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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.  

Aug
1
Fri
2014
Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament
Aug 1 @ 3:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 4:45 pm

Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament Logo

Chris Nelson Kayak Fishing Tournament

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

Chris was a FANATIC FISHERMAN and this tournament is designed to support the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and HOW – Heroes On The Water, a national organization dedicated to bringing disabled veterans kayak fishing–two organizations that are dear to the hearts of Chris’s family.


!!!SIGN UP IS CLOSED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT!!!

WIN FABULOUS PRIZES


1st Place Prize Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak

Total prize Value: $1,999.00

Hobie Mirage Outback Fishing Kayak

2nd Place Prize

NRS Tailwater Tackle Bag Retail Value: $129.00 Plus $100 Cash

Total prize Value: $229.00

NRS Tailwater Tackle Bag


3rd Place Prize

NRS Chinook Mesh Back FishingPFD Retail Value: $109.00 Plus $50 Cash

Total prize Value: $159.00

NRS- Chinooke Kayak PFD


PLUS: Other giveaways and prize raffles will be awarded to entrants throughout the tournament and at the location event on the last day of the tournament!

Sign up is ready for this event (bottom of page).

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Chris Nelson Tournament Rules

Kayak Angler MagazineInterpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final.

1. Registration: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament will end at 8:30pm CST 07-31-2014.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release.  A pdf image will be emailed to all participants by 8:30pm CST 07-31-2014. Print the 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 tournament-approved measuring device. You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish MUST BE CLOSED AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS COVERING THE AREA. The ruler marks must be easily legible. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

Rule clarification, in addition to NOT having hands cover any part of the mouth or tail area, NOTHING can cover these areas. No fish grips, towels, etc  (Added 08/03/2014, 07:08am). Submissions made and accepted to this point are grandfathered in. 

NOTE: Rule update 08/03/2014, 07:08pm. If you submit a fish it MUST be a fish that YOU caught. “Team” fishing is NOT allowed. You may NOT claim a fish as your own that someone else actually caught!

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Northern Pike, Walleye and Bass (both large and small mouth).  Values are awarded on an inch per point basis.  In other words, if one lands and photographs a 16” large-mouth bass, then they’d receive 16 points towards their respective total. One may “cull” as well (so to speak)…catch a 16” bass, post it, and replace that post with the 19” bass one just landed 2 hours or 2 days later. The same goes for Bass and Northern Pike.  By the end of the tournament, each angler can have posted many fish, with the largest in each species adding to their total length for the three allowable species.

NOTE: Rule update 08/02/2014, 12:26pm. If you submit a fish it MUST be a fish that YOU caught. “Team” fishing is NOT allowed. You may NOT claim a fish as your own that someone else actually caught!

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am CST 08-1-2014. End of the tournament will be at the live event at at 5:00 pm CST 08-23-2014 (attendance at the live event is NOT mandatory).  All photo entries must be received by email by 5:00 pm CST 08-23-2014. The email address is: rnrs2255@gmail.com

5. Event Details: This event is not only a online tournament, it’s an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another.  We have reserved two group campsites at Wild River State Park for the end of the tournament which could potentially accommodate 36 campers.  There are also many alternate lodging opportunities in the area (information will be sent to registered anglers and families).  There will be dinner and an award ceremony following the close of the tournament at the pavilion at Wild River State Park.  Feel free to stay the whole weekend with good people in a beautiful setting.  Most of the board members are planning on camping the entire weekend (Friday and Saturday nights), so think of this as an opportunity to voice your opinions, concerns, and enthusiasms.

6. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered boat, kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

7. Safety: A PFD must be worn.  The MNKFA strongly condones the active use of PFDs.  Bring a whistle with as well, another practice that should be followed while paddling.  Kayakers must be in accordance with state regulations. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

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

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

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. The costs for the polygraph will paid for by the individual person challenging the results, NOT THE MN KAYAK FISHING ASSOCIATION.

12. Prizes: The final live event will feature a new Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak for the 1st place winner and NRS gear and cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place finishers.  There is increasing interest in the group and sponsorship opportunities, so all prizes are subject to change.

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

14. Waiver: Submitting the form below constitutes your agreement to the above rules, regulations, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

RULE CLARIFICATION, “team” fishing is NOT allowed. If you submit a catch, you MUST be the person who caught the fish (Added 08/02/2014, 12:26pm). 

RULE CLARIFICATION, in addition to NOT having hands cover any part of the mouth or tail area, NOTHING can cover these areas. No fish grips, towels, etc  (Added 08/03/2014, 07:08am). Submissions made and accepted to this point are grandfathered in.

RULE CLARIFICATION, Can an entrant “hold” fish photo entries until the last day of the tournament and submit them even if they were caught weeks or days before submission? YES, as long as the control image is included and all other criteria that leads the judges to believe there was no intent to mislead, lie or cheat the tournament.  However, the email time received on my Gmail account is the final say on the submission time. I would encourage you NOT to wait. The date and time your email is received in my Gmail account is FINAL…no exceptions. Send entries to rnrs2255@gmail.com (Added 08/18/2014, 2:30pm).

