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Tour Series Event #6
Portage Lakes

September 23, 2023

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BKFT anglers have the option to participate in the Ohio B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series for this tournament.  BKFT has exclusive rights to award invites to the 2024 B.A.S.S. Kayak Championship. 

To learn more about this series and how to register visit:  BKFT Ohio B.A.S.S. Nation Page.

The Series includes:

1. April 15 - Alum Creek Lake
2. July 22 - Mosquito Creek Lake
3. September 23 - Portage Lakes

Registration

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 Anglers

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Identifier

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

MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE BUCKEYE KAYAK FISHING TRAIL IDENTIFIER.

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Payouts, Trophies & Prizes

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.

 

Feel free to email buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com regarding the status of your payout.

Trophies are sponsored by

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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

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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.

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.

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Additional Event Specific Rules

  • PRE-FISHING 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.

  • Per KBF Rules: Competitors may launch from any public-access shore directly onto Eligible Water. 

  • Anglers must follow this schedule:

6:30AM - Competitors may launch from public access points into eligible water (see eligible water section below).

7:00AM - 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:

TBD

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

Eligible Water

  • ​​​​Click on the maps below for eligible water. 

  • Only water within the boundaries of the map below is eligible.

  • Creeks and/or rivers are only eligible if they appear on the map below AND can you can paddle, pedal, or motor to them from the main lake(s).  If you have to drag your kayak it is ineligible.

  • The same can be said if you launch to an area.  It must have clear paddle, pedal, or motor access to the main lake.  If you have to drag to get back to the main lake it is ineligible.  It is the angler's responsibility to know if the water is connected to the main lake.

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Camping

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

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This is third of three tournaments for the Ohio B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Division.  After this event we will post FINAL standings on the 

BKFT Ohio B.A.S.S. Nation Page

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