The River Bassin Trail is quite simply an affordable tournament trail for river bass fishing anglers of all types. Whether you’re a beginner or a hard core tournament angler there is a reason to come have some fun with us at some of the tour stops. It matters not if you fish out of a kayak or canoe. We just want people to see and respect the beauty of our nation’s rivers so that they’re taken care of and given the attention they deserve for future generations to also enjoy.
Each tour stop across the country is affordable and family friendly; they’re held in areas with great rivers and are put on and hosted by people and towns that also care about the resources and have built their livelihood around it.
The 2015 rules can be found here and we’ll be making an update for 2016 soon. Simply put, you can sign up, register and pay through this site for the event(s) you’d like to attend once the events are online. Once the season is underway, event registrations will open roughly (60) days in advance of each event. You can register in one of three divisions – Individual, Team and Youth. Once registered, please be sure to read all of the details on the tournament page hosted on http://www.kayakfishingseries.com. You can find the tournaments on the schedule page. Each angler will be required to view the 2016 virtual Captain’s Meeting at least once in order to participate each season. Each angler will need a photo identifier that will need to be present in all fish photos the day of the event. Photo identifiers will be available at the host location the day before the event and outside near their entrance the night before and morning of the event. This will also be available online. On the Saturday morning of your event, you simply go fish any river or creek within the boundaries of that tour stop. The River Bassin Tournament Trail utilizes a “Catch, Photo, Release” method of tournament fishing which means you catch the fish, take a photo with your smartphone or digital camera, and release the fish. Next, using our revolutionary live leaderboard, you submit the photo of your catch. By 3:30pm you must return back to the host location in order to be eligible for prizes. Once all the photos are in and the results are “official” then winners will be awarded prizes right there on the spot.
For those who are a little more serious about tournaments you’ll want to know that you’ll get Series Points based on how you finish at all the stops. These points will increase your position in the Series Standings. The standings will be important come River Bassin National Championship time; the higher you’re ranked, the greater your chance to win “River Basser of the Year” and “River Bassin Team of the Year” which are the highest honors on the trail. The winners will be made known at the National Championship on October 1st in Central Pennsylvania. We have some awesome prizes lined up for the winners of these titles. Finally, our 2015 Top Youth Angler will join Drew Gregory on a fishing trip to close out the season and take home plenty of great prizes along with it.