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Tour Series Event #2
East & West Harbors

May 20, 2023


To register and pay click on the Tourney X logo:

Registration is open until the tournament start time.

BKFT requires no membership fee's.

$75 entry fee broken down:

  • $5 Tourney X Fee

  • $5 Tour Series Angler of the Year Package

  • $7.50 BKFT Expense

  • $5 Awarded to Big Fish

  • $52.50 Prize Pool to the Top Finishing Anglerss



Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM the night before the tournament on Facebook & Tourney X. 

An identifier with no code, the wrong code, or codes in the wrong boxes will not be accepted.  If participating in multiple tournaments you can combine codes on a single identifier, but they must be correct and they must be in the appropriate box.

Reusuable aluminum identifiers are a popular item with anglers and are provided by  Blue Fox Gifts



Payouts, Trophies & Prizes

Approximately 10% of the field will receive a payout. 

  • Top 3 are paid in a field of 34 anglers or less.

  • 35 anglers payout 4 spots; add a spot every 10 anglers above 35.

  • Payout spots cap at 10 anglers.

Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.

We try to make payouts as soon as possible but objections being filed, rule violations, and in-depth photo reviews can result in delays.

Anglers winning payouts will be sent an email once results are finalized.  The email will be sent by Quickbooks and contain a link to fill out information for an IRS Form 1099.  The email is sent to the Paypal account you used to pay for the event.  Payments will not be sent until the information is filled out.  This is only a one time per year information request.


Feel free to email regarding the status of your payout.

Trophies are sponsored by


Trail Points/Standings

To get information about winning the Tour Series Angler of the Year or earning an invite to THE CLASSIC visit our TOUR SERIES PAGE.

The following points are awarded to the top spots for this event:

1st Place - 25 points

2nd Place - 24 points

3rd Place - 23 points

4th Place - 22 points



(all the way down to...)



23rd Place - 3 points

24th Place - 2 points

25th Place - 1 point

After every Tour Series event the standings will be updated generally within a few days.



Be sure to join Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers to find the latest camping news for this event!

Event Rules

When signing up for this event anglers declare that they understand and will follow the rules listed HERE.  Anglers who violate the rules could face penalties all the way up to disqualification.

While it is the anglers responsibility to know ALL of the rules some common violations include:

*Not using an approved Ketch measuring board.

*No identifier or incorrect identifier codes (see identifier section on this page).

*Launching is only permitted from public access.

*Thoroughly read and memorize the rules section that describes how to measure a fish and understand each penalty that can be enforced.


Additional Event Specific Rules


    • Pre-fishing from kayaks (tournament eligible watercraft) is allowed until dusk the night before the tournament.

    • Pre-fishing in watercraft not eligible for this tournament (bass boats, jon boats, etc) ends at 10PM the Sunday prior to the tournament. 

  • This tournament is black bass only (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted).

  • This event has no captain's meeting before the tournament.

  • This tournament has special launch rules.

    • All launch locations MUST launch directly into eligible water and apply to each of the following:  

      • All public boat ramps are eligible launch locations.

      • Any public access points (parks, pull offs, etc) are eligible launch locations as long as there are no local rules or laws prohibiting launching (and parking if you are leaving your car there).

      • The state campground boat ramp is eligible for campers.​​

      • Other campgrounds that have launch access are also eligible as long as you follow their rules/regulations.

      • Marina's around the harbors are eligible to launch as long as you follow their rules/regulations/and payment of fee's where applicable. 

  • Anglers must follow this schedule:

5:30AM - Competitors may launch.  Make sure 360 lights are working and in use.

6:00AM - First Cast

3:00:00PM - Fishing ends.  Photos taken at 3:00:00PM or later will be denied.

3:30PM - Deadline to submit photos to Tourney X.  It is the anglers responsibility to upload photos on time.  No photos are accepted after the upload window on Tourney X closes, so plan accordingly.

4:00PM - Awards ceremony located at:

East Harbor State Park

1169 N Buck Road

Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440-9610

Upon entering the State Park follow signs for the Beach.  Once you pass Middle harbor on your left and East Harbor on your right you will see Beach parking to your left.  Instead of going into the Beach lot turn right into the Boardwalk lot.  

To be eligible for payouts, trophies, and prizes anglers must be present at the award ceremony.

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Eligible Water

  • The areas highlighted in green in the photos below are designated as eligible.

  • The channels between the harbors and Lake Erie are OFF LIMITS.  Kayaks are not permitted inside the channels nor can anglers cast into them.

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