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Join the FUN! Check out these 2019 events!

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

May
11
Sat
2019
2019 Omnia Fishing Season Long Contests
May 11 @ 12:15 am – Oct 15 @ 11:45 pm

 

Omnia Season Long Fishing Tournaments

Two (2) season long online contests open to all kayak anglers in MN, SD, ND, IA and WI! One for Bass, one for Northern Pike.

Pic submission details.
Your pic must include the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing and meet our pic submission requirements.
See this page: https://mnkayakfishingassociation.org/minnesota-kayak-fishing-association-tournaments/fish-measurement-requirements/

Proof of purchase.
You must also send a screen grab from your Omnia purchase that shows you purchased the lure from Omnia. Your email order confirmation and payment / shipping information is what we need. It does not show your credit card info. We will not share or show this to anyone except the judge and MNKFA board (only if some issue arises).

Pics MUST be submitted within 24 to 48 hours from the time of your catch.
HONESTY: by submitting any pics you are personally guaranteeing that all the above rules were followed. Any intentional cheating that is discovered will result in a lifetime ban from any MNKFA events, tournaments and activity.

Send the above items to:
rnrs2255@gmail.com

UPDATED RULES 7/8/2019

These rules can change anytime at the discretion of MNKFA officials.
Absolutely EVERYTHING at the end of your line must show in pic submissions!
All hooks, lures, plastics…EVERYTHING!
It must be rigged to the line you used to hook the fish!

Omnia Fishing Rules

OMNIA FISHING SEASON LONG
PIKE TOURNAMENT SCORE BOARD

Angler Name Pike #1 Pike #2 Pike #3 TOTAL
Kevin Behrens 28.25″ 21.00″ 49.25″
Jeffrey Behrens 20.00″ 20.00″ 40.00″
Tom Elliott 29.25″ 24.00″ 25.00″ 78.25″
Brian Voeltz 32.25″ 30.75″ 35.00″ 98.00″
Erika Blegen 30.00″ 30.00″
Kirk Whiting 23.5″ 23.25″
Ron Strauss 27.25″ 27.25″

OMNIA FISHING SEASON LONG
BASS TOURNAMENT SCORE BOARD

Angler Name Bass #1 Bass #2 Bass #3 Bass #4 Bass #5 TOTAL
Jeffrey Behrens 18.25″ 16.5″ 16″ 14.75″ 14.75″ 80.25″
Cliff Buck 15.75″ 15.25″ 19.25″ 18.50″ 15.00 83.75″
Kevin Behrens 14″ 14.75″ 14″ 14.75″ 14.75″ 72.25″
Brian Voeltz 21.5″ 22.25″ 19.5″ 19.25″ 19.50″ 102.00″
Thomas Stifter 20″ 19.5″ 18.50″ 19.25″ 18″ 95.25″
Erika Blegen 18.00″ 15.00″ 22.00″ 16.50″ 71.50″
Nate Ewert 18.00″ 18.00″ 18.00″ 16.50″ 20.00″ 90.50″
Ron Strauss 17.50″ 17.00″ 19.25″ 53.75″
Erik Peterson 19.00″ 18.5.” 20.00″ 20.00″ 18.25″ 95.75″

Members have been asking for tournaments that are convenient to participate in if you don’t live in Twin Cities metro area.

These contests allow you to fish anytime during the contest period that runs for five (5) months. You can fish any time, any day. Entrants are limited to people who kayak fish in the five states of MN, WI, SD, ND and IA.

Omnia Fishing Logo

ABOUT OMNIA FISHING, MNKFA SPONSOR

OmniaFishing.com is the first online retail experience to make tackle buying easier and more productive by providing custom tackle selections for specific waters. Omnia’s e-commerce website  uses key attributes like water clarity, depth, seasonality, forage base – more than 23,000 individual data points — to provide specific tackle recommendations for selected fish species in that lake. Anglers then use a one-click response to purchase the recommended products or reject the recommendations and purchase gear they select themselves.

