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Massachusetts Kayak Bassin'

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Name:  Massachusetts Kayak Bassin'

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MAFF Groups are terrible. MAFF is dead. For more info on our 2017 season and everything else, please visit our website or join our Facebook group (links below).

http://makayakbassin.com

http://www.facebook.com/groups/makayakbassin

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Members:


jjbagoose
John W

purpleturkey
Donald Davis

kenwood
Ken Wood

kfrabass
Kevin Fraser

chrisfishd
Chris

justinrollo
Justin Rollo

kildabi
Ryan MacDonald

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justinrollo
09/11/16 04:28 PM
Hello kenwood I'm only 15 is that allowed for these tournaments?


kenwood
01/29/16 10:03 PM
You can't delete posts? Lame.

All right, folks, we still have a while until April rolls around, but I wanted to get going on the Knockout Series early. Unless interest in the series picks up, I'm going to cap it at 32 anglers. I'm confident we can get 32 anglers to sign up.

With 32 anglers there will be five rounds, with the final two anglers taking home $800 and $400, respectively. Plus $200 each for the anglers with Longest Fish and Longest Combined Limit.

I'm going to pair anglers on March 15 and then post a video of the pairings, so if you intend to compete please PayPal the entry fee ($50) to ken@kallenwood.com (choose the Send Money to Friends of Family option) as soon as possible, or message me for my mailing address if you want to send a check or money order.

Let's make this thing happen! We need 32. Should be a great series!


kenwood
01/29/16 10:02 PM
Okay this is going to look a bit ugly since this group thing isn't really setup well. But here are the official rules for the Knockout Series and FAQs:

The Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ Knockout Series is a bracketed, one-on-one tournament series. Fish until you’re knocked out of the competition! Entry fee is a one-time, non-refundable (after March 14, 2016) payment of $50. Anglers will be randomly paired in mid-March and will have one month to get their match complete, beginning in April. Winners of each round will move on until one angler remains victorious above all others.

See the official rules under the Files section.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY

a. All anglers must fish from human-powered vessels (kayaks, canoes, inflatable rafts, etc.) unless a physical disability requires the use of an electric motor (max 12v, 50lb thrust).

b. Entry fee is a one-time, non-refundable (after March 14, 2016) payment of $50, which must be paid no later than March 14, 2016. Payments can be made via PayPal (preferred) or by check/money order.

PayPal to ken@kallenwood.com (choose the SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS OR FAMILY option) or message/e-mail me for my address if mailing a check.

c. Check/money order payments must be received by March 1, 2016. Cutoff for PayPal payments is midnight March 14, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS! Pairings will be selected the following day.

FORMAT

a. The Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ Knockout Series is a bracketed, three-fish limit, CPR (catch, photo, release), one-on-one tournament series. Fish until you’re knocked out of the competition! Winners of each round will move on until one angler remains victorious above all others.

b. The series will run from April 1, 2016 (depending on ice out) until all matches are complete.

c. It is the responsibility of the anglers to coordinate the time and location of their tournament within the given timeframe. Failure to complete the match within that timeframe will result in the disqualification of BOTH anglers, regardless of fault. Therefore, if for whatever reason you cannot compete, please be fair and forfeit so that the angler with whom you are paired can move on to the next round.

d. Pre-fishing cutoff limit is determined by the anglers each round.

e. Artificial lures only, no exceptions.

ELIGIBLE SPECIES

a. Largemouth Bass

b. Smallmouth Bass

SCORING

a. Each tournament will run on a three-fish limit. Highest aggregate length wins the round and the angler moves on.

b. The default unit of measurement is length, no exceptions. All fish must be rounded DOWN to the nearest quarter inch.

c. The default minimum length for a bass is 12 inches, though anglers may allow smaller fish if mutually agreed upon prior to the start of the tournament or if, at the end of the tournament, both caught only bass under the 12-inch minimum.

d. In the case of a tie, the tie-breaker goes to the person with the longest fish. In the case of a tie for longest, the tie-breaker will then be the next longest fish, etc.

e. If in the off-chance that both anglers’ three fish are equal in length, it is up to the anglers to determine a further tie-breaker. Examples: Coordinate another tournament if time permits. A sudden death overtime round that day (first angler to catch a bass wins). If each angler caught more than three fish, the fourth longest could determine the winner, etc.

f. It is up to both competing anglers to determine the winner of each round.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

a. These are CPR (catch, photo, release) tournaments. A digital camera is required equipment.

b. You will need a Hawg Trough or equivalent. See the Files section of this page for purchase links to acceptable measuring devices.

