Spring Fling

April 8 - May 12, 2019

Registration

To sign up and pay for this event go HERE

Cost

$30

The $30 entry fee includes:

   *$5 Tourney X fee

   *$5 goes towards trophies and prizes throughout the year

   *$20 goes to the top placing anglers

Guaranteed Minimum Payout Schedule & Prizes

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

Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released at 12:01AM on April 7th 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.

Rules & Format

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

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*This is an Online 5 bass tournament. 

*The tournament runs from 6AM on April 8th until 10PM on May 12th.  *Anglers participating in either the Buckeye Lake or Cincinnati Lakes tournaments can submit the same fish for those tournaments as well as this one.

*To be eligible for the Spring Fling payouts you MUST ATTEND AT MINIMUM ONE IN PERSON EVENT at some point during 2019.

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.

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, 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 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.

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