Can’t participate, but want to help? Donate to the GoFundMe here.

Back on November 2019, our friend, Kwanza Henderson found out in that he was up against stage 4 small intestinal adenocarcinoma and his life was changed forever. While there is a GoFund Me page set up for him, we still wanted to help! The Florida Bass Paddlers, in partnership with Johnson Outdoors, Aftco, and YakAttack, are proud to present the 2020 FBP Kwanza Henderson Benefit Tournament!

The Florida Bass Paddlers Kwanza Henderson Benefit Tournament is a nationwide week-long tournament from May 9th 7:00 am – May 17th 6:00 pm Eastern, 2020

Video explanation can be found here.

What is different about this kayak tournament is you have to register JUST ONE FISH to have a shot at winning a unbelievable prize: an Old Town Topwater 120, Old Town Treble PFD, and a Carlisle Magic Angler 240cm Paddle! Every angler who registers for this tournament will have their name added for a drawing to be held at the end of the event. As an added twist, we have made this a multi-species event, but your five fish max MUST contain a panfish. This will keep things interesting!

Prizes

1st Place – 40% of Prize Pot plus a Aftco Prize Pack including a $100 Aftco Gift Card, Hat and Decal, and a YakAttack Prize Pack consisting of 2 Omega Universal Rod Holders, 2 12″ GearTrac’s, Padloc Paddle Holder, and a Through Hull Wiring Kit.

2nd Place – 30% of Prize Pot plus a Aftco Hat and Decal Prize Pack, and a YakAttack Prize Pack consisting of a Articulating Camera Mount, 2 8″ GearTrac’s, and a Padloc Paddle Holder.

3rd Place – 15% of Prize Pot plus a Aftco Hat and Decal Prize Pack, and a YakAttack Prize Pack consisting of a Multi-Mount Cup Holder, Mighty Mount, and a Padloc Paddle Holder.

4th Place – 10% of Prize Pot plus a Aftco Hat and Decal Prize Pack and a set of YakAttack Rotogrip Paddle Holders.

5th Place – 5% of Prize Pot plus a Aftco Hat and Decal Prize Pack

Here are the official rules:

  • Fundraiser will run 5/9 (7 a.m.) – 5/17 (6 p.m.).
  • Fundraiser to benefit Kwanza Henderson.
  • $40 entry – $5 to TourneyX, $20 to Kwanza’s Fund, and $15 to “Prize Pot” less PayPal fees.
  • Tournament will be hosted on TourneyX.
  • Open to Kayak / Canoe / SUP / Belly Boat Anglers.
  • Any public water allowed.
  • Artificial lures ONLY!
  • Identifier will be available on 5/8 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Mouth ALL THE WAY closed with nose touching bump board. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Identifier needs to be present in picture.
  • Any retailer purchased measuring device acceptable.
  • Watercraft visible in picture.
  • Catch, Photo, Release!
  • Five fish max (unlimited upgrades)
  • Three bass (largemouth, smallmouth, or peacock) and two other freshwater. HOWEVER ONE MUST be a panfish.
  • Acceptable freshwater species include bowfin / mudfish, mayan cichlids, tilapia, catfish, oscar, pickerel, hybrid/sunshine bass, gar, snakeheads, clown knifefish, trout (brook, brown, rainbow), walleye
  • Your panfish must include one of the following species: crappie, bream/bluegill, sunfish, perch
  • Portion of proceeds benefit Kwanza Henderson.
  • By entering this tournament, anglers acknowledge that they are participating at their own risk and MUST be wearing a PFD. In addition, any angler that displays behavior deemed “unprofessional” or “derogatory” will be banned from the tournament with NO REFUNDS!

Sign up here.

Can’t participate, but want to help? Donate to the GoFundMe here.

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