c. The numbers and lines on your measuring board MUST be black (or sufficiently darkened to contrast with the board) and clearly visible in each photo.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

a. Each angler will be given a unique identifier, which must be printed out and clearly visible/legible in each photograph.

b. All fish must be photographed facing left, dorsal fin up.

c. The bass’s mouth can be open no more than one inch and must be touching the measuring board’s “lip” or “fence.”

d. Any bass whose mouth is open more than one inch will result in a half-inch deduction unless each angler agrees to forgo this rule.

e. Tails must be relaxed, centered, and not excessively pinched unless each angler agrees to forgo this rule.

f. Your kayak (or canoe, raft, etc.) must be visible in all photographs.

g. You may restrain your fish (side of the mouth ONLY) with a clip or fish grips.

PAYOUTS

a. At the end of the series, payouts will go to the FIRST and SECOND place winners, as well as to the angler with the LONGEST fish of the series and the angler with the series’ longest COMBINED LIMIT of three fish.

b. Example of Payouts (based on 32 anglers and a pool of $1,600):

1st Place: $800
2nd Place: $400
Longest Fish: $200
Longest Combined Limit: $200

If you have any further questions, please ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document will change over time. Please check it periodically for updates/amendments.

Q. Is this a month-long tournament, similar to the KBF online tournaments?

No. These are single-day tournaments. You just have one month to schedule and get it completed.

Q. Do we need to fish 8-hour tournaments?

Paired anglers can fish two hours or 12 hours, weekends or weekdays, day or night. It’s all up to the competitors, whatever is agreed upon prior to the tournament.

Q. Does it have to be a three-fish limit?

Since we're paying out for Longest Combined Limit, everyone must go by the three-fish limit.

Q. Why go by length and not weight?

Simply put: Length is the industry standard. It’s also far more difficult to cheat going by length.

Q. But what happens if someone catches a 5lber that’s shorter than a 4lber?

The 4lber is the better fish in our tournaments.

Q. Do you allow electric-powered boats?

No. If you’re interested in a similar series that does allow electric-powered boats, check out Rich LeBlanc’s Grudge Match series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/466780223432250).

Q. Will 100% of the entry fees be paid out to the anglers.

Yes.

Q. If I am unable to compete in my match, will I be refunded?

There will be no refunds after March 14, 2016.

Q. Why disqualify both anglers if a match cannot be completed?

Because it will be virtually impossible for me to determine who is at fault, and I don’t want to have to pick sides in a he said/she said argument. This is fishing, not court. Anglers should make the time to fish, or forfeit if they cannot make it happen.

Q. Can we use live bait if we agree to it?

Absolutely not.

Q. Can we have more than one line in the water at the same time?

Yes and no. If, for instance, you’re fishing a laydown and snag a branch, you may continue fishing that piece of structure with another lure before retrieving the snagged lure. Beyond that, though, no, you can have just one line in the water at a time.

Q. If I am knocked out of the competition, will I still be eligible to win Longest Fish and/or Longest Combined Limit?

Yes. All anglers will be eligible to win those categories regardless of their overall standing in the series.


kenwood
01/29/16 10:01 PM
Okay this is going to look a bit ugly since this group thing isn't really setup well. But here are the official rules for the Knockout Series and FAQs:

The Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ Knockout Series is a bracketed, one-on-one tournament series. Fish until you’re knocked out of the competition! Entry fee is a one-time, non-refundable (after March 14, 2016) payment of $50. Anglers will be randomly paired in mid-March and will have one month to get their match complete, beginning in April. Winners of each round will move on until one angler remains victorious above all others.

See the official rules under the Files section.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY

a. All anglers must fish from human-powered vessels (kayaks, canoes, inflatable rafts, etc.) unless a physical disability requires the use of an electric motor (max 12v, 50lb thrust).

b. Entry fee is a one-time, non-refundable (after March 14, 2016) payment of $50, which must be paid no later than March 14, 2016. Payments can be made via PayPal (preferred) or by check/money order.

PayPal to ken@kallenwood.com (choose the SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS OR FAMILY option) or message/e-mail me for my address if mailing a check.

c. Check/money order payments must be received by March 1, 2016. Cutoff for PayPal payments is midnight March 14, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS! Pairings will be selected the following day.

FORMAT

a. The Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ Knockout Series is a bracketed, three-fish limit, CPR (catch, photo, release), one-on-one tournament series. Fish until you’re knocked out of the competition! Winners of each round will move on until one angler remains victorious above all others.

b. The series will run from April 1, 2016 (depending on ice out) until all matches are complete.

c. It is the responsibility of the anglers to coordinate the time and location of their tournament within the given timeframe. Failure to complete the match within that timeframe will result in the disqualification of BOTH anglers, regardless of fault. Therefore, if for whatever reason you cannot compete, please be fair and forfeit so that the angler with whom you are paired can move on to the next round.

d. Pre-fishing cutoff limit is determined by the anglers each round.

e. Artificial lures only, no exceptions.

