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MN Kayak Fishing Events 2017

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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.  

Jun
9
Sat
2018
2018 Vibe Kayak Tournament
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

NOTE:

  • Fish Lake is by Harris, MN. See map on this post.
  • There is a $3 park entrance fee you must pay, bring cash
  • You can join a side BIG BASS contest (optional) bring $5 cash

Vibe kayaks are EXTREMELY popular with MNKFA members!


Dave O. Vibe KayaksI was a novice to kayak fishing having grown up fishing in canoes and boats. My first kayak fishing experience was in a Vibe. I found the Vibe to be a stable and comfortable platform for fishing, but yet nimble and fast in the water.

I’m sold on Vibe and kayak fishing!

MNKFA Member, Dave O.


Bob L. Vibe KayakI did a lot of research before getting my Vibe Sea Ghost. For the money, weight and product abilities and accessories the Vibe came in first. Weight with nothing in it was lighter than any other model I researched. The rudder comes as standard equipment (not an add-on), it has a great seat and front and back accessory tracks that are also standard equipment (not an add-on).

MNKFA Member, Bob L.


Kirk L.I did a ton of research and testing before I got my Vibe Sea Ghost. I’ve been very happy with it.

MNKFA Member, Kirk W.


Gold sponsor for this event:

Support your local kayak fishing club. We keep membership FREE by using some of the proceeds from tournament fees to run the club.

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 2018 Vibe Kayak tournament

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

Saturday 6/9/2018, 7:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the Fish Lake 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 Fish Lake. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

Saturday 2:00pm: You MUST be physically back at the tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to 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.

Saturday 2:00pm to 3:00pm: We’ll have supper for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm: 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 Fishing Kayak

FIRST PLACE: Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Fishing Kayak, retail value with shipping $1100


Manley Kayak Fishing RodsSECOND PLACE Manley Rod, retail value $175


Angler Classic Fishing Kayak Paddle

THIRD PLACE Bending Branches Angler Classic, retail value $140


FOURTH TO SIXTH PLACE: top picks of raffle prizes based on tournament finish placement


You can WIN before the tournament even begins!

Sign up early and you’ll save money on your entry fee PLUS, you’ll be entered in drawings to win early bird prizes. All early bird prizes will be distributed at the tournament. Even if you win an early bird prize, you’re still entered in the prize give away at the tournament, we’ll be giving away lots of stuff.


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #1

Box of All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. Drawing date: 2/18/2018. WINNER is Bob Lackner!

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #2

$50 ACK Gift Certificate. Drawing date: 2/22/2018, 8pm. Winner is Adam Schmidt!

Austin Canoe & Kayak


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #3

Lew’s Mach1 Baitcast Combo. Drawing date: 3/18/2018, 5pm. Winner is Nicholas Schuetz


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Vibe Kayak Tournament Rules 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.

1. Registration: Registration for The Vibe Kayak Fishing Tournament is open. Registration will end Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 50 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 THREE (3) 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 06-9-2018. End of the tournament fishing will be 2:00 pm CST 06-9-2018. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by rnrs2255@gmail.com by 2:00 pm CST 06-9-2018. 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 06-9-2018. 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 supper, prizes and an award ceremony following the close of the tournament fishing at tournament headquarters.

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. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE angler may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

7. Safety: We strongly encourage that a PFD be worn. Bring a whistle with as well, another practice that should be followed while paddling. 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 Fish Lake, Harris, MN. 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 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, gets dinner on Saturday night 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.

