Tour Series Event #1
Cowan & Acton

April 23-24, 2022
Presented by:

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Registration

To register and pay click on the Tourney X logo:

Registration is open until the tournament start time.

$65 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $50 Payouts

  • $1 - AOY prize package at end of year

  • $5 - Tourney X fee

  • $9 - Trail expenses (trophies, permits, website, etc)

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Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM the night before the tournament 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, Trophies & Prizes

  • Trophies, payouts, and prizes have been spread out across two days to ensure every angler has something to fish for on both days. Anglers who don't do well on Day 1 can still win up to $200 and two trophies on Day 2.  Not to mention the format requiring every angler to a different lake on Day 2 should bring some fascinating results and keep things interesting down to the wire!

  • ~10% of the field will receive a payout (total length of Day 1 plus Day 2).

  • These additional payouts will be taken out of the registration fee designated for top spots:

    • Day 1 Big Bag​ - $100

    • Day 1 Big Fish- $100

    • Day 2 Big Bag- $100

    • Day 2 Big Fish- $100

  • Trophies awarded:

    • 1st Place

    • 2nd Place

    • 3rd Place

    • Big Fish Day 1

    • Big Bag Day 1 

    • Big Fish Day 2

    • Big Bag Day 2

  • Day 1 Big Bag, Day 2 Big Bag & Overall 1st Place will receive an automatic invite to The Classic upon qualification!  Qualification requirements can be read HERE.

Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.

We try to make payouts as soon as possible but objections being filed, rule violations, and in-depth photo reviews can result in delays.

For individuals to whom BKFT pays out $600 or more during a calendar year, we will prepare an IRS Form 1099 and require information from the angler before the payment is made.

 

Feel free to email buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com regarding the status of your payout.

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Trail Points

To get information about winning the Tour Series Angler of the Year or earning an invite to THE CLASSIC visit our TOUR SERIES PAGE.

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

After every Tour Series event the standings will be updated generally within a few days.

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Event Rules

When signing up for this event anglers declare that they understand and will follow the rules listed HERE.  Anglers who violate the rules could face penalties all the way up to disqualification.

While it is the anglers responsibility to know ALL of the rules some common violations include:

*Not using an approved Ketch measuring board.

*No identifier or incorrect identifier codes (see identifier section on this page).

*Launching is only permitted from public access.

*Thoroughly read and memorize the rules section that describes how to measure a fish and understand each penalty that can be enforced.

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Additional Event Specific Rules

1. This is a two day tournament.

2. There are two lakes eligible for this tournament (see below).

3. Anglers must fish a different lake each day.

4. Anglers must remain on the lake they start at and cannot switch to the other eligible lake on the same day.

5. Anglers can choose which lake to fish each day; they are not assigned.

6. Top spots are determined by the total of an anglers 5 best fish on Day 1 and their 5 best fish on Day 2. 

7. Anglers must follow this schedule:

April 23rd

6:00AM - Competitors may launch from public access points.

6:30AM - First cast.

3:00:00PM - Fishing ends photos taken at 3:00:00PM or later will be denied.

3:30PM - Deadline to submit photos to Tourney X.  It is the anglers responsibility to make sure all photos are uploaded by the deadline.  No photos accepted after 3:30PM so plan accordingly.

April 24th

6:00AM - Competitors may launch from public access points.

6:30AM - First cast.

3:00:00PM - Fishing ends photos taken at 3:00:00PM or later will be denied.

3:30PM - Deadline to submit photos to Tourney X.  It is the anglers responsibility to make sure all photos are uploaded by the deadline.  No photos accepted after 3:30PM so plan accordingly.

4:30PM - Awards ceremony located at:

Strictly Sail

10766 Kenwood Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

To be eligible for payouts, trophies, and prizes, anglers must be present at Strictly Sail at 4:30PM.

Eligible Water

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  • ​​​​Click on the 2 maps above for eligible water. 

  • Only water within the boundaries of the maps above are eligible.

  • Creeks and/or rivers are only eligible if they appear on the map above AND can you can paddle, pedal, or motor to them from the main lake.  If you have to drag your kayak it is ineligible.

  • The same can be said if you launch to an area.  It must have clear paddle, pedal, or motor access to the main lake.  If you have to drag to get back to the main lake it is ineligible.

  • Water below dams or spillways are not eligible.

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Be sure to join Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers to find the latest camping news for this event!

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The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by:

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