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Check out these tournaments not presented by the GCKFA. We encourage our friends and members to participate in tournaments to share the fellowship of kayak fishing.

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Tournament Captains Meeting

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, The Friday before the Saturday tournament.

The Captains meeting is a great way to meet your fellow anglers, learn about last minute rule changes and recieve door prizes.

In 2010 we started giving away the "Best Dang Tackle Box". This is a raffle to those who participate by donating a new packaged lure, you will recive a chance to win and a ticket. A ticket will be drawn and the overflowing five gallon bucket of lures could be yours! In 2012 the "Best Dang Tackle Box" had grown into two five gallon buckets full of tackle.

Kayak Raffle; Once again we will offer our Kayak raffle for those of you who would like to upgrade your fleet of kayaks.

Captain’s Meeting: Friday, Before the Saturday Tournament at 6:00 PM
Captains Meeting Location: At one of our Sponsors Resturants.

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Grassy Point Camp-out

The club planned overnight fishing trips to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area near the Yellow River delta. Grassy Point is located west of Choctaw NOLF off of Hwy 87 in Santa Rosa County. The events were scheduled around the changing of Daylight Savings time.

The primitive campsites provides ready access to the fishing area of Little Catfish and Catfish basins. Redfish,Trout, and Flounder can be found in the marshes, bayous and shallow waters.

  • Weekend of March 10th -11th 2018
  • Weekend of November 10 - 11th, 2018 (TBD)
  • Weekend of March 9th - 10th 2019 (TBD)
  • Weekend of November 2nd - 3rd (TBD)

Hope to see you there!

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Rigging Clinic

The first rigging clinic was at Ted's house in Gulf Breeze, FL. We were surprised at the turnout and rigged several kayaks that day. You see when the sport of kayak fishing started its popularity, kayak vendors did not make fishing models. We had to figure out how to install fishing rod holders, fish finders, and battery boxes.

With the start of the next new year we started holding our annual rigging clinic to help new kayak anglers add, modify, or remove items to/from their kayaks to aid them in the pursuit of the perfect fishing kayak.

We welcomed new comers to bring their yaks and any rigging projects they may have had. Take advantage of the experience of others. If your yak is fully rigged, you could bring it to show off. Seeing how others have rigged their yaks is half the fun.

Also, if you have yak gear to sell or swap, bring it and we could set up a barter station.

What we learned was these projects help sell mechandise,and so we teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors to hold the events at their facility, in exchange for their sponsorship to help support our Annual Tournament.

Location: ACADEMY on Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL.


Other Tournaments

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Bayou La Batre, June, 2017 - Another Mobile summer means another Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic (BLBKC) fishing tournament. This year, August 5, 2017, will mark the tournament’s fourth consecutive year. Last year’s tournament welcomed many attendees and anglers, plus prizes, booths and family activities. The tournament is currently welcoming sponsors for this exciting event.

Still a relatively young event, the BLBKC continues to grow in size each year. This year will prove to be no different. Live entertainment, vendors, T-shirts, arts and crafts, food, great family environment and world class fishing will continue to make the BLBKC one of the premiere events in the Southeast.

The tournament has attracted sponsorship from companies such as Instrument Technical Services, Greer’s, Alabama Power, Esfeller Construction, Mostellar Medical Center, Horizon Shipbuilding, Cold Blooded Fishing, and the City of Bayou La Batre just to name a few. We look forward to past sponsors continued support and welcome new sponsors to help make this event a reoccurring success.

So, pack up your family and head down to the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic this August. It promises to be a great event and fun for the whole family. Worried your kids are too young to enter? Don’t be. The BLBKC has a junior division and kids can even fish with their parents from the docks. Even if you don’t feel like entering, check out the booths and all our other activities—you never know what you’re going to find!

    For more information visit our website, www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org and like our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BayouLaBatreClassic. For sponsorship information please email: President@bayoulabatreareachamber.org or call (251)-402-5081.

For questions concerning this press release, please contact Chris Benton, Media Communications, Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic at (251)434-5422 or via email cmbenton@southernco.com.




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Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Tournaments


The Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association holds tournaments throughout the year. The two signature tournaments that are open to the public are the Bagwell Kayak Fishing tournament held in the Spring, and the 5 Rivers Fall Kayak Fishing tournament held in the fall. For more information, click on the links below.








The Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club holds tournaments throughout the year. The two signature tournaments that are open to the public are the Paddle Palooza tournametn held in the spring, and Fall N Tides torunament held in the fall. Ror more information please clic on the link below to the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club.









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