It's shaping up to be an incredible fishing year for the 2016 season. I would like to thank the retail shop owners and their dedicated pro-staff representatives for all the hard work over the last few months. What started as an open forum for ways to collaborate between the individual local tournaments has grown into a series! Grab your calendar now, you won't want to miss a single one.
The Mission: An angler of the year points format facilitated by 2 local retailers, and directed by a third party. There will be 6 events hosted by the local shops and a championship tournament to crown the North Texas Kayak Champion.
The Schedule: Each date has been carefully chosen to minimally impact other kayak tournament trails. Each location has been carefully considered for the season during which the tournament has been scheduled. This should make for some very exciting fishing conditions!
3/26: Lake Palestine hosted by Backwoods
4/23: Lake Ray Roberts hosted by Mariner Sails
5/28: The Trinity River hosted by Backwoods
6/25: Lake Whitney hosted by Mariner Sails
7/16: The Brazos River hosted by Backwoods
8/20: Purtis Creek hosted by Mariner Sails
10/1: North Texas Kayak Championship location TBD by popular vote during the first tournament. Come cast your vote for your choice (Monticello, Texoma, or Fork)
The schedule could see a change or two with weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Entry fee: $30 with an optional $10 big bass side pot.
Points to be awarded to every person that enters as well as weighted with the total number
of entries. Your best 5 events of the 7 (championship included) will be scored for the season's points.
Each tournament will follow the same set of rules to be specifically outlined prior to the event. The basics include: 5 fish limit, 12" minimum, facing left on Hawg trough with identifier in the picture, mouth open or closed, tail lying natural and all that jazz.
The bottom line: Many of us had hoped to find a way to bring the DFW kayak community together to help grow the sport that so many of us are passionate about. I hope this groundwork continues to encourage that vision. Tell everyone you know that this IS the doorway to a great experience of kayak tournament fishing. Good luck everyone!
Edited by Coach P (12/07/15 07:14 PM)