How To Participate

Participation in the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail is really easy!   

There are no membership fee's or annual dues to fish a BKFT event.

There are 3 different types of Series :

Tour Series - Bass competitions where anglers compete on the same lake(s).

Online Series - Bass competitions where anglers compete on Ohio public waters.

Multi-Species Series - A combination of both online and in-person events where a variety of species are targeted.

To understand a particular event simply click on the red buttons above for the Series you are interested in and then select the 'Rules' page.  Once you understand the basic rules you can then continue to the specific event page under each Series.

To participate just follow the instructions on each event page to register and pay.

Every event will charge a nominal fee at registration.

A very small portion of the fee's are used for expenses (website, permits, booths at fishing shows, etc)

A large majority of the fee's are paid back to the anglers in the form of trophies, Angler of the Year winnings, etc.

The Buckeye  Kayak Fishing Trail is presented by: