Kayak Bass Fishing Texas Open

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Freshwater Kayak Fishing in Texas

Bobby Clark snagging a nice bass from his kayak.
Bobby Clark snagging a nice bass from his kayak.

A few years ago you would be hard pressed to find a kayak fishing tournament in Texas for freshwater anglers. Certainly they existed, but mostly hidden among forums or in the minds of those in the know. Today, it’s a different story, with multiple tournament series holding monthly events and one-shot events popping up left and right. And ya, the best place to find Texas kayak fishing tournament information is still going to be local forums like Austin Kayak FishingTexas Kayak Fisherman or Texas Fishing Forum.

Kayak Bass Fishing Texas Open Joins The Scene

The most recent of these events to appear in the Texas scene is called the Kayak Bass Fishing Texas Open. What’s exciting about this event is that it aims to unite a widespread demographic of Texas anglers, separated mostly by region in the state.

“I’m hoping it will bring three big segments of Texas kayak anglers together for one big event,” says tournament director Bobby Clark, “You have your Austin and Dallas guys already competing regularly in tournament trails and events and then there’s those of us in Houston just now putting stuff together. The goal of this event is appeal to all of these people.”

And Clark has picked a perfect venue to do just that, Houston County Lake, which resides pretty close to the middle of all three major metropolitan areas.  Already, he says it’s off to a good start with nearly 50 pre-registered competitors when I checked in with him a week ago.

Supporting a Good Cause

Another great thing about the Kayak Bass Fishing Texas Open is that it will be supporting a good cause as 10% of all the entry fees and 100% of all raffle ticket proceeds will be going to the Texas chapter of Heroes on the Water. And with raffle prizes ranging from an ACK donated kayak, a custom engraved BlackPak from YakAttack, fishing gear and more, there’s plenty of reason to help raise money via the raffle!

Lots of sponsors, including ACK, have signed up!
Lots of sponsors, including ACK, have signed up!

Interested in competing? Here’s what you need to know:

Date: Oct. 5th
Time: 6:00 AM Launch Time and 2:00 PM Weigh In, with a mandatory 5:30 AM Captain’s Meeting
Location: Houston County Lake Crockett Family Resort
Registration: $75
Big Bass: $10

Competitors will be required to bring a Hawg Trough measuring device as well as a PFD, to be worn at all times. See complete details in the official tournament rules.

Hope to see you there!

 

Kayak Camaraderie – It’s Everywhere

I stopped on my way to San Marcos to get a sandwich last week and was thoroughly enjoying my lunch when another guest of the sandwich shop asked me if the kayaks on that car out there were in fact mine. I acknowledged that they indeed were. He gave me the run down on his setup, asked me about mine and we talked about new boats he was looking at.  He asked if I was a forum member and I acknowledged I was a member of TexasKayakFisherman.com and AustinKayakFishing.com. Our little sport has a lot of camaraderie to it. It’s nice that he felt comfortable enough to ask a total stranger that question and that we could engage in chit chat over our sandwiches. I’m not sure his female companion enjoyed me monopolizing his time but it is what it is. Chris @ACK