Cost & Registration
$30 entry fee (includes Big Fish)
We deduct $5 from the entry fee to pay for Tourney X and the remaining money is 100% paid out to the anglers!
To sign up and pay for this event go HERE
There will not be a captain's meeting in the morning. BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ ALL THE RULES FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS.
This event will be a shotgun start where you can begin fishing at 7AM.
Fishing ends at 3PM and Tourney X will close for submissions at 3PM.
All anglers are due back to the Outdoor Experience Festival by 4PM.
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.
Rules & Format
The Rules and format for this event can be found HERE
There are no additional event specific rules for this trail stop.
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.
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.