October 5, 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
Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only
*This event has no captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water, but fishing won't begin until 7:30AM.
*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 September 20th 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.
7:30AM - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing. Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.
12:00-3:30PM - 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.
3:30PM - 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 3:30PM. If you arrive after 3:30PM the fish will be disqualified.
4:30PM - All anglers are required to be at:
The Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail Booth located at:
The BKFT booth will be located next to the Mad River Run whitewater feature located at the top of the map shown to the right.
All anglers are due back to the Outdoor Experience Festival by 4:30PM.
BE SURE TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE FESTIVAL/PARK GROUNDS. The festival is fairly large and crowded, so make sure you know where you are going PRIOR to the event Saturday. We will make several posts on FACEBOOK where to park and where our booth is located. Generally, theft is not an issue, but be aware this is a festival setting with several thousands of people attending throughout the weekend. Once you park your vehicles (and trailers in some cases) it would be a good idea to secure any rods, reels, tackle, and kayak gear. If you are not sure about location, parking, etc do not hesitate to post your question on the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers facebook group page.
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).
Whitewater Warehouse will be donating $300 worth of prizes to raffle off at the measure-in! Prizes will be raffled off to all anglers who didn't win 1st place, 2nd place, or win big fish. It is the goal of the Trail to give all participants who attend a shot at prizes and not just those who take the top spots, so be sure to attend the measure-in even if you had a tough day locating fish!
This event is being held during the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. The festival features several activities, outdoor booths, craft beers, and much more. Several people have their family and friends meet them at the measure-in and explore the festival afterwards. Every year the anglers walk away impressed with how big a festival it is and how cool some of the vendors/activities are.
Camping/Meet & Greet
To take advantage of the entire festival experience you will want to camp the whole weekend and invite the family and friends down (even if they aren't anglers). There is plenty to do/watch if they love the outdoors.
Often times large groups of anglers will camp Friday night before the event as well as through the weekend.
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.
Click the Map to Enlarge
Eligible Fishing Waters
THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLES PROVIDED: YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHUTTLE OR CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE LIVERY TO SET ONE UP! The maps listed below show several different canoe livery's that can help you with your shuttle. Another option on finding a shuttle is to post to our Facebook page asking for help HERE
*This is a "River Only" event with designated areas:
*Great Miami River - MAP
Twin Arches Reserve, Miami County Park District north of Troy (GM 108.8 on the map) downstream to SR 122 (GM 51.7 on the map)
*Little Miami River - MAP
Jacoby Road Launch to Riversedge Canoe Rental located at 3928 US 42, Waynesville, OH PH (937) 903-6468
*Stillwater River - MAP
The entire river from State Route 718 (SW 27.0 on map) downstream
*Mad River - MAP
Entire river South/downstream from SR 41 (MR 27.1 on map)
Any creeks that feed into any of the rivers listed above are also fair game as long as you can paddle/peddle upstream into the creek from one of the rivers listed above.
***There are several large dams as well as lowhead dams throughout sections of the eligible fishing waters! Be sure to know what is on the section of water you are fishing.