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Buckeye Lake

April 20, 2019

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To sign up and pay for this event go HERE


Every year we try to have two higher entry fee's to ensure better payouts.  This event will be the first of two of those events this year.  Most events will be $35, but this event will be $55.00.


The $55 entry fee includes:

   *$5 Tourney X fee

   *$5  50/50 raffle (click for details)

   *$5 goes to the angler with the longest fish 

   *$40 goes to the top placing anglers 

Guaranteed Payout Schedule

50 anglers               75 anglers                           100 anglers

1st Place:                 1st Place: $                         1st Place: $

2nd Place:               2nd Place: $                       2nd Place: $

3rd Place:                3rd Place: $                        3rd Place: $

4th Place:                4th Place: $                        4th Place: $

5th Place:                5th Place: $                        5th Place: $

Big Fish:                   Big Fish:                             Big Fish: 

You can see the full payout schedule HERE.

Rule Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*This tournament is a 3 fish limit.

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

Rules & Format

The other Rules and format for this event can be found HERE

Tournament Day & Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released at 9PM on April 19th on Facebook, Tourney X, and Twitter.  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 correct boxes.


6:15AM - The Captain's Meeting is MANDATORY and all anglers should meet at:

Buckeye Lake Brewery

5176 Walnut Road

Buckeye Lake, OH 43008


We will also release the identifier code and do a very quick rundown of the most commonly broken rules.   As soon as the meeting wraps up anglers can proceed to the lake.

6:45AM - Anglers can begin fishing and have lines in the water.  Any fish caught prior to 6:45 AM will be DQ'd.


12:00-3:00PM - At some point during this timeframe the Tourney X standings will disappear to add a little drama to the final standings.  Once they go dark you will still be able to submit fish.  If you want to verify your fish have been uploaded check the email address you signed up with for Tourney X or check your app.   The main reason a fish submission won't upload is because there is no cellular service where you are uploading.  Anglers need to be aware of that and head to a spot with service in enough time to upload. 

3:00PM - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted.  If you are unable to upload fish you are required to be back at the measure-in location BEFORE 3PM.  If you arrive after 3PM the fish will be disqualified.


4:00PM - All anglers are required to be at the measure-in located at: 

Buckeye Lake Brewery

5176 Walnut Road

Buckeye Lake, OH 43008


If you do not attend the measure-in:

*You forfeit all rights to the 50/50 cash drawing you entered

*You forfeit all rights to all the raffle prizes that are awarded to anglers who didn't finish in the top 2 (or won big fish).

*You forfeit any trail points that would have been awarded.

*You are required to get word to the tournament director via another angler or through the Tourney X app.

Eligible Fishing Waters

Buckeye Lake - Lake Map & Information

The entire lake is eligible if it appears on the map on the link above.  Any water not on the map is not eligible.  Also any water on the map must be accessible by paddling/pedaling (no dragging)  from the main lake.

Remember, you can only use public access to put in and take out. Do not launch/take-out from Private Property as it will lead to disqualification.



*Every angler who signs up will receive a free BKFT sticker

*$200 in Field & Stream gift certificates

*The title sponsor for the Trail, Strictly Sail, has also kicked in an additional $100 gift certificate!

*After the measure-in many anglers will be talking shop during happy hour at the Buckeye Lake Brewery and enjoying great food from the attached Chef Shack.


Camping/Meet & Greet

Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA


The measure-in is also a good oppurtunity to meet & greet fellow kayak anglers of all skill levels and talk about our mutual love of kayak fishing.  

Be sure to join the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers group on Facebook to see what anglers are planning for each event. 



Event History

This is the trail's first stop at Buckeye Lake.

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