2019 Fishing For Soldiers TN

Knoxville, TN
September 28th 6:30 am - September 28th 2:30 pm Eastern, 2019 • 1 Day Tourney

6th ANNUAL FISHING FOR SOLDIERS KAYAK TOURNAMENT!  September 28, 2019

BIGGEST EVER!  More Anglers! More $$! More Prizes! More Ways to Win! 

More Prizes and Sponsors to be announced!

Benefit tournament held for the 
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs



FIRST PLACE*
If 100 Anglers sign up by 9/9/19, 1st Place Prize will be a custom Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 
donated by Frontier Outdoors USA
If less than 100 kayak anglers register by 9/9/19, 1st Place Prize 2019 will be a custom Hobie Mirage Outback donated by Frontier Outdoors USA.

SECOND PLACE wins $1,500 or more depending on the number of registered Anglers!*

Payouts every 7 anglers*

If 100 anglers sign up:

$500 Biggest Largemouth (if 100 are registered)*

$500 Biggest Smallmouth (if 100 are registered)*

Hourly Big Bass Bash*
To be eligible you must pay the optional $13 Hourly Big Bass Bash fee.  Payout will be in cash and prizes depending upon the number of entrants.

$ Thousand more in other great prizes!*

$ GREAT RAFFLES! 

DATE:  September 28, 2019

Open to all anglers who have signed the 2019 Fishing for Soldiers Waiver [link to Waiver] and have registered and paid the fee on TourneyX

Anglers under 18 must be with a registered parent or legal guardian.

Registration must be paid on TourneyX 

REGISTRATION FEE

  • Early Bird By 09/09/19 - $60 per Angler/Kayak** 
  • After 09/09/19 - $65
  • $13 Hourly Big Bass Bash (optional)
  • One angler per kayak 

**EARLY BIRD INCENTIVE: Kayak Anglers who sign up by September 09, 2019 will receive one free ticket to win an Academy Sports $250 gift certificate

WAIVER: Must be signed follow this link:  
FISHING FOR SOLDIER WAVIER

READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM

PAYOUT

  •  75% of fees paid to winners
  • Paid 1 place for every 7 anglers
  • 25% to Smoky Mountian Service Dogs
  • Hourly Big Bass Bash paid in cash or prizes 

DATE:  September 28. 2019

  • Rain or shine event
  • If canceled for safety, the event will be held on the next available weekend

LIMIT: 5 Black Bass

TIEBREAKER:  Next biggest fish

WATERS & BOUNDARIES  

NEW OPEN WATERS: Norris, Douglas, Cherokee, and Melton Hill lakes.

Public Tennessee waters only

  • Any publicly (open to the public pay or not pay) accessible launch point or ramp.
  • Chickamauga Lake: From Watts Bar Dam to Chickamauga Dam. Hiawassee River boundary is I-75 Bridge
  • Watts Bar Lake: Fort Loudon Dam to the Watts Bar Dam. 
    Emory River boundary is the 27 bridge. 
    Clinch River boundary is the 58 bridge
  • Ft. Loudon Lake: Little River boundary is Rockford Dam
  • Tellico Lake:  To Chilhowee Dam. 
    Tellico River boundary is Ball Play Rd. bridge
  • Holston River: From Cherokee Dam to confluence with Fort Loudon Lake. Little Piegon is Off Limits.
  • French Broad: From Douglas Dam to confluence with Fort Loudon Lake
  • Norris Lake: Powell River at Helms Ferry West to Norris Dam.  Clinch River from the RR bridge going into Sycamore Creek and Clinch River west to Norris Dam
  • Melton Hill Lake:  Hwy 25 Bridge to Melton Hill Dam
  • Cherokee Lake:  70 Bridge to Cherokee Dam
  • Douglass Lake: Hwy 32 bridge to Douglas Dam
  • See maps below
HOURS
  • Lines-In:  0630 (6:30 AM)
  • Last Submission: 1430 (2:30 PM)
  • Check-In: 1600 (4:00 PM)
  • Check-In by 1600 (4:00 PM) or be DQ'd

