Online Series Event #2

Season Long Bass

April 1 - October  2

Registration

Register and pay $31 for the 2021 Online Series : Season Long Bass event at

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$31 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $20 Top placing anglers

  • $5 - Tourney X fee

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

  • $1 - ONLINE WARRIOR prize package at end of year

Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Wednesday, March 31st 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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A 17.5" bass caught by 2020 Online Warrior

Wayne Schnaak.

Payouts & Prizes

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

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

A 21.00" bass caught by 2020 Online Warrior Jason Isaacs.

Note: Hawg Trough's measuring boards are no longer allowed in 2020.  Please refer to the event rules on this page for an eligible measuring board.

Trail Points

Trail Points are awarded throughout the entire season after every Online Series event.  Total points are tallied all year long and the TOP 5 in the Online Series standings are awarded an invite to the coveted CLASSIC!

The point leader after the CLASSIC is awarded the Online Series ONLINE WARRIOR!  (Additional details here)

Points for this event will be distributed by:

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

To follow your progress watch the ONLINE SERIES STANDINGS all year long.

Helpful Tips

The Season Long Bass event coincides with several other Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail tournaments, so be sure to double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, and sextuple dip and submit fish across multiple tournaments!

Since this tournament is your best 10 black bass from April 1 to October 2 it runs throughout every bass tournament within the Tour Series, Online Series, and Multi-Species Series.  Any Smallmouth, Largemouth or Spotted bass is eligible for this tournament.

 A 20.5" bass caught by Billy Chambers during the 2020 Ironman 18.

Note: Hawg Trough's measuring boards are no longer allowed in 2020.  Please refer to the event rules on this page for an eligible measuring board.

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.

Additional Rules for this tournament...

  • Anglers must compete in at least 1 Tour Series event to be eligible for a payout.

  • The tournament runs from 6AM on April 1st until 11:59PM on October 2nd.

  • It is the anglers responsibility to upload eligible photos by the October 2nd, 11:59PM deadline. 

  • NO PHOTO WILL BE ACCEPTED if it is more than 2 weeks old.

    • This will keep submissions coming in throughout the year instead of all in October. ​

    • Will help our judges.

    • It will also protect anglers who lose phones, pictures, etc. throughout the year.

    • Eliminates sandbagging.

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

  • This tournament is a multiple day event where a 10 fish total length determines final standings.

  • Since we expect some true Ohio trophies caught during this tournament we HIGLHLY ENCOURAGE anglers to not only upload their fish submission to Tourney X, but a 2nd photo of the angler holding the fish!  Enter the measurement at 1" and you will either cull it or the judge will remove it, but we will download it and use it for social media, website, etc.​​

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. 

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