How to enter the Omnia Fishing season long tournaments

1. Use this web address link to create an account on the Omnia website:
https://www.omniafishing.com/signup?code=MNKFA

2. Alternatively, you can enter the organization code “MNKFA” when you create an account

3. To redeem your ONE TIME 25% DISCOUNT use the code, MNKFA, at checkout. The code can only be used once per user, so take your time and take advantage of this generous offer. Add items to your cart or wish list and finalize your purchase when you are satisfied you have all the fishing items you’ll need.

4. When the tournaments are open, fish with any artificial lures you purchase from Omnia Fishing, submit pics showing the fish measured to MNKFA specs, show the Omnia purchased lure in the pic and we’ll validate your entry each time you submit. YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT FISH PIC ENTRIES THAT SHOW FISH CAUGHT WITH LURES PURCHASED FROM OMNIA FISHING. Any infraction of this rule disqualifies you from the contests. Your purchase from Omnia will be verified to your entry.

5. All pics must contain embedded information on where the fish was caught and date, this information will not be shared. It is only used to validate geo location and date of catch. More information to come on how to do this.


Omnia Fishing Gift Card

1. Omnia TOOTHY TACKLE Season Long Contest, WIN A $300 Omnia Fishing Gift Card!

  • Open to everyone who has purchased lures from Omnia Fishing February 1 through October 1, 2019
  • Kayak anglers only, must meet official rules on this web page
  • Three (3) best Northern Pike culled over the contest period
  • Size, color and all details of lure used to catch fish entries MUST match a lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, we will be checking all entries for date and time of purchase from Omnia Fishing
  • Entrants can purchase new lures from Omnia at any time during the contest, to add to their lure box, but your submitted catch MUST be on a lure previously purchased from Omnia
  • Submission pics MUST show the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, entries will be verified to purchase receipt
  • Artificial baits only
  • All submission pics agree to be used for MNKFA and Omnia Fishing promotions
  • Winner gets a $300 Omnia Fishing gift certificate
  • Other details to come

Omnia Fishing Gift Card

2. Omnia BIG BASS Lures Season Long Contest, WIN A $300 Omnia Fishing Gift Card!

  • Open to everyone who has purchased lures from Omnia Fishing February 1 through October 1, 2019
  • Kayak anglers only, must meet official rules on this web page
  • Five (5) best Smallmouth or Largemouth Bass culled over the contest period
  • Size, color and all details of lure used to catch fish entries MUST match a lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, we will be checking all entries for date and time of purchase from Omnia Fishing
  • Entrants can purchase new lures from Omnia at any time during the contest, to add to their lure box, but your submitted catch MUST be on a lure previously purchased from Omnia
  • Smallmouth and largemouth Bass only
  • Submission pics MUST show the lure purchased from Omnia Fishing, entries will be verified to purchase receipt
  • Artificial baits only
  • All submission pics agree to be used for MNKFA and Omnia promotions
  • Winner gets a $300 Omnia Fishing gift certificate, amount to be determined soon
  • Winner agrees to submit to a voice stress test prior to award of prize
  • Other details to come

***THESE DETAILS CAN CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF MNKFA AND OMNIA FISHING***
More detailed rules will be posted prior to the start of these contests, or may change during the contest.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Online, Season Long Kayak Fishing Musky Tournament
Jun 17 @ 12:15 am – Oct 13 @ 11:45 pm

Link below is to control image and submission contact, good luck!

MNKFA-ID-CARD-2019-MUSKY

SIGNUP IS CLOSED!

Open to all kayak anglers in Minnesota. You can fish any water in Minnesota for the duration of this online tournament. Your top 2 Musky will make up your score. You can upgrade submitted fish at any time during the tournament. Below is a sample of how the scoreboard will look.

