2019 KASA - Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)


2019 KASA - Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Large Mouth Bass
Bass - Spotted Bass
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Bass - TX Guadalupe Bass

Eric J. Stevens

Chris Filoteo

Cresencio Silva


Eric J. Stevens

Chris Filoteo

Cresencio Silva

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KASA Tourney #2 - Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)
March 9, 2019

$50 entry fee with an optional $10 Big Bass Pot

Kayak Anglers of San Antonio (KASA) was started to support the growing sport of kayak fishing in San Antonio and surrounding areas. A place to share tips, tricks, and general knowledge of the sport. A place to make new friends and explore new fishing spots. A place to share your experiences on the water and have new ones. Welcome to KASA.

  • Captain's meeting at 6:00 a.m. with anglers able to launch at 6:20 a.m.
  • Anglers must stop fishing at 2 p.m., but have until 2:30 p.m. to return to area where captain's meeting was held. No pictures past 2 p.m. will be scored.
  • The captain's meeting will be at the boat ramp located at the only boat ramp located at Decker Lake.
  • Largemouth, spotted, smallmouth and guadalupe bass are all eligible fish to score with the best five over 14" scored as a full stringer.

Series: KASA - Kayak Anglers of San Antonio

$50 USD
Individual Angler

Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)TX

Register as Individual

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/KayakAnglersofSanAntonio/about

Registration open from Sunday, January 13, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 2019


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Events & Schedule

Captain's Meeting

03/09/2019 06:00 AM

Boat ramp at Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)

Anglers may launch

03/09/2019 06:15 AM

Lines out of the water & Catch submission deadline

03/09/2019 02:00 PM

Angler check-in deadline

03/09/2019 02:30 PM

Boat ramp at Walter E. Long Lake (Decker Lake)



Chris Filoteo


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


Official Kayak Anglers of San Antonio
Tournament Rules & Regulations


  • All KASA information can be found on the group Facebook page. Every competitor must be a member of KASA in order to compete. Any exception must be approved by an admin.
  • The use of mobile communication devices such as mobile phones, marine radios, or walkie-talkies is strictly PROHIBITED during fishing competition. Communication between anglers without electronic devices is permitted. This includes social media such as Facebook. This rule is in place to cancel out any “unfair advantages” and the sharing of information that may create an unfair competitive advantage during the competition. Emergency calls are permitted, and the tournament director(s) to be notified. Emergency, family, and employment related calls are allowed.
  • There may be several roadrunner events throughout the year, so please see the event page on Facebook for details of each tournament.
  • A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held half an hour before each stated launch time. Please see each event’s info prior to every tournament.
  • All anglers must arrive at captain’s meeting with hawg trough and wearing a PFD.
  • The payout structure is as follows: $50 fee with optional $10 Big Bass and a $5 fee to use iAnger.
  • 15 kayaks, or less: 60/40- 1st and 2nd places.
    16 kayaks, or more: 50/30/20- 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

  • All registration for the events will be through the iAngler app.
  • No kayaks are to leave the area of any launch, or cast prior to the stated time in each tournament.

General Rules/Definitions

  • Eligible species: Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, Guadalupe bass.
  • Emergency Competition Termination: In the event of emergencies, such as weather conditions that pose an imminent threat to competitors, the Tournament Director may cancel competition before the scheduled end time. An early cancellation announcement with an adjusted start/end time will be broadcasted to competitors via Facebook on the tourney event page. The announcement will specify a report-in time and location. Tournament directors will also call competitors if he/she hasn’t returned to any designated area in a timely manner. It is the competitor’s responsibility to have a reliable form of communication for this purpose.
  • Pre-fishing: Practice in eligible waters is permitted until six hours before the tournament event. There are no restrictions regarding areas, type of watercraft, or types of bait used in pre-fishing.
  • Competition Area:
    A. Competitive fishing is allowed only on publicly accessible waters.
    B. Competitors may launch from any PUBLIC access shore and/or private boat ramps where a fee is required. Crossing restricted property to reach eligible water is not permitted.
    C. Kayaks must not be anchored in such a position as to prevent, or block access for other kayaks or powerboats.
  • Fishing Tackle and Equipment:
    A. All bass must be caught live on a rod, reel, line and hook with artificial lures only. Pork trailers, or rinds are allowed.
    B. Hawg troughs are the only acceptable measuring device and are subject to inspection. All scores will be rounded down to the last quarter inch crossed by the tail.
    C. For tournaments on a slot lake, an angler cannot retain a bass within the slot limit on fish grips and continue fishing. The angler must CPR the bass before attempting to catch another fish.
    D. Only ONE rod and reel may be in use at any one time. This applies to trolling for fish as well.
  • Watercraft and Propulsion: All kayaks must be powered by paddle, or pedals with the exception of individuals with disabilities. For those with a disability, proof of disability must be submitted and approved by the tournament director any time prior to the competitor’s first event and will be valid from thereon, unless it is a temporary situation (e.g. broken finger, etc.).
  • Photo Standards and Scoring:
    A. All KASA tournaments are Catch Photo Release (CPR) events. All bass must be 14 inches long in order to score with the best five legal fish for a stringer.
    B. Photo must be clear enough to read identifier, and judge the length accurately. After carefully examining photo details and cross-referencing other photos submitted for scoring by the same angler in the same event, if the tournament director is NOT able to verify with 100% confidence that the identifier is valid for both the event and competitor, then the photo will be denied.
    C. The mouth of the fish may be OPEN, or CLOSED for a photo. The competitor’s hand can’t be under the gill plate, or covering the fish’s eye. Pinching the tail is acceptable during tournaments. The fish must look natural/fresh and not dead, or old for scoring. The fish must face left with its belly facing the angler’s belly. The identifier for each tournament must be visible in each photo. The mouth of the fish must not be obstructed of any hooks, lures, or fish grips while on the hawg trough.
    D. Competitors will upload their legal-sized bass on the iAngler app. If there are connection problems (example: no signal) then anglers will submit their pics manually to the TD before check-in.
    E. In the event of a tie, the tied competitor’s “biggest” (top-scored) bass are compared, and the tie breaks in favor of the competitor with the biggest (top-scoring) bass. If the biggest bass are equal, the second-biggest bass are compared and will determine which competitor wins the tie. If the second-biggest bass are identical, the third bass is compared, and if they, too, are identical, then the fourth bass breaks the tie. If the fourth bass are identical then the fifth bass will break the tie. If all five of the fish are the same then the tie is broken to which angler caught their limit first according to time stamp.
    F. In the event of a tie for Big Bass, the angler that caught the fish first according to when the picture was taken is ruled the winner.
    G. Late check-in will be permitted until 15 minutes after end-time; however, a penalty of 1” per every five minutes will be deducted from the competitor’s total. There are no excuses for tardiness and in no case will the competitor be able to make up “lost time.”
    H. No fish will be accepted with a picture after the stated end time of each tournament.
  • Safety:
    A. During competition, every competitor must have all required Coast Guard safety equipment (e.g. whistle, or other audible signal device, Coast Guard approved PFD).
    B. Competitors must wear PFD at all times while on the water during every competition.
    C. The tournament director has the right to postpone, or cancel the start of an official tournament because of bad weather, or other factors that would endanger the safety of the competitors.
    D. Anglers must maintain a distance of 50 yards while on the water. No casting/trolling is allowed within that distance. When passing an angler on a river, creek, or narrow portion of a waterway, you may maintain a reasonable distance less than 50 yards. Right of way is to be given to the angler fishing that area first. Only permission by an angler is acceptable for this rule to be broken.
    E. The tournament directors shall have availability of cell phones from each competitor to assure reasonable communication in the event of an emergency. It is the responsibility of each competitor to have a reliable form of communication during every tournament and managing the day of distance from his/her original launch.
  • Competitor Conduct: Competitors participating in any KASA sanctioned event must observe the rules for the specific event in which they are participating and must conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reflects the sport of kayak bass fishing, KASA, and its sponsors. Competitors are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, integrity, safety and conservation in support of the sport.

Tournament Director’s Notes:

  • We reserve the right to polygraph anyone entering in the KASA tournaments to determine foul play. We also reserve the right to disqualify anyone from the results of the tests including inconclusive test results.
  • Please be on time, bring what you need and make sure you have registered before the tournament. If a competitor is late, find an admin/tournament director on the water in order to register for the event.
  • Darken the ruler lines on your hawg trough on, or after each raised line with a sharpie. DO NOT darken before each line. Please use a marker, or a sticker on the fence in order for the tournament directors to properly score each fish.
  • We are fortunate and thankful to have as many sponsors as we do. Please make sure to show them your support. Complaints about free/donated prizes won in a tourney, or raffle will not be tolerated.
  • Cheating and any other unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. If an angler is caught cheating he/she will be banned from competing at future KASA events.
  • Sharelunker Exception: a competitor may use a stringer, or attachment system to temporarily hold a fish that qualifies for the TPWD Sharelunker Program. It is the angler’s responsibility to decide whether they can continue to compete while meeting the TPWD guidelines, or if it wiser to concede and exit the tournament that day. All decisions should be based on the safety, health and capability to care for the fish in the best way possible. Call (903)681-0550 to report catch for Sharelunker Program.
  • All rules decided and interpreted by the tournament director(s).
  • Any protests should be registered with the tournament director(s) immediately after the results being announced.
  • The tournament director(s) retain the right to make any changes and ANY time and the FINAL decision up to the tournament director(s) based on a reasonable judgment.
  • Not having read the rules is not an exception.
  • In the event of a rule violation, the tournament director may impose such penalties as deemed appropriate by them, including without limitation, disqualification, forfeiture of entry fee and prizes and prohibition from participation in subsequent KASA tournaments.


Disclaimer Click to Read

2019 Kayak Anglers of San Antonio
Release and Waiver Liability

I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the following activities for 2019.
I am aware that these activities are hazardous activities and that I could be seriously injured or even killed. I am voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of the dangers involved, and agree to assume any and all risk of bodily injury, death or property damage, whether those risks are known or unknown.

I verify this statement by placing my initials here __

Parent or Guardian’s initials (if under 18) __

As consideration for being permitted by Kayak Anglers of San Antonio to participate in these activities, I forever release Kayak Anglers of San Antonio or any Kayak Anglers of San Antonio affiliated organization, and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives from any and all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, next of kin, spouse, and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (I) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, by any release. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, next of kin, spouse, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach property of any release in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release.

All photos will become sole permission of Kayak Anglers of San Antonio and may be posted on the internet or used in any Kayak Anglers of San Antonio promotions, advertising, or legal disputes. Anyone caught cheating will have their photos posted all around the world via ALL social networking outlets, and their names will be forwarded to all tournament directors in the world.

I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability, and contract between myself and Kayak Anglers of San Antonio, the state, and the parish and sign it of my own free will.

If signed by a parent or guardian: I verify that the dangers of the activities and the significance of this release and waiver were explained to the participant and that the participant understood them.

Executed at ______________, ______________ on __________________
(Lake) (State) (Date)

Participant/Releaser: Parent or Guardian:
__________________________ _______________________________