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MN Kayak Fishing Events 2017

Join the FUN! Check out these 2019 events!

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

May
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.

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

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