***Official Entrants Listed Below***SOLD OUT***

Entry Number: Name: City And State
1. Todd Kewatt Columbia Heights, MN
2. KP Enderle Madison, SD
3. Tom Elliott Shakopee, MN
4. Tony Hutchinson Cottonwood, MN
5. Daniel Zimmerschied Maplewood, MN
6. Brian Madden Shakopee, MN
7. Jacob Kaiser Jordan, MN
8. Adam Schmidt Dresser, WI
9. Eliseo Conde Minneapolis, MN
10. Mark Leyde Cottage Grove, MN
11. Warren Arnold Sauk Rapids, MN
12. Robert Lackner Monticello, MN
13. Diane Bach Thief River Falls, MN
14. Benjamin Grams Big Lake, MN
15. Dwayne Kuhns Dundas, MN
16. Tim Brolsma Bloomington, MN
17. Jordan Deutz Marshall, MN
18. Leslie Kvidera Chaska, MN
19. Joshua Donato Minneapolis, MN
20. Dane Desjardin New Richmond, WI
21. Barry Ross Minnetonka, MN
22. Jake Didier Alexandria, MN
23. Casey Gibbons Circle Pines, MN
24. Qoua Xiong St. Paul, MN
25. Luis Canelon-Lander Burnsville, MN
26. Trevor Frost Farmington, MN
27. Roger Asp Coon Rapids, MN
28. Jason revels Long Lake, MN
29. Sergiy Yurchak Lino Lakes, MN
30. Brett Beinke Minneapolis, MN
31. Rich Hebert Chaska, MN
32. Paul Badowicz Faribault, MN
33. Timothy Java Wyoming, MN
34. Xong Thao St. Paul, MN
35. Dean Law Blaine, MN
36. Tong Moua Maplewood, MN
37. Alvin Yang St. Paul, MN
38. Patrick Caldwell Prior Lake, MN
39. Jeremiah Caldwell Prior Lake, MN
40. Matthew Lawrence Prior Lake, MN
41. Jake Lawrence Prior Lake, MN
42. Shane OConnor Toeterville, IA
43. Shoua Moua Blaine, MN
44. Shawn Saxe Spring Lake Park, MN
45. Timothy Erickson Champlin, MN
46. Lindsey Pecore Faribault, MN
47. Corey Noeller Faribault, MN
48. William Norton International Falls, MN
49. Je Vang Forest Lake, MN
50. Jason Crowder St. Paul, MN
Jun
30
Sat
2018
2018 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Bass Tournament
Jun 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

2018 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament Award

Gold sponsor for this event:Hi Tempo Hobie Fishing Kayaks

Hi Tempo is the oldest and most experienced Hobie fishing kayak dealer in Minnesota and the upper midwest,
CHECK OUT HOBIE FISHING KAYAKS HERE

Support your local kayak fishing club. We keep membership FREE by using some of the proceeds from tournament fees to run the club.

***SOLD OUT***SOLD OUT***SOLD OUT***


Here is an excerpt from the DNR lake survey on Fairy Lake:

Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are present in Fairy Lake. Trophy size fish have been documented in both species.

Fairy Lake DNR Lake Survey Page

http://www.saukcentre.govoffice2.com/vertical/sites/%7BD28FAE32-EDE3-421C-BD2D-FA8E76EA5F8C%7D/uploads/Campground_Map_2017.pdf Chris Nelson Kayak Fishing Tournament 2015

 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 honor the memory of Chris Nelson.

 Here is the agenda for the 2018 Chris Nelson Memorial tournament

Saturday 6/30/2018, 6:00AM MANDATORY!: Check in at the Fairy Lake Lion’s Club shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out any waivers not yet signed, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

Saturday 07:00am: You can launch at any public launch on Fairy Lake, Lilly Lake or Long Lake, Sauk Centre, MN. 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 tournament headquarters. Turn in photos of your catch to Tony Heimkes if you could not or did not email your photos. Have a soft drink and chit-chat with fellow kayak anglers. Check out the raffle give aways. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THIS TIME. THIS IS MANDATORY. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Saturday 4:00pm to 5:00pm: We’ll have supper for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Saturday 5:00pm to 5:15pm: We’ll honor the tournaments name sake, Chris Nelson. Some words from our Gold Sponsor, Debby Nelson of Hi Tempo/Hobie Kayaks.

Saturday 5:15pm to 6:15pm: 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

Hi Tempo Hobie Outback Kayak

FIRST PLACE Hobie Outback, (standard model and color only) retail value $2749


Manley Kayak Fishing RodsSECOND PLACE Manley Rod, retail value $175


Angler Classic Fishing Kayak Paddle

THIRD PLACE Bending Branches Angler Classic, retail value $140

More Prizes!

4th through 6th place will have their choice
from assorted gear from our favorite sponsors and more.

4th place picks first, 5th place second…and so on
down the line to 6th place.

You can WIN before the tournament even begins!