RULE CLARIFICATION, many if not most entries have had “minor” infractions to the rules. In the spirit of not alienating or dimming future participation, the judges have allowed entries that we truly believe are legitimate until everyone understands how we need photo submissions sent. We want to nurture participation…not stifle it! We really have not seen anything that we view as a contestant attempting to mislead, cheat or lie. If you are unhappy with any of our decisions, please call us, 651-639-1947. We will explain why we have made our decisions. If you still are not happy, we will refund your money and remove you from the results, the destination tournament and prize give aways. We want your input…but we’re doing the best we can and want to grow this fairly for all. (Added 08/18/2014, 02:30am).

RULE CLARIFICATION, the final winner will be announced one week after the end of the tournament. The judges will be at Wild River on Friday August 22 through Saturday August 23, 2014. No scoring updates will be made on the website while we are at Wild River for the destination event. Scoring updates will be made on the website Monday August 25, 2014. !!!NOTE: NO EXCEPTIONS, YOUR EMAIL PHOTO ENTRY SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN MY GMAIL ACCOUNT AND MARKED AS RECEIVED BY 5:00PM AUGUST, 23, 2014!!! We are not responsible for any email system problems on your end or ours. Send entries as early as possible. (Added 08/03/2014, 07:08am).

NOTE: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament will end at 8:30pm CST 07-31-2014. Registration is a 2 step process. You must complete the registration form below AND pay your $50 entry fee via our PayPal site! Once you complete the registration form below, you will be forwarded to a page with a link to pay your entry fee.

Early Bird Sign Up Special! Win A Backwater Assault Hand Paddle.

Assault Hand Paddle & Backwater LogoThe first 15 entrants to complete the signup form below and pay the entry fee via PayPal will be entered for a chance to win one of 3 Backwater Assault Paddles! You’ll have a 1 in 5 chance of WINNING! NOTE: The names below will be added manually from emails. Your name is NOT automatically added below. We will add names ASAP. But…we may be fishing or busy with something else. Your email submissions are time stamped. So we will know if you are in the first 15. This drawing will take place shortly after ticket number 15 is purchased. GOOD LUCK!

Retail value: $29.95.


Ticket # Your First Name & Last Initial City & State
1. Nam N. Apple Valley,MN
2. Gene P. Lakeville, MN
3. Anthony H. Minneapolis,MN
4. Antonio S. Minneapolis, MN
5. Jay S. Becker, MN
6. Leslie K. Chaska,MN
7. Kayak Zach Roseville, MN
8. Matt T Farmington, MN
9. Paul B. Moorhead, MN
10. Aaron D. Fargo,ND
11. Roger A. Coon Rapids,MN
12. Brandon H. Owatonna, MN
13. Joshua Michael B Owatonna MN
14. Corey A. Lake Park, MN
15. Matthew Mc. Hopkins, MN
All entries above this line are eligible for the FREE Backwater Assault Hand Paddle raffle! 
16. Ron S. Roseville, MN
17. Mitchel P. Amery, WI
18. Chris C. Aneta, ND
19. Tony Lyle S. Eagan MN
20. Nicholas S. Forest Lake, MN
21. Brad S. White Bear Lake, MN
22. Mathew R. Mahtomedi, MN
23. Tony B. Eau Claire, WI
24. Wayne S. St. Cloud, MN
25. Josh W. Carver, MN
26. Jonathan S. Mahtomedi, MN
27. Jeremy D. Stillwater, MN
28. Matthew W. Hopkins, MN
29. Je V. Saint Paul, MN
30. Chuy G. Shakopee, MN
31. Joshua O. Eau Claire, WI 

NOTE: The signup below is for the 3 week online event and a chance to win the prizes listed on this page. We also have a one-day gathering event at Wild River State Park. If you do not wish to fish the 3 week tournament, but want to attend the one day event, CLICK HERE.

I add contestants to the list manually. I will get to it as soon as I can. However, if you’re name is NOT on the list as of 7/31/2014, 8:30pm cst, YOU ARE NOT in the tournament. You must complete the entry form AND pay your entry fee via PayPal.

!!!SIGN UP IS CLOSED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT!!!

 

May
2
Sat
2015
2015 Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Clean-Up Day
May 2 all-day

The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and the Three Rivers Park District Announce Lake Clean Up Day at the Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Three Rivers Park District(Minneapolis) – The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, a Twin Cities based non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the sport of kayak fishing, is partnering with Three Rivers Park District to host a park clean up day at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. The MNKFA and Three Rivers are playing host to a day of trash pick-up, removal of thin ice signs, and aiding the park maintenance staff with general duties.

The partnership is looking for 15-20 volunteers to assist in the days activities. Members of the kayak association are being asked to bring their kayaks along to complete the removal of trash and signage from the water, while the rest of the volunteers will cleanup around the shoreline and assist in various other activities.

