Kayak Musky Challenge 2021 (Canada and U.S)

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Kayak Musky Challenge 2021 (Canada and U.S)

Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Open
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Pike - Musky/Muskellunge
Pike - Northern Pike

Email:

Scott Barton
Scott.Barton@ottawa.ca




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Kayak Musky Challenge 2021

May 1 - November 28, 2021
Northern Pike entries

June 5 - December 15, 2021
Musky entries

This is a catch, photo, release challenge using the iAngler online tournament system. The goal of the KM Challenge is to highlight Kayak ESOX fishing throughout their range in Canada and the U.S. *CISA Sanctioned National Event

**Kayaks Only**

!!Please be mindful of Municipal, Provincial and Federal guidelines regarding COVID-19!!

  • Stay Safe
  • Handle fish with care
  • Aware/Understand/Adhere to local fishery regulations.


Prizes

$48CAD Entry fee (Prize pool $37/I Angler fee $7/$4 admin)
*$37 x # of anglers = Prize pool.

Payout breakdown based on # of anglers (details on ‘Kayak Musky’ FB page- files section under KMusky rules)


Prizes* Based on 20-40 anglers

  1. *Musky first place (Total longest two fish)- Payout 50% + Plaque
    *An angler cannot win Musky 1st place and Pike 1st place. Prize money will be held until challenge ends on December 15th, 2021 to ensure Northern Pike winner and Musky winner are not the same angler. In the event this occurs, Northern Pike purse will go to #2 ranked Pike angler.
  2. Northern Pike first place (Total longest two fish)- Payout 30% + Plaque
  3. Musky second place (Total longest two fish)- Payout 20% + $50 Radioworld Gift Certificate
  4. Longest total Slam (2 Muskies + 2 Pike) – Musky Ontario Prize Pack
  5. Longest Musky - Georgian Bay Bucktail + River Slick’s 5” seaway fingerling thru-wire + plaque + $50 Radioworld gift certificate.
  6. **Random draw 25qt Orion cooler Prize
    **Random Draw Prize
    - drawn from a list of participating anglers chosen by Random.org. Random angler draw will take place on fb live following the end of the Kayak Musky Challenge.
  7. Early Bird draw - Register for KM Challenge before noon on April 1, 2021 for a chance to win the Scotty Prize Pack and KM toque. Congrats John Fulford
  8. Netted Musky or a 35"+ measured Pike - A photo of a Musky in the net (or legally measured) automatically qualifies an angler for the $250 cash donated by Frontenac Outfitters + a Garmin Echomap 45CV fishfinder donated by Radioworld + One Shot tackle Custom lures 'Perchasoroaus'. The netted Musky will only qualify if the identifier is in the photo along with a portion of the kayak. A 35+" measured Pike can also be used as one entry. One entry per angler/per qualifying species (2 entries max).

The tournament identifier will be posted on Kayak Musky Facebook page (files section) and I Angler tournament page. The identifier must be printed off prior to the tournament.

A code will be released on April 30, 2021 and will have to be written on the identifier. Another code will be released on June 4, 2021 must also be written on the identifier. **If an angler is registered in both tournaments, the Kayak Musky identifier and codes may be used.

U.S prize winners agree to cover half the cost of shipping of prizes, or raffle off the prizes on the FB page and take the cash.





$48 CAD
Individual Angler




Ongoing Tournament

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/460148457940463/?ref=share

Registration open from Thursday, February 11, 2021 to Friday, April 30, 2021

Announcements

Musky Identifier Code
3 months 2 weeks ago
Pike Identifier Code
4 months 3 weeks ago
Captain's meeting Friday eve
4 months 3 weeks ago
"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
7 months 2 weeks ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
7 months 2 weeks ago

Events & Schedule

Pike Challenge Opens

05/01/2021 12:00 AM

Musky Challenge Opens

06/05/2021 12:00 AM

Pike Challenge Closed

11/29/2021 12:00 AM

Musky Challenge Closed

12/16/2021 12:30 AM

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Crew

Scott Barton
Director
6138902581
Peter Gignac
Director
6132432311

Sponsors

Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

**Kayaks Only**

All U.S and Canadian waters are eligible.

Use the appropriate measuring device based on the size of fish you are measuring.

Approved measuring boards:
Ketch, Hawg trough, Rapala RMFR 60" Magnum Folding Ruler, Handlebars musky bumper board, Muskie bumper and Cabela's 50".

*if using Rapala board, an affixed sewing tape, measuring tape etc to ensure that numbers can be seen in photo. Home-made boards may be accepted provided measuring tapes are affixed at both top and bottom of board, and lines are drawn between the two at 5" increments starting at 30". These boards must be verified by judges prior to event.

Board must be kept flat during photo and measurement of fish. Judges reserve the right to deduct 1" length should it be apparent that the measuring board is not lying flat, or if the fish tail is lifted off-of board.

Identifier and codes must be seen in photo

Photos of fish must be left to right and show the fish's lip touching bump (DQ if not touching). Fish will be judged at the last visible increment if the photo is cut-off (and no video exists). Likewise, if the measurement is blurry, the last visible increment will be used.
**New for 2021- video submissions. Video mode on phone or camera may be the best way to accurately measure larger fish** Video mode is the best practice to ensure that the entire fish is recorded quickly and effectively. We then recommend submitting a still frame from that video for judging. *The photo you submit, is the photo that will be judged* Exception to this rule occurs when an angler requests that video be considered in cases where the full length of the fish is cut off in the photo. In this case, the judges will determine a score for that fish from the submitted video. The video will then be posted on I-Angler for all participants to see.

