Kayak Fishing in the Pacific Northwest: A Thrilling Adventure

Are you ready for an exhilarating angling experience in the stunning Pacific Northwest? Welcome to Kayak Fishing Northwest (KFNW), the premier Tournament Tour Series since 2016. As passionate locals who live and breathe the kayak fishing lifestyle, we are dedicated to providing a fun and competitive series for anglers of all skill levels. Join us as we explore the beautiful waters of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Unleashing the Spirit of Competition

KFNW is comprised of three divisions that cater to the unique fishing opportunities in each region. Idaho Kayak Bass Fishing (IKBF), Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing (OKBF), and Washington Kayak Bass Fishing (WKBF) host a variety of live events and online challenges throughout the season. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your fishing journey, our tournaments offer something for everyone.

Some of our events are Sanctioned Tournaments, where membership is required, and we track Angler-of-the-Year points. On the other hand, we also have Opens, which are open to all and do not require membership. So, no matter your level of experience or commitment, there’s a place for you in KFNW.

Setting Sail for an Exciting Season in 2023

As we embark on the 2023 season, we are thrilled to announce our upcoming schedule. Get ready for a series of thrilling events that will test your skills and push your limits. Check out the complete schedule here: 2023 KFNW Schedule.

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The West Coast Championship: A Battle of Titans

The West Coast Championship is an epic showdown that brings together the finest anglers from clubs across Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Qualifying events held during the KFNW Tour will determine the participants for the 3rd Annual West Coast Championship, taking place on the majestic California Delta in August.

To secure your spot in the West Coast Championship, you can either be in the top 25% of registered anglers who complete the qualifying events or participate in any three events across divisions. The battle for supremacy awaits!

Online Challenges: A Thrilling Twist

Our themed Online Challenges have become a sensation among anglers. These challenges not only encourage exploration of new waters but also push participants to try different techniques and test the range of their angling skills. By leveling the playing field, these challenges offer an exciting platform for all.

Take a look at some of our popular Online Challenge themes:

  • Pond Hopper: Embrace the adventure as you fish in lakes up to 200 acres.
  • Afternoon Delight: From noon to night, choose your day and unlock limitless potential.
  • Double Trouble: Join forces with a partner and take on the challenge together.
  • Bucketmouth: Dive into the world of largemouth bass and showcase your skills.
  • Bronzeback: Master the art of catching smallmouth bass and demonstrate your finesse.
  • No Limit: Pick your day and unleash your fishing prowess at any time.

In addition, we have two Pick-Your-Day Challenges each month, perfect for anglers with busy schedules. Whether you can’t fish on weekends or have limited fishing days, these challenges let you select a specific day within a five-day range to compete against other anglers who fish on the same day.

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We also have two special Open Pick-Your-Day Challenges: the KFNW Charity Fish-A-Thon fundraiser and the KFNW Fall Open. These challenges offer an inclusive experience and are open to everyone, regardless of KFNW membership.

Furthermore, each division (IKBF, OKBF, WKBF) will feature a Season-Long 50/50 Online Challenge from March to September. Catch your limit of 10 fish (5 largemouth, 5 smallmouth) and earn yourself a ticket to the prestigious KFNW Kayak Bass Classic in October. Your scores in these challenges will also contribute to the Online Angler-of-the-Year rankings.

The Grand Finale: KFNW Kayak Bass Classic

As the season draws to a close, we invite the best anglers from all three divisions to compete in the highly anticipated KFNW Kayak Bass Classic. This invitational event will take place on the picturesque Willamette River in Oregon. Prepare to witness fierce competition, with cash payouts exceeding $5,000 and gear prizes worth over $3,000 up for grabs.

Join the Kayak Fishing Northwest Community

We are proud to present Kayak Fishing Northwest, a community-driven initiative that thrives on the support of passionate sponsors and supporters. Together, we are committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive fishing culture in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, please reach out to our dedicated team:

  • Director: Marvin Forte – [email protected]
  • Assistant Director of Sponsorship: Kent Boatright
  • Assistant Technical Director: Kegan Pankratz
  • Assistant Social Media Director: James Reynolds

Get Ready to Paddle

Kayak Fishing Northwest is made possible through the support of our valued sponsors. We extend our gratitude to each of them for their unwavering commitment:

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Join us as we embark on another thrilling season of kayak fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just starting, KFNW welcomes everyone to be part of this incredible journey. So, grab your paddle, cast your line, and let the adventure begin!