The BCKFC Championship Tournament Series is designed to reward our club’s kayak anglers that can catch fish in a variety of conditions, seasons, areas, and formats.  The series consists of four qualifying tournaments that are spread across Louisiana throughout the year.  Each event is designed to test the angler’s skill in a unique set of circumstances.  Only BCKFC paid members in good standing are eligible to qualify for the Championship event, although non-members can still participate in the tournaments for a cash payout at the end of each event.  Individual tournament participation from non-members is welcome and encouraged.  These qualifying events tend to be smaller and informal, making them a great place for those that are new to the sport to meet some members and learn a new area.  For more information, check out the events section of our forum or check the event calendar for the next scheduled tournament.

There will be a cash payout at the end of each tournament to all those (members and non-members) who participate in the tournament.  Any paid member who finishes in the top 20 at Minimalist Challenge or the top 15 of any of the other qualifying tournaments will gain entry to the Championship event, which will be held on November 19, 2022.  The participant must be a paid member prior to entering the tournament in which they qualify.  Additionally, each paid member must “register” (i.e., pay entry) for at least two of the first four qualifying tournaments in order to qualify for the Championship.

At the Championship there will be a raffle for a Native Slayer Propel Max 12.5 presented by Pack & Paddle. Members in good standing receive 1 free raffle ticket for each tournament they enter, plus the opportunity to buy an additional ticket at time of tournament registration. The most raffle tickets an angler can receive is 2 per tournament throughout the 2022 Championship season.

Only paid members who have qualified are eligible to compete in the final Championship event.

Qualifying Event 1 of 4

Minimalist Challenge is the first qualifying event and will take place on January 22, 2022. This tournament is all about cold weather fishing, south Louisiana style! The catch is that all participants must use the same bag of lures provided by the tournament director (and our generous sponsors), no other tackle is allowed except what is provided. This tournament will be held out of St. Bernard Parish and each angler is trying to beat the pack to their favorite fishing spot. Hopedale Marina, Campos Marina (Shell Beach), Pips Boat Launch (Hopedale), and Sweetwater Marina (Delacroix) are the official launches. This event is unique in that it eliminates the overstuffed tackleboxes and puts everyone on the same playing field. Competitors can submit up to two slot-sized redfish, two bass, five speckled trout, one flounder, and one sheepshead which could mean big stringers with favorable weather conditions.

Qualifying Event 2 of 4

Redfish Rumble is the second qualifying event of the series and is taking place on April 30, 2022.  This is our only “redfish only” tournament of the year which challenges anglers to catch and submit the best stringer out of Terrebonne Parish. This area is well known for producing giant redfish and has ample marsh for anglers to access.  This event is very accessible to beginners because redfish are famous for having their backs out of the water in shallow ponds and giving themselves away.

Qualifying Event 3 of 4

This event will be the third qualifying event of the Championship tournament series and is our true wildcard event.  This year anglers will hit the water on May 28, 2022 and have from dawn until dusk to catch a Cajun Slam consisting of 1 red, 1 trout, 1 flounder.  This will be a “Catch, Photo, Submit” style tournament where anglers may anywhere within the state of Louisiana.


Qualifying Event 4 of 4

Trout Challenge returns again this year on October 22, 2022. Held down the Hw1 corridor, this tournament challenges angles to bring in 10 of their best trout. Our coast and marsh are always changing, and in 2022 this tournament will reward anglers that put in time on the water to learn where the trout are holding. Old haunts silt in while new holes are carved with the tides and weather. This tournament is anybody’s for the taking!

BCKFC Championship

The Bayou Coast Championship will take place on November 19, 2022 and the location will be announced at a future date.  This event is open to only those anglers who have qualified by meeting the criteria listed above.