Rules

To help promote consistency in kayak bass fishing competition nationwide, Elite Kayak Fishing has adopted Kayak Bass Fishing‘s Competition Rules Standards, with some changes.

You can find KBF’s rules here on the KBF website, with our amendments listed below on this page.

Amendment to KBF rule 6C. Cooperation and Assistance

During official competition hours, competitors may not use any type of communication device—CB radio, VHF marine-band radio, cellphone, etc.—for the purpose of locating or catching fish.

In the case of an emergency, competitors may contact other competitors or non-competitors by any means necessary.

Amendment to KBF rule 4. Pre-Fishing

Starting the Sunday before each event, anglers may only pre-fish from approved tournament vessels (kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc.). Pre-fishing is considered to be any activity that takes place on eligible water defined in the event-specific rules. Activity would include fishing, scouting, and graphing. At the end of the official pre-fishing period the angler must be off the water.

Any angler found to have pre-fished from an unapproved vessel—whether registered or not registered for the event at the time—will be disqualified.

All anglers are expected to read, understand, and adhere to these rules. Failure to do so may result in deductions, denied fish, or disqualification.