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Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic is October 21st!

Kayak fishing clubs, outfitters, and organizations from around the state of Alabama are coming together to put on a “end of the year” celebration and gathering in Wetumpka, Alabama on the banks of the Coosa River.

The event is open to the public.  There will be a public fishing division and a “qualifier” division where anglers who have fished in Alabama kayak fishing club trails this year have qualified.

For more details, please see our Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic event page on this website and see the Facebook event page.

Tournament Results – April 8th, 2017

There were four kayak fishing events in Alabama this past weekend held by host clubs: the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament, Shoals Kayak Anglers, the Kayak Bass Series, and the Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association.  Also, the Kayak Bass Fishing series finally released their results from their Open and National Championship events held last weekend. The recaps and event links are below.


Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Lake Logan Martin – The CCKFT held its second event of the year—this time on Lake Logan Martin and its tributaries.  Torrential rains earlier in the week and weather conditions were a major factor on this tournament.  Despite that, Lance Coley won this event with a respectable 52.75-inch three-fish stringer out of 31 anglers.

Lance Coley with his winnings. Photo: CCKFT

Results from the weekend via CKKFT:

Best Angler: Lance Coley | 52.75″
Best Bass: Lanny Watkins | 19″
Best Young Angler: Ethan Floyd | 50.25″

2nd Overall: Brandon Calloway | 51.75″
3rd Overall: Ethan Floyd | 50.25″
4th Overall: Shaye Taylor | 47.5″

Full results can be found here.

After two events, the Top 5 in the CCKFT Angler of the Year Race:
Lance Coley – 105.75 inches
Jared Atwell – 99
David Meeks – 90.75
Lanny Watkins – 88.25
Patrick Smith – 87

The last CCKFT regular season event of the year will be May 6th on the Neely Henry system.  It will be your last shot to qualify for the Championship Division in the Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic  through the CCKFT club.


Shoals Kayak Anglers – The SKA club held their second event of the year on Lake Wilson in the Tennessee River chain. North Alabama angler Tony Dean bested a dozen other anglers and took the top spot with a 74.25-inch stringer anchored by the 19.75-inch biggest bass of the tournament.  Dean won $260.  Richard Woodruff was second with 72.25-inches and won $100.

SKA Lake Wilson Top 5:
1st place- Tony Dean with 74.25 inches
2nd place- Richard Woodruff with 72.75 inches
3rd place- Will Green with 71.25 inches
4th place- Chris Bracken with 69.50 inches
5th place- Blake Hamm with 67.25 inches

Full results and a recap can be found here.


Kayak Bass Series Lake Eufaula – North Alabama angler Jon Lessmann won first place and $1400 out of a field of 17 anglers.  To our knowledge, this was the first kayak fishing event held on Lake Eufaula.  Alabama angler Stacey Martin was in 2nd place with 80-inches on his five fish stringer.  Results can be found here.  Congrats Jon.

Lessmann with his winnings. Photo: KBS

Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association – MBKFA had an event at Heron Bay.  The heaviest fish went to Will Holberg with a 25 3/4″, 5.86 lb. redfish.

MBKFA Anglers with a nice haul. Photo: osguitar1 on MBKFA.com

Full results can be found here.

MBKFA’s 11th Annual Bagwell Spring Tournament is coming up on May 20th.  Details can be found here.

The 2017 MBKFA AOTY Race standings can be found here.



Kayak Bass Fishing – after much delay, KBF has finally released the results of their KBF Open and KBF National Championships held on Kentucky Lake on March 31 and April 1.

KBF Competitors awaiting results: Photo: KBF

KBF National Championship Leaderboard (359 anglers)
Alabama KBF NC Finishers (two day 5-fish per/day stringers) were:

#15 – Tim Perkins 175.25
#22 – Brandon Watson 172.25
#66 – Shane Young 159.50
#101 – JR Young 150.25
#165 – Lanny Watkins 134.25
#182 – Greg Riddle 126.50
#258 – Todd McBride  86.50
#290 – David Kittrell  66
#331 – Justin Tadlock  31
#340 – Bryan Tadlock 18
#347 – Jon Lessmann  12
#351 – Tammi Collins  0

KBF Open Leaderboard (326 anglers)
Alabama KBF Open Finishers (two day 5-fish per/day stringers) were:

#13 – Tim Perkins 175.25
#127 – Lanny Watkins 134.25
#142 – Greg Riddle 126.50
#168 – Chris Odem 111.25
#203 – David Earnest 87.50
#209 – Todd McBride 85.50
#216 – Jon Lessmann 81.50
#270 – David Kittrell  66
#280 – Justin Tadlock  31
#309 – Tammi Collins 0

Congrats to all the Alabama anglers that qualified for the National Championship.


You can track events happening in Alabama with our Alabama Kayak Fishing Events tracker page.

4 Events This Weekend. Results From ICKA’s Black Warrior Event.

Central Alabama’s Iron City Kayak Anglers held their first tournament event of 2017 this past weekend on the Warrior River system.

Black Warrior champ Allen Fowler (photo courtesy: ICKA)
Black Warrior champ Allen Fowler (photo courtesy: ICKA)

Allen Fowler won the event with a decisive three-fish stringer of 57.5 inches besting second place angler Robby Stanford by eight inches.  Stanford’s second place finish was anchored by a new ICKA club longest bass record 22.5-inch largemouth.

Robby Stanford’s big fish (photo: Stanford)

ICKA’s next event will be on Neely Henry on May 6th in a joint event hosted by the Coosa Canoe and Kayak Fishing Tournament.

The top 10 results of ICKA’s Black Warrior event were:

  1. Allen Fowler – 57.5
  2. Robby Stanford – 49.5
  3. Brian Wilkes – 49
  4. Mason Kerth – 46.25
  5. Gabe LaCally – 46.25
  6. Devin Vaughn – 42.75
  7. Jake Garner – 41.25
  8. Nick Austin – 39.75
  9. David Meeks – 38.5
  10. Richard Sanders – 37

ICKA’s full recap is available on their website.

This weekend, the follow Alabama kayak fishing events are taking place:

  1. April 8 – CCKFT Lake Logan Martin
  2. April 8 – SKA Wilson Lake
  3. April 8 – MBKFA Heron Bay
  4. April 8 – Kayak Bass Series Lake Eufaula