These two South Carolina kayak fishing tournaments are some of the biggest competitions in the sport.
The Palmetto State is well known as home to some of the biggest bass in the country. South Carolina has several of the best known bass fishing destinations in the US. This month the state will host two of the sport’s biggest bass tournaments to date. These two upcoming competitions have some of the biggest payouts in the sport and offer up some of the best kayak bass fishing in the country.
The Kayak Bass Fishing Open
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The Kayak Bass Fishing Open is shaping up to be a great opportunity for kayak anglers to land some big bass and maybe even a big check. The two-day competition is set to start March 14th in Santee Cooper on Lake Moultrie, a fishery known for giving up monster largemouth bass during the fast approaching spawn.
Last year, more than 100 kayak fishermen and women participated in the inaugural KBF Open in search of trophy bass. This year, the competition’s organizers are expecting an even stronger turnout. In addition to the two-day event, the KBF Open will include a “Sunday Shootout” on a nearby private lake to close out the weekend’s events.
Kayak’s n’ Greenbacks
Another great opportunity for southeastern kayak anglers to bag big March bass is the upcoming Kayaks n’ Greenbacks tournament on March 29. The tournament will take place on Lake Wylie where the 2004 Bassmaster Classic was held. The venue is another lake in South Carolina that needs little or no introduction as a great spring fishery.
During the competition, the 12,000-acre bass factory will host kayak anglers looking for a chance to cash in on the guaranteed purse of over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The event will draw paddle-powered anglers from all over the country to compete for $30,000 in cash prizes. Local outfitters Hunt Fish Paddle is sponsoring the competition. “This will be the largest cash payout in any freshwater kayak event to date,” said Hunt Fish Paddle owner and director Adam Fillmore. The top anglers will win payouts of $5,000-$7,500.
If you’re interested in showcasing your bass fishing skills on two of the largest kayak fishing stages the sport has to offer, then you need to be in South Carolina this month! These events will set a new benchmark for tournaments that guarantee big bass, big checks and a chance to get to know some of the best anglers in our great sport.
Will you be at these either of these two events? Share your tournament plans in the comments section.