Category: KBF News

Wilderness Systems Announces Major Kayak Tournament Sponsorships

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 19, 2017) – Wilderness Systems will sponsor the world’s largest freshwater and saltwater tournaments in 2017, including KBF National Championship and Ride the Bull. “Wilderness Systems is dedicated to promoting, strengthening and growing the kayak fishing community,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director...

Fishing Reel Rankings for 2016

Spending time at outdoor shows, tackle shops, and making a few too many purchases has allowed me to play with a lot of different reels this year. Some are pretty new and some have been around for more than a year. I wanted to make...

2016 KBF OPEN Toledo Bend Final Results

The two day KBF Open on Toledo Bend is in the books and a winner has been crowned. Matthew Scotch of Texas, who finished second last year, was the 2016 Champion. Scotch finished with 103.25 inches. The winning pattern was fishing grass in up to...

Toledo Bend Day 1 Update

At 6 AM this morning the KBF OPEN on Toledo Bend kicked off. The two day event has competitors from 16 different states competing for Angler of the Year points through Kayak Bass Fishing as well as cash and prizes. Additional KBF Members and Bonus...

Free Isn’t Free

The word “free” has such a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Our brain hears the word free and translates it to “I get something that costs me nothing!” The only problem is, it really isn’t free. Nothing is. I can hear some of you...

Failure to Demo Results in Big Fail

In my 13 years of kayak fishing, I’ve learned a lot. For most of my formative time in the sport, I didn’t have mentors and fishing forums that I could frequent. I was on my own, messing things up by trying to rig things, and...

Picking a PFD

You have the kayak but now you need a life jacket (Personal Flotation Device,PFD). What should you look at? What should you buy? Here are some things to know when picking a pfd. In PFDs there are three basic styles. #1- Inflatables– These are lightweight...

2016 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship Results

The long anticipated Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship is in the books for 2016. 230 anglers from 30 different states traveled to Paris, TN to fish Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley to determine the National Champion. After bluebird skies and warm temperatures through prefishing earlier...

Should Tournament Directors Fish Their Own Tournaments?

Anytime you get tournament directors from across the nation together and they start talking kayak fishing you get opinions. Lots of them. We have never been a group accused of being without input. In a side conversation yesterday afternoon and then again at dinner last...

Membership and Angler Buy In Programs Mean More Money

Big money, memberships and angler buy in options for tournament trails are becoming more popular and prevalent in the tournament angling world. At first glance many are dismissive of these programs as a money grab when in actuality the can pay for themselves many, many...

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