Volunteers are asked to bring snacks and a smile while enjoying cleaning up a beautiful lake with a great group of people. Water and doughnuts will also be provided. The event is planned for May 2nd 2015 beginning at 8:30 am. Interested parties are asked to sign up for the event by completing the form below. Board member Grant Carston is the organizer for this event, please contact him with any questions, phone: (952)356-4721 or email: grantcarston@yahoo.com

Click here for a link to get directions to the lake cleanup event.

PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING:

I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in kayaking 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 singing this agreement by hand.

Complete the form below and we will add your name as a participant in the list below the form

[form form-13]
     
  Name: City and State

1. Matt McCandless Delano, MN

2. Grant Carston Montgomery, MN

3. Johnny Johnson Mankato, MN

4. Ron Strauss Roseville, MN

5. Anthony Heimkes Minneapolis, MN 

6. Gene P Lakeville, MN

7. Roger A Coon Rapids, MN

8. Rob F Andover, MN

9. KP E  Mound, MN

10. Ryan T  Prior Lake, MN

11.  Scott M. Apple Valley, MN

12. Jonathan B.  Faribault, MN 

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Oct
18
Sun
2015
2015 One Last Bass Event
Oct 18 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Here is the agenda for the event


One Last Bass EventThis is a day of Bass fishing with a barbecue at the end of the day to celebrate the season and discuss what direction our events will take in 2016.

You can fish on Lake Ann that day if you like…or just pay and attend the BBQ dinner if you want. We’ll have some items that we will raffle off after dinner. This is NOT an MNKFA kayak fishing tournament. No score keeping or awards for best fish are part of this event. It is a get together to fish and celebrate the season with a barbecue dinner. 

Sunday, 10/18/2015, O’Dark Thirty: People will be fishing Lake Ann and the channel accessible Lake Lucy, join us if you like.

Sunday, 10/18/2015, 4:00pm: Be back to the launch for social hour, followed by dinner and the raffle.

Event Director:

Anthony Heimkes
Email: anthonyheimkes@gmail.com
Cell: 612.669.5759

 

You MUST complete your $10 PayPal payment to take part in the barbecue dinner and raffle.

Click on the “Buy Now” button to the right to pay for the BBQ dinner via our PayPal account. I will add your name on the list below the first chance I get. SEE YOU THERE!

  

Here’s Who Is Signed Up For
The Last Bass Event 2015 Barbecue Dinner And Raffle

Ticket# Name: Town:

#1 Dwayne K. Dundas, MN 

#2 Ron S. Roseville, MN

#3 Tony H. Minneapolis, MN

#4  Grant C. Montgomery, Mn

#5 K.P.E.  Mound, MN

#6 Richard H.  Shakopee, MN 

#7 Nam N.  Apple Valley, MN 

#8 Les K.  Chaska, MN 

#9 Gene P.  Lakeville, MN 

#10 Wayne S.  Burnsville, MN 

#11 Gary E.  Apple Valley, MN 

#12 Paul W.  Cannon Falls, MN 

#13 Matt M.  Hopkins, MN

#14 Luis C.  St. Stephens, MN 

#15 Janelle E.  Faribault, MN

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Jan
12
Sat
2019
Fish Finder And Sonar Presentation
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Fish Finder Basics

Presented by: Jack Greenlund

LOWRANCE prostaff
Life long fisherman
Very smart
He’ll answer any and all questions you have about fish finders and sonar.
Mar
23
Sat
2019
2019 Northwest Sportshow MNKFA Meetup
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Northwest Sports Show

The last boat and outdoors show before the kayak fishing season starts!

Look to this page to learn about kayak fishing seminars that are happening at the show. Meet up with other kayak anglers at the show to learn about / purchase gear at pre-season pricing. We will have a group meeting down at the show to attend the kayak fishing seminar(s) and check out new gear. It will be a great time to get primed for the upcoming season!

Hi Tempo / Hobie Fishing Kayaks will have a booth at the show

Hi Tempo is a Gold Sponsor of MNKFA. Their support has been very important to helping us grow kayak fishing in the upper midwest. Pre-season is a GREAT time to get the best price of the season, if you’re in the market for a new fishing kayak, give them a visit.  Even if you’re not a Hobie user, please stop by their booth and thank them for their generous support.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Everything You Need To Know About Kayak Bass Fishing Tournaments
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KBS Kayak Fishing Tournament

Grant Carston, KBS and KBF National Qualifier

Increase your confidence and learn all about participation in kayak bass fishing tournaments. Learn how scoring works and how to best take photos for submission. Learn tactics and strategies to make the most of the 2019 KBS season. This event will be held about a month before the Lake Sakatah, MN KBS event. Come ready to ask Grant Carston any questions. This will be tons of FUN!

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Kayak Fishing Tips And Tactics
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tony H Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fishing Tips and Tricks

Enjoy tips, tricks and videos to get you started on your kayak fishing adventure! We’ll help you pick out your first or next kayak and help you rig it with gear and  teach strategy for picking and fishing the best lakes for trophy fish. From proper storage to choosing lures. Don’t miss this exciting presentation from Tony Heimkes and the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association.

