Tour Series Event #1
April 17 & 18, 2021
Register and pay $56 for the 2021 Tour Series : Raccoon Creek event at:
$56 entry fee is broken down by the following:
$40 Top placing anglers
$5 - Big Fish entry
$5 - Tourney X fee
$5 - 50/50 raffle
$1 - AOY prize package at end of year
There will be an additional code released no later than 9PM Saturday night for DAY 2. 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 appropriate box.
Another option for an Identifier (that is not mandatory) is a reusable option made out of durable aluminum by Blue Fox Gifts. MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE BUCKEYE KAYAK FISHING TRAIL IDENTIFIER.
Payouts & Prizes
Since this is a 2 day event we have spread out the $40 portion of the entry fee to not only payout the overall top spots after day 2, but also these achievements:
Big Fish: $100 & trophy
5 Fish big bag: $100 & trophy
Big Fish: $100 & trophy
5 Fish big bag: $100 & trophy
Big Fish of entire tournament: $100 (no trophy since winner won a trophy in either Day 1 or Day 2)
Big Fish of entire tournament receives a $25 credit to 'The 153 Baits' online store.
~10% of the field in overall standings (Day 1 fish plus Day 2 fish) will be awarded payouts.
The payouts above are based on 50+ anglers and cap at the amounts shown.
Along with payouts the following places will receive:
1st Place - Trophy & Invitation to THE CLASSIC (upon qualification).
2nd Place - Trophy
3rd Place - Trophy
Payouts take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to process.
Raccoon Creek will be raffling off a Crescent Ultra Lite Kayak! The kayak is 100% made in America and includes a lifetime warranty.
They will also be providing prizes from the following...
Raccoon Creek Outfitters will also have food on hand on both Saturday and Sunday. (A small fee or tip may apply)
For more event details on prizes, etc check out the VIDEO BKFT media released!
Trail Points are awarded throughout the entire season after every event. Total points are tallied all year long and the TOP 20 are awarded an invite to the coveted CLASSIC!
The point leader after the CLASSIC is awarded the Tour Series Angler of the Year! (Additional details here)
The following points are awarded to the top spots AFTER the Day 2 Total Standings for this event.
1st Place - 25 points
2nd Place - 24 points
3rd Place - 23 points
4th Place - 22 points
(all the way down to...)
23rd Place - 3 points
24th Place - 2 points
25th Place - 1 point
To follow your progress follow the TOUR SERIES STANDINGS all year long!
2020 Day 2 Big Fish caught by Adrian Solis on water eligible in 2021
Contact Raccoon Creek directly to reserve your site: (740) 698-0000.
NOTE: All RV hookup sites have been taken. Only primitive camping is available at $7 per night.
Any Ohio regulations that are in place regarding COVID-19 must be followed and everyone should take the necessary precautions.
Camping during an event is a great 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.
Raccoon Creek 2020 Day 1 'Big Fish' caught by winning angler
Shawn Skidmore on water eligible in 2021.
Standard rules for this event can be found HERE
Remember, new for 2021, acceptable measuring boards are the aluminum Ketch Products Measuring Board, the Ketch Karbonate and the Ketch X measuring board. The Hawg Trough and Fish Stix boards are no longer an acceptable measuring board.
Additional Rules for this tournament...
This tournament is black bass only (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted).
This tournament is a two day event where every angler wants 5 fish posted to Tourney X each day.
Combined lengths from Day 1 & Day 2 determine total length and final standings.
This event is a 'Shotgun' style event: anglers on different bodies of water begin fishing at the start time.
This event has no pre tournament captain's meeting and anglers can go directly to eligible water, but fishing won't begin until 6:45AM.
*Moving Water - 30 mile radius from Raccoon Creek Outfitters
If there is moving water leading into or out of one of the above lakes it is only eligible if it is within the 30 mile radius of Raccoon Creek.
If there is flat water shown on one of the maps it is only eligible if you can paddle, pedal, or motor from the main lake.
Remember, this is a SPRING event in Ohio. We may make a determination that moving water is ineligible if deemed unsafe so plan accordingly.
No flat water within the 30 mile radius is eligible unless it is Burr Oak Lake, Dow Lake, Lake Snowden, Lake Hope, or Lake Logan.
Only public access points are eligible to put in and take out. Do not launch/take-out from Private Property as it will lead to disqualification.
Format & Schedule
This event is a 2 day tournament where Day 1 fish caught PLUS Day 2 fish caught equal an anglers total standings. To keep things interesting we have added additional payouts for those who may have a rough Day 1 start (see 'Payouts & Prizes' section on this page).
6:45 AM (DAY 1 & Day 2) - First cast; Anglers may begin fishing. Any fish caught prior to this time will be DQ'd.
3PM (DAY 1 & Day 2) - Fishing ends and no submissions will be accepted. Please be aware that a good cellular signal is required to upload fish to Tourney X.
IT IS THE ANGLERS RESPONSIBILITY TO UPLOAD THEIR FISH BY 3PM.
It is advisable every angler find a location they have good cell service at PRIOR to the tournament start on Saturday. There are several dead zones and spotty signal locations within the eligible waters.
If you choose a body of water that has no cellular service; that is a choice you made as an angler and therefore must get off the water early to go find cellular service to upload fish before 3PM.
If fish aren't uploaded by 3PM they won't be accepted.....no exceptions. If fish pictures that are uploaded on a weak signal and don't meet the requirements listed in the Rules they may be DQ'd.
5PM DAY 1 - Measure-in
5PM DAY 2 - Measure-in
Measure-in located at:
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions at the time of this page being published anglers are NOT required to attend the measure-in, but are highly encouraged to attend and practice the rules/regulations the state has put in place. Raccoon Creek Outfitters has several acres of large open space where the measure in will take place so that anglers are safely distanced.
Any trophies or prizes awarded throughout the tournament MUST be picked up on Day 2 at 5PM. We will not be keeping prizes and redistributing them at a later date.
Raccoon Creek 2019 winner Matt Davis