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Indiana Kayak Anglers (IKA) "Summer Shootout"

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The newly-formed Indiana Kayak Anglers (IKA), a statewide organization representing kayak anglers in the Hoosier state, will be holding their inaugural kayak fishing tournament September 27, 2014 at Geist Reservoir near Indianapolis. 

The 2014 IKA September Shootout is a bass tournament, with 100% of the proceeds and 50% of the launch fees going to the Indiana Chapter of Heroes on the Water (HOW). Registration for the tournament is $20 per applicant plus a $10 launch fee (cash only, payable the morning of the event). Anglers under the age of 18 will have to have a parent/guardian present to sign the liability waiver and accompany them on the water. Tournament fees are nonrefundable. Anglers may use any type of man-powered boat (kayak, canoe, or SUP). Each angler must have a valid Indiana fishing license, and personal floatation devices (PFDs) must be worn during the event.

Don’t own a kayak, but still want to participate? Not a problem! We’ll have a limited number of kayaks available to rent for a small fee, so bring a friend! Also, Geist Marina will have pontoon boat rides for spectators to enjoy the lake, watch their favorite angler in action, and media coverage.

Registration/check-in will begin at 7:30 am the morning of the tournament with the tournament starting at 8 am All anglers wishing to submit fish to place must be back to the weigh in by 1 pm This is a CPR (catch, photo, release) tournament. For more rules, information, and to register please visit www.tourneyflow.com and click on the “2014 IKA September Shootout” event. 

Many sponsors have already stepped up to ensure there will be lots of prizes! Some of our sponsors thus far include Hobie, Fun Runners Inc., Wildcat Creek Outfitters, Fluid Fun, YakAttack, Hook 1, Rail Blaza, YakGear, C-Tug, Power Team Lures, Backwater Paddle Company, YakAngler.com, JBC Outfitters, Throwing Thunder Lure Company and many more!

This will be a great opportunity to match your fishing skills against others and compete for some great prizes, but also to enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of the ever-growing Indiana kayak fishing community. Hope to see you there!

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Jameson Olson

Jameson Olson grew up fishing south-central Wisconsin with his wonderful grandparents and his love for being near the water continued when he moved to northeastern Indiana at the age of 16, where he still resides.  During trips to Missouri to visit his dad, Jameson learned how to target largemouth bass and this kind of fishing consumed his time throughout his adult life.  In 2012 he and his wife purchased kayaks and Jameson opted for a fishing style kayak.  On their initial trip to a nearby lake, Jameson caught his first fish from a kayak and has been "hooked" on the sport ever since.  He feels fortunate in that his wife, Ginger, enjoys the sport as well and has become his favorite fishing partner.

As well as being part of the YakAngler Regional Pro Staff, Jameson is also a member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team, Bending Branches Regional Ambassador Team, Orion Coolers Pro Staff, Wildcat Creek Outfitters Fishing Team, a co-founder/board member of the Indiana Kayak Anglers, and a co-founder of trailinghookjournal.com

Jameson is always happy to help newcomers to the sport of kayak fishing and welcomes anyone in the northeast Indiana area that wants to get together and do some fishing.

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