2018 Shasta Bass Kayak Fall Classic

Saturday, November 17, 2018


1. Registration and Entry Fee:

All participants must completely fill out the official registration form available at http://ianglertournament.com/ Registration fee is $30 – registration closes at 7:00 am November 17, 2018

2. Format:

Anglers will be participating in a one day event using CPR format. Anglers will log pictures of their three best fish (catch logs must include at least one trout and one bass). Anglers must be using an approved measuring device, Hawg Trough, FishStick or Ketch

3. Vessel:

Anglers must be fishing from a non-motorized vessel. Kayak, Canoe, and SUP are the only permitted watercrafts in this event. Only one person per vessel.

4. Launch and access:

Fishing Waters are Shasta Lake. No fishing in off-limits areas.
Jones Valley, Centimudi and Packers Bay Public Ramps

5. Catch:

a. All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook on the day of the tournament. No other methods are permitted.
b. Artificial lures and flies only.
c. Fish must be hooked in the mouth. Fowl hooked Fish are ineligible.
d. No live bait.
e. Only 1 rod may be used at a time.
f. Trolling is permitted.
g. Any angler caught violating these rules will be disqualified.
h. The use of Umbrella Rigs, Scents, Gulp, and Pork Trailers IS permitted.
i. Largemouth, Smallmouth and Trout measuring at least 12 inches.

6. Token:

The evening before tournament the token/identifier for the day will be emailed. This token is very important to the angler as it must be in the picture of your fish for the fish to count.

7. Photo:

All fish must be photographed on an approved measuring device. You are allowed to use a camera phone or digital camera for the picture.
a. Fish must be lying flat, facing left to right, with mouth closed in a natural resting position centered against the vertical portion of the Trough. The fish must appear in a natural state. Any manipulation of the fish will result in a penalty. The tail will be measured as it lies.
b. Only the anglers’ hand can hold the fish down on the board. Use of bands, grips, stringers, etc… Will result in a disqualification of that fish.
c. Photo must be taken on the angler’s kayak with the Token clearly visible in every picture for it to count.
d. Anglers are responsible for having pictures clear and visible for the judge’s view. Multiple shots of a fish for clarity are acceptable and “hero” shots are encouraged. The judge and Tournament Director have official say on a fish’s length.
e. Anglers should be prepared with SD card or cord to plug into a computer with whichever allowed camera device they are using. Expect to unlock cell phones that are used and to relinquish cell phones or cameras requiring cords for download until judging is completed. Pictures of submitted fish should not be deleted off of the device until the tournament has concluded.

8. Judging:

The judge will round down to the closest .25” from where the tail lies. Judges have full discretion on open mouth and where the tail lies. If there is a questionable photo, judges can ask tournament director to make final ruling. Once 3 fish are judged and submitted, an anglers’ day total is final.

Any angler who logs three catches with one trout and one bass will place ahead of any angler who logs all bass or all trout. If less than three participants catch one bass and one trout then 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as required, will be determined by total length of three longest catches bass or trout. If top three anglers do not log three fish, any angler who logs one bass and one trout finishes above anglers who log two bass or two trout etc.

9. Ties:

Any ties in total inches will be broken by single longest fish. In the case that single longest fish are tied then the second single longest fish will be used and so on. In the case that all three fish are identical length, then the earliest check-in time of the day will break the tie.

10. Safety:

All anglers are to follow the laws specifically stated by the local Department of Fish and Wildlife. Each angler must have a valid fishing license for the days they will be on water. All participants must wear their life vest through the duration of the competition.

11. Ethics:

Anglers are to use sportsmanship on and off the water. Be respectful of other participants that are launching or fishing in similar areas to you. Anglers are expected to follow all the rules. Each angler can be subjected to a lie detector test to validate honest participation. Anyone caught cheating could receive punishment by law and receive lifetime bans from other kayak fishing events and tournaments.

12. Penalties:

a. Open Mouth on fish; .5” deduction penalty.
b. Unnatural manipulation of the fish; .5” deduction penalty
c. Any device, other than the hand, holding a fish to the trough; fish will be disqualified
d. Token and/ or boat missing in photo; fish will be disqualified.

13. Disqualifications:
Anglers Violating the Catch Rules.
Any fish on a stringer or restrained to Hawg trough by any other means than competitors hand.

14. Formal complaints:

Any participant wishing to file a formal complaint against a competitor must do so in writing previous to the conclusion of check-in. This complaint must be turned in, in writing, specifically explaining the violation and by whom; it must be signed and turned into the Tournament Director with a $100 deposit.


All protest must be presented in writing with-in 30 minutes after participant weighs in. The tournament director is the final authority in all considerations.


Tournament is open to anyone 10 years old or older. Minors, 10 to 17 years old are eligible to participate with a parent or adult legal guardian signature on the release form and the parent or adult legal guardian who signs must participate in the tournament. All participants must comply with USCG, California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations, U.S Forest Service (Shasta Lake is part of Shasta-Trinity National Forest) regulations, plus any other local state and federal regulations that may apply and tournament rules. Parent and/or legal guardian must ensure minors follow all regulations and rules.


A waiver, release of liability and covenant not to sue are part of the entry form. This form must be signed to participate in the tournament. It is required that all anglers take responsibility for themselves while participating in the tournament.

17. RULE CHANGES: These rules are subject to change at any time before start of event. Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible before the morning launch. Rule interpretation is exclusively left to the tournament director. The decisions of the tournament director are final and not subject to appeal.


$20 per entry fee minimum will go to payout, 1st, 2nd and third place
Prizes won or received at the event are final. There is no official trading or switching of items won.


Q: Can you recommend good accommodations?

Bridge Bay Resort – location of check-in has a 40 room hotel, reservations required, ask for tournament participant discount.
Campgrounds/RV Parks – there are several around Lake Shasta and in near-by Redding.
Other Hotels – most major motel chains - Redding

Q: Do I need a fishing license?

A: Yes, you will need a fishing license for the state you will be fishing in. The lake is in California. Your license need will depend on the area you plan to fish.

Q: Do I have to fish from a Hobie to win?

A: No, you may fish from the kayak of your choice.

Q: Can I fish from a 2 person kayak?

A: Yes, but only one person in boat unless a minor see below.

Q: Can two people fish from the same boat?

​A: Yes, if one person is minor 10 - 13 years old and fishing with legal guardian, please avoid assisting the minor landing and releasing the fish. Assisting minor with logging catch is allowed
Q: Can I use a trolling motor?

A: No, pedal or paddle only.

Q: Can I register on-site?

A: You can register online until 7:00 am November 17, if you register Saturday morning make sure you ask for the identifier. Prior to fishing.

Q: Am I going to enjoy the event?

A: Yes, bring your happy face.

Q: Is trolling allowed?

A: Yes

Q: Is live bait allowed?

A: No, artificial only.

Q: Can I fish from the bank?

A: No, all fish must be caught from the kayak.

Q: Is wade fishing allowed?

A: No.

Q: Do I pinch the tail for measurement?

A: No natural lay. Do not manipulate the fish.

Q: Can two people share one camera?

A: Yes, if one person is minor.