Payouts:

1st place: $300
2nd place: $100
3rd place: Choice of 2 in-stock MNKFA Musky Lures

Angler Name Musky #1 Musky #2 TOTAL
Gary Gator Sample (SAMPLE) 36″ (SAMPLE) 42″ (SAMPLE) 78″
1. Roger Her
2. Mark Leyde
3. Joey Vanyo 35″ 31.25″ 66.25″
4. Brett Beinke
5. Ron Strauss
6. Mitch Heil
7. Dennis Seurer
8. Joshua Donato 27.00″ 27.00″
9. Curtis Matson-Laurent
10. Frank Joshua Eha
11. Robert Dregney
12. Michael Thompson
13. David Mikkelson
14. Warren Arnold
15. James Suhsen 46.00″ 43.00″ 89.00″
16. Jacob Schurter 47.00″ 44.50″ 91.50″
17. Ryan Jolly
18. Samuel Chapman

The payout will depend on the number of entries. Plus, we have a bunch of musky lures to giveaway to a few of the runner-up finishers. Once we have a final entrant count, we’ll determine payouts and prizes.

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final. We reserve the right to change any rules as we see fit to make things fair to all. No arguing or complaining!

Price: $30

1. Registration: Closes Sunday June 16, 2019 at midnight. If your entry payment is not received by then, you are NOT in the tournament.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be added to this page and on our social media for all participants. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include an approved fish measuring device like a Rapala folding 60″ or Ketch board for large fish. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING. You MUST submit any catches within 24 to 48 hours after you catch the fish. NO HOLDING FISH SUBMISSIONS UNTIL THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT!

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

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am  on June 17, 2019. End of the tournament will be at midnight, Sunday, October 13, 2019. All photo entries must be SUBMITTED by finish time listed. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in by midnight. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made.

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a kayak, only ONE angler in the kayak. ONLY water craft listed as a kayak by the manufacturer of the vessel are eligible. Gas or electric motors ARE allowed on kayaks only for this online tournament! Absolutely no other method will be permitted. You ARE allowed to get help landing and measuring your fish for this tournament.

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

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

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota. YOUR “LOCATION SERVICES” MUST BE TURNED ON IN YOUR CELLPHONE WHEN TAKING PHOTOS FOR SUBMITTING.

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

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

10. Prizes: Cash payout will depend on participation numbers. The more entries, the more cash payout. We will list prize details shortly after the tournament has started.

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

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

13. Your entry: You may NOT buy, sell, trade, swap, give away or pass on tournament entry spots. ONLY MNKFA tournament officials can authorize who is officially entered/registered in our events. MNKFA reserves the right to disqualify anyone who signs up, but has broken ANY MNKFA rules on any MNKFA media or events.

NOTE: Rules and regulations can change at the discretion of the MNKFA board and the tournament director to make things as fair as possible to all entrants or sponsors or discipline bad behavior on the part of an entrant.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
2019 September 5•4•5 Online Month Long Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Sep 1 @ 12:15 am – Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm

MNKFA 545 September Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament

Link To The September Control Image

Payout for September 545 is:
1st place- $200
2nd place- $100
3rd place- $75
4th place- $50

Sep
28
Sat
2019
2019 Bronze Back Tourney #2
Sep 28 @ 11:36 pm – 11:51 pm

CW Outfitting Bronze Back-Kayak Fishing Tournament

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

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

May
23
Sat
2020
2020 Vibe Kayak Tournament
May 23 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
7
Sun
2020
2020 Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament
Jun 7 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Actual date of event will be determined January, 2020.

Here is some information on Clearwater Lake, just north of Annandale. Lake Augusta, Otter Lake, and Grass Lake can all be accessed from Clearwater. There are 2 public accesses with 2 parking lots each. There is also a pay access if you want to consider that. I’ve fished it a few times and I know some others in the group have as well. There are good numbers and quality size bass in the lake. There is plenty of structure in the lake to support a large number of people fishing.

Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park is a few miles away from the public accesses. There is a shelter located at the park that I believe is bigger than the shelter we had at Koronis. I’ve attached some files that show more information.

Josh Engelmann

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