Sign up early and you’ll save money on your entry fee PLUS, you’ll be entered in drawings to win early bird prizes. All early bird raffle prizes will be distributed at the tournament. Even if you win an early bird prize, you’re still entered in the prize give away at the tournament, we’ll be giving away lots of stuff.


EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #1

Box of All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. Drawing date: February 4, 2018, 5:00pm.
Winner is Vayee Cha, Woodbury, MN

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs

More early bird raffle giveaways will be coming soon, we’re just getting started. SIGN UP NOW!

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #2

Winners choice of either a Lew’s bait cast combo OR a Lew’s spinning combo. Drawing date: March 18, 2018, 5:00pm. Winner is Michael Wenisch

Lew's Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Give Away


Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Chris Nelson Memorial Tournament Rules 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 respectful to sponsors.

Tournament director: Tony Heimkes

Tournament producer: Ron Strauss

Waivers and tasks as needed: Bob Kelli Brown

1. Registration: Registration for The Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament is now open. Registration will end Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00pm central standard time or when all 50 spots are sold (SOLD OUT).

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. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish can be open and MUST BE AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS OR ANY OTHER ITEM (FISH GRIPS, ETC.)  COVERING THE MOUTH OR TAIL AREA OF THE FISH. The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature 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 7:00 am CST 06-30-2018. End of the tournament fishing will be 3:00 pm CST 06-30-2018. All photo entries must be emailed AND received by anthonyheimkes@gmail.com by 3:00 pm CST 06-30-2018. 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 06-30-2018. 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 supper, prizes and an award ceremony following the close of the tournament fishing at tournament headquarters.

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. Participant must fish from a human powered kayak, NO OTHER BOAT TYPES ARE ALLOWED. Only ONE angler may be in the kayak. No gas or electric motors are allowed! Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

7. Safety: We strongly encourage that a PFD be worn. Bring a whistle with as well, another practice that should be followed while paddling. 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 Fairy Lake, Lilly Lake, or Long Lake, Sauk Centre, MN. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 6:00am  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 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.

15. Prize Winner Qualification: You MUST be in attendance at the post fish award ceremony to be eligible for any prizes. 

Everyone that is officially entered (paid) for this tournament has a chance to win tournament prizes, gets dinner on Saturday night 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.

Get your entry in early and maximize your chance of winning prizes in this tournament, it’s easy

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up. Names are added manually to the entrant list. It may take a day or so depending on what my social schedule looks like.

LIMITED TIME EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $60

NOTE: you can use your Paypal account to make payment OR you go to the bottom of the payment window and click the grey button to pay with a debit or credit card.

*** TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT***

Need camping for this event?

We have 15 spots reserved at Saukinac Campground.

***Official Entrants Listed Below***

Official Entrants For The 2018 Chris Nelson One Day Tournament And Picnic
Entry # Name Of Entrant City And State
1. Dean Law Blaine, MN
2. Todd Kewatt Columbia Heights, MN
3. KP Enderle Houston, TX
4. Dwayne Kuhns Dundas, MN
5. Michael Thompson Shoreview, MN
6. Scott Pap Hastings, MN
7. Robert Lackner Monticello, MN
8. Joshua Donato Minneapolis, MN
9. Kirk Whiting Bloomington, MN
10. Stuart Vrieze Rochester, MN
11. Trevor Frost Farmington, MN
12. Leslie Kvidera Chaska, MN
13. Grant Carston Montgomery, MN
14. Roger Asp Coon Rapids, MN
15. Chris Carlisle Fargo, ND
16. Jason Elmes Burnsville, MN
17. Daniel Zimmerschied Maplewood, MN
18. Sae Yang Lino Lakes, MN
19. Hue Vang St. Paul, MN
20. Shoua Moua Blaine, MN
21. Huston Fields Lakeville, MN
22. David Dewey Lakeville, MN
23. Roberto Robles Santiago Eagan, MN
24. Jim Lee St. Paul, MN
25. Jacob Kaiser Jordan, MN
26. Sonny Cha St. Paul, MN
27. John Beard Wayzata, MN
28. Vayee Cha Woodbury, MN
29. Jay Suhsen Becker, MN
30. Richard Hebert Chaska, MN
31. Brad Hedberg Eden Prairie, MN
32. Jeffrey Behrens Rogers, MN
33. Mark Goudreault Minnetrista, MN
34. Roger Her St. Paul, MN
35. James Vue Brooklyn Center, MN
36. Shane O’Connor Toeterville, IA
37. Qoua Xiong St. Paul, MN
38. Sam Hall Fargo, ND
39. Wayne Smith Avon, MN
40. Christopher Dvorak Andover, MN
41. Sombath Her St. Paul, MN
42. Sergiy Yurchak Lino Lakes, MN
43. William Norton International Falls, MN
44. Benjamin Grams Big Lake, MN
45. Brett Catlett Eden Prairie, MN
46. Donna Linde Burnsville, MN
47. Todd Fisher New Prague, MN
48. Michael Wenisch Fridley, MN
49. Tom Elliott Shakopee, MN
50. Eliseo Conde Minneapolis, MN
 Everyone Below This Line is NOT In The Kayak Fishing Tournament
But Is Coming To The Party & Supper – Woohoo, THANK YOU!
1. Brad Nelson
2. Debby Nelson
3. Roxana Strauss
4. Tony Heimkes
5. Bob Kelli Brown
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Jul
14
Sat
2018
Same Rod, Reel, Tackle, Lures & Line Tournament
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tounament director: Ron Strauss
Producer, waivers and volunteer: Bob Lackner

