awarded based on how you place in the tournament.

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. Names are added manually to the entrant list. It may take a day or so depending on what my social schedule looks like.

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
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

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