ELIGIBLE SPECIES

a. Largemouth Bass

b. Smallmouth Bass

SCORING

a. Each tournament will run on a three-fish limit. Highest aggregate length wins the round and the angler moves on.

b. The default unit of measurement is length, no exceptions. All fish must be rounded DOWN to the nearest quarter inch.

c. The default minimum length for a bass is 12 inches, though anglers may allow smaller fish if mutually agreed upon prior to the start of the tournament or if, at the end of the tournament, both caught only bass under the 12-inch minimum.

d. In the case of a tie, the tie-breaker goes to the person with the longest fish. In the case of a tie for longest, the tie-breaker will then be the next longest fish, etc.

e. If in the off-chance that both anglers’ three fish are equal in length, it is up to the anglers to determine a further tie-breaker. Examples: Coordinate another tournament if time permits. A sudden death overtime round that day (first angler to catch a bass wins). If each angler caught more than three fish, the fourth longest could determine the winner, etc.

f. It is up to both competing anglers to determine the winner of each round.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

a. These are CPR (catch, photo, release) tournaments. A digital camera is required equipment.

b. You will need a Hawg Trough or equivalent. See the Files section of this page for purchase links to acceptable measuring devices.

c. The numbers and lines on your measuring board MUST be black (or sufficiently darkened to contrast with the board) and clearly visible in each photo.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

a. Each angler will be given a unique identifier, which must be printed out and clearly visible/legible in each photograph.

b. All fish must be photographed facing left, dorsal fin up.

c. The bass’s mouth can be open no more than one inch and must be touching the measuring board’s “lip” or “fence.”

d. Any bass whose mouth is open more than one inch will result in a half-inch deduction unless each angler agrees to forgo this rule.

e. Tails must be relaxed, centered, and not excessively pinched unless each angler agrees to forgo this rule.

f. Your kayak (or canoe, raft, etc.) must be visible in all photographs.

g. You may restrain your fish (side of the mouth ONLY) with a clip or fish grips.

PAYOUTS

a. At the end of the series, payouts will go to the FIRST and SECOND place winners, as well as to the angler with the LONGEST fish of the series and the angler with the series’ longest COMBINED LIMIT of three fish.

b. Example of Payouts (based on 32 anglers and a pool of $1,600):

1st Place: $800
2nd Place: $400
Longest Fish: $200
Longest Combined Limit: $200

If you have any further questions, please ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document will change over time. Please check it periodically for updates/amendments.

Q. Is this a month-long tournament, similar to the KBF online tournaments?

No. These are single-day tournaments. You just have one month to schedule and get it completed.

Q. Do we need to fish 8-hour tournaments?

Paired anglers can fish two hours or 12 hours, weekends or weekdays, day or night. It’s all up to the competitors, whatever is agreed upon prior to the tournament.

Q. Does it have to be a three-fish limit?

Since we're paying out for Longest Combined Limit, everyone must go by the three-fish limit.

Q. Why go by length and not weight?

Simply put: Length is the industry standard. It’s also far more difficult to cheat going by length.

Q. But what happens if someone catches a 5lber that’s shorter than a 4lber?

The 4lber is the better fish in our tournaments.

Q. Do you allow electric-powered boats?

No. If you’re interested in a similar series that does allow electric-powered boats, check out Rich LeBlanc’s Grudge Match series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/466780223432250).

Q. Will 100% of the entry fees be paid out to the anglers.

Yes.

Q. If I am unable to compete in my match, will I be refunded?

There will be no refunds after March 14, 2016.

Q. Why disqualify both anglers if a match cannot be completed?

Because it will be virtually impossible for me to determine who is at fault, and I don’t want to have to pick sides in a he said/she said argument. This is fishing, not court. Anglers should make the time to fish, or forfeit if they cannot make it happen.

Q. Can we use live bait if we agree to it?

Absolutely not.

Q. Can we have more than one line in the water at the same time?

Yes and no. If, for instance, you’re fishing a laydown and snag a branch, you may continue fishing that piece of structure with another lure before retrieving the snagged lure. Beyond that, though, no, you can have just one line in the water at a time.

Q. If I am knocked out of the competition, will I still be eligible to win Longest Fish and/or Longest Combined Limit?

Yes. All anglers will be eligible to win those categories regardless of their overall standing in the series.

 
  
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