 

May
2
Thu
2019
2019 BIG PIKE Trip To Lake Of The Woods
May 2 @ 7:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm

Todd 40" Pike Hobie Fishing Kayak

Actual dates will be determined by monitoring ice off conditions. Come for all of the time or pick the days that work for you. Last year some people fished Friday through Monday. Some fished Saturday and Sunday only. It’s up to you.

Want to land huge Northern Pike from your kayak?

Northern Pike season never closes on Lake of the Woods. The Pike move into the shallow bays to spawn soon after ice out. This is a huge opportunity to be surrounded by lots of large pike. Lake of the Woods is known for trophy class Northern Pike. Last year the biggest Pike caught by our group was a 40″ inch fish by Todd Kewatt, shown above. This trip is a great way to start off your kayak fishing season!

MN DNR info: Lake of the Woods is managed for a high-quality northern pike population, with a significant component of “trophy” northern pike over 40 inches long. The northern pike population continues to be one of high quality, with 19% of the adult population at least 35 inches long, and 5% of the adults 40 inches long, or longer.

We’ll be staying at Ken-Mar-Ke Resort. The resort is on Bostic Creek. It’s just south of Cyrus Resort shown on the image below. Last year, our group spent most of our time fishing at mouth of the creek or out in the bay. The bay is somewhat protected on 3 sides by land. That helps with any rough weather conditions.

Ask any questions or let us know you’re coming, email:
mnkfakp@yahoo.com

Big Pike Kayak Fishing Bostic Bay, Lake of the Woods

If you have any questions or comments, enter them below.

May
11
Sat
2019
2019 FREE Online Opener Tournament
May 11 @ 12:01 am – May 19 @ 11:59 pm

**Winner**
Joey Vanyo, #158, 31.5″

FREE! Biggest Walleye Or Northern Pike Online Tournament For MN Opener 2019, Sponsored By Omnia Fishing

Get the control image pdf: CLICK HERE

****SIGN-UP IS CLOSED, 170 ENTRANTS REACHED*****

Email entry pics to: kuhnsx2@gmail.com

READ THE PIC SUBMISSION RULES HERE

Ron 35.25" Pike From A Hobie PA12

Omnia Fishing Logo

Winner is the person who signs up, and sends a valid photo of the biggest walleye or northern pike by length. 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 big walleye or northern and send in your pics! 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! We’ll post the top 3 entries on this page and facebook so everyone knows the score.

By clicking the agree box on the form below, you agree and understand the rules and agree to the following release of liability.

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. A completed entry form and waiver must be received no later than the published entry date. 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. Minors must contact us for entry requirements. Minor may NOT complete the form entry below, 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 2019  tournament IS CLOSED, WE REACHED OUR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRANTS. 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 emailed to all participants at 3:00pm CST 05-10-2019. 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 05-11-2019. End of the tournament will be at midnight  CST 05-20-2019. 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 in my email box by midnight, 05-20-2018. 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.

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 work with tournament director to select $100 worth of MNKFA kayak fishing items in-stock at the close of the tournament.

2019 Pike Opener Kayak Fishing Tournament 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 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!

***NOTE: SCORING IS DONE MANUALLY***

Once the tournament has started, submit your entry via email. 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.

