A huge prize pot is bringing competitive and enthusiast level anglers to the state on April 22nd, for one of the largest kayak bass fishing events in the country. This will be the fourth year for the Beavers Bend Kayak Classic, held annually on one of the region’s most scenic waterways, Broken Bow Lake, in Hochatown, Oklahoma. While known for producing big bass, this catch, photo, and release tournament also produces big prizes and a three thousand dollar cash payout for first place. The biggest winner will be charity, Team River Runner, whose mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure for healing active duty and veteran service members through paddle sports.
Tournament director, Dave Lindo noted that the classic provides fun and fellowship for all levels of anglers. “We wanted an event that would be rewarding for the guys and gals who barely know how to tie a lure on the line, or perhaps are newer to kayaks and canoes.” This was accomplished by creating a stunning prize pool of door prizes, including a tricked out fishing kayak valued at $2,499. “All you have to do is show up, and everyone will win something,” Lindo says. “The prize pool is at over fifteen thousand dollars in cash and prizes, including four kayaks. “…not bad odds for an entry fee of $120!”
Last year’s event raised $3,000 for Families Fighting Childhood Cancer. Lindo hopes this year’s Beