2020 NTXKC - Social Distancing Online Tournament #4


2020 NTXKC - Social Distancing Online Tournament #4

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Large Mouth Bass

Duc Tran

Dan Onstot

Steve Searle


Duc Tran

Dan Onstot

Steve Searle

Jesse Soria

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2020 NTXKC - Social Distancing Online Tournament #4

By entering this tournament you agree to follow all state and county rules. This event is for any open public body of water. You must have your gps enable on your pictures submitted, no exclusions. If the lake is closed, do not fish there. If the ramps/parks are barricaded, do not drag your kayak under or carry your kayak over it. We will try to keep this going as long as the governing bodies says it is okay to get out and fish as long as you are practicing social distancing.

To help get angler's out of the house and on the water, we are hosting an online tournament every weekend for the next 4 weeks!!! This will be Major League Fishing style, where all your fish bigger than 15" will be counted!!! This will not count towards your score for the regular trail. Other than the minimum length and the total number of fish, all other rules are the same as the regular season. Entry fee will be $25, and the angler will the most inches will get a $100 gift card to Mariner Sails!!. Everyone will also be entered in Big Bass!!! The angler with the biggest bass for the event will win a $100 Prize package from Berkley Fishing (to qualify for this, you will have to have an Berkley Fishing product in the fish picture submitted for scoring), and the angler with the Biggest Bass of the 4 events will win a $200 fishing package of your choice from Abu Garcia (to qualify for this, you will have to have an Abu Garcia product in the fish picture submitted for scoring)!!! This will be open to anyone fishing in Texas!!!! Winners will be announced the following Monday, with payments paid out that evening. $20 goes to the pot, $5 to cover fee's and expenses.

Series: North Texas Kayak Championships

$25 USD
Individual Angler

You can participate from any public location. Please check the event guidelines.

Tournament is over

Website: www.ntxkc.org


Events & Schedule

Lines in the water

04/24/2020 06:30 AM

Lines out of the water

04/26/2020 09:00 PM



Duc Tran
Steve Searle
Dan Onstot


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


North Texas Kayak Championships 2019
GENERAL RULES/DEFINITIONS will be an Addendum to KBF Rules Standards

The 2020 NTXKC Social Distancing Tournament will be ran as a separate entity from the regular trail series. We are running this so angler's can have the option to fish any public open body of water and keep a good social distance away from others.

• The Series is open to ALL anglers provided they meet the Requirements and honor all Rules and Regulations listed below.
• There are NO membership fees or dues aside from individual event registration fees and optional side pots.
• Competitors will be allowed to use kayaks or canoes with maximum of 12V trolling motors, or Kayak Manufacturer Motors, for competitions for the 2020 tournament season.
• Participants MUST attend the Captain’s Meeting if we are hosting one for that event. If the event calls for no captain's meeting, angler's will have to verify they watched an online captian's meeting/rules overview. All details will be posted in the Event Specific posts on the NTXKC Facebook page.
•For 2020 we are allowing the use of the Blue Sky Boatworks Angler 360 and the Hobie PA17.

• ALL competitors must agree to a liability release prior to start of the event, this will be completed during your online registration.
• ALL competitors UNDER the age of 18 must provide a liability release signed by a parent or guardian before the start of the event. Parent or guardian must be present. This will be completed during your online registration.
• ALL competitors MUST have a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License or be exempt under TPWD regulations.
• For current regulations and information on fishing licenses visit:

• ONLY human powered vessels will be allowed.
• Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, inflatable boats, paddleboats, stand up paddleboards are acceptable.
• NO gasoline boats, sail boats, airboats, float tubes, or poled boats maybe used.
• Only ONE paid entrant per vessel.
• NO pier/shoreline/wade/jug/trot line/hand line/cast or drag net/bow fishing allowed.

• This tournament is designated as “Roadrunner” event:
• Boats may be launched at any legal and public launch site on the boundary waters of that particular event.
• Competitors will be released at a specified time from Captain’s meeting. You may leave and drive once the captains meeting is over and you have been checked by the staff for PFD and Hawg Trough. You must attend the Captains Meeting, and you must adhere to normal Scoring and Weigh-in times.
• Transporting vessels/competitors via gas driven boats (including towing) is strictly prohibited except in the case of an emergency as determined by the tournament director.