Entrant# Name Home Town & State Biggest Walleye Or Pike
1. Ron Strauss Roseville, MN
2. Jim Lee St. Paul, MN
3. Roger Her St. Paul, MN
4. Mike Suhsen Phillips, WI 31.5″
5. Joshua Donato Minneapolis, MN
6. Mitch Heil Lexington, MN
7. Ryan Jolly Minneapolis, MN
8. Jason Nibbe Lake City, MN
9. Jay Suhsen Wolf Lake, MN
10. Kyle Johnson Osseo, MN
11. Bill Norton International Falls, MN
12. Robert Duane Brown Richfield, MN
13. Daniel Zimmerschied Maplewood, MN
14. Josiah Christensen Becker, MN
15. Kirk Whiting Bloomington, MN
16. Michael Simons Shoreview, MN
17. Jason Murray New Prague, MN 24″
18. Craig Stanton Waconia, MN
19. Elena Williams St. Louis Park, MN
20. Quin Bancalari Otsego, MN
21. Michael Thompson Shoreview, MN
22. Alexander Thao Cottage Grove, MN
23. Andy Nadeau Winona, MN
24. David Mikkelson Jordan, MN 30.25″
25. Grant “The Stick” Carston Montgomery, MN
26. Jake Kaiser Jordan, MN
27. Tou Long Lor St. Paul, MN
28. Devin Sijan Savage, MN 21″
29. Luis Canelon Burnsville, MN
30. Mark Goudreault Minnestrista, MN
31. Brian Miller Benson, MN
32. Thomas Elliott Chaska, MN 30″
33. Warren Arnold Sauk Rapids, MN
34. Shane Olson Taylors Falls, MN
35. Doug Fox New Hope, MN
36. Bryan Prokuski Otsego, MN
37. Sam Zoulek Decorah, IA
38. Leamarie deLeon New Richmond, WI 20.5
39. Scott Dunham New Richmond, WI
40. Bradley Thatcher Harmony, ??
41. Robert Spangler Wakonda, SD
42. Jeffrey Behrens Rogers, MN
43. Joshua Wolfbauer Minneapolis, MN
44. Kevin Behrens Eagan, MN
45. Dean Ondich Brooklyn Center, MN
46. Timothy Java Wyoming, MN
47. Antonio Rivera Cottage Grove, MN
48. Anthony Heimkes Minneapolis, MN
49. Roy Egstad Aitkin, MN
50. Patrick Zerwas Baxter, MN
51. Todd Lewison Coon Rapids, MN
52. Robert Dregney Lake City, MN
53. Justin Roggenkamp Deer Creek, MN
54. Juan Nieves Rockford, MN
55. Rylan Kinnell Burnsville, MN
56. Tony Hutchinson Cottonwood, MN
57. Dane Desjardin New Richmond, WI
58. Roger Asp Coon Rapids, MN
59. Michael Perez Rochester, MN
60. Gerald McCullough Battle Lake, MN
61. Je Vang Forest Lake, MN
62. Daniel Ondich Brooklyn Center, MN
63. Michael Wallace Maple Grove, MN
64. Nam Nyguyen Apple Valley, MN
65. Douglas J. Schmidt Royalton, MN
66. Keith Burkhardt Minnetonka, MN
67. Bobby Lackner Monticello, MN 19″
68. Aaron Brinkman Stewartville, MN
69. Hunter Yang St. Paul, MN
70. Kao Vang St. Paul, MN
71. Peter Yang Anderson, ??
72. Shane Oconnor Toeterville, IA
73. Mark Ferley Parkers Prairie, MN
74. Richard Hebert Chaska, MN
75. Josh Eha Minneapolis, MN
76. Ben Datres Hopkins, MN
77. Kelly Sauke Winona, MN
78. Torry Heidenreiter Brooklyn Park 22″
79. Richard Billion Apple Valley, MN
80. Brett Beinke Blaine, MN
81. Scott Pap ?????, MN
82. Mike Mead Luverne, MN
83. John Vang Lake Elmo, MN
84. Cliff Buck Belle Plaine, MN 28.25″
85. Leslie Kvidera ?????, MN
86. Keith Burkhardt Minnetonka, MN
87. Robert Bahler Harmony, ??
88. Dustin Anderson Faribault, MN
89. Adam Schmidt Dresser, WI
90. Tong moua Maplewood, MN
91. Alvin Yang St. Paul, MN
92. Brian Hanson Farmington, MN
93. Ger Vang Minneapolis, MN
94. Mark Preston Minneapolis, MN
95. Dean Kafka Wabasha, MN
96. Todd M. Huderle Devils Lake, ND
97. Warren Arnold Sauk Rapids, MN
98. Nick Schuetz Minneapolis, MN
99. Christian Rayas Maple Grove, MN
100. Todd Kewatt Columbia Heights, MN
101. Noah Vang St. Paul, MN
102. Douglas Giron Golden Valley, MN
103. Samuel Kennedy Fargo, North Dakota
104. Bob Brown Richfield, MN
105. Jesus Chuy Godinez Jr. Shakopee, MN
106. Randy Hiltner Amery, WI
107. Tyler Neprud Belle Plain, MN
108. Nathan Petersen Alexandria, MN
109. Peter Vang St. Paul, MN
110. Paul Janssen St. Cloud, MN
111. Brian Voeltz Zumbrota, MN
112. Greg Schuck St. Paul, MN
113. Brian Jaroszewski South St. Paul, MN
114. Brett Beinke Blaine, MN
115. Diane Bach Thief River Falls, MN
116. Joseph Lindquist Prior Lake, MN
117. Paul Willegalle Cannon Falls, MN
118. Thai Vang Maplewood, MN
119. Jeff Lambert Sioux Falls, SD
120. Patrick Zerwas Baxter, MN
121. Mong Vang St. Paul, MN
122. Brad Lieser Shakopee, MN
123. Greg Eberly Crosby, MN
124. Jim Fleming Gays Mills, WI
125. Patrick J. Olheiser Apple Valley, MN
126. Derek Kumferman Osseo, WI
127. KP “The Stick Breaker” Enderle Sioux Falls, SD 0.0″
128. Phana Leav Brooklyn Park, MN
129. Erik Peterson Andover, MN 20.75″
130. Scott Forsythe Cottage Grove, MN
131. Ben Datres Hopkins, MN
132. Daniel Ondich Brooklyn Center, MN
133. Allen Donais Eveleth, MN
134. David Bruce Egstad Jordan, MN
135. Warren Arnold Sauk Rapids, MN
136. Brian Madden Shakopee, MN
137. Josh “Blind Squirrel” Engelmann Annandale, MN
138. F joshua eha Minneapolis, MN
139. Ryan Jolly Minneapolis, MN
140. Wayne Smith Avon, MN
141. William Netwal Eden Prairie, MN
142. Tim Kerkvliet Coon Rapids, MN
143. Ryan Blomquist Shakopee, MN
144. Jennifer Buck Belle Plain, MN
145. Mike Wenisch Forest Lake, MN
146. Matthew Olson Bloomington, MN 23.25″
147. Scott Dunham New Richmond, WI
148. Tyler Wortz Waconia, MN
149. Brandon Swart St. Cloud, MN
150. Paul A Tvedt Woodbury, MN
151. Tim Brakel Carver, MN 22″
152. Chucky Vang Roseville, MN
153. Jesse Tyler Smith Shakopee, MN
154. Wayne Filmalter Woodbury, MN
155. Taylor Klundt Woodbury, MN
156. Kevin Brent Dawson, MN
157. James Richard Elk River, MN 22.5″
158. Joey Vanyo Lakeville, MN 31.5″
159. Shane Robinson Rochester, MN
160. Brendan Andrews Rochester, MN
161. Benjamin Yang St. Paul, MN
162. Dylan Sande Orono, MN
163. Mong Vang St. Paul, MN
164. Andrew Lein Lauderdale, MN
165. Don Van Epem Kaukauna, WI
166. Kao Lor Brooklyn Center, MN
167. Gerald McCullough Henning, MN
168. Alexander Thao Cottage Grove, MN
169. Mason Hein Zumbro Falls, MN 31″
170. Dace Olson Millville, MN
May
18
Sat
2019
2019 Vibe Kayak Bass Tournament At Lake Sakatah
May 18 @ 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

