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Join the FUN! Check out these 2020 events!

We have a mix of paid and non-paid events throughout the year. 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.

Click here for the MNKFA 2020 Big Toothy Event Page

MNKFA 2020 Big Toothy Tournament 

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 Through September Online Omnia Fishing Bass Tournament
Jun 1 @ 12:15 am – Sep 30 @ 11:29 am

MNKFA-ID-CARD-2020-Bass-Online-SeptemberOmnia Fishing Online Bass Tournament

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.

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 maybe 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 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chris Nelson 2020 Kayak Fishing Tournament

WIN A 2020 HOBIE OUTBACK FROM HI TEMPO!

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

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***

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CAPTAIN’S MEETING

Friday, June 12, 2020. 3:00 PM. Video Captain’s meeting will be released in the MNKFA Facebook group. There will be NO gathering for a Captain’s meeting at a physical location meeting prior to fishing. You are responsible for viewing and understanding the rules. The identifier will be released Friday at 3:30 pm for you to print. The code that you will hand write on the identifier will be released at 7:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2020, right before fishing starts. Bring a pen or Sharpie to handwrite the code on your printed identifier. Printed identifiers will be available for pickup at the Paradise Park shelter from Grant at 6:30 am if you don’t have access to a printer.

FISHING WATERS & LAUNCH POINTS

Fishing is limited to South Lindstrom Lake and Chisago Lake. See red outline on the map below. You MUST launch at one of the three designated launches (black boxes), see map below. If you launch anywhere else, you will be disqualified. Fishing will start at 7:00 am when the identifier code is released. We encourage you to get to your launch early, get on the water and be ready to paddle to your fishing spot. You MUST stay within 200 yards of your launch until the identifier code is released at 7:00 am, don’t bunch together, observe social distancing. YOU MAY NOT FISH BEFORE 7:00 AM! We want you to get on the water early to alleviate pressure at the launches, please help. DO NOT START FISHING ANY TIME ON SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2020 UNTIL 7:00 AM, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

1. Chisago Lake Boat Launch
60 parking spots. Will be busy. Get there early.

2. Beach Park Launch 15 parking spots.
Cart your yak to the water and launch. We’ve been told trailers can park on the street near the park. It is up to you to obey all parking rules in effect.

3. Paradise Park Launch 20 parking spots.
Cart your yak to the water and launch.

4. Chuckie Lundquist Park
Located across from Paradise Park. Get unloaded at Paradise Park, then park your vehicle at Chuckie Lundquist Park.

***DO NOT USE ANY OTHER LAUNCH, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR MONEY BACK AND YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM ANY FUTURE TOURNAMENTS***

IF YOU HAVE A TRAILER THAT CAN CARRY MULTIPLE YAKS, PLEASE RIDESHARE!

***IMPORTANT – SOCIAL DISTANCING & GATHERING!***

Stay 6 feet from others at the launch. Do NOT gather in groups, comply with the Governor’s directive. Get your rig set up away from the launch and be ready to get launched and open space and time for others. We expect your cooperation and consideration for everyone’s safety.

FISHING START TIME

7:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2020 Catch, photo and submit your pics to the Tourney X site. DO NOT START ANY FISHING EARLIER, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

Scoring contact: If you have any questions about scoring contact Tony Heimkes. Email: tonymnkfa@gmail.com or Cell: 612-669-5759.

FISHING END TIME

2 PM Saturday, June 13, 2020, Tourney X will stop taking submissions at 2 pm, firm. No whining or complaining about connection or any problems. Once the cutoff time occurs, submissions are closed. Go ahead and take your time getting back to the launch, fish if you want, your catches are NOT valid for submission after Tourney X has closed submission time. The goal is to alleviate pressure and a rush at the launch to promote social distancing and safety.

PRIZE AWARDS

Saturday, June 13, 2020, after fishing has closed There will be NO post fishing gathering for non-top 20 finishers. If you’re in the top 20, go to Paradise Park and stay close to your vehicle and observe social distancing guidelines. KP, Grant and Tony will be there with the prizes for the top 20 finishers. Stay by your vehicle and one of the board members will come to you and verify you are in the top 20 and will explain the process for you to select your prize will work.

First place: 2020 Hobie Outback.

Brad and Debby Nelson from Hi Tempo will be there to present the kayak to the winner. Winner agrees to be in photos used in public relations and promotional releases for Hi Tempo and Hobie.

2nd to 20th place:

There will some be some sweet items for these finishers to select from at Paradise Park.

21st place through 75th place

You will be emailed a Vexan Fishing / Tackle Industries gift card. These will go out the week following the tournament.

A BIG THANKS TO VEXAN FISHING / TACKLE INDUSTRIES FISHING FOR HELPING WITH THIS!

21st to 40th place get a $40 gift card
41st to 60th place get a $30 gift card
61st to 75th place get a $20 gift card

ANY OF THESE DETAILS CAN CHANGE AT THE DISCRETIONOF THE MNKFA BOARD Thank you for supporting our club!

*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.

Requirements: MNKFA tournaments are strictly catch and release. A Tournament control image will be supplied. 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 and handwritten code 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

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 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.

Event Details:  All top 20 winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or they forfeit any winnings.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Prizes: An IRS 1099 form may be required to major prize winners.

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).

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. 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.

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

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
28
Sun
2020
2020 Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Above is the code to handwrite on your identifier
2020 Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament

CHECK OUT THE SPECS ON THIS FISHING KAYAK, LEARN MORE

NOTE:

New rules in effect for cancellation, click here.

