2020 Fishing For Soldiers 2 Day Event

Knoxville, TN
October 17th 6:30 am - October 18th 1:30 pm Eastern, 2020 • Multi-Day Tournament

7th ANNUAL FISHING FOR SOLDIERS TWO DAY KAYAK TOURNAMENT!

  • Daily Five Bass Limit
  • Ten Total Limit Over Two Days

Benefit tournament held for the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.

Bigger and Richer than ever.

  • NOTE:  Changes have been made to our format because of COVID-19 restrictions.

    Bigger and Richer than ever.

  • Two great days of kayak fishing on seven lakes and two rivers
  • October 17, 2020
  • October 18. 2020
  • Daily five-bass limit, ten total over two days
  • Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes
  • Big Bass wins a 2020 Hobie Outback donated by Frontier Outdoors USA in Kingston, TN
  • Registration includes Tourney Fee and Big Bass.
  • Top Five Anglers and Big Bass will be presented awards and prizes at the Duray Inn in Knoxville, TN 
  • Payouts outside the Top 5 will be mailed within 72 hours of the event end.
  • Discount Rooms available at the Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West (see Accommodations below).

PAYOUT

  •  75% of fees paid to winners
  • Paying one place for every ten anglers
  • 25% of fees to Smoky Mountian Service Dogs
  • Big Bass Prize is a Hobie 2020 Outback donated by Frontier Outdoors USA in Kingston.
  • No hourly Big Bass

Open to all anglers who have signed the 2020 Fishing for Soldiers Waiver [link to Waiver] and have registered and paid the fee on TourneyX

Five bass daily limit per day for a ten bag, two-day limit.

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

REGISTRATION FEE

  • $125 per Angler/Kayak 
  • One angler per kayak 
  • Big Bass registration included

Five Bass Limit Per Day!

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Drury Inn & Suites

Click this Link for Booking Rooms.

$105 per night, including choice Queen Deluxe or King Deluxe room, breakfast and dinner, and two complimentary adult beverages per day you stay.

Rooms will be available on a first-come-first-served basis until Friday, October 2, 2020.

On-site trailer parking.


Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West is a perfect choice whether traveling for business or leisure! Guests enjoy free hot breakfast, free snacks, and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback® and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

You'll rest well in whichever Drury room you choose! Each room includes free Wi-Fi, TV, microwave, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and coffee maker.  

WAIVER: Must be signed follow this link:  

FISHING FOR SOLDIER WAVIER

READ TO THE BOTTOM

MANDATORY CAPTAINS' MEETING and BUMP BOARD INSPECTION

Official Bump Board Sticker will be distributed at the Captains' Meetings

  • Location 1:  C&C Outdoors in Farragut
  • Location 2:  Frontier Outdoors in Kingston
  • Location 3:  Chic location to be announced
  • Time:  October 16, 2020
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Safety Video will be posted on the FFS Facebook page

DAY 1: October 17, 2020

  • Five bass limit per day, ten total over two days
  • Rain or shine event
  • If canceled for safety, the event will be held on the next available weekend
  • 6:30 am Lines-In
  • 2:30 pm Lines-Out last submission
  • There will be no physical check-in
  • Instead, all anglers must show themselves off the water through the TourneyX app by 4:00 pm 
  • Food, fair, festivities, raffles have been canceled due to TVA COVID-19 Rules
  • Day 1 Top 5 interviews

DAY 2: October 18, 2020

  • Five bass limit per day, ten total over two days
  • 6:30 am Lines-In
  • 1:30 pm Lines-Out last submission
  • There will be no physical check-in.
  • Instead, all anglers must show themselves to be off the water through the TourneyX app by 3:00 pm 
  • Top 5 and Big Bass Winners will be notified for presentation at the Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West.
  • 4:30 pm Awards

LIMIT:  Five black bass per day.  Ten bass total

TOURNAMENT TIEBREAKER:  Next biggest fish

BIG BASS TIEBREAKER:  Next Biggest fish until a winner is determined

WATERS & BOUNDARIES
Public Tennessee waters only. Any publicly accessible launch point or ramp 

(Click on Blue Links for Maps)

  • Chickamauga Lake: From Chickamauga Dam to Watts Bar Dam.  Hiawassee River to the I-75 Bridge.
  • Watts Bar Lake: Watts Bar Dam to Ft. Loudon Dam.  Emory River boundary is the Railroad Bridge at Hwy 27 Little Emory River boundary is the Hwy 61 Bridge.  Clinch River to Melton Hill Dam.
  • Ft. Loudon Lake:  Little River boundary is the Rockford Dam.
  • Tellico Lake:  To Chilhowee Dam. 
    Tellico River boundary is Ball Play Rd. Bridge.
  • Cherokee Lake:  To the Hwy 70 Bridge.
  • Holston River*: From Cherokee Dam to confluence with Fort Loudon Lake
  • Douglass Lake:  To the Old Road Bed after the Rail Road Bridge.
  • French Broad*: From Douglas Dam to confluence with Fort Loudon Lake
  • Norris Lake:  Up the Powell to the Helms Ferry Cuttoff Up to the Clinch River to Dixie Hwy 32 Bridge.  Cove Lake and Big Ridge Lake are off-limits.
  • See maps below
  • * It is the angler's responsibility to ensure that water flow on the Holston and French Broad are safe for kayak fishing.
CHECK-IN:  VIRTUAL CHECK-IN
  • DAY 1:  There will be no physical check-in
  • Instead, all anglers must show themselves off the water through the TourneyX app by 4:00 pm 
  • DAY 2:  3:00 Off the Water Check Out via TourneyX
IDENTIFIERS
  • Your TourneyX Personal Identifier code will show on your TourneyX Dashboard on the day of the Tourney at 1201 am.
  • Write on the back of your hand, or;
  • Print and use an ID Card from this page.

