Puddle Jumper Open
July 13, 2019
To sign up and pay for this event go HERE.
The $35 entry fee includes:
*$5 Tourney X fee
*$5 50/50 raffle (click for details)
*$5 goes to the angler with the longest fish
*$20 goes to the top placing anglers
Guaranteed Payout Schedule
50 anglers 75 anglers 100 anglers
1st Place: $ 1st Place: $ 1st Place: $
2nd Place: $ 2nd Place: $ 2nd Place: $
3rd Place: $ 3rd Place: $ 3rd Place: $
Big Fish: Big Fish: Big Fish:
You can see the full payout schedule 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 6:00AM.
*This tournament is a 3 fish limit.
*This tournament is black bass only (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted)
Rules & Format
The other Rules and format for this event can be found HERE
Tournament Day & Identifier
Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released at 9PM on June 12th 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.
6:00AM - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing. Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.
12:00-3:00PM - 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.
3:00PM - 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 3PM. If you arrive after 3PM the fish will be disqualified.
4:00PM - All anglers are required to be at the measure-in located at:
Raccoon Creek Outfitters
74815 U.S. Highway 50
Albany, Ohio 45710
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
*Dow Lake - Lake Map & Information
*Lake Snowden - Lake Map & Information
*Fox Lake - Lake Map & Information
*Lake Hope - Lake Map & Information
*Lake Logan - Lake Map & Information
*Lake Rupert - Lake Map & Information
Any water on the maps above 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.
*Any moving water within 25 mile radius is also eligible. See map below....
The trail has visited this region in the past with the latest being Burr Oak Lake back in 2017. The fishing left a lot of anglers disappointed in the amount of fish caught. A whole list of what could go wrong did go wrong: middle of the spawn, thunderstorm delays, and a cold front.
With that said, this event has a ton of options and planning will be critical to success.
Camping/Meet & Greet
Raccoon Creek Outfitters: A primitive camping area is available for overnight stays.
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.