Multi-Species Series Event #4

Channel Catfish Online

September 10-12, 2021

Registration

Register and pay $36 for the 2021 - BKFT Multi-Species Series: Multi-Blitz at:

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$36 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $20 Top placing anglers

  • $5 - Tourney X fee

  • $5 - Annual Trail expenses, trophies, permits, etc.

  • $1 - AOY prize package at end of year

Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Thursday, June 3rd 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. 

  • Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.​

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 a Multi-Species Champion is crowned!

To follow your progress follow the Multi-Species Standings all year long!

Format & Schedule

4:00AM Friday Morning - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing.  Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.

12AM Sunday Night - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted.

IT IS THE ANGLERS RESPONSIBILITY TO UPLOAD THEIR FISH BY 12AM. 

There will be no measure-in and results will be posted on Social Media.​

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.

  • The tournament runs from 4AM on September 10th until 12AM on September 12th.

  • Channel Catfish only.

  • The anal fin on the catfish MUST be visible (See pictures below)

  • 3longest fish determines total length.

  • Anglers can use live bait for this tournament.

  • Anglers can use two rods for this event.

  • 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.

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The picture above and below are acceptable photos of channel catfish.  The anal fin must be visible in the photo.

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Eligible Water

  • At its most basic definition, eligible water is anything in Ohio that is accessible to everyone.  Accessible means it is legal, open to everyone, and does not require special permission.

  • Eligible water includes anything owned by the government (park system, city, township, county, state, federal, ODNR) where fishing from a kayak is permitted.  This also includes Ohio waterways designated as rivers or creeks.

  • Privately owned water is eligible under certain circumstances.  It must be accessible BY ANYONE without restricted passes, special permissions, deals, agreements, or backdoor handshakes from the owner.  Anyone should have access to fish the body of water.  For example a private community that requires a landowner or guest pass is ineligible.

  • NEW FOR 2021: Public and Private water that require permits are eligible if...​

  • If there are unlimited permits that can be acquired the same day it is going to be fished.  For example, if a lake only offers 5 permits per day or a limited number of permits a day it is off limits.  If a lake offers multiple permits in a day but they have to be scheduled in advance of the day it is fished it is off limits.

  • We get asked several times a year if AEP is eligible water.  YES, AEP is eligible.  They offer unlimited permits the same day and anyone can obtain on HERE.  As for any other waterway AEP rules & regulations MUST be followed.

  • If you have a question about eligible water and a possible location don't hesitate to email buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com

  • All laws, rules, and regulations must be followed while fishing the body of water.  For example, if a body of water allows fishing only during daylight hours then any fish caught outside of that period would not be eligible and cause for immediate disqualification. 

  • It is possible that some of the species caught for this tournament are longer than the approved measuring boards.  Plan accordingly and follow the YAK Ohio rules these fish.

  • We HIGHLY encourage additional photos be submitted to buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com Photos where the angler is holding the fish are often circulated on our Social Media sites, website, as well as with sponsors.

The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by:

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