NOTE: Sign up is CLOSED! Tournament is SOLD OUT!

This is a 3 bass tournament, catch, photo & release (CPR)

Official entrants listed below. NOTE: 26 entrants.

1. Kristin Engelman
2. Josh Engelman
3. Patrick Caldwell
4. Jeremiah Caldwell
5. Jeremy Quaas
6. Brian Madden
7. Sergiy Yurchak
8. Rylan Kinnell
9. Joshua Donato
10. Tony Hutchinson
11. Casey Gibbons
12. Todd Kewatt
13. Robert Reichardt
14. Dylan Blumberg
15. Jason Crowder
16. Melissa Norton
17. Grandpa Bob Brown
18. William Norton
19. Richard J Hebert
20. Leslie Kvidera
21. Wayne Smith
22. Je Vang
23. Jennifer Revels
24. Michael Mead
25. KP ENDERLE
26. Matt Kelly

Same Rod Tackle Lure Tournament

Everyone who’s officially entered in this tournament gets:

  1. Lew’s Mach 1 spinning combo spooled up with braid line
  2. Box of 9 All Terrain Tackle bass jigs
  3. TBD bag of soft plastics

Everyone must ONLY take the above gear on their kayaks to fish during this tournament. No other rods, reels, lures or plastics. All other fishing gear like nets, fish finders, pliers and more are acceptable. The goal of this tournament is to get some great deals on good gear, get together, have some fun and fish. But here’s where it gets interesting! We’ve got a Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package to give away!

And you don’t need to be the best angler who catches the most bass to win!

All official entrants who show up to the shelter after the tournament will be entered in a drawing to win the SUP. How cool is that?

First Prize: Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package, MSRP $899

Conquer more water with the new Vibe Maverick 120 SUP. The stable, no-flex deck provides superior stability, comfort and maneuverability. This versatile, lightweight board is easy to carry and get out on the water. And for those chasing down their next catch, it’s packed with features, including; five gear tracks, multiple paddle parks and front and rear bungee tie-down systems. The Vibe Maverick 120 SUP is ready to answer when adventure calls!

Winner will be determined by random drawing of all official entrants who are back at the shelter after fishing and present for the drawing. You MUST be present to win. If you win the Vibe drawing, you are NOT eligible for any other prizes.

Vibe Maverick 120 SUP Angler Package


2nd Prize: Bending Branches Angler Classic Paddle

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant.

Bending Branches Angler Classic Green Paddle


3rd Prize: Lew’s Mach 1 Spinning Combo

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the 2nd most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant.


4th Prize: KP Fish Flip-Flops

Will go to the official entrant who catches and legally submits the 3rd most inches of bass (smallmouth or largemouth only)…unless you have won a bigger prize already. If so, you can only win one prize and then the prize goes to the next best bass fishing result entrant. Winner agrees to be photographed in these! 🙂KP Fish Flip Flops


All official entrants get this stuff

Here’s the Lew’s combo each official entrant receives and takes home. We will have it spooled up with line and ready to go at the tournament.