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

MEASURING BOARDS - MUST HAVE THE OFFICIAL FISHING FOR SOLDIERS BUMPER STICKER.

The Official FFS bumper stickers will be distributed at the Captains' Meetings

  • Hawg Troughs
    Black lines 
    Official FFS Sticker the bumper
  • Ketch Boards
    No black
    No dark green
    Official FFS Sticker the bumper

TACKLE RULES
Per Kayak Angler Society of Tennesse  (KAST) Rules

JUDGING STANDARDS
Per Kayak Angler Society of Tennesse  (KAST) Rules

POLYGRAPH USE

  • 1st Place winner must agree to take a polygraph test. 
  • Big Bass 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:  2020 FISHING FOR SOLDIERS WAIVER
  • FISH: Black Bass only
  • LIMIT: 5 Bass Limit Per Day; 10 Bass Two Day Total
  • 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
  • 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:  There will be no physical check-in
  • Instead, all anglers must show themselves off the water through the TourneyX app by 4:00 pm on the 17th and 3:00 pm on the 18th  
  • 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 TourneyX DASHBOARD at 12:01 am on October 17,

* 1st Place and Big Bass winners must agree to take a polygraph test.  Other winners may be asked to take a polygraph test.

SIGN YOUR WAIVER! Follow this link: 
2020 Fishing for Soldier Waiver.

The Tournament Director will interpret ALL RULES. 

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:



7th Annual Kayak Fishing and Bass Boat Tournaments and Fair is raising donations for The Smoky Mountain Service Dogs on October 17 & 18, 2020. 

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

TourneyX Angler Stats Available   
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Anglers: 25
Fish Caught: 99
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#1
Jordan Marshall
TourneyX Jordan MarshallJ. Marshall
(TN)
20.00"
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18.75"
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18.50"
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17.50"
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17.50"
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92.25"
20.00"
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18.75"
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18.50"
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17.50"
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17.50"
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#2
Eric Thomason
TourneyX Eric ThomasonE. Thomason
(TN)
18.75"
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18.50"
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17.00"
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16.50"
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16.50"
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87.25"
18.75"
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18.50"
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17.00"
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16.50"
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16.50"
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#3
Daniel Lyons
Daniel LyonsD. Lyons
(TN)
16.00"
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15.25"
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15.00"
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14.50"
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14.25"
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75.00"
16.00"
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15.25"
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15.00"
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14.50"
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14.25"
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#4
Josh Sharp
TourneyX Josh SharpJ. Sharp
(TN)
16.75"
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16.75"
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15.25"
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12.75"
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61.50"
16.75"
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16.75"
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15.25"
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12.75"
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#5
Eric Romines
TourneyX Eric RominesE. Romines
(TN)
16.00"
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14.00"
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14.00"
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13.50"
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57.50"
16.00"
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14.00"
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14.00"
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13.50"
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#6
Steven Johnson
Steven JohnsonS. Johnson
(TN)
13.75"
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12.00"
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12.00"
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37.75"
13.75"
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12.00"
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12.00"
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#7
Erek Burkhart
Erek BurkhartE. Burkhart
(TN)
21.25"
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15.50"
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36.75"
21.25"
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15.50"
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#8
Tim Green
Tim GreenT. Green
(TN)
18.50"
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16.25"
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34.75"
18.50"
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16.25"
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#9
Justin Johnston
Justin JohnstonJ. Johnston
(TN)
17.00"
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17.00"
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34.00"
17.00"
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17.00"
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#10
David Williams
David WilliamsD. Williams
20.00"
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12.75"
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32.75"
20.00"
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12.75"
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#11
Ben Davis
Ben DavisB. Davis
(TN)
15.75"
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14.00"
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29.75"
15.75"
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14.00"
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#12
Brent Long
TourneyX Brent LongB. Long
(TN)
14.75"
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14.75"
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29.50"
14.75"
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14.75"
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#13
Andrew Dotson
Andrew DotsonA. Dotson
(TN)
15.25"
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13.25"
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28.50"
15.25"
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13.25"
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#14
JH
Johnathon HolmanJ. Holman
(TN)
14.25"
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13.00"
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27.25"
14.25"
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13.00"
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#15
Kent Vanover
TourneyX Kent VanoverK. Vanover
(TN)
18.25"
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18.25"
18.25"
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#16
Adam Street
Adam StreetA. Street
(TN)
16.00"
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16.00"
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#17
Joby Berry
Joby BerryJ. Berry
(TN)
15.50"
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15.50"
15.50"
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#18
Terry Armes
Terry ArmesT. Armes
(TN)
0"
#19
Chris Falin
Chris FalinC. Falin
0"
#20
CF
TourneyX Chris FranklinC. Franklin
(TN)
0"
#21
HJ
TourneyX Hungate JoeyH. Joey
(TN)
0"
#22
DM
Dennis MccormickD. Mccormick
(TN)
0"
#23
Santiago Rivera
Santiago RiveraS. Rivera
(DC)
0"
#24
Jason Trunk
Jason TrunkJ. Trunk
(TN)
0"
#25
Donnie Virden
Donnie VirdenD. Virden
0"

Daily Big Fish

Oct 17th, 2020
Erek Burkhart
Erek BurkhartE. BurkhartDandridge, TN
21.25"Bass
Oct 18th, 2020
Justin Johnston
Justin JohnstonJ. JohnstonLenoir City, TN
19.75"Bass
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