Tour Series Event #10
East West Harbors

September 24, 2022

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Registration

To register and pay click on the Tourney X logo:

Registration is open until the tournament start time.

$45 entry fee is broken down by the following:

  • $30 Payouts

  • $1 - AOY prize package at end of year

  • $5 - Tourney X fee

  • $9 - Trail expenses (trophies, permits, website, etc)

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Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM the night before the tournament 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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Payouts, Trophies & Prizes

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

  • Trophies awarded:

    • 1st Place

    • 2nd Place

    • 3rd Place

    • Big Fish

  • 1st Place will receive an invite to The Classic upon qualification!  Qualification requirements can be read HERE.

Prior to payment BKFT will require information for a 1099 be filled out. 

Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.

We try to make payouts as soon as possible but objections being filed, rule violations, and in-depth photo reviews can result in delays.

 Feel free to email buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com regarding the status of your payout.

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Event Rules

When signing up for this event anglers declare that they understand and will follow the rules listed HERE.  Anglers who violate the rules could face penalties all the way up to disqualification.

While it is the anglers responsibility to know ALL of the rules some common violations include:

*Not using an approved Ketch measuring board.

*No identifier or incorrect identifier codes (see identifier section on this page).

*Launching is only permitted from public access.

*Thoroughly read and memorize the rules section that describes how to measure a fish and understand each penalty that can be enforced.

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Additional Event Specific Rules

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

  • This tournament is a 5 fish tournament.

  • This event has no pre tournament captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water

  • Per KBF Rules: Competitors may launch from any public-access shore directly onto Eligible Water. 

  • We have also included additional areas to launch to help alleviate traffic The locations include:

It is the anglers responsibility to research/scout these locations.  Some may have limited parking or fee's associated with them.  These additional launch locations are made available so anglers are not jammed into only 4 public ramps and alongside potential bass boat tournaments. Please be respectful of other anglers at the ramp!​​

Anglers must follow this schedule:

Pre-fishing ends at dusk the day before the tournament.

6:30 AM - Competitors may launch from public access points.

7:00 AM - First cast.

3:00:00PM - Fishing ends photos taken at 3:00:00PM or later will be denied.

3:30PM - Deadline to submit photos to Tourney X.  It is the anglers responsibility to make sure all photos are uploaded by the deadline.  No photos accepted after 3:30PM so plan accordingly.

4:00PM - Awards ceremony located at: Parking Lot by East Harbor State Park Beach.  (SEE PICTURE BELOW).

   To be eligible for payouts, trophies, and prizes, anglers must be present at the 4PM awards ceremony.

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Eligible Water

Trail Points

To get information about winning the Tour Series Angler of the Year or earning an invite to THE CLASSIC visit our TOUR SERIES PAGE.

The following points are awarded to the top spots for this event:

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

After every Tour Series event the standings will be updated generally within a few days.

Camping

Be sure to join Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers to find the latest camping news for this event!

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  • ​The green highlighted areas of East and West Harbor on the maps below are eligible.

  • West Harbor also has several channels off of the main area.  Those areas are also eligible as long as:

1. You can paddle/peddle/troll to them (ie: no going over land)

2. They are not posted as private or no fishing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN LAKE AS WELL AS THE CHANNELS ENTERING INTO LAKE ERIE ARE OFF LIMITS! 

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The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by:

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