Tour Series Event #8
Columbus Rivers

August 20, 2022

Registration

To register and pay click on the Tourney X logo:

Registration is open until the tournament start time.

$45 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $30 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

  • Approximately the top 10% of the field will receive a payout.

  • Trophies awarded:

    • 1st Place

    • 2nd Place

    • 3rd Place

    • Big Fish

  • 1st Place will receive an invite to The Classic upon qualification!  Qualification requirements can be read HERE.

Prior to payment BKFT will require information for a 1099 be filled out. 

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.

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

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.

Camping

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

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

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

  • This tournament is a 5 fish tournament.

  • Per KBF Rules: Competitors may launch from any public-access shore directly onto Eligible Water.

  • See eligible water section below.

Anglers must follow this schedule:

Pre-fishing ends at dusk the day before the tournament.

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.

4:00PM - Awards ceremony located at:

Cabela's Columbus

1650 Gemini Pl

Columbus OH 43240

To be eligible for payouts, trophies, and prizes, anglers must be present at the 4:00PM awards ceremony.

Eligible Water

Over 185 miles of eligible waters to choose from!

Listed below are only eligible waters and are not meant to necessarily be a put-in or take-out location.  Be sure to refer to the maps and ask someone if you are unsure of a possible launch/take-out location.  Posting a question to the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers Facebook group will receive a pretty quick response.

Any creeks that connect to the water listed below is eligible IF:

1. You access them from the eligible water listed below.

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2. You can paddle, pedal or motor to the attached body of water from an eligible stretch of water (no dragging across land or across dry sections of creek).

Scioto River

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Route 47 (E/W Water Street) in Prospect

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S.R. 22/56 bridge in Circleville, roadside access river right

Olentangy River

BEGIN

Hyatts Road north of Powell off S.R. 315, roadside access river right

END

Scioto River Confluence

 

Big Darby Creek (including Three Mile Creek)

BEGIN

S.R. 38 bridge by Burns Road (just south of Fairbanks HS).

END

Scioto River Confluence

 

Little Darby Creek

BEGIN

S.R. 42 

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Big Darby Creek

 

Alum Creek

BEGIN

Alum Creek State Park lake dam tailwater area off Lewis Center Road

END:

Big Walnut Creek Confluence

 

Big Walnut Creek

BEGIN

Hoover Dam tailwater access off Central College Road in Westerville

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Scioto Confluence

 

Little Walnut Creek

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Richardson Road

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Scioto River Confluence​

The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by:

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