 

Lew's Mach1 Spinning Combo


A box of All Terrain Tackle jigs.

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs


Here’s a sample of the plastics each official entrant receives and takes home. Actual plastics are TBD.

Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver at the tournament. You must be 18 years old to sign up for this tournament and show identification at the captains meeting in the morning. Minors under 18 may be allowed with proper requirements being met. Email us for information.

Everyone MUST be at the captains meeting at 8:00am to sign a waiver and get your gear. Fishing will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Be back at the shelter at 2:00pm. Bring your own lunch food and some beverages. We’ll shoot the shit, hydrate, laugh, announce the winners and give away something to everyone. We should be all done by 4:00pm or so.

Event will be held Howard Lake, MN. Here is a link to Google Maps. https://goo.gl/maps/DkNPtnmmj9M2

MNKFA reserves the right to make any changes to any details of this event as needed.

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Bronze Back Tourney 1
Aug 4 @ 11:35 pm – 11:50 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Place holder. Date may change.

Sep
16
Sun
2018
2018 Big Toothy Team Tournament
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
big Toothy Team Tournament Award

Link to pdf control image for part 2 online fishing

***EVENT SIGN IS CLOSED SOLD OUT!***

The focus is on FUN for this tournament!

NOTE: THIS IS A SUNDAY EVENT! If you’ve never participated in a kayak fishing tournament, give this one a try. It’s for kayak anglers of ALL skill levels. You’re not on your own to figure stuff out. You’ll be on a team that has a Captain who will lead the team. The Captain will devise strategies on how your team will outsmart and outcatch your opponents. As a team, you will work together to catch the most inches of toothy fish in 4 hours of fishing at the Part 1 destination event  and then the Part 2 online fishing event…or just collect the most belly laughs trying! This is SERIOUS FUN, not high stress, serious tournament fishing.

At the opening event (Part 1), each participant will get the same set of lures to fish with. You can ONLY use / take those lures with you on your kayak (during the opening destination event). Team members CAN give a lure to another team member. For instance, if you lose a White Funkbuster Spinnerbait, you can get that same lure from another team member (if they want to share it). We encourage you to use a leader to prevent bite offs from toothy fish, they are legal to use for this tournament (you supply your own). We’re getting a great deal on some baits, this is a big part of the attraction of this tournament. You get some great baits at a super price!

Team Captains And Team Names:

1. Captain Tony Hutchinson*, HillBilly Dental, We’ll Be Pulling Teeth
2. Captain David Mikkelson*, Musky Mafia
3. Captain Todd Kewatt, The Spoon Goons
4. Captain Ben Grams*, Team Crank Yankers
5. Captain Bob Lackner*, The Pike Wranglers (with sidekick Grampa Bob Brown*)
6. Captain Michael Thompson*, Darth Wader’s Esox Apprentices!
7. Captain Josh Engelmann*, Blind Squirrel Kayak Fishing: We’re Nuts!
8. Captain Rich Hebert*, Pike Busters!
9. Captain Matt McCandless*, Hammer Handles
10. Captain Mark Goudreault, The Prime Time Slimers

NOTE: Captains may change. MNKFA reserves the right to do this.

Team Crank Yankers

Captain Ben Grams, Big Lake.
Gerald Mccullough, Henning.
Allen Donais, Eveleth.
William Norton, International Falls.
Diane Bach, Thief River Falls.

Darth Wader’s Esox Apprentices!

Captain Michael Thompson, Shoreview.
Ryan Jolly, Minneapolis.
Roger Asp, Coon Rapids.
Tim Johnson, Brooklyn Center.
Harrison George, Blaine.

The Pike Wranglers

Captain Bob Lackner, Monticello.
Greg Evers, Sartell.
Grampa Bob Brown, Richfield.
Kyle Johnson, Osseo.
Brad Thacher, Rochester.

The Spoon Goons

Captain Todd Kewatt, Columbia Heights.
Anthony Heimkes, Minneapolis.
Dean Ondich, Brooklyn Center.
Daniel Ondich, Brooklyn Center.
Luke Fischer, Farmington.

