Chattanooga Bass Yakkers hosting 2017 event in Alabama

The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers will again be holding a kayak fishing event on the upper part of Lake Guntersville.  As in previous years, this year’s event will be held in Stevenson, Alabama in the northeast corner of our state.

CBY is a great kayak fishing club and they often hold events and activities that support local charities and causes.  We hope anglers in Alabama will look into participating in this and other events on their trail.  Stay tuned to the CBY Facebook Group for more information.

Chattanooga Bass Yakkers 2017 Schedule
The 2017 CBY Schedule

MBKFA 2017 AOY Tournament underway

Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association
Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association

The Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association, perhaps Alabama’s oldest kayak fishing club, has started their MBKFA 2017 AOY Tournament and it’s a doozy.  MBKFA members will tally up their longest catches of 16 different species of freshwater and saltwater fish.

The tournament started on New Year’s Day and will run November 26th, 2017, cost $25 to enter, with 80% of the entry fees going to the payout.

The species you will be angling for to claim the MBKFA 2017 AOTY title:

1. Speckled Trout
2. Redfish
3. Flounder
4. Bass (only one species)
5. White Trout
6. Mangrove Snapper
7. Black Drum
8. Spanish Mackerel
9. Sheepshead
10. Catfish
11. Lady Fish
12. Croaker
13. Bream (freshwater species)
14. Jack Crevalle
15. Bowfin
16. Goggle Eye/Warmouth (rock bass)

1st place 55%of the entry fees + trophy
2nd place 30% of the entry fees
3rd place 15% of the entry fees

Details about the tournament can be found in this Facebook post.

Gadsden area kayak fishing club releases 2017 schedule

The Gadsden area’s Coosa River Kayak Anglers have released their 2017 schedule.  Note that the majority of the events have 5PM start times and are on week nights.  This is actually a nice change up for a lot of anglers.  They will also host a few regular weekend events that start at safe light.  Check their Facebook Group page for more information, details, rules, and more.

Coosa River Kayak Anglers 2017 Schedule
Coosa River Kayak Anglers 2017 Schedule

Birmingham kayak fishing club releases schedule

The Iron City Kayak Anglers have released their 2017 kayak fishing schedule.  They’ll be fishing a lot of lakes in the central Alabama region.  As with most of the other kayak bass fishing clubs in Alabama, they will have an “Angler of the Year” for their club and top finishers on the trail will qualify for the State Champion title to be awarded at the Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic in October.

2017 ICKA Schedule: link

Trail dates released for Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament

There will be three stops this year on the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament hosted by the Coosa Riverkeeper in 2017.

The dates and locations are:

March 11 – Lay Lake
April 8 – Lake Logan Martin
May 6 – Neely Henry Lake

Participation in these events help promote the causes of the Coosa Riverkeeper and offer a down right good time for anglers young and old.  These are family-friendly events and parents can even fish with their children (and kids get their own division to compete in).

Check the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament website and Facebook pages for details, rules, and updates throughout the year.

Those that place well in Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament events this year will earn entry into the Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic where kayak bass fishing clubs from across Alabama will come together to crown a champion!  More details on that event can be found right here.

A hub of resources for kayak anglers in Alabama.