Freshwater Slam

April 5 12:01AM - April 7 9:00PM, 2019

Registration

To sign up and pay for this event go HERE

Cost

$25

The $25 entry fee includes:

   *$5 Tourney X fee

   *$5 goes towards trophies and prizes throughout the year

   *$15 goes to the top placing anglers

Guaranteed Minimum Payout Schedule & Prizes

You can see the full payout schedule HERE: STAY TUNED.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Freshwater Slam payouts you MUST ATTEND AT MINIMUM ONE IN PERSON EVENT.

Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released at 12:01AM on April 5th.  This code and identifier is required for every submission.

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*This is not a bass tournament.  Eligible Species include:

                    1. Saugeye: Walleye will NOT be accepted

                    2. Crappie: White or Black

                    3. Sunfish: Please go HERE to see what classifies as a Sunfish

 

*Places are determined by adding your longest Saugeye, Crappie, & Sunfish as one total length. If you don't catch a species you will receive 0" added to your total length.  For instance if you catch a 12" crappie, 10" sunfish, and no saugeye you will have a total of 22"  (ie: another sunfish or crappie is not added to your total length).

*This event is online with no captain's meeting.

 

*For this event every fish is required to have a closed mouth.  Anything other than completely closed will result in a 1" deduction.

*8" minimum is in effect for all species.

*Live bait is permitted

Eligible Fishing Waters 

BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ELIGIBLE WATER!

 

*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 that isn't available to everyone.

Eligible water includes anything owned by the government (park system, city, township, county, state, federal, ODNR) where fishing 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 between April 5-7. 

          >Documentation is shown online on how the permit can be obtained.

          >Examples of bodies of water that fall into this category include AEP.

*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. 

Examples:

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

*The Wilds is privately owned.  It takes special permissions to fish their water.  Not everyone can obtain this permission.  The Wilds is not 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.

Prizes

Stay Tuned!

Additional 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 or Ketch board (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.

 

*If the fish is larger than a Hawg Trough/Ketch board a tape measure can be used, but the exact length must be shown.  Again, it is up to the angler to produce a picture to CLEARLY show the fish length.

*Submit the best possible photo displaying length to Tourney X and we HIGHLY encourage additional photos be submitted to buckeyekayakfishingtrail@gmail.com Photos where the angler is holding the fish are often circulated on our Social Media sites, website, as well as with sponsors.

Camping/Meet & Greet

This online slam was created to coincide with the Indian Lake Crappie Tournament.  There will be several anglers camping at Indian Lake during this online event to compete in both the in person and this online tournament.  Indian Lake is a popular lake in Ohio for both length and numbers for every fish required for this online Slam!

Be sure to join the Buckeye Nation Kayak Anglers group on Facebook and don't be afraid to ask what other anglers are planning!

 

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