Pike Busters!

Captain Rich Hebert, Chaska.
Luis Canelon-Lander, Burnsville.
Daniel Tan, Chanhassen.
Joshua Donato, Minneapolis.
Brian Hanson, Farmington.

Blind Squirrel Kayak Fishing: We’re Nuts!

Captain Josh Engelmann, Annandale.
Michelle Morey, Orono.
Warren Arnold, Sauk Rapids.
Phana leav, Brooklyn Park.
Michael Wenisch, Forest Lake.

Hammer Handles

Captain Matt McCandless, Watertown.
Mike Olson, Rochester.
Devin Sijan, Savage.
Juan Gomez, Rochester.
Tony Gedminas, Minneapolis.

HillBilly Dental, We’ll Be Pulling Teeth

Captain Tony Hutchinson, Cottonwood, MN.
Jordan Deutz, Marshall.
Josh Wolfbauer, Minnetonka.
Wayne Smith, Avon.
Benjamin Datres, Hopkins.

The Prime Time Slimers

Captain Mark Goudreault, Minnetrista.
Gene Paulauskas, Lakeville.
Eliseo Conde, Minneapolis.
Daniel Zimmerschied, Maplewood.
Jason Nibbe, Lake City.

Musky Mafia

Captain David Mikkelson, Jordan.
Michael Perez, Rochester.
Cory Herrman, New Market.
Robert Dregney, Lake City, MN.
Charles Filmalter, Woodbury.

Baits included in your entry fee that will be used at the opening event:

All Terrain Tackle Jigs, Value $21
Assorted Plastics, Value $10
Funk Busters Spinners and Chatterbaits,  $30
Spoons, Value $15
JB’s Fish Sauce, 2oz. Gel, $5
Plus a meal, soft drinks and the company of some REALLY great people!
You may ONLY fish with these sponsor supplied baits during the Part 1 opening destination event at Lake Independence!

This is a 2 part tournament

Round 1 competition, opening event

Part 1 is the destination event at Lake Independence. Each team will work together to cull the biggest Pike their team can catch. You may ONLY use the sponsor supplied baits you will get at Lake Independence. Each team will submit their one (1) biggest pike on the day. ONLY fish caught at Lake Independence, by your team can be submitted for a score during part 1 of the tournament. At the end of round 1 the results would look something like this. Round 1 numbers can NOT be upgraded or changed after the close of the opening event fishing. Leader highlighted in red. THIS IS ONLY A SAMPLE TO SHOW HOW IT WILL WORK!
Round 1 Results From Destination Lake Opening Event,
1 Biggest Pike Per Team Entries
 
TEAM NAME ROUND 1 ROUND 2  TOTAL
1. HillBilly Dental 27″ 27″
2. Musky Mafia 36.25″ 36.25″
3. The Spoon Goons 17″ 17″
4. Team Crank Yankers 34″ 34″
5. The Pike Wranglers 42.25″ 42.25
6. Darth Wader’s Esox Apprentices! 37″ 37″
7. Blind Squirrel Kayak Fishing 33″ 33″
8. Pike Busters! 28.5″ 28.5″
9. Hammer Handles 17″ 17″
10. The Prime Time Slimers  41″ 41″

Here is the agenda for round 1 of the 2018 Big Toothy Team Tournament

Sunday 9/16/2018, 7:30AM MANDATORY!: Check in at Lake Independence shelter for the MANDATORY Captain’s meeting where we’ll go over all the rules, fill out  waivers, and give you the control image. FAILURE TO BE AT THIS MEETING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!

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

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

Sunday noon to 1:00pm: We’ll have lunch for you at the tournament headquarters. Bring your appetite and some B.S. to share with others!

Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm: We’ll announce the scores of the opening event of the tournament, then give away a few prizes as fast as we can.