Kayak must be seen in the measurement photo.

**New Any help needed to take a safe measurement photo is permitted. Whether it’s someone taking the photo for you, another angler holding the board, a boat helping steady your kayak etc. Healthy release and angler safety!

No live bait

Lip grippers may be used, however, if the photo shows evidence of physical harm to the fish because of their use, the fish in question will be disqualified. Lip grippers obstructing view of where fishes lip is touching board will have a 2" deduction.

No lure in fishes mouth during photo

One rod only for trolling

No trolling under power

In the event of a tie in the Musky slam category, longest musky entered will be deciding factor. In the event of a tie in Pike slam category, longest Pike entered will be deciding factor. In the event of a tie in the longest Musky category, the first Musky entered will be the deciding factor.

A pfd must be worn all times. Any photo showing that an angler is not wearing a pfd will be disqualified.

All fish to be released unharmed.

*It is the angler's responsibility to ensure all Esox submitted for judging are caught, measured and released in accordance with local fishing regulations.

It is highly recommended that cold water gear and a buddy system is used during the cold-water months of this challenge.

The safety of both angler and fish is of utmost importance. It is therefore highly recommended that the proper tools for musky fishing be present on kayak during each outing. A photo of a Musky in the net is better than a photo of an angler in the water.

As per disclaimer, any angler under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate in this event.

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Disclaimer Click to Read

Kayak Musky Challenge RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
For consideration of participation in the Kayak Musky Challenge 2021 Fishing Tournament event’ I waive and release the Kayak Musky, directors, administrators, participants, all sponsors, their representatives and successors (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising out of an injury to me and from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising from my participation in this online event.
Inherent and Potential Risks
I understand that the Online Fishing Tournament involves strenuous physical activity associated with fishing. I understand that physical activity, by its very nature, carries with it certain inherent risks. I assume all risks associated with participating in the Online Fishing Tournament relating to the risk of strenuous physical activity. I acknowledge that I may incur minor injuries, major injuries, and catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I assume risks from contact with other participants, negligent or wanton acts of other participants, failure of other participants and non-participants from observing the guidelines of the Online Fishing Tournament, any defects of conditions of premises (including high or low water levels and rough waters), and the effects of weather including high heat, thunderstorms, lightning, precipitation, cold temperatures, high winds, and/or humidity.
I agree to dress myself appropriately as to mitigate risk of physical injury to myself including, but not limited to: wearing shoes appropriate for strenuous physical activity involved in the Online Fishing Tournament; and dressing in conjunction with the weather.
Medical Evaluation
I attest that I am medically and physically able to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament. If I experience any doubt as to my ability to successfully and safely participate in and/or complete the Online Fishing Tournament, I take full responsibility for consulting a physician. I attest that, if I am pregnant, disabled in any way, or have recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment, I should have or did consult a physician prior to participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in the event of injury to me as medical professionals may deem appropriate. This Release extends to any liability arising out of or in any way connected with the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency, including, but not limited to, negligence emergency rescue operations.
Voluntary Participation
I am fully aware of the risks connected with participation in the Online Fishing Tournament, whether specifically listed in this Release or not, and I voluntarily elect to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament knowing that this participation involves these risks.
Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Covenant Not To Sue
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament, I voluntarily agree for myself, my family, heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to the following:
1. TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH that may be sustained by me or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
2. TO RELEASE, WAIVE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever, that I might have or may acquire in the future, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me (or my child), or to any property belonging to me (or my child), while participating in the Online Fishing Tournament including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was in whole or in part by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees.
Acknowledgment and Compliance with Rules
I agree to observe and obey all rules and safety procedures that accompany the Kayak Musky Challenge and to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my (or my child’s) ability to safely compete in the online event. I agree to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times and to obey all laws. ‘Kayak Musky’ and event officials may dismiss me (or my child), without refund, should my (or my child’s) behavior endanger the safety of or negatively affect an event, person, facility, or property of any kind.
I understand and agree to stock my vessel with one Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) per passenger, including captain and crew, in accordance with Coast Guard Regulations.
Severability
I agree that if any portion of this Release is deemed to be invalid, the remainder of the Release will still be binding and enforceable.
Photography Release
I hereby grant full permission to ‘Kayak Musky’ to use, reuse, reproduce, publish, or republish any photographs or video.
By signing up for the Kayak Musky Challenge, I acknowledge and represent that I have carefully read and understand all terms of this Release and Waiver of Liability.
ONLY COMPLETE BELOW SECTION IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF 18:
I, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the above-named participant, hereby give my/our approval to this child’s participation in the Fishing Tournament. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, and I hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify, and agree to hold harmless Releasees for any claim arising or of an injury to my/our child and from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or connected with my/our child’s participation in the Fishing Tournament. I consent to the foregoing and grant permission for my/our child to participate in the Fishing Tournament. I acknowledge I have carefully read, accept, and agree to the terms on this Release, and know and understand their contents and I sign the same on my/our own free act and deed.
I attest that if my/our child, the above-named participant, is under 18 years of age years of age as of the date of the Fishing Tournament, he or she will be accompanied by an adult eighteen years of age or older throughout his or her participation in the Fishing Tournament. I further attest that my/our child will wear an appropriately sized life jacket for the duration of his or her participation in the Kayak Musky Challenge Online Fishing Tournament.
If an angler is under the age of 18 at the time of the event, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver agreeing to the participation of their child, and agree to the terms laid out in the disclaimer. Any angler under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult while kayak fishing for this Challenge.