KBF State Championship

Complete standings after the completion of 2 days of the KBF State Tournament have been calculated and posted on the Tournament section of the website.

check the chart for color coded description of whom will be invited to the Semi Final District # 3.

The top 8 Boaters qualified for the Boater division + the Top 4 Co Anglers from the Co Angler division.

The above 12 will be joined with the next 14 Co Anglers from the Co Angler List.

From the Boater List positions #1 thru # 29 will represent KBF at the Semi Finals as Boaters.

Boaters #30 thru #40 MUST move over and register as Co Anglers. (if you as a boater turn down your spot the next available person will be invited.

To view the complete results…………………… Click here

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2016 KBF State Championship

KY Bass Federation State Championship

September 17-18, 2016

Am I Qualified to compete at the KBF State Tournament?  

Boaters  Click here                    Co Anglers Click here

Pay Entry Fee online Now!   Click here 


(after 9/14/2016 you MUST pay at Registration)

Clubs Eligible to send Clubs Top 2 to the TBF Semi-Finals 

Click Here

(All Clubs are REQUIRED to submit their Top 2 on/before 9/20/2016)

submit to    Tom Whittington  tmcwhitt@gmail.com   or    Donnie Keeton     donkee311@zoomtown.com

KY Bass Federation President:                                                  

John Dixon-270-590-2902


State Tournament Host

Lake Barkley Tourism

Debi Dodd, Director

270-388-5300 or 270-625-8540

Host Motel:

Days Inn Kuttawa

139 Days Inn Drive

PO Box 218, Kuttawa, KY 42055


1st floor double rooms – $67.49

2nd floor double rooms- $62.99

Breakfast served at 5am

Restaurants/Things to Do:


Body of water:

KY and Barkley Lakes

Launch Location:

Kuttawa/ Lyon County

Boat Ramp

Lake Drive

Kuttawa, KY 42055

Creel & length limits

5 fish per angler, 15”

TN smallmouth 18”

Tournament Waters:

Locking Not Permitted – The tournament waters for this event shall be Barkley and Kentucky Lake.   Any waters posted Off-Limits or No Fishing by State or Federal Agencies will be Off-Limits.  Any live-bass-release areas established by the Tournament Director will be Off-Limits as well as any other areas announced at the pre-tournament briefing.  Only that water open to ALL public fishing will be considered tournament waters. Any waters closed to public fishing will be closed to this tournament’s contestants.

Official Dates and Times:

September 17, 2016   7:00 am to 3:00 pm

September 18, 2016   7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Legacy Marine  Big Fish  $250

(paid to big Bass of the Tournament)


Friday September 16th 5:00 – 6:00 pm

United Methodist Church

214 Jenkins Road

Eddyville, KY  42055

Banquet & Rules Briefing:

United Methodist Church

214 Jenkins Road

Eddyville, KY 42038

Dinner 6:15 pm

Rules and pairings immediately following dinner

Fishing License

All anglers must have a valid Kentucky Fishing License in their possession covering the dates of the event.  A Tennessee Fishing License may be needed.

LBL Directors:

Mark Cooper –  859-608-1469

Tom Ballowe – 270-519-7251





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Do you want a Replica of your Big Bass !

How About a FREE replica of your trophy Bass !!!

Kentucky Fisheries has begun a program to add trophy sized males (6+ lbs) and females (8+ lbs)to the current native broodstock in the hatchery. This is expected to produce offspring that have the potential to grow to trophy size in the Kentucky waters that the Department routinely stocks every year.

“The reason is simple: Big bass produce big bass. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife wants anglers to donate their live trophy bass so the department’s hatcheries can use them to produce new generations of oversized fish. In return, anglers will receive a replica mount of their bass.

“I wanted to figure out how we could do a better job of propagating larger bass in Kentucky,” said department Fisheries Director Ron Brooks. “So this kind of program just makes sense. People have been breeding animals forever to optimize the size of the animal, so why not do this with largemouth bass?”

They expect that there will not be many bass caught in these weight ranges and would be happy to see 8 or more. That will be enough to produce tens of thousands of fingerlings. Over the years, the hatchery production will shift towards fingerlings with propensity to grow big.

Here’s how it works. Assistant director Jeff Ross has contacted the licensed bait dealers throughout the state and created a list of bait shops that will receive the fish. To these, add the district offices and the hatcheries.

