Tour Series Event #8

Columbus Rivers

August 7, 2021

Registration

Register and pay $36 for the 2021 Tour Series : Columbus Rivers event at:

$36 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $20 Top placing anglers

  • $5 - Big Fish entry

  • $5 - Tourney X fee

  • $5 - 50/50 raffle

  • $1 - AOY prize package at end of year

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Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Friday, August 6th 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.

Another option for an Identifier (that is not mandatory) is a reusable option made out of durable aluminum by Blue Fox Gifts.  MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE BUCKEYE KAYAK FISHING TRAIL IDENTIFIER.

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Payouts & Prizes

  • ~10% of the field will be awarded payouts. 

  • Big Fish will receiving a payout calculated by 5 times the number of paid anglers.  They will also receive a $25 credit to 'The 153 Baits' online store.

  • Along with payouts the following places will receive:

    • 1st Place - Trophy & Invitation to THE CLASSIC (upon qualification).

    • 2nd Place - Trophy 

    • 3rd Place - Trophy

    • Big Fish - Trophy

  Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.

  • Prizes are raffled off to the anglers who didn't win cash payouts for 1st, 2nd, or big fish.

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Trail Points

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

Trail Points are awarded throughout the entire season after every event.  Total points are tallied all year long and the TOP 20 are awarded an invite to the coveted CLASSIC!

The point leader after the CLASSIC is awarded the Tour Series Angler of the Year!  (Additional details here)

To follow your progress follow the TOUR SERIES STANDINGS all year long!

Event Rules

Standard rules for this event can be found HERE

Remember, new for 2021, acceptable measuring boards are the aluminum Ketch Products Measuring Board, the Ketch Karbonate and the Ketch X measuring board.  The Hawg Trough and Fish Stix boards are no longer an acceptable measuring board.

Additional Rules for this tournament...

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

  • This tournament is a 5 fish tournament.

  • This event has no pre tournament captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water.

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

  • Creeks that feed into any of the rivers listed in the eligible water below are also fair game as long as you can paddle/peddle/motor upstream into the creek from the river.  You cannot drag over land.  The creeks must appear within the boundaries of the maps.

Eligible Water

Over 185 miles of eligible waters to choose from!

Listed below are only eligible waters and are not meant to necessarily be a put-in or take-out location.  Be sure to refer to the maps and ask someone if you are unsure of a possible launch/take-out location.  Posting a question to the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers Facebook group will receive a pretty quick response.

Scioto River

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Route 47 (E/W Water Street) in Prospect

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S.R. 22/56 bridge in Circleville, roadside access river right

Olentangy River

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Hyatts Road north of Powell off S.R. 315, roadside access river right

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Scioto River Confluence

 

Big Darby Creek

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S.R. 38 bridge in Bridgeport southeast of Milford Center, roadside access river right

END

Scioto River Confluence

 

Little Darby Creek

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S.R. 42 

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Big Darby Creek

 

Alum Creek

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Alum Creek State Park lake dam tailwater area off Lewis Center Road and Big Walnut Road north of Columbus, access river left Alum Creek State Park lake dam tailwater area off Lewis Center Road 

and Big Walnut Road north of Columbus, access river left

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Big Walnut Creek Confluence

 

Big Walnut Creek

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Hoover Dam tailwater access off Central College Road in Westerville

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Scioto Confluence

 

Little Walnut Creek

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Richardson Road

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Scioto River Confluence​

Format & Schedule

6:30AM - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing.  Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.

3:30PM  - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted.

IT IS THE ANGLERS RESPONSIBILITY TO UPLOAD THEIR FISH BY 3:30PM.  

4:30PM - Measure-in: To be determined.

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions at the time of this page being published anglers are NOT required to attend the measure-in, but are highly encouraged to attend and practice the rules/regulations the state has put in place. 

Any trophies or prizes awarded MUST be picked up at 4:30PM.  We will not be keeping prizes and redistributing them at a later date.

Camping

The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by:

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