Saturday, July 25, 2020


This is a KBF event that BKFT is hosting. 


Please be aware that KBF may have different rules & guidelines.

To read those rules as well as register and pay for this event please go here: EAST/WEST HARBOR

Due to the COVID-19 situation, early in the year some KBF events were cancelled.  To offset the situation and to create enough events for the Northeast KBF Trail there will now be TWO events at EAST/WEST Harbor.  One event will take place on Saturday, July 25 and another will take place on Sunday, July 26.  Click on the link above to read all the details.


KBF will be supplying their own prize list, but BKFT has also secured the following: 

Fishermans Central will be supplying $500 worth of prizes!!!

Be sure to check out their new location coming soon to Port Clinton! 

BKFT Prizes are raffled off to the anglers who didn't win cash payouts for 1st, 2nd, or big fish.

Trail Points

Trail points awarded for this event will be different than other Tour Series Events.  We are still awarding 25 points for 1st place, 24 for 2nd, 23 for 3rd.....all the way down to 1 point for 25th place.  The difference for this event is that ONLY your best score from either this event or the East/West Harbor Event that was held on May 2nd will count towards your total BKFT Trail Points. 

For example: If you come in 3rd place at this event and you notched a 5th place finish at the May 2nd event only the 3rd place points will count.  If you only attend this event and not the May 2nd event this event will count.  If you don't attend this event and you only attended the May 2nd event only those points will count.

After hearing feedback that some anglers didn't want to pay the higher KBF registration fee we thought this would be a happy medium.  There were two factors that led us to awarding points at during this KBF event:

1. A large amount of BKFT anglers participate in the KBF July event, KBF Trail Series, KBF Online Challenges, etc.

2. To give exposure to the talented BKFT anglers on a regional/national stage.

This is why we are holding two events at the great fishery of East/West Harbor where only the best finish counts towards trail points.  Also, don't miss out in pre-fishing this event at the May 2nd event!

Camping/Meet & Greet

East Harbor State Park

1169 N. Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440


The campground is located along East Harbor and has it's own kayak ramp launch into East Harbor.


Be sure to make reservations soon, as they may fill up quick!


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. 


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