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Saturday, August 8, 2020



Register and pay for 2020 - BKFT Tour Series: Portage Lakes HERE

Entry Fee, Payouts, & Prizes

$36 entry fee

Fishermans Central will be supplying $300 worth of prizes!!!

$100 Gift Card to Strictly Sail!

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

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. 

Tournament Day & Identifier

Identifiers can be printed off HERE. The code for the identifier will be released by 9PM on Friday, August 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.

6:00AM - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing.  Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.


12:00-2:00PM - 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. 

2:00PM - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted.  If you are unable to upload fish you are required to be back at the measure-in location BEFORE 2PM.  If you arrive after 2PM the fish will be disqualified.

There is no measure-in for this event due to COVID-19. 
It is likely we will reach out to the top 3 and the Big Fish winners as soon as the event ends at 2PM.  It is our hope those anglers can still make it to Fisherman's Central for pictures with big checks!  This is not required and masks along with social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Fishermans Central

5461 Manchester Road

New Franklin, Ohio 44319


Eligible Fishing Waters

*Portage & Nimisila - Lake Map & Information

The entire lake is eligible if it appears on the link and map above.  Any water not on the map is not eligible.  Also any water on the map must be accessible by paddling/pedaling (no dragging)  from the main lake.

Remember, you can only use public access to put in and take out. Do not launch/take-out from Private Property as it will lead to disqualification.

Rules & Format

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

Rules Changes Specific to this Tournament Only

*This event has no captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water, but fishing won't begin until 6:00AM.

*This tournament is a 5 fish limit.

*This tournament is black bass only (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted)

Camping/Meet & Greet

There are several lodging and camping options near eligible water.  Check back later for a full listing.


The measure-in is also a good opportunity 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.   Most events will have a group of anglers camping at the same location.

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