Backwoods is putting on another kayak fishing tournament with a division just for fly fishers. This one will be on the Brazos below Whitney. It should be a lot of fun and the shallower water should really allow us fly fishers to show the conventional anglers what we can do. Both groups will go head to head in the biggest bass pot. Let’s get some of these guys casting a long rod.

This will be a fishing tournament on the upper middle Brazos River with participants paddling a kayak, a canoe, or a paddleboard. All anglers will launch at the Whitney Dam and take out at the 2114 bridge. Anglers may not fish above the dam (only down river), but they may fish past the 2114 bridge and paddle back up to the take out. This is not a roadrunner event. At no time may anglers trailer a boat to move to another location on the river in a motor vehicle, nor can they be towed by a motorized boat from one location to another on the river.

There will be both conventional tackle and fly fishing divisions and a 5 fish limit. You must declare your division when registering. There will be 100% payout of the entry fees in each division with a 60, 30, 10 percent split for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. How large the cash prizes are will be determined by the number of participants in each division. The Big Bass pot is open to anglers in both divisions, but there will only be one winner.

Entry into either the conventional tackle or fly divisions will be $30. Big Bass pot entry will be optional for $10. Check in, day of registration, and Captain’s Meeting will take place at the Lake Whitney Dam launch area. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN HAWG TROUGH MEASURING DEVICE. NO OTHER MEASURING DEVICE WILL BE ALLOWED.

Tournament timetable will be as follows:

4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. check in.
5:00 a.m. captain’s meeting.
5:15 a.m. launch and first cast
3:30 p.m. score cards in at Dick’s Outpost at 2114 bridge
Award ceremony and location TBA

Additional information, full rules, and online registration coming soon.

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