Shasta Bass Kayak Classic


Shasta Bass Kayak Classic

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Spotted Bass
Bass - Large Mouth Bass
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Phone:Bryan Rusk 410-310-1586

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Lake Shasta - Two Day - Black Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament March 25-26, 2017
Supporting Heroes On The Water Shasta CA Chapter


Captains Meeting Friday March 24



All net proceeds from this event will be donated to Heroes On The Water.
Their mission is to help warriors to relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayaking, kayak fishing and the outdoors.

You must be 16 years or older to participate, (minors 16-17 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian).

This tournament is catch, photo, release, total length three fish per day.

Artificial lures only, no taking of fish.

Hawg Trough required and digital camera or phone required.

First prize will be a kayak

Special Thanks
We would like to thank California Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.

Series: Shasta Bass Kayak Classic

$125 USD
Individual Angler

Lake Shasta, California

Tournament is over



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Events & Schedule

Onsite Regsitraton

03/24/2017 04:00 PM

Bridge Bay Resort

Captains Meeting (BBQ After)

03/24/2017 06:30 PM

Headwaters Adventure Company, 930 Merchant St, Redding, CA 96003

Official Day 1 Indentifiers Passed Out

03/25/2017 06:00 AM

Fishing begins at safe light (This time will be delivered at the Captains Meeting.)

03/25/2017 07:00 AM

Check-in Starts

03/25/2017 02:00 PM

Participants must be in line to have thier indentifier on the Check-in Board

03/25/2017 03:00 PM

Recap of Day 1; Review of Day 2 format

03/25/2017 05:00 PM

Official Day 2 Identifiers Passed Out

03/26/2017 06:00 AM

Fishing begins at safe light (This time may vary)

03/26/2017 07:00 AM

Check-in Starts

03/26/2017 01:00 PM

Participants must be in line to have thier indentifier on the Check-in Board

03/26/2017 02:00 PM

Awards Ceremony

03/26/2017 03:00 PM



Bryan Rusk
Bryan Anondson


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read



1. Registration and Entry Fee:

All participants must completely fill out the official registration form available at or at the tournament location. Registration before March 1, 2017 will be $100. After March 1 and same day registration will be $125, same day onsite will be $125 CASH ONLY must be paid to the judge when registration form is turned in. All net income from this tournament will be donated to Heroes On The Water Shasta CA Chapter.

2. Format:

Anglers will be participating in a two day event using CPR format. Anglers will turn in pictures of their best 3 Black Bass (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted) each day. Anglers must be using an approved Hawg Trough measuring device. A limited number of Hawg Troughs will be available for purchase at the Captains Meeting.

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:

UPDATE, FEB 9 - WITH ALL THE RAIN AND SINCE USFS HAS FINAL SAY WE HAVE NOT DETERMINED WHICH LAUNCH SITES WILL BE AVAILABLE. At this time Anglers are ONLY allowed to launch at Bridge Bay Resort where check in will also be. Anglers must have a valid California fishing license. Any area marked off-limits is to be honored. Any angler caught launching or fishing in an off-limits area will be disqualified. Anglers are responsible for paying their launch fee(s).

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 NOT 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 spotted Bass measuring at least 12 inches.

6. Token:

Anglers will be given a Token for each day of the tournament. This token is very important to the angler as it must be in the picture of your fish for the fish to count. This token is also how you check-in on time at the end of each day. An angler is responsible for this token from the moment it is assigned to them until they check in for the day. No replacement tokens will be available.

7. Photo:

All fish must be photographed on an approved Hawg Trough 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.

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:

a. Angler does not turn in their token by 3pm their catch that day will be 0.
b. Anglers Violating the Catch Rules.
c. 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 at each day. 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 16 years old or older. Minors, (16 and 17 olds) 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.


a. The winner of the 2017 Lake Shasta Bass Open is invited to participate in the 2017 Hobie Fishing Worlds. If the winner cannot attend, the next place finisher will receive that opportunity and so on. A predetermined portion of the tournament pot will go to the angler that is able to attend the 2017 Hobie Fishing Worlds.
b. For the adult division; number of prizes will be based on the amount of participants and number of sponsors who donate. First prize will be a kayak.
c. 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 per boat.

Q: Can two people fish from the same boat?

A: No.

Q: Can I use a trolling motor?

A: No, pedal or paddle only.

Q: Can I register on-site?

A: Yes, cash only between 4pm and 6pm on Friday March 24

Q: Am I going to enjoy the event?

A: Yes, bring your happy face.

Q: Is trolling allowed?

A: No

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: No.

Q: What if I win and cannot make it to the “Worlds”?

A: If the first place angler cannot fulfill the invite, then the second place angler will receive the offer and trip. If the second place angler is unable to make the event then the invite and trip goes to the third place angler. The winner of the competition will have 30 days to notify Hobie of their intent to compete.


Disclaimer Click to Read

Participant Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement
Headwaters Adventure Company

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events and activities, I the undersigned acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:

• The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis or death.

• I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Headwaters Adventure Company or others and assume full responsibility for my participation. I knowingly agree that photos may be taken for promotional use.

• I willingly agree to comply with the terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusually significant hazard during my participation and in my presence, I will safely remove myself from participation and bring attention of the hazard to the nearest official immediately.

• I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless Headwaters Adventure Company, its officers, officials, agents, employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event from any and all claims, demands, losses and liability arising out of or related to any injury, disability or loss of life that occurs, or loss or damage to person or property, whether arising from the negligence of the Headwaters Adventure Company or otherwise as allowed by law.

I have read this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. I fully understand its terms. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this agreement and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement or coercion.

I have been trained in wet exit with a spray skirt and am capable of performing wet exit with a skirt.

For Parents or Guardians of Participant of Minor Age Under Age 18 at Time of Registration

This is to certify that I, as parent or guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to this release as provided above, and for myself, my heirs and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Headwaters Adventure Company from any and all liability incidents to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from the negligence of Headwaters Adventure Company, as permitted by law.