Kayak anglers from across the nation will converge on Kentucky Lake March 29th through April 1st for the biggest showdown in competitive kayak fishing. Nearly 400 anglers are poised to stake their claim on the second ever title of KBF National Champion. The tournament is the second in the series with the first also taking place last winter on Kentucky Lake where Matt Ball took home the first championship title and a check for $32,700.
The payout has increased a bit in 2017, with the first place guarantee set at $35,000 and the opportunity at thousands more in KBF BONUS BUCKS contingency money, there is a real opportunity for a competitor to walk away with over $50,000. This significant payout is only made more impressive by the fact that the field is paid out with the top 10% taking home a check and many of those being larger than any other kayak fishing event in history.
As is true with most sports, innovation is driven by competition, and the most dynamic force in kayak tournament angling today is Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Founded in 2009 by Chad Hoover, host of Kayak Bassin’ TV, KBF’s members compete on lakes, rivers and streams from Okeechobee to Ontario and New England to the Pacific Northwest.
Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Series is comprised of three major series components. The KBF TRAIL, KBF State Challenge Series and the KBF OPEN Series. Each of these serve as a path for qualification to the KBF National Championship while offering cash payouts and prizes from top manufacturers along the way. While setting their sites on the KBF National Championship, many anglers are also gunning for the coveted KBF Angler of the Year title and qualification to fish in a unique series called The TEN held each year at Bienville Plantation in White Springs, Florida. The TEN puts the top ten anglers in the previous year’s AOY Standings head to head for a guaranteed $10,000 Payout for the Champion of the two-day event.
The KBF National Championship takes place March 30th- April 1st in Paris, Tennessee at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The KBF State Challenge Series begins April 1st, 2017 and the KBF TRAIL began two weeks ago in North Carolina and Kentucky and boasts over 50 events across the country. In addition to a competitive professional series, KBF has been committed to giving back and having a charity component that benefits Heroes on the Water through its concurrent execution of the HOW Big Bass Brawl to raise money and awareness for this great organization.
For more information on all Kayak Bass Fishing events visit www.kayakbassfishing.com.