Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club

1st of 5 in the 2017 BCKFC Angler of the Year Series

January 21st, 2017

Launch Leeville - Leeville, LA

Get your room early!

* Limited to 125 anglers.

* Each contestant is given lures to fish with for the tournament. You can only use these lures. POSSESSION of any other lures will result in the contestant being disqualified. Super glue and simple speed clips or tactical clips will be allowed to be used one at a time as intended. No additional weight or weights or the use of any type of scent or dyes will be allowed. No floats other than the provided top water lure and no scavenging old corks or using items found as a float.

* There will be an option during registration to enter the BIG FISH category, entry into the BIG FISH will be $5.00 and winner will take all.

* There will be an option during registration to enter the LEOPARD RED category, entry into the LEOPARD RED will be $5.00 and winner with the most spots (spots must not touch or they will be only counted as one) will take all.

* All redfish must be UNDER 27" and 16" or greater at the time of the weigh-in.

* All speckled trout must be 12” or greater at the time of weigh-in.

* All flounder must be 11” or greater at the time of weigh-in.

* Heaviest stringer of up to 3 redfish, 15 speckled trout, and 10 flounder wins.

PFD’s MUST be worn at all times.

Safety flag, bright colored clothing, and 360 light are highly recommended. BE SEEN!!!

PADDLE / PEDAL-CRAFT ONLY: No trolling motors / sails / gas engines or “mother ships.” Your pedal or paddle craft must be human powered. Contestants are allowed to wade fish or fish off of the bank but ONLY as long as the area you’re fishing is within 100’ of your LAUNCHED paddle craft. Launched means your kayak is in the water.

WATER COURTESY: Do your best not to disturb someone else’s fishing area, by encroachment, or noise. If you come upon an angler in an egress area, as quietly as you can, ask which side he or she would like you to cross at. A good rule of thumb is that if you can both cast to a common point you’re too close. Respect others. Use the golden rule.

PROTEST: All protests must be made in writing and delivered to a Tournament official within 30 minutes of the official end of the weigh-in. The tournament director is the final authority in all considerations. All anglers are encouraged to report cheating – cheating in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana. 

CHEATING/FOUL PLAY: All anglers are encouraged to report rule violations. Contest Fraud in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana. There will be zero tolerance. ANY entrant and/or prize category winner may be required to undergo polygraph examination either by random draw or by order of the board of directors. Any refusal to submit to polygraph testing will result in immediate disqualification from tournament and banishment from participating in all future BCKFC tournaments.

COMMUNICATION: No cell or electronic communication "to and from" non Minimalist Challenge anglers during tournament hours will be allowed except if it is non fishing related. Example: The wife, work, ect.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: A waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue are part of the entry form. It is required that all contestants take responsibility for themselves while participating in event activities. Please DO NOT let your competitive nature push you into doing dangerous things.

RULE CHANGES: Rules interpretation is exclusively left to the Tournament Directors and BCKFC Officers. The decisions of this group are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering, all participants agree to assume all risks of personal injury, death, and damage to or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold BCFKC, its officers, members, agents, and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action resulting directly or indirectly from participation.

This tournament has a $26.50 Adult entry fee. That is split - $15 going to the purse of the individual tournament, $5 for the one hard lure, and $5 going to BCKFC Angler of the Year awarded at the end of the series.

There is a FREE Youth division for anglers 12 or younger. Enter by sending an email to or send a Private Message to noahvale on the forum.

Lures Handed out at 5:00 AM @ Launch Leeville

Group Launch time is at 6:00 AM SHARP @ Launch Leeville

Weigh-in is at 2:00 - 3:00 PM. @ Launch Leeville

Any persons not properly checked / in line at 3:00 p.m. will not have their catch weighed. Don’t be late!!!

Registration is Closed


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