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Ketchin’ for Kids Kayak Fishing Tournament

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Local Tennessee fishing groups Southern Mid-Tn. Kayak Anglers and Grace Chapel Tullahoma have combined efforts to stage the second Ketchin’ for Kids Kayak Fishing Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for December 6, with all proceeds benefiting children and families within the Tri-Lakes area as the Christmas season approaches.

Grace Chapel Tullahoma will serve as home site for the event, while members of Southern Mid-Tn. Kayak Anglers will manage the tournament activities. Entry fee is $30 for the main event. Participants can also compete in an optional Big Fish competition by bringing an unwrapped children’s toy. The Ketchin’ for Kids Kayak Fishing Tournament offers something for kayak fishing enthusiast of all ages and experience levels.

The tournament kicks off at Grace Chapel Tullahoma with a pre-launch meeting at 10:30am. Following the opening meeting, anglers are free to choose between local fishing spots Tims Ford Lake, Woods Reservoir, or Normandy Lake. The grand prize is a brand new Wilderness Systems “Ride 115” kayak. Hook 1, Power Team Lures, Boskey’s Restaurant, All Season Outdoors, The Sportsman’s Corner, Poppy’s Jigs, Caney Fork Outdoors, Newton Nissan South, B&L Tackle and Custom Baits, and Werner Paddles have generously donated other prizes in support of the event.

Each paid entry earns the participant one ticket into a reverse drawing format. Anglers can earn additional tickets by catching and photographing fish caught from inside a kayak. Up to three tickets can be earned for any caught and photographed bass, along with one ticket each for bream, striped bass, catfish, crappie, carp, or walleye. Participants can add up to nine tickets to the drawing, dramatically increasing their chances of winning. Fishermen are required to return to Grace Chapel Tullahoma by 4:45pm for photo/fish check in. The winners of the various donated prizes will be determined through the first tickets drawn, and the last ticket will win the Ride 115 kayak.

The Big Fish competition features a $150 first place prize for the largest bass caught. The second largest fish wins $50. Winning fish will be determined through inches of catch measured and photographed against a Hawg Trough or Plano measuring board. A big thanks to Southern Carton of Lewisburg, TN for graciously donating prize money for the Big Fish competition.

Put on your cold weather fishing gear, and support a great cause while competing for some outstanding prizes. For more information please connect with Southern Mid-Tn Kayak Anglers on Facebook, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last modified on Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:21
Spencer Jones

Although starting to kayak fish in the summer of 2012 Spencer has fished since he was a kid.  He fishes everything from small creeks to large lakes mainly targeting large and smallmouth bass, northerns, and anything he can convince to bite the hook.  When he is not on the water he teaches choir at a middle and high school and teaches private piano lessons, and composes music. Spencer also loves working out and helping folks get healthy and fit!  He lives in Neenah with his lovely wife, 2 dogs, and 4 cats.

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