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Southeast Shotgun

July 13, 2019

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To sign up and pay for this event go here:

We will have the signup page posted soon...check back later!


Every year we try to have two higher entry fee's to ensure better payouts.  This event will be the first of two of those events this year.  Most events will be $35, but this event will be $55.00.


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.

Rules & Format

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

Tournament Day & Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE.  There is no captain's meeting for this event, so the code for the identifier will be released at exactly 5AM on both our Facebook & Twitter page.  An identifier with no code or the wrong code will not be accepted.

5:00AM - The code for the identifier is released on our Facebook & Twitter pages.


6:00AM - 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. 

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


4:00PM - All anglers are required to be at the measure-in located at: 


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).

*You are required to get word to the tournament director:



Eligible Fishing Waters


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.



Camping/Meet & Greet



The measure-in is also a good oppurtunity 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.

Event History

Some of the lakes in this area will be new to the trail, but the Trail did make a stop at Burr Oak Lake in 2017.  That year the spawn was in full swing and fishing was tough.  Add in thunderstorms and fishing was not only tough, but shortened also.  Two thirds of the field was blanked and only 6 anglers out of 58 caught a limit.  Two fish topped 18"; an 18.75" bass caught by Michael Bruening and a hawg checking in at 21" by Bob Lauber.  The tournament was won by Chris Hannegan with a 48.5" total.

Planning & Strategy

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