Round 2 competition, online tournament

Part 2 is online. Starts 2pm 9/16/2018 and ends 10/21/2018, 5pm. Each team will work together to cull the biggest Pike their team can catch by fishing as a team or on your own individually. You can use ANY legal artificial bait (NO LIVE BAIT, ARTIFICIAL ONLY) on the water you are fishing. You may fish ANY legal water in MN, ND, SD, IA or WI by using a public access that anyone can use, no private access to private lakes. Each team will continually submit their one (1) biggest pike over the fishing period. You MUST submit all entries within 48 hours of being caught. NO HOLDING FISH TO THE END OF THE EVENT. Your team can have a 30″ pike in the round 2 column today and upgrade to a bigger fish tomorrow. That continues until the end of fishing. During the online fishing period the numbers will change. Round 2 results would look something like this. Leader highlighted in red. THIS IS ONLY A SAMPLE TO SHOW HOW IT WILL WORK!
Round 2 Results From Combined Destination Lake & Online
TEAM NAME ROUND 1 ROUND 2  TOTAL
1. HillBilly Dental 27″ 30″ 57″
2. Musky Mafia 36.25″ 20″ 56.25″
3. The Spoon Goons 17″ 42″ 59″
4. Team Crank Yankers 34″ 30″ 64″
5. The Pike Wranglers 42.25″ 20″ 62.25
6. Darth Wader’s Esox Apprentices! 37″ 31″ 68″
7. Blind Squirrel Kayak Fishing 33″ 40″ 73″
8. Pike Busters! 28.5″ 40″ 68.5″
9. Hammer Handles 17″ 42″ 59″
10. The Prime Time Slimers  41″ 30″ 71″

Here is the agenda for round 2 of the 2018 Big Toothy Team Tournament

Sunday, 2pm, 9/16/2018, to Sunday, 5pm, 10/21/2018: Online fishing. Catch and submit pike or musky and submit big pike / musky to your Captain. Captains will determine if it is the biggest team fish online and that it meets all measuring pic requirements. Captain will submit to the tournament director / judge whose determination on size and acceptance is final. NO ARGUING OR COMPLAINING OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED from the entire tournament with NO REFUNDS.

Tournament Rules

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

Tournament director: Grant Carston

1. Registration: Registration for The 2018 Big Toothy Team Kayak Fishing Tournament is closed. SOLD OUT!

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch, photo 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 for fish under 30″, Rapala measuring board for fish over 30″. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish can be open and MUST BE AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS OR ANY OTHER ITEM (FISH GRIPS, ETC.)  COVERING THE MOUTH OR TAIL AREA OF THE FISH. The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Northern Pike and Musky.  Each team member will be scored on the longest pike or musky they submit that adheres to the rules. You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours, per part 1 and part 2 rules. Your total will be added to your team total to determine the winning team.

4. Start and Finish Times: Tournament fishing for Part 1 will begin at 8:00 am CST 09-16-2018. End of the tournament fishing for Part 1 will be noon CST 09-16-2018.

Tournament fishing for Part 2 will begin at 2:00pm CST 09-16-2018. End of online tournament fishing for Part 2 will be Sunday, 5pm CST 10-21-2018.

All entry submissions MUST be received in the time periods defined above. We’re NOT responsible for any connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be lunch and an award ceremony following the close of Part 1 Lake Independence fishing at tournament headquarters.

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

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

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

9. Fishing Boundaries: 

PART 1: You MUST fish and launch ONLY on Lake Independence. Plus, you MUST be at the Captains meeting in the morning at 7:30am  AND back to tournament headquarters by noon.

PART 2: You can fish any legal waters in MN, ND, SD, IA or WI. You may ONLY use a public access that is available to all. No private access or private lakes or waters.

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

15. Prize Winner Qualification: You MUST be in attendance at the post fish award ceremony for Part 1 to be eligible for any prizes that will be awarded or given away at that event. 

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

No refunds will be made for any reason once you have signed up. Names are added manually to the entrant list. It may take a day or so depending on what my social schedule looks like.

SOLD OUT

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Bronze Back Tourney #2
Sep 29 @ 11:36 pm – 11:51 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

Placeholder only. Date may change.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
2018 One Last Bass Tournament
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

2018 One Last Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament

SIGN UP SUNDAY 8/19/2018 AT 8AM

Sign up link will be posted on the MNKFA Facebook page and Facebook group.St. Croix Mojo Yak RodYOU MUST PICK UP YOUR ROD AT THE TOURNAMENT!
We will NOT ship them. Tournament signup will be limited to the first 25 people who complete the entry form and make the payment.