• ONLY artificial baits/lures/flies and hand-tied flies will be permitted.
• NO live or dead bait may be used.
• Rod and Reel and Fly Rods are the only devices acceptable.
• NO downriggers allowed, trolling under human power is acceptable.
• 1 rod/line in the water at anytime.

• PFD (lifejacket) MUST be worn at ALL times while on the water. NO exceptions. Violators will be immediately disqualified if spotted not wearing a PFD. No belt/hip PFD will be allowed.
• Competitors must meet all TPWD regulations.
• Competitors must meet all US Coast Guard Regulations.
• NTXKC official spotters will be present during competitions.

• NO competitors are to be within 10 yards of each other during fish-time; except in the case of emergency when assistance is required.
• NO fish are to be kept on stringers. *fish held on a donkey leash/fish grips to calm them down before taking pictures are acceptable.
• Any ONE fish can only be submitted ONCE.
• Fishing in OFF-LIMITS areas will result in disqualification.
• Captain’s Meeting attendance is MANDATORY TO RECEIVE YOUR IDENTIFIER.

• Emergency calls are permitted, and the Tournament Director is to be notified.
• Emergency, family, and employment related calls are allowed.
• There is to be NO electronic communication between competing anglers, or communication regarding fishing or the tournament during the competition.
• 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.

• ALL fish must be caught within boundary waters during the tournament time.
• ONLY the following species will count towards your total.
• Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Guadalupe Bass.
• CPR: Catch, Photo, and Release alive only.

• The Hawg Trough is the mandatory measuring device for all NTXKC events. *We are pending an approval for the NEW Ketchboard 2.0 (again).
• Competitors must use their own measuring device (but if an emergency case, you can let the TD know you needed to borrow another measuring device from a fellow angler and give us the ID# on the tag to verify)
• Your device may be checked by NTXKC staff at any time.
• If the judge cannot clearly see the markings, that fish will not be scored. At a minimum ¼ inch increments need to be visible. Consider marking your lines with a black sharpie on the Hawg Trough.
• Mouth Closed to Furthest Tip of Tail: This to comply with KBF and state regulations. All pictures with open mouths will be deducted 1". And if all 5 fish submitted has their mouth open, the TD has the authority to DQ all fish for negligence.

• The lake where the current event will be held is strictly OFF LIMITS to any contestant 48HRS prior to the tournament.
• ANY angler caught and reported (with proof) fishing a lake during off limits period will be disqualified and forfeit their entry fee. NO exceptions.

• INCLEMENT WEATHER: The Tournament Director may delay, reschedule, or cancel the event.
• The first option will be a delay to be determined by the tournament director.
• The reschedule date for any event is the following day (same time/place/launch).
• If both days are rescheduled, the following weekend will serve as make-up event.
• If canceled or rescheduled, entrants can be refunded or have fee applied to next event.
• No refunds for prepaid entrants will be given for non-attendance regardless of the reason.

• Contestants grant NTXKC and the sponsors the unconditional right to use their name, voice, photographic likeness and biographical information in connection with Mariner Sails tournaments, production, promotion, and/or articles and press releases, and shall not be entitled to receive any royalties or other compensation in connection with such use.

• DRUG and or ALCOHOL use during the tournament is strictly PROHIBITED.
• ANY competitor found to be under the influence will be disqualified and will receive a score of ZERO.

• All rules are decided and interpreted by the Tournament Director.
• Any protests should be registered with the tournament director immediately after the results being posted.
• The Tournament Director retains the right to make any changes at ANY time, and the FINAL decision.
• Not having read the rules is NOT an exception.

• This NTXKC competition is intended and will be a competitive and professional event. It is also designed to be lots of fun. That being said, ALL anglers are encouraged to be good sportsmen throughout the series. Any disorderly conduct, violation of rules, or illegal activity may result in your disqualification.
• Any report of cheating will be investigated. Any cheating reported with proof will result in immediate disqualification. KNOW THE RULES!