***SOLD OUT***

Tournament Directors are David Mikkleson and Anthony Heimkes.
Justin Squeaks Lang will be in charge of shirt distribution and help the tournament directors with other duties.

Tim Johnson is the winner of the Facebook FREE entry give away, 1-21-2019.

 Here is the agenda for the 2019 Vibe Kayak Bass Tournament at Lake Sakatah

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

From Grant: Sakatah state park officer Dennis cleared us to use the boat ramp area for the captains meeting. Guys who are NOT launching in the park can come to the meeting and leave after, without buying a pass. (He called it a “courtesy pass”)

The guys who ARE staying still need to buy a day pass at the self pay box when they enter. Pay box is located at the main office when you enter. I believe it’s 5$ cash for the day.

He is also going to call the CO officers to let them know we are good to do this. (Make sure we’ve got our permit on hand) they will probably pop in for fun to see the take off.

He also said we have been one of the best groups to be there over the past few years. They always look forward to our arrival. himself and the staff can’t wait to see us. He wants to take some pictures of our group too.

Saturday 5/18/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at Lake Sakatah State Park boat launch for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 8:00am: You can launch at any public launch on Lower Sakatah, Sakatah or Tetonka Lakes. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

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

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

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

Saturday 3:30pm to 4:30pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, then hand out early bird winner prizes, then give away lots of prizes as fast as we can.

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

Tournament Prizes

Vibe Sakatah Kayak Fishing Tournament

FIRST PLACE: Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Fishing Kayak, retail value with shipping $900 PLUS $25 cash.
SECOND PLACE: Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Fishing Kayak, retail value with shipping $900.

More prizes will be announced and added as we get closer to the event. These prizes may change.

Kayak Fishing Shirt

Everyone who is officially entered gets an MNKFA performance fishing shirt, $30 value!


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association rules for this tournament (rules subject to change)

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

1. Registration: Registration for The Vibe Kayak Fishing Tournament will be announced a week prior to opening on facebook. Registration will end Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 75 spots are sold.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release. Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device.  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current rules on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

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

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 05-18-2019. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 05-18-2019. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by 3:00 pm CST 05-26-2019. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 3:00pm CST 05-18-2019. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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

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

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

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

9. Fishing Boundaries: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Lower Sakatah, Sakatah or Tetonka Lakes. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 3:00pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes and will be entered to win prizes.

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

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

May
29
Wed
2019
Deep Water Structure And Crankbait Techniques
May 29 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am

Dean Big Bass Kayak Fishing

Presented By Dean Law

Learn the how, where and whys of deep water structure. Including map reading, structure interpretation, keying on the deep water crankbait techniques and tips. Some of the best anglers in our group have improved their results following Dean’s guidance…you don’t want to miss this!

Date shown is a placeholder, actual date will be announced once the season is underway.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
2019 June 5•4•5 Online Month Long Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Jun 1 @ 12:15 am – Jun 30 @ 3:54 am

MNKFA 545 Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament

NEW! Month Long Online Kayak Bass Fishing Tournaments

Link to pdf for control image: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 

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 2019. Followed by a tournament in July, August, September and October.

It’s 5 fish for 5 monthly tournaments for kayak anglers in the 5 state area. You can choose to only do one of them…or sign up every month. The payout each month will depend on the number of entries.

We’re working up the full rules and getting things set-up. Watch the MNKFA Facebook page for more details.

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

1. Registration: YOU MUST SIGN UP 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. 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 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 midnight  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 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.

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 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.

NEW! Announced 5/23/2019!
MNKFA will add an EXTRA $100 to the first place prize winner!

NEW! Announced 5/30/2019!
1st place is guaranteed a $500 payout, this includes the extra $100 added by MNKFA.

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. 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. 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.

Signup here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Jun
8
Sat
2019
2019 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament
Jun 8 @ 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

*** SOLD OUT ***

WIN THE ALL NEW 2019 HOBIE OUTBACK FISHING KAYAK!

Standard color only. Color per Hi Tempo – Hobie Kayaks

Hobie Hi Tempo Outback Fishing Kayak

Lake Koronis Information From Josh E.

I’ve fished it quite a few times. There are nice populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. There is a nice variety of structure also: rock piles, reeds, lily pads, islands. At almost 3000 acres, there are plenty of areas for people to fish. There are 4 accesses on the lake, with 3 of them having adequate parking. The lake is part of the crow river. It is possible to get from Koronis up to Rice Lake through the river. Wind could cause a problem, but that can happen about anywhere.

The campground is nice and has RV sites, camping cabins, and tent sites.

The one downside is that it does have Starry Stonewart. This is an invasive weed that is found in only about a dozen lakes in MN. It creates a matt of vegetation that is hard to pedal through. It is being treated on the lake, and doesn’t affect too many fishing areas. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, I would just emphasize the point of everyone doing a thorough job of cleaning everything off of their boats when they are done fishing.

Campgrounds and shelter information page

http://www.co.meeker.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Lake-Koronis-Regional-Park-4

Tony or Grant will be reserving the shelter for this event.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!

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

 Here is the agenda for the 2019 Chris Nelson Memorial kayak fishing tournament

Tournament Director is Anthony Heimkes

tonymnkfa@gmail.com or 612-669-5759

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

Saturday 6/8/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the Lake Koronis Shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 4:15pm to 4:45pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, then hand out early bird winner prizes, then give away lots of prizes as fast as we can.

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


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association rules for this tournament (rules subject to change)

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

1. Registration: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament will be announced a week prior to opening on facebook. Registration will end Friday, June 8, 2019 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 75 spots are sold.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release. Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device.  The ruler marks must be legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current rules on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature 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.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 06-8-2019. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 06-8-2019. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by 3:00 pm CST 06-8-2019. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 3:00pm CST 06-8-2019. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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

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

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

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

9. Fishing Boundaries: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Lake Koronis. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 3:00pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes and will be entered to win prizes.

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

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

You will be responsible for making your own camping or accommodations.

Below are the official entrants as of 06/7/2019

Jun
22
Sat
2019
2019 Lightning Kayaks Tournament
Jun 22 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

LIghtning Strike Kayak Tournament

SIGN-UP IS OPEN!

First 75 people to make the Paypal payment will have a chance to win this awesome new fishing kayak! Here is the payment link:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WU7LEMNWQSUYL

Win this new kayak made right here in Minnesota!

PLUS, one entrant in this tournament will be drawn to fish with Robert Field and co-star in an episode of Field Trips!

Details on trip with Robert Fields:

  • One entrant from this tournament will be drawn to win this trip
  • Trip winner picks the fishing waters, limited it to a 30 mile radius of the Twin Cities
  • Dates that Robert would be available are the following, weekend of July 27th or the weekend of August 3rd
  • Lightning Kayaks will provide the kayaks for this trip

This tournament is limited to the first 75 paid entrants. Paypal will cut off entries when we reach 75 paid.

New Prize Added 6/12/2019.
Half day guided Musky trip with Predator Guide Service on Mille Lacs Lake
Predator Guide Service

Tournament scoring will use your two (2) biggest, culled toothy fish, combined length. Limited to Walleye, Northern Pike and Musky.

Eagle Lake, Baylor Park Information

  • There is a $5 parking fee if you are not camping.  Honor pay box.
  • Annual permit is $25.
  • Camping is available, you reserve your own days and time
  • Only beer and wine are permitted at rental facilities. Kegs and glass containers are prohibited at the rental facilities.

Tournament Director is Grant Carston

 Here is the agenda for the 2019 Lighting Strike Kayak Tournament

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

Saturday 6/22/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the shelter headquarters for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 8:00am: You can launch at any public launch on any of the lakes shown in the image below in red type. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

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

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

Saturday 2:00pm to 2:30pm: Have a drink and chit-chat with other kayak anglers. Eat some Warren’s Famous Barbecue!

Saturday 2:30pm to 3:30pm: We’ll announce the winners of the tournament, then give away lots of prizes as fast as we can.