This link is to the list on their website. http://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/TBPP-Dropoff-Sites.aspx

Before you go fishing, check the list for the nearest drop-off, just in case. If you’re not near one of the drop offs, they have established a cell phone to call that is manned by someone all the time, 270-977-3813.

An explanation of the entire program is here.


Remember to practice good fish care (aeration, ice, salt, don’t overcrowd) and get the fish to the drop-off quickly.

Your reward will be a replica of your catch!!


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How to Qualify for the KBF National Semi-Finals

This section is copied from the KBF Tournament Rules.  Rule # 5


There are a total of 6 Divisions hosting 4 Tournaments per Division for a total of 24 Tournaments.

Methods to qualify for the State Championship, Angler of the Year,

& Divisional Winners are listed below.

Buying of the single Divisional Tournament must be done at least 5 days prior to the tournament date. The Tournament Director for that tournament must have your cash money in his hand to be included in the payouts or your buy in won’t count.

At all 24 Divisional Tournaments 1st and 2nd place in points due to total fish weights in both the Angler and Co-Angler divisions will qualify for the State Championship. If the 1st and 2nd place finishers in both Angler and Co-Angler have already qualified we will move down the list to the next Angler or Co-Angler that hasn’t qualified yet.
Anglers and Co-Anglers who have not qualified at one of the Divisional Tournaments and has fished in a total of 4 Divisional Tournaments derived from any of the 24 Divisional Tournaments available for a total 4, one of which may be Bought will be eligible to fish in the State Championship.


Division 1st Place Winners Angler And Co-Angler: At the end of the year the overall 1st place winners for each Division in both the Angler and Co-Angler categories are determined by fishing any or all 4 tournaments within that Division and finishing with the most points accumulated by fish weights for that Division only. (A Tournament that is bought and not fished will not be eligible for points toward the Divisional 1st Place winners).

Angler and Co-Angler of the Year Tournament: This will be held in conjunction with the State Championship. There will be a total of 16 Anglers and 16 Co-Anglers eligible to fish this tournament. To qualify for this tournament the KBF takes the 1st place finisher in points from each of the 6 divisions in both the Angler and Co-Angler divisions. In addition the top 10 Anglers and Co-Anglers with the overall point totals for the year accumulated from all Divisions will also be eligible. The 10 Anglers and Co-anglers does not include the 1st place divisional Anglers and Co-Anglers winners already eligible. You may fish as many of the 24 Divisional Tournaments available and acquire points from each one that will count towards your total points for the year. (Points from your Top 4 tournaments will be added together to get your best score) (A Tournament that is bought and not fished will not accumulate any points towards the top 16 eligible for Angler or Co-Angler of the year).

Methods to qualify for the TBF National Semi-Final

From the KBF State Tournament

 Primary Method

 The top 12, using the KBF Boater / Co-Angler formula, will be eligible for what was formally called our State Team for our Sponsor Program. In addition too, and including the top 12, the number of participants throughout the year at all of the Divisional Qualifiers and State Tournament will be totaled together. 10% of that number will be eligible to attend the TBF Semi-Finals. The same Boater / Co-Angler formula will be used to select that number and your angler of the year points will determine your pairing position. We have to send an equal number of Boaters and Co-Anglers so depending on your Angler of the Year points some Boaters may have to go as Co-Anglers just like we have been doing on the State Team. The KBF will pay for the entry fee to the Semi Finals for all participants who qualify using this format. (In 2015 we had 384 total entries. Rounded up we would have sent 40 fisherman to the Semi Final, 20 Boaters and 20 Non-Boaters).

Each Club can send their Top Sticks to the TBF Nationals Semi-Finals

If you are a member of a KBF Club in good standing, said club may send 2 members who haven’t qualified in one of the Primary ways to qualify.

These members must have at least 301 Angler of The Year Points and fish in the State Championship.

One of these will be the Boater and the other the Co-Angler and both must arrive at the TBF Semi Finals together.

These participants will be determined by the clubs administrators, and their names MUST be submitted to the KBF 2 days after the State Championship to be added to the Semi Final tournament roster .  These participants must pay their own entry fee of $100 for Co-Angler and $200 for Boater into the TBF Semi Finals. These members will be eligible to move on to the TBF Nationals just like the other members that qualified the Primary way.

The Semi-Finals and beyond are run by TBF rules.


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