Hosted by Justin Hausner and New York Kayak Bass Fishing, the first-ever Elite Kayak Fishing event will take place on May 8, 2021, on Cayuga Lake, the second largest of New York’s eleven glacial Finger Lakes.
This diverse fishery offers amazing opportunities for trophy bass, both largemouth and smallmouth. With thirty-eight miles of water to choose from, anglers of all types will be able find whatever suits their fishing style.
OFFICIAL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Entry Fee: $125.00
Tournament Format: CPR (catch-photo-release)
Minimum Length: 12.00 inches
Number of Fish: 5-fish limit
EVENT HQ/CHECK-IN/AWARDS CEREMONY
Location: Location: The Tompkins Shelter in Cayuga Lake State Park in Seneca Falls, NY (click here for directions)
FRIDAY, MAY 7
Pre-fishing Deadline: 4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 5:00 PM
Captain’s Meeting: 6:00 PM
Identifier Code Release: 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 8
Earliest Launch: 5:30 AM
Competition Start (Lines In): 6:00 AM
Competition End (Lines Out): 2:00 PM
Photo Upload Deadline: 2:30 PM
Check-in Deadline: 3:30
Awards Ceremony: 4:00 PM
Launch from any public-access launch point contiguous with eligible water. Boundaries extend from the northern lock to the southern end of the lake, including all tributaries as far as one may paddle/float to the first impassible barrier (i.e. dam, waterfall, etc).
See KBF rule #5 for more details on competition areas and eligible water.
APPROVED MEASURING DEVICE
You may use one of three approved measuring devices, all made by Ketch Products: the original Ketch Board, the Ketch X board, or the Ketch Karbonate board.
Anglers using any other measuring device will have their fish denied.
TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
We will be using the Fishing Chaos platform to manage our events. Anglers are required to have an account with them and download the app.
There are two pricing plans available—monthly and annual—or you can opt to pay a small event fee instead.
The four-digit identifier code will go live on Fishing Chaos at 8 PM. The code must be written on either an event-specific EKF identifier card (download here) or an official KBF identifier card.
Identifier codes written on anything else will result in a denied entry.
All competitors are required to have a valid state fishing license. Purchase one online at this location.
Competitors who finish in the top 10% in rank and are also KBF members prior to the event will qualify to compete in the 2021 KBF National Championship.
Additionally, at the end of the season, the top anglers in our Angler of the Year race will also qualify to compete in the 2021 All-American Kayak Classic.
Payouts equal 100% of net entry fees (gross entry fees less a $5.00 admin fee per angler, which goes toward banners, trophies, permit fees, tournament headquarter rental fees, etc).
For a full rundown of our 2021 payout structure, click here.
RESULTS & PRIZE PAYOUT
All announced results are unofficial until after the 24-hour dispute window closes and all disputes have been resolved. EKF will then distribute payments via PayPal Funds Transfer to the email address provided during event registration or to your Fishing Chaos Wallet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us here.