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

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association rules for this tournament (rules subject to change)

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

1. Registration: Registration for The Lightning Strike Kayak Fishing Tournament will be announced a week prior to opening on facebook. Registration will end 6/21/2019 at 5pm or when all 75 spots are sold.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release. Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device.  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current rules on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Walleye, Northern Pike or Musky.  Longest combined length of  TWO (2) top fish WINS! You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 06-22-2019. End of the tournament fishing will be 2:00 pm CST 06-22-2019. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by 2:00 pm CST 06-22-2019. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 2:00pm CST 06-22-2019. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Prizes: See top of this page for fishing tournament prizes, there will also be give away prizes to all who have entered 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 your payment is your agreement to the above rules, regulations, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate. You MUST be over 18 years of age and show valid identification at the captains meeting to be officially entered in this event and sign a waiver in person at the captains meeting. Minors are eligible to participate only if accompanied 100% of the time during this event by a parent who signs a waiver for the minor. You MUST be present and on-time at the captains meeting in the morning. You MUST be present and on-time and back to tournament headquarters. You MUST follow all rules to win a prize in this event.

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes and will be entered to win prizes.

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

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up. Names are added manually to the entrant list.

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

2019 July 5•4•5 Online Kayak Fishing Tournament

BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE JULY CONTROL IMAGE CARD 

JULY CONTROL IMAGE CARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
13
Sat
2019
2019 Triple Threat Team Tournament
Jul 13 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm



Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament

***SOLD OUT***

Limited to 8 teams of 3 people

Goal is to encourage captains/team members to help each other, learn and have fun. The longest fish from each team member for a total of 3 per team (if each team member gets a fish).  That way once 2 of the members have a big one, they will help the 3rd member catch a bigger one to better their team’s score. Team members must fish together, within 30 yards of each other, so they are not spread out, close together team fishing is the goal.

Teams

The Enforcers – 1. Dwayne Kuhns 2. KP Enderle 3. Dave Olmstead
Yak-Masters – 1. David Mikkelson 2. Cliff Buck 3. Dustin Anderson
The Gator Guys – 1. Joey Vanyo 2. Josh Vanyo 3. Lucas Fischer
Serving Up Slabs – 1. Jake Kaiser 2. Shawn Saxe 3. Brett Beinke
The Toad Stickers – 1. Mark Goudreault 2. Phana Leav 3. Scott Forsythe
The Horsemen – 1. Bob Lackner 2. Grampa Bob Brown 3. Kirk Whiting
The Bass’n 8 Tors – 1. Jason Murray 2. Roger Asp 3. Wayne Filmalter
Bass Yakers – 1. Mark Leyde 2. Stuart Vrieze 3. Todd Kewatt

Grant is Tournament Director.

Each person’s biggest fish for the total.  All 3 must enter a fish, that way if one person hasn’t caught one, the other two will concentrate on getting them one. Biggest second fish of any team member if a tie .
  • First fish must be sent in ASAP.
  • Prizes for only the winning team. Prizes TBD.
  • All team members must fish within 30 yards of each other.
  • We’ll pick numbers and start teams off every minute, after the captain’s meeting (7AM).
  • All participants will get a set of Funk Buster jigs.
  • Subway sandwiches and soft drinks after fishing.
Funk Buster Jigs
Jul
27
Sat
2019
FunkBusters Get Together Fishing 2019
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Funkbuster Spinnerbaits

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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS EVENT

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

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

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

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

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

13 Fishing Lures

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

Here is the agenda

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

Saturday 7/27/2019, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the shelter headquarters for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out and sign waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

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

Saturday 1:00pm: You MUST be physically back at tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to the tournament director if you could not or did not email your photos. Have a soft drink and chit-chat with fellow kayak anglers. Check out the prize give aways. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THIS TIME. THIS IS MANDATORY. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

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

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

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

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

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association rules for this tournament (rules subject to change)

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

1. Registration: Registration for The Funkbuster Baits Fishing Contest will be open soon. Registration will end 7/26/2019 at 5pm or when all 25 spots are sold.

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch and release. Tournament control card will be supplied at the event. Control Card must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar tournament-approved measuring device.  The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry. All submissions MUST conform to current rules on this page: Fish measuring / pic submission rules

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

4. Start and Finish Times: Contest fishing will begin at 8:00 am CST 07-27-2019. End of contest fishing will be 1:00 pm CST 06-22-2019. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by 1:00 pm CST 07-27-2019. If you’re not able to email, you must be in the line at tournament headquarters to give your submission to the tournament official by 1:00pm CST 07-27-2019. We are NOT responsible for any internet connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. All winners MUST be present at the award ceremony or they forfeit any winnings. There will be a very limited number of give aways at this event, they will be for the top finishers ONLY.

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

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

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

9. Fishing Boundaries: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Lake Ann or Lake Lucy. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:00am  AND back to tournament headquarters by 1:00pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win the prizes.

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

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

Names are added manually to the entrant list, be patient, I may be out fishing or something.

Aug
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

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