Saturday, April 18, 2020


Register and pay for 2020 - BKFT Tour Series: Cincinnati Area Lakes HERE

Entry Fee, Payouts, & Prizes

$36 entry fee

This is an event that is chock full of prizes!  The Tacy's at Strictly Sail will be donating $300 worth of prizes and often times are able to get Hobie to join in with some additional cool prizes.  Most years they also provide food and drinks at measure-in, so stay tuned!

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

The registration fee breakdown, additional prizes and payout schedule can be found HERE.

Trail Points

Trail points awarded for this event will be 25 points for 1st place, 24 for 2nd, 23 for 3rd.....all the way down to 1 point for 25th place. 

Tournament Day & Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Friday, April 17 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.

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


12:00-2:00PM - At some point during this time frame 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.  DO NOT CALL OR MESSAGE US.  If you don't receive an email letting you know the fish was submitted then you need to keep trying.  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. 

2:00PM - 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 2PM.  If you arrive after 2PM the fish will be disqualified.


3:00PM - All anglers are required to be at the measure-in located at: 

Strictly Sail

10766 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

In past years, there are always anglers late to measure-in, so don't be that angler who didn't plan accordingly and shows up late.

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).


Eligible Fishing Waters

*Cowan Lake - Lake Map & Information - Depending on your launch location Google maps shows this lake as approximately 45 minutes away from Strictly Sail.

*Winton Woods Lake - Park Information, Lake Map

Google maps shows this lake as approximately 23 minutes from Strictly Sail.


* Sharon Woods Lake - Park Information, Lake Map

Google maps shows this lake as approximately 15 minutes from Strictly Sail.

*Stonelick Lake - Lake Map & Information - Google maps shows this lake as 36 minutes from Strictly Sail.

*A.J. Jolly Lake, Kentucky - Lake Map & Information - Google maps shows this lake as 44 minutes from Strictly Sail.

The entire lake is eligible if it appears on the map on the links 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.

Rules & Format

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

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*This event is a 'Shotgun' style event: anglers on different lakes begin fishing at the same time.

*This event has no captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water, but fishing won't begin until 6:30AM.

*This tournament is a 3 fish limit.

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

Camping/Meet & Greet

There are several lodging and camping options near eligible water.  Check back later for a full listing.


The measure-in is also a good opportunity 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.   Most events will have a group of anglers camping at the same location.

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