The Gadsden regional stop of the River Bassin’ 2014 Tournament Trail set up perfectly in my old stomping grounds. The two-hour boundary gave me numerous options to chase big river spots and largemouth, but I chose a flow I knew consistently held big spots. Although largemouth were preferred, I gambled that throwing big baits would bring me three spotted bass big enough to win. With high water from previous storms and a huge front looming, river conditions were anything but certain.
Portside Marine is having a standard CPR-style tournament at Morse Park and Beach in Noblesville, IN on May 17. The goal is to create awareness and support for the Indiana kayak fishing scene, as well as small businesses like us and other kayak fishing groups and tackle suppliers. There will be a 100% payout, and places paid will be determined by how many registrants there are.
The next chapter of the Extreme Series is about to kick off! The Extreme Summer Slam Series starts June 21 & ends August 16, 2014. The angler with the most combined weight from both tournaments wins the Extreme Super Bowl Ring!
OCEANSIDE, California – March 29, 2014 - The fourth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW4), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Kayak Europe, will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 6-10, 2014.
The Kayak Fishing ClassicS will hold their first Panama City, FL tournament on April 5 as part of their 2014 series expansion. The Northern Florida division will have two tournaments this year: one in Panama City, and one in Pensacola in July. The ClassicS recently opened up the series to include SUP anglers as well as kayaks. The Buccaneer Beach Motel and Bar & Grill will be the event and lodging host.
Kayak anglers who wish to participate in the 2015 Adventure Fishing World Championship (AFWC) will now have to qualify at one of five AFWC Regional events. The regional qualifiers have been spread across the country to give anglers the opportunity to participate and hopefully place in a tournament.
With one full year under their belts, Bluegrass Yakmasters are back and ready to start their tournament series once again with a big bass showdown at Cedar Creek Lake in Stanford, KY. Last year it took well over 50” to crack the Top Five at Cedar. If that doesn’t get you excited enough, then maybe the chance to win a raffled kayak from HOOK1 will do the trick!
The second annual Susquehanna Slamma Kayak Fishing Tournament will be held on July 27, 2014 in Shickshinny, PA. The event, directed by the Suskie Bassmasters and the Pennsylvania Kayak Fishing Association, will incorporate simultaneous kayak and powerboat divisions on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.