Everyone who gets signed up for this tournament will get a brand new St. Croix Mojo Yak rod. These rods retail for $160. St. Croix has allowed MNKFA to purchase a limited amount of these rods at a special introductory price. We’ll have 12 bait cast rods and 12 spinning rods available.

You may use ANY fishing gear you have during this tournament!
Bring $7 for the BBQ and the parking fee is $5. Bring cash please.

Schedule (may change slightly if we’ve missed something):

NOTE: Times have changed so we can start after sunrise. This is for the safety of everyone.

Get to the lake by about 7:30am. Get your kayak rigged and in the water.

Go to the shelter that will be used for tournament headquarters for the Captain’s Meeting to sign a waiver.

8:30am, you must be at the shelter for the Captain’s Meeting.

9:00 to 1:00pm. Fishing. Smallmouth and largemouth bass for scoring. Cull your 3 best fish. Information on the judge and contact to send entries to will be available at Captain’s Meeting.

1:00pm, be back at the Headquarters shelter. You MUST be physically back to headquarters. We’ll have some raffle bags to give out, then we’ll announce the winner of the “One Last Bass Tournament.”

Prizes for the top 3 finishers, first place picks first, second place second, third place third.

13 Fishing Travel rod
Ugo Waterproof phone case
Crank Canvas lure storage

 

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

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

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED!

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

Here is a link to the blank identifier pdf file:

Download MNKFA 545 Identifier

Add your name and the HB45 code.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

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

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

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


Here is the link to the control image:

2019 BTTT Control Image PDF


Email your entry pic submissions to:

tonymnkfa@gmail.com

Kayak Fishing Lures

All entrants will get these lures!

Bigger and better for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paid entrants that will be added to teams:

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

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

Address:
1331 N. Lake Drive
Braham, MN 55006

This is a 2 part tournament

Part 1 competition, online tournament

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

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

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

Part 2 competition, destination tournament

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

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

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

Saturday 9/7/2019 8:00am: You can launch at any public launch on West Rush Lake. You may NOT use any private access to the water for this tournament. ONLY public access that is available to all is allowed.

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

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

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

Tournament Rules

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

Tournament director: Tony Heimkes

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

2. Requirements: This tournament is strictly catch, photo and release.  Tournament control image will be supplied prior to online fishing. Destination (part 2) control image will be given out at the event. Control image must be in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough for fish under 30″, Rapala measuring board for fish over 30″. You may pinch the tail and then release it, the mouth of the fish can be open and MUST BE AND RESTING AGAINST THE ZERO MARK ON THE RULER WITH NO HANDS OR ANY OTHER ITEM (FISH GRIPS, ETC.)  COVERING THE MOUTH OR TAIL AREA OF THE FISH. The ruler marks must be easily legible in your photo submission. The Control Card must appear in each photo submitted. Failure to include this will disqualify your entry.

3. Scoring: The tournament will feature Northern Pike and Musky.  Each team member will be scored on the longest pike or musky they submit that adheres to the rules. You can upgrade your smallest fish submitted with a larger one at anytime during tournament fishing hours, per part 1 and part 2 rules. Your total will be added to your team total to determine the winning team. These rules may change based on how final teams are established.

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

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

All entry submissions MUST be received in the time periods defined above. We’re NOT responsible for any connectivity issues!!! Send your entries early. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

5. Event Details:  This event is an opportunity to spend time together as a group and get to know one another. There will be lunch and an award ceremony following the close of Part 2 at West Rush Lake headquarters.

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

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

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

9. Fishing Boundaries: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CONTROL IMAGE LINK:
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SUBMIT YOUR PICS TO:
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Get signed-up for our kayak fishing accessories event!

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

RIG-ZILLA!

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

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

 

Kayak Fishing Accessories

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

Kayaks, end of season pricing

Fishing Kayak

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

FREE one day kayak bass fishing tournament.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Prizes: listed below.

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

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

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

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

Bass tournament prizes.

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

Thursday, August 22.

7:00 pm: online Captain’s meeting.

Friday, August 23.

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

Saturday, August 24.

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

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

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

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

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

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