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2017 KBF Trail: Toad Fest on the Marsh

This Memorial Day weekend KBF TRAIL Event is on waters connected to The Marsh near Fellsmere, Florida.

This series is presented by Torqeedo and sponsored by NuCanoe. Other sponsors for this event include Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks, Boonedox, Pro-Cure Bait Scents, Hoo Rag, Scotty Paddlesports, UnfairLures

If 100 or more competitors register for this event, a NuCanoe fishing kayak will be awarded for First Place on top of whatever cash first place pays.

2017 KBF TRAIL – Event Rules Addendum


Sunday May 28, 2017 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tournament Director: Jason Broach (843) 250-0299, assisted by Andrew Mixon (772) 713-6460

Eligibility: Open to both KBF Member and non-members

Registrations Required: 30 needed to qualify as a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament

Venue Host & Tournament HQ: Marsh Landing Restaurant, 44 N Broadway St, Fellsmere, FL 32948

Eligible Water & Location: Competitors may fish ONLY on public-access water on The Stick Marsh/Farm 13, Fellsmere Reservoir, Ansin Garcia Reservoir, Blue Cypress Lake and Keenansville Lake and water that can be reached by paddling and floating from the main lake. All the waters of these connected lakes, forming “The Marsh,” are the originating headwater filtration reservoirs that begin the St. John's River system. To spread everyone out and still be fishing the “same water,” this format should work well. Google maps will give a better picture of how close together and related the lakes are.

Launch Area: Any public-access launch points on the eligible bodies of water

Species: Black bass (all species)

Format: This is a 1-day CPR tournament where the lengths of up to five (5) bass caught by each angler will comprise each competitor's score

Competition Rules: By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by the following two documents: The “KBF Competition Rules Standards,” including a “Release and Indemnification Agreement” and a “Copyright and Use of Images Agreement”).The specific rules and restrictions outlined in this “KBF Competition Rules Addendum.”

Exception to KBF Competition Rules Standards: None

Event Schedule (all times are local)

Saturday 5/27, 4:00 p.m.: Prefishing cut-off time.

Saturday, 5/27, 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Captains Meeting at Tournament HQ

Saturday, 5/27, 8:00 p.m. Registration deadline.

Sunday 5/28, 6:00 a.m.: Competition start time; first cast

Sunday 5/28, 3:00 p.m.: Lines out of the water.

Sunday 5/28, 4:00 p.m.: Deadline for competitors to be in Check-in Line at Tournament HQ.

Scores & Ranking:

Judges will verify and, when appropriate, revise scores for accuracy and when points are deducted for rules infractions.

Rankings will be determined by the cumulative score of each competitor's five (5) longest bass caught and uploaded in accordance with the KBF Competition Rules for this event.

Ties are broken by big fish, in accordance with KBF Rules set out in the KBF Competition Rules Standards.

Cash Prizes: (with 30+ registrants)

The Event Prize Purse is the number of registrations times the $50 Entry Fee. ($25 Admin Surcharge collected from non-members do not contribute to the Prize Purse but are used to defray event administrative costs.)

First place guaranteed $1,000 payout, minimum

10% of Field Payout: 30-39 registrants, three places pay. 40-49, four place. 50-59, five places pay, etc.

Prize Distributions are made via PayPal Funds Transfer after winners have provided KBF with IRS W-9 form. (Winner may request that a company check mailed to the address on his IRS W-9 form and are responsible for payment of all state and federal income taxes.

If fewer than 30 register for this event, first and second places pay in a 65%-35% split

Sponsor Award:

If 100 or more competitors register for this event, NuCanoe will award a NuCanoe Pursuit fishing kayak to the first place winner.

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