• ALL participants MUST have paid entry fee and registered on I-Angler prior to fishing.
• Entry Fee for this NTXKC Event is as follows:
• Online Registration will end on the Thursday night prior to Tournament
• $25 entry.

• This tournament is a 90% payback, and 10% is used to pay for paypal and I-angler fees.
• Competitor with biggest bass wins entire prize. Ties are determined by standard tie criteria
• There will be various other prizes accordingly.


• We will be using I-Angler to judge all submissions for this tournament.
• All contestants are to submit their catch through I-Angler’s App on their smart phone.
• If you do not have cell service or are using a digital camera, you will need to plan accordingly and come find the Tournament Director before the deadline to submit your catch.
• While we have a universal card reader, it is highly recommended that you bring a USB cord that is compatible with your camera. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure we can download your pictures.

• See the info graphic on proper CPR process:
• Each fish photo MUST include ALL of the following criteria:
• The whole fish, tip to tail.
• Laying with the tip of the lip at beginning of hawg trough.
• Mouth Closed to Furthest Tip of Tail
• Fish MUST be left side UP.
• Measurement markings must be clearly visible
• Assigned unique identifier must be visible
• Nothing other than your hand can be used to hold the fish down to the Hawg Trough.
• Angler cannot use any object to hold fish’s mouth to the the Hawg trough.
• Fish must be clear of any devices. Fins/tail/head/eyes cannot be obstructed in photo.
• ALL criteria must be met or photo will not be scored.
• If you do not have cell service at the time, you can take the pics and submit it later when you are in an area that has cell service.

• ONLY the Tournament Director and NTXKC designated staff will be involved in the judging process.
• Since this will mostly be an online submitted tournament, there will be no late submittals per the TD's digression. If you know you do not have cell service out on the lake or are using a digital camera, it is YOUR responsibility to get back early so you can submit it in person.

• Competitor photos will be reviewed and scored by Tournament Director and NTXKC’s designated staff.
• Photos that do not meet the requirements as provided will be rejected and you will have the option to resubmit a better picture if you have it.
• The Tournament Director and NTXKC’s staff will be solely responsible and retain the right to declare any photo as “unacceptable”.
• Winners will be declared and prizes/awards will be announced by the Tournament Director.
• The Tournament will then be declared complete.
• Tournament Director will make final decision on whether adjustment will be made and which effect that will have on any prizes given out in the event of an error.

• EACH competitor will be provided an identifier and a Inspection Tag for the event.
• Your 5 (five) LONGEST verified lengths will be totaled for your score.
• Fish UNDER 15” will not be scored and should not be photographed or recorded.
• A 15” bass is legal; a 14.75 in bass is not legal, no rounding will apply.
• Rounding will be DOWN and to the nearest ¼ (quarter) inch.
• Some permanent markers will be available (until supplies run out). You are responsible for bringing your own, or returning the one you borrowed.

• In the event of a TIE, the following criteria will decide the winner:
• Biggest Fish
• 2 nd Biggest Fish
• 3 rd Biggest Fish
• And so on until there are no more fish to compare; then a coin toss.
• Ties will be decided by a 4-hour FISH-OFF
• Total length, no limit, 12” minimum
• Time and place to be decided between involved competitors and Tournament Director.
• The winner takes 1st place and the runner up will move to 2nd, pushing 2nd to 3rd and so on.

You may contact Duc Tran and NTXKC’s Staff for questions or concerns.

Duc Tran: 817-966-5711 NTXKC9999@gmail.com
Dan Onstot: 940-210-2438
Steve Searle: 214-326-5399
Jesse Soira: 817-528-7673
Mariner Sails: 972-241-1498


Disclaimer Click to Read


• ALL competitors must agree to a liability release prior to start of the event, this will be completed duringy our online registration.
• ALL competitors UNDER the age of 18 must provide a liability release signed by a parent or guardian before the start of the event. Parent or guardian must be present. This will be completed during your online registration.
• ALL competitors MUST have a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License or be exempt under TPWD regulations.
• For current regulations and information on fishing licenses visit: