Kayak Musky Challenge ON/QC


Kayak Musky Challenge ON/QC

Friday, May 8, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Pike - Musky/Muskellunge
Pike - Northern Pike


Scott Barton

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Kayak Musky Challenge ON/QC

Ontario and Quebec, Canada

May 8-October 18, 2020
Northern Pike entries

June 6-Nov 22, 2020 @6pm EST
Musky entries

This is a catch, photo, release challenge using the I-Angler online tournament system. The goal of this challenge is to highlight the amazing Northern Pike and Musky fishing we have in Ontario and Quebec.

The Kayak Musky challenge will also help showcase some of the excitement that comes with fishing for these species from a kayak.

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

Stay Safe
Handle fish with care


$42 Entry fee (Prize pool $35/I Angler fee $7)
100% of prize pool will be split 60/40 between Musky winner and Northern Pike winner.
*$35 x # of anglers = Prize pool.

Prizes* 7 ways to win

1. Winner total longest 2 Muskies - (60% of Prize money) + $100 Backwoods Signature Rods gift certificate
2. Winner total 2 longest Northern Pike - (40% of Prize money) + $50 Backwoods Signature Rods gift certificate
3. Longest total Slam (2 Muskies + 2 Pike) - KM ball cap + River Slicks Muskie Bait
4. Longest Musky- Georgian Bay Bucktail team colour + Adrian's Musky Bait
5. 29” fish (musky or pike) - KM ball cap + $50 Backwoods Signature Rods gift certificate + Georgian Bay Bucktails team colour + FishingLife 8" Swimbait package
6. Random draw prize pack - KM ball hat + $100 Backwoods Signature Rods gift certificate + Georgian Bay Bucktail team colour + Musky Ontario Lure Co. bait package + FishingLife 8" swimbait package
7. Early Bird draw- Register for challenge before noon on March 15, 2020 for a chance to win the DD10 'Kayak Musky' Georgian Bay Bucktail. Draw will be done using Random.org on FB live @8p.m that evening. (Congrats Andre Frenette and Matt Boucher- Another bucktail added by Brandon Cadeau the night of the draw)

-An angler cannot win both longest 2 Pike and longest 2 Musky categories. Prize money will be held until challenge ends on November 22, 2020 to ensure Northern Pike winner and Musky winner are not the same angler. In the event that this occurs, Northern Pike purse will go to #2 ranked pike angler.
-Random Draw Prize Pack- 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.
-29” Prize- First angler that catches a musky or pike measuring exactly 29” (Congrats Bryan Morrow)

$42 CAD
Individual Angler

All waters of Ontario and Quebec and adjoining International waters are eligible**

Tournament is over

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


Musky Identifier Code
10 months 2 weeks ago
Pike Identifier Code
11 months 2 weeks ago

Events & Schedule



Scott Barton
Peter Gignac


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


The tournament identifier will be posted on Kayak Musky Facebook page and I Angler tournament page. The identifier must be printed off prior to tournament. (Sign up early and Kayak Musky will mail you a colour identifier and plastic sleeve)

A code will be released the night before Pike opener and will have to be written on identifier. Another code will be released the night before Musky opener and must also be written on identifier.
Identifier must be completely visible in photo.

Please 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, Yakgear fish stick, Handlebars musky bumper board, Muskie bumper.

*if using Rapala board, please affix a sewing tape, measuring tape etc to ensure that numbers can be seen in photo. If in doubt, take photo of fishes tail on bump board. Judges may ask to see this if additional verification of length if needed. 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 laying flat.

All Ontario and Quebec waters are eligible. Adjoining International waters are also eligible.
**Kayak must be launched from Canadian side of International waters.

Photos of fish must be left to right and show the fishes lip touching bump. Fish will be judged at the last visible increment if photo is cut-off.

Lures may not be seen in fishes mouth during measurement photo. A lure still in the fishes mouth will result in that fish being disqualified.

Lip grippers are allowed as long as they do not obstruct view of lip touching bump.

Paddling/peddling to shore to take photo is permitted as long as kayak and water are shown in photo.
Physical contact with a powerboat during catch and release of a fish is not permitted

No live bait

Kayaks, Canoes and SUP's only

No trolling under power

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

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

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

It is highly recommended that cold water gear is worn and a buddy system is used during the final weeks 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.


Disclaimer Click to Read

By registering for the Kayak Musky Challenge:
You agree to observe and obey all rules of the Kayak Musky Challenge.
You agree that participation in this challenge is at your own risk.
You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify and hold Kayak Musky, its directors, judges and sponsors harmless with respect to any claims arising out of your participation in this challenge.
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.