2017 MNKFA 2 BIG BASS & 1 MONSTER PIKE TOURNAMENT

When:
September 1, 2017 @ 12:01 am – October 31, 2017 @ 11:49 pm
2017-09-01T00:01:00-05:00
2017-10-31T23:49:00-05:00
Where:
MN, IA, SD, ND, WI
Cost:
$75
Contact:
Ron Strauss
651-639-1947

Hobie Outback Fishing Kayak

Link below is to the control image:

MNKFA 2017 Big Bass Pike Control Image

Email your entry pics to:

kuhnsx2@gmail.com

Scores last updated,Saturday, October 31, 2017. 10:50pm

ENTRANT NAMEBIG BASS #1BIG BASS #2MONSTER PIKETOTAL INCHES
  1. Ron Strauss 17″ 16.5″ 30.75″ 64.25″
  2. Nam Nguyen 21″ 20.25″ 30″ 71.25″
  3. Mitch Heil 12″ 0 0 12″
  4. Paul Willegalle 0 0 0 0
  5. Tim Brolsma 16.5″ 14.25″ 0 30.75″
  6. Dustin Monson 18.75 0 0 18.75
  7. Rich Hebert 0 0 0 0
  8. Matt Hunziger 0 0 33″ 33″
  9. Henning Pubanz 20.5″ 19.75″ 35.5″ 75.75″
 10. Josh Engelman 18.25″ 18″ 0 36.25″
 11. Adam Spotanske 0 0 0 0
 12. Todd Guse 0 0 0 0
 13. Les Kvidera 20.75″ 20″ 30.5″ 71.25″
 14. Nik Schuetz 0 0 0 0
 15. Mike Mead 18.75″ 0 0 18.75
 16. Robert Lackner 17″ 16.75″ 20″ 53.75″
 17. Stuart Vrieze 0 0 0 0
 18. Allen Donais 18″ 17.5″ 35″70.5″
 19. Jeremiah Burish 0 0 0 0
 20. David Mikkelson 21″ 20.25″ 26.5″ 67.75″
 21. Kyle Johnson 10.25″ 19″ 23.75″ 53″
 22. Dean Kafka 18.5″ 19.25″ 26.75″ 64.75″
 23. William Netwal 0 0 0 0
 24. Clayton Sundet 20″ 20.25″32.25″72.5″
 25. Tom Elliott 16.75″ 18″ 30.25″ 65″
 26. Daniel Zimmerscheid 21.25″ 21″ 34.5″ 76.75″
 27. Diane Bach 0 0 0 0
 28. Jim Lee 16.25″ 20.25″ 25.25″ 61.75″
 29. Jeremy Quass 15.75″ 17.5″ 0 33.25″
 30. James Suhsen 21.25″ 20.5″ 35.5″ 77.25″
 31. Gerald McCullough 20.75″ 19 “ 27.75″ 67.5″
 32. Andy Nadeau 18″ 18″ 35.75″ 71.75″
 33. Sae Yang 18.5″ 19.75″ 32.5 70.75″
 34. Josiah Christensen 0 0 0 0
 35. Shaun McCurdy 0 0 0 0
 36. Stephan Doblar 15.5″ 17.25″ 22.5″ 55.25′
 37. Michael Stewart 0 0 0 0
 38. Sam Heichel19.5″ 20.5″ 32″ 72″
 39. Jake Didier 0 0 0 0
 40. Shoua Moua 18″ 0 29″ 47″
 41. Zach Gibbons 19.25″ 17.5″ 36.25″73″
 42. Jeff Lambert 0 0 0 0
 43. Jason Murray 0 0 0 0
 44. Xong Thao 15.5″ 14″ 28″ 57.5″
 45. Mike Suhsen 20.25″ 19.5″ 37″ 76.75″
 46. Ryan Pinkalla 19″ 19.25″ 0 38.25″
 47. Jacob Schurter 0 0 0 0

Two month online tourney, best 2 BIG BASS and best MONSTER NORTHERN PIKE cumulative inches

The tournament is ONLY available to entrants from MN, IA, WI, SD and ND. All entrants may ONLY fish the waters in those states. Entries MUST adhere to our fish measurement requirements (measuring specs subject to minor changes).

Entrants can cull fish of 2 species to arrive at a final inch total for the tournament. The 2 species will be:

A. Bass (large & small mouth only), your final bass total will be cumulative inches of your top 2 (two) bass

B. Northern Pike, your final pike total will be the total of your 1 (one) top Northern Pike.
NOTE: No Muskie will be counted.

Submit a fish today…then upgrade tomorrow…or next week. Keep fishing hard to get your top total inches for the tournament time period.

Sample scoring:

Entrant name: Bob Bigfish

Bass entries (note can be 2 of one or the other, Smallmouth or Largemouth or same):
One (1 quantity) 20″ large mouth.
One (1 quantity) 19.25″ smallmouth.

NOTE: your 2 bass can be both Large OR Small Mouth, does NOT need to be one of each.

BASS TOTAL 39.25″

Northern Pike entry:
One 42″ Northern Pike.
NOTE: No Muskie will be counted.

NORTHERN PIKE TOTAL 42″

BASS TOTAL PLUS PIKE TOTAL FINAL SCORE FOR BOB BIGFISH: 81.25″

The tournament will be held September 1 to October 31, 2017. 2 full months.

Entry fee / prizes

You MUST complete your payment of $75 to be officially entered in this tournament. $15 of each entry goes to promote and support MNKFA. $60 of each entry goes to the first place winner, with winnings capped at $1800. If we have at least 30 entrants, the winner will have the option of taking the $1800 cash OR getting a brand new Hobie Outback valued at $2499 (standard colors and models only, not camo or special editions).

Winner agrees to personally pick up the Hobie Outback at Hi Tempo / Hobie Kayaks in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (if they choose this option) or pay for shipping charges.

Cash winnings will be paid via PayPal.

1st place prize package:
Winners choice of $1800 cash or a Hobie Outback Kayak ($2499 value)

New 8/30/2017, guaranteed 2nd place prize!
$500 Cash

New 8/16/2017, guaranteed 3rd place prize!

Special thanks to Manley Rods for supplying an incredible rod for the third place finisher!

Manley Kayak Fishing Rods

Official entrants and score keeping will be on this page.

Official entrants will be listed on this page as I get time to enter them. Be patient, I may fishing or something.

Early Bird Sign Up Bonus!

The earlier you sign up…the more chances you have to WIN early bird give aways! We’ll be adding more give aways each week. If you’re NOT officially entered in the tournament, you can’t win early bird prizes!

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #1: Officially sign up by Friday August 18, 2017, 5:00pm central standard time. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win this box of All-Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs.  WINNER: NAM NGUYEN

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #2: Officially sign up by Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:00pm central standard time. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win this box of All-Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. WINNER: HENNING PUBANZ

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #3: Officially sign up by Sunday August 20, 2017, 5:00pm central standard time. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win this box of All-Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. WINNER: JEREMIAH BURISH

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #4: Officially sign up by Friday August 25, 2017, 5:00pm central standard time. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win this box of All-Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs.  WINNER: DIANE BACH (delivered)

EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY #5: Officially sign up by Sunday August 27, 2017, 10:00pm central standard time. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win this box of All-Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs. WINNER PAUL WILLEGALE

Jig packs valued at $20.

All Terrain Tackle Bass Jigs

By clicking the agree box on the form below, you agree and understand the rules and agree to the release of liability.

READ AND AGREE TO THIS WAIVER BEFORE SIGNING:

I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in kayak tournament fishing does exist, and
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and
3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.  I further agree that by typing my name in the provided space of the electronic entry form constitutes my legal signature and is the same as signing this agreement by hand.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY. Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. A completed entry form and waiver must be received no later than the published entry date. The responsibility and safety for said minor is solely that of the signing parent or legal guardian. Parent and or legal guardian holds harmless Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and their officers, sponsors, advertisers and employees.

Tournament Rules And Signup

Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decisions are final. We reserve the right to change or alter rules in the spirit of fairness or to correct any errors or omissions.

1. Registration: Registration for The  2017  Best Bass & Pike tournament will close Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 3:00pm central time.

2. Requirements: A pdf image will be emailed to all participants at 9:00pm CST 08-31-2017. Print this letter size sheet, put it in a zip lock bag and place in the photo with your catch. Your photo must include a fish measuring device like a Hawg Trough or similar measuring device. You may pinch the tail, the mouth of the fish must be closed and at the left edge of your measuring device. The ruler marks must be easily legible in the photo submitted. The printed tournament pdf image must appear in each photo submitted. ANY alteration that promotes products or services added to the control image will be immediately disqualified! Failure to include this control image will disqualify your entry. For further information on photo measuring requirements, click here (opens in a new window).

3. Start and Finish Times: Tournament will begin at 12:01 am  CST 09-01-2017. End of the tournament will be at midnight  CST 10-31-2017. All photo entries must be emailed and received by by the end of the tournament. We are NOT responsible for ANY submissions that are not in the tournament director’s email box by midnight, 10-31-2017. We advise you to send earlier. NO exceptions will be made. 

4. Catch: All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook with artificial bait only on the days of the tournament during tournament hours. Participant must fish from a human powered boat, kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board. No gas or electric motors are allowed!  Absolutely no other method will be permitted.

5. Safety: A PFD must be either worn or on board each watercraft in accordance with state regulations where you are fishing. Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times.

6. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each angler. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be cause for disqualification at the discretion of the tournament director. All participants must follow the DNR or game and fish regulations in effect on the waters they are fishing.

7. Fishing Boundaries: Fish must be caught in the waters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Iowa.

8. Weather: Anglers are to exercise their own best judgment for safety when considering whether to fish or not.

9. Cheating Inquiries: Any inquiries of cheating will be handled by Tournament Officials, and polygraph tests may be used to settle any cheating disputes. The challenging party agrees to pay for polygraph test costs. Challenging party agrees to be identified as the party making any accusations.

10. Prizes: See prize description higher on this page.

11. Waiver: Submitting the entry form constitutes your agreement to ALL rules, regulations, waivers, terms and conditions, liability acknowledgement, otherwise the angler is ineligible to participate.

 

***REGISTRATION FOR THIS TOURNAMENT IS CLOSED***

OFFICIAL ENTRANTS LISTED BELOW

  1. Ron Strauss, Roseville, MN
  2. Nam Nguyen, Apple Valley, MN | WINNER EARLY BIRD GIVE AWAY #1
  3. Mitch Heil, Lexington, MN
  4. Paul Willegalle, Cannon Falls, MN | WINNER EARLY BIRD GIVE AWAY #5
  5. Tim Brolsma, Bloomington, MN
  6. Dustin Monson, Brainerd, MN
  7. Rich Hebert, Eden Prairie, MN
  8. Matt Hunziger, Carver, MN
  9. Henning Pubanz, Eden Prairie, MN| WINNER EARLY BIRD GIVE AWAY #2
  10. Josh Engelmann, Annandale, MN
  11. Adam Spotanske, Harrisburg, SD
  12. Todd Guse, Cedar, MN
  13. Les Kvidera, Chaska, MN
  14. Nik Schuetz, Minneapolis, MN
  15. Mike Mead, Luverne, MN
  16. Robert Lackner, Monticello, MN
  17. Stuart Vrieze, Rochester, MN
  18. Allen Donais, Eveleth, MN
  19. Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse, WI | WINNER EARLY BIRD GIVE AWAY #3
  20. David Mikkelson, Prior Lake, MN
  21. Kyle Johnson, Osseo, MN
  22. Dean Kafka, Wabasha, MN
  23. William Netwal, Burnsville, MN
  24. Clayton Sundet, Ashton, SD
  25. Tom Elliott, Shakopee, MN
  26. Daniel Zimmerscheid, Maplewood, MN
  27. Diane Bach, Thief River Falls, MN | WINNER EARLY BIRD GIVE AWAY #4
  28. Jim Lee, St. Paul, MN
  29. Jeremy Quass, Cokato, MN
  30. James Suhsen, Becker, MN
  31. Gerald McCullough, Henning, MN
  32. Andy Nadeau, Winona, MN
  33. Sae Yang, Lino Lakes, MN
  34. Josiah Christensen, Becker, MN
  35. Shaun McCurdy, Bloomer, WI
  36. Stephan Doblar, Cottage Grove, MN
  37. Michael Stewart, Brooklyn Park, MN
  38. Sam Heichel, North Mankato, MN
  39. Jake Didier, Alexandria, MN
  40. Shoua Moua, Blaine, MN
  41. Zach Gibbons, Zimmerman, MN
  42. Jeff Lambert, Sioux Falls, SD
  43. Jason Murray, New Prague, MN
  44. Xong Thao, St. Paul, MN
  45. Mike Suhsen, Phillips, WI
  46. Ryan Pinkalla, Eagan, MN
  47. Jacob Schurter, Big Lake, MN

Special Thanks to Hi Tempo / Hobie Kayaks for the opportunity to make a Hobie Outback available with qualifying entrant numbers!
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOBIE FISHING KAYAKS FROM HI TEMPO

Go ahead and leave a comment below, we’ll reply as soon as we can. THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THIS!

This Post Has 38 Comments
  1. Up to 27 entrants (08/25/2017 at 4:00pm) now with 6 days to go! I’m pretty sure we’ll hit the 30 mark and someone can choose between the stack of cash OR the Hobie Outback!

  2. Bobby, thanks for signing up! Yes, only pics of fish caught during the tournament period are scored. There will be a “control image” that MUST appear in all photos. The image will be distributed the night before fishing starts. Ask any questions you may have? GOOD LUCK!

  3. I’m in it to win it….lol it’s jyst my first tourney attempt and figured why not. I wonder though. Only pics of fish from Sept 1 to Oct 31 are eligible I assume?

  4. Hey Mike Mead, we may try to figure something for walleye next year. It’s the one fish that creates controversy for us. Not for me personally…but for our club. Thanks for your input. Stay tuned for something next year for those of us that can catch walleyes! 🙂

  5. Welcome Todd! Good Luck! I live in the North Metro also and will be fishing the area. There are a handful of us in the area. Watch facebook or the forums on this site for outings if you’re looking for company on the water!

  6. CONGRATS on the WIN TOAD! I’m real sure we’ll get to 15. I really want to get to 30 so we’re pushing hard on this. WINNER TAKES ALL! (unless we get over 30, then winner takes a HUGE prize and we start to pay 2nd place and so on! 🙂

  7. Dewey, Yes, fish caught and used in other tournaments can ALSO be used for this tournament, as long as ALL the other rules are met. Fish CAN count if caught during another tournament.

  8. Can fish caught in other tournaments (ie: Bronze Back Classic)be applied to this tournament if the proper identifier is used?

  9. I think it would be awesome. It will be hard for me to fish it because of the time of year. Sep and Oct are busy times with field work.

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