CAPTAINS' MEETING

CHECK-IN LOCATION


  • Tellico Dam Reservation Boat Ramp
    Tellico Parkway
    Lenoir City, 37772
    *same as in past years
    See it on a map
  • 1600 (4:00 PM)
    CANNOT BE LATE FOR CHECK-IN
  • Auto DQ if you are late to Check-In
IDENTIFIERS
  • Your TourneyX Personal Identifier code will be available the day of the Tourney at 0001 (1201 pm)

PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES (see pics below)
Kayak Angler Society of Tennesse  (KAST)

MEASURING BOARDS

  • Hawg Troughs
    Black the lines 
    Light-colored sticker or contrast on the bumper
  • Ketch Boards
    Light-colored sticker of contrast on the bumper
    No black
    No dark green
TACKLE RULES
Kayak Angler Society of Tennesse  (KAST) 

JUDGING STANDARDS
Kayak Angler Society of Tennesse  (KAST) 

* POLYGRAPH USE
1st Place winner must agree to take a polygraph test.  Other winners may be asked to take a polygraph test.

KAST RULES may be found by clicking the View Rules BUTTON on this page.

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • WAIVER: The waiver must be signed  Follow this link:  2019 FISHING FOR SOLDIERS WAIVER
  • FISH: Black Bass only
  • LIMIT: 5 Fish Limit
  • TACKLE & EQUIPMENT: 
    No live bait
    Artificial lures only
    All fish must be caught on a rod and reel
    Only one rod in use at a time - only one line in the water at a time
    No trolling
  • PFD (Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets): must be worn at all times while on the water
  • Must display 360 White Light before 7:00 AM
  • Must display warning flag at all times
  • SAFE BOATING: Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed at all times
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES allowed in vessels during official tournament hours.
  • APPLICABLE KAST RULES APPLY
    You may read the KAST Rules on this registration page or at this link. See the View Rules BUTTON on this page.
  • CHECK-IN: Cannot be late to Check-In
  • GPS: the  GPS feature of TourneyX MUST be used.  Turn on your phone's or camera's GPS feature.
  • ID DISPLAY: TourneyX Personal ID code may be written on the back of your hand.  It must be legible in photos or on a printed  ID CARD.  
  • Print the ID CARD from this page.
  • Personal TourneyX Angler Identifier will show on your DASHBOARD at 1201 AM on October 6th,

*If 100 kayak anglers sign up by 9/9/19, the First Place Angler will receive Custom Hobie Mirage PA-14 donated by  Frontier Outdoors USA.

 *If fewer than 100 anglers sign up by August 31, First Place Angler will receive a Custom 2019 Hobie Mirage Outback Hobie donated by  Frontier Outdoors USA. 

SIGN YOUR WAIVER! Follow this link: 
2019 Fishing for Soldier Waiver

ALL RULES will be interpreted by the Tournament Director. 

ALL DECISIONS made by the Tournament Director and Tournament Judges are final.  


BOUNDARY MAPS







PHOTO SUBMISSION HELP!

Ketch Boards are OK,  just no black or dark green.



ABOUT FISHING FOR SOLDIERS:


6th Annual Kayak Fishing and Bass Boat Tournaments and Fair raising donations for The Smoky Mountain Service Dogs on September 28, 2019. 

ABOUT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SERVICE DOGS:

The Smoky Mountain Service Dogs mission is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for veterans with disabilities, by providing custom trained Mobility Assistance Service Dogs.

PRESS CONTACT:  

jmccormick24@hotmail.com

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT:

jmccormick24@hotmail.com

TOURNAMENT JUDGES:

TBA

Tournament Details Subject to Change

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TourneyX Angler Stats Available   
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Anglers: 4
Fish Caught: 0
RkAnglerFish 1Fish 2Fish 3Fish 4Fish 5Total
#1
Jon Baute
TourneyX Jon BauteJ. Baute
(TN)
0"
#2
Tim Burgin
TourneyX Tim BurginT. Burgin
(TN)
0"
#3
Adam Roberts
Adam RobertsA. Roberts
(TN)
0"
#4
Eric Thomason
TourneyX Eric ThomasonE. Thomason
(TN)
0"
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