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October 1 - November 1, 2020


Register and pay for 2020 - BKFT Multi-Species Series: Fall Bonanza HERE

Entry Fee, Payouts, & Prizes

$31 entry fee per angler.

The registration fee breakdown, additional prizes and payout schedule can be found HERE.

Trail Points

Trail points awarded for this event will be 25 points for 1st place, 24 for 2nd, 23 for 3rd.....all the way down to 1 point for 25th place.

This event may have ties.  In that event any payouts would be split. For instance: If 1st place and 2nd place tie.  The payouts for 1st & 2nd are divided in half for the angler payouts.  Both anglers would also receive 25 points and then 3rd place would receive 23 points.

Tournament Day(s) & Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Wednesday September 30 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.

October 1, 12:00am - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing.  Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.


October 26-30th - 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.   If cellular service isn't the issue try deleting the Tourney X app and reinstalling the app.  Also, make sure location services is on with the camera/app.

11:59pm October 31 - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted.


At the tournament end (or soon after) we will make the standings viewable.

Payouts will be made within 14 days after the event has ended.


Eligible Fishing Waters 



*At its most basic definition, eligible water is anything in Ohio that is accessible to everyone.  Accessible means it is legal, open to everyone, and 

does not require special permission.

Eligible water includes anything owned by the government (park system, city, township, county, state, federal, ODNR) where fishing from a kayak is permitted.  This also includes Ohio waterways designated as rivers or creeks.


*Privately owned water is eligible under certain circumstances.  It must be accessible by anyone without special permissions, deals, agreements, or backdoor handshakes from the owner.  Anyone should have access to fish the body of water. 


*Public and Private water that require permits are eligible if....

          >The permit can be obtained by all.

          >The permit can be obtained during the 2020 calendar. 

          >Information is provided either online or by phone on how to obtain a              permit.

          >Examples of bodies of water that fall into this category include AEP,                  Lake Katherine, etc.

*All laws, rules, and regulations must be followed while fishing the body of water.  For example, if a body of water allows fishing only during daylight hours then any fish caught outside of that period would not be eligible and cause for immediate disqualification. 


*AEP is privately owned.  Everyone can obtain a permit by going to their website and printing one off.  AEP is eligible.

*Private lakes where you must be a property owner or a friend of a property owner, etc is not eligible because if you don't 'know somebody' you are not able to access them.  Examples of lakes that fall into this category include Lake Wynoka, Shawnee Lake, Lake Lakengren, Lake Lorelei, etc.

Rules & Format

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

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*Anglers can use live bait for this tournament.

*Anglers can use two rods for this event.

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*The tournament runs from 6AM on June 19th until 10PM on June 21st.


*The goal for anglers in this event is to catch as many of the species on the list below as possible in the month long window.  All fish must be at least 8" long to receive a point.  1 point is awarded for each species checked off the list. **NEW** One point will be awarded for the largest fish of each category. We will try to post the updated leading fish weekly on Facebook as well as on the bottom of this page.


You only receive 1 point for each species, so if you catch one largemouth bass over 8" you have received 1 point for that species and will receive no more points for bass. Please Cull your fish as you upgrade them so you don't miss out on those potential bonus points for the largest of each species.  

For every species caught you will earn 1 point, and the largest fish of each category will be awarded an extra bonus point.

Eligible Species:
Autocull in Tourney X is turned on so it is critical to log them in Tourney X by what is listed in parentheses!  Larger fish in a species will eliminate a smaller fish you have in the same category.

1. Largemouth Bass/Spotted Bass (Bass)
2. Sunfish (Bluegill)
3. Bowfin (Bowfin)
4. Carp/Buffalo (Carp)
5. Channel Catfish (Catfish(Channel))
6. Flathead/Blue Catfish (Catfish (Flathead))
7. Crappie (Crappie)
8. Freshwater Drum (Freshwater Drum)
9. Gar (Longnose Gar)
10. Musky (Muskie)
11. Perch (Perch)
12. Pike (Pike)
13. Rock Bass (Redeye Bass)
14. Smallmouth Bass (SM Bass)
15. Steelhead (Steelhead)
16. Striped/Hybrid/White Bass (Striper and Hybrids)
17. Trout (Trout (Fresh))
18. Walleye/Saugeye/Sauger (Walleye)

Commonly Missed Rules

*All fish must be caught on rod and reel ONLY.


*All fish MUST be hooked not snagged.

*All Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail events require a Hawg Trough, Ketch board, or Yak Gear Fishstik Version 2 (no exceptions).  All Hawg Trough's should have every line (inch, 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch) marked very carefully and with a Fine Point Sharpie.  If a Hawg Trough is not marked at every line (inch, 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch) it is likely the pictures could receive a deduction if the judges can't determine if the tail touches or crosses the line.  There's no DQ or automatic deduction if you don't mark the lines on the Hawg Trough.  It just helps the judges do their job and protects the angler to accurately display the size of the fish.  If you have a Ketch board that is dark in color it is up to the ANGLER to produce a clear photograph of the fish.  Occasionally the tail will blend into the dark board and be hard to judge. IT IS THE ANGLER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PRODUCE A CLEAR PHOTO SHOWING LENGTH....if not the fish may include deductions and even up to disqualification.

*We HIGHLY encourage additional photos be submitted to Photos where the angler is holding the fish are often circulated on our Social Media sites, website, as well as with sponsors.


Final Standings



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