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

Tournament Director is Anthony Heimkes

tonymnkfa@gmail.com or 612-669-5759

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

UPDATE TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020.

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

Saturday, June 27, 2020. 3:00 PM.

Video Captain’s meeting will be released in the MNKFA Facebook group. There will be NO gathering for a Captain’s meeting at a physical location meeting prior to fishing. You’re responsible for viewing and understanding the rules. The identifier has been released for you to print and the link is above. The code that you will hand write on the identifier will be released at 7:30 am Sunday, June 28, 2020, right before fishing starts. Bring a pen or Sharpie to handwrite the code on your printed identifier.

FISHING WATERS & LAUNCH POINTS

Fishing is limited to Lake Washington. See the red outline on the map. You MUST launch at one of the three designated launches (black boxes), see map below. If you launch anywhere else, you will be disqualified. Fishing will start at 7:30 am when the identifier code is released. We encourage you to get to your launch early, get on the water and be ready to paddle to your fishing spot. You MUST stay within 200 yards of your launch until the identifier code is released at 7:30 am, don’t bunch together, observe social distancing. YOU MAY NOT FISH BEFORE 7:30 AM! We want you to get on the water early to alleviate pressure at the launches, please help. DO NOT START FISHING ANY TIME ON SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2020 UNTIL 7:30 AM, OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

1. Dassel Rod & Gun Club
It’s up to you to obey all parking rules in effect.

2. Eastside Public Launch
It’s up to you to obey all parking rules in effect.

3. Southside Public Launch
It’s up to you to obey all parking rules in effect.

IF YOU HAVE A TRAILER THAT CAN CARRY MULTIPLE YAKS, PLEASE RIDE SHARE!

***IMPORTANT – SOCIAL DISTANCING & GATHERING!***

Stay 6 feet from others at the launch. Do NOT gather in groups, comply with the Governor’s directive. Get your rig set up away from the launch and be ready to get launched and open space and time for others. We expect your cooperation and consideration for everyone’s safety.

FISHING START TIME

7:30 am Sunday, June 28, 2020
Catch, photo and submit your pics to the Tourney X site. DO NOT START ANY FISHING EARLIER, OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

Scoring contact: If you have any questions about scoring contact Tony Heimkes. Email: tonymnkfa@gmail.com or cell: 612-669-5759.

FISHING END TIME

2 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020

Tourney X will stop taking submissions at 2 pm, FIRM. No whining or complaining about connection or any problems. Once the cutoff time occurs, submissions are closed. Report to Sportsman Park by 3PM for awards.  If you are not present at 3PM, you are disqualified.

PRIZE AWARDS

Sunday, June 28, 2020, after fishing has closed
We are working on having separate areas at the Dassel Rod and Gun Club for prize awards. You will go to a designated area based on where you finish in the tournament. Those areas will have prizes based on how you finish in the tournament. This is the plan right now, it may change.

The top 17 finishers will go to Prize Award Area A
First place:
2020 Lightning Strike Kayak
Second place to fifteenth place: will select prizes based on the order of finish

16th to 34th finishers will go to Prize Award Area B
Will select prizes based on the order of finish

35th to 50th finishers will go to Prize Award Area C
Will select prizes based on the order of finish

ANY OF THESE DETAILS CAN CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MNKFA BOARD

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 prior to the event (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 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:  Prize award details will be announced soon. We will adhere to State Of Minnesota gathering guidelines. All top prize 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 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

The code to handwrite on your identifier is: MNKFA

2 Pike 3 Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament

CLICK HERE FOR IDENTIFIER: MNKFA-ID-2P3B-FNL

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.

Launch points and location of Barsness Park
Updated 8/7/2020 at 9am

2P3B Kayak Fishing Tournament

Schedule for event

Friday, August 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm: Mepps Piker Kit and X Zones Lures will be given out at Barsness Park. You can also pick up your lures at the post fishing BBQ and awards event.
******P R A C T I C E    S O C I A L    D I S T A N C I N G***** 

Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 6:00 am: Have your kayak launched and stay within 200 yards of your launch point. At 6:00 am the identifier code that you will hand-write on your identifier tag will be posted in the Facebook group and on this page. Start fishing and submitting your catches.

Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm: Tourney X will stop taking submissions. No whining or complaining about connectivity or any other issues. Submit your fish as you catch them. No submissions will be counted after 1:00 pm!

Saturday, August 8, 2020, ASAP after 1:00 pm: Get to Barsness Park for a BBQ. Warren Arnold is serving up his World Famous Barbecue at a discount. THANKS, WARREN! You are on your own to pay for your food and drink, price is $8, bring cash, tip the cook, please. 
******P R A C T I C E    S O C I A L    D I S T A N C I N G*****

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 2:30 pm: Awards for winners.
******P R A C T I C E    S O C I A L    D I S T A N C I N G***** 

ANY OF THESE DETAILS CAN CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MNKFA BOARD

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. 

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 prior to the event (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: You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at any time during tournament fishing hours. All fish may have open or closed mouth. Scoring will be done by the tournament director. Entries will be submitted via TourneyX. ALL fish submitted MUST meet fish measuring requirements.

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:  Prize award details are above on this page. All top prize 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 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 from the listed lakes and ramps provided by MNKFA. You MUST be 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. You are responsible for any sales tax required to register a kayak you win.

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.

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