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Big Slab Crappie Challenge

Indian Lake, May 17, 2014

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Registration is located at  Lakeside Pro Bass Shop.  






It begins at 7:15AM then there will be a short 10 minute angler meeting at 7:30AM.  After the meeting anglers can launch at any public shoreline on the lake.



$20 entry fee with optional $5 big fish entry.

100% of the money is paid out to the participating anglers based upon place of finish!

You can pay in cash the morning of the event OR

you can pre-pay HERE



The measure-in will also take place at the Lakeside Pro Bass Shop.  You must be present at the measure-in location no later than 3:00PM.  (1 inch deducted for every minute late)  



Any angler who does not place in the money spots become eligible for raffle prizes!  Raffle prizes are donated by our amazing sponsors, so be sure to check them out!


At this event we will be raffling off an Olympus TG2 waterproof/shockproof camera ($380 value), and other prizes donated by KAYAK FISHING ALLIANCE, so go check them out!


The measure-in is also a good oppurtunity to meet & greet fellow kayak anglers of all skill levels.  The BKFT team will also be providing hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips at the measure-in, so be sure to hang out and meet some anglers that have the same passion as you: catching fish out of a yak!  


Remember, any anglers who qualify for Angler of the Year in 2014 (participate in at least 4 events; max. of 1 online) will be entered to win a brand new Wilderness Systems Ride 115X!!!!!


Eligible Fishing Waters

Indian Lake - Entire lake - Lake Map & Information



Rules that govern all Trail events can be found HERE


Additional Rules applied to this event:

*Crappie only event

*Both live and artifical bait can be used for this event


Indian Lake State Park has 400+ electric campsites. The campground has many sites located right on the banks of the lake.  Many of those sites will be empty this time of the year.  The BKFT staff more than likely will secure a group site.  Be sure to check for updates on our Facebook Page.


Event History....

The Crappie Challenge in 2013 was the first ever event the BKFT held!

It had 18 anglers that launched in 25+ mph winds.  They all were forced to go directly to the large number of intertwining channels to hunt for their slabs.  Most of the crappie were caught in 2-5 foot of water and everyone who placed in the top 5 last year tallied at least a 3 crappie total of 30".

Chase Bateson of Zanesville, OH won with a whopping 37.5" total!  The picture above shows Chase holding the 14" Crappie that propelled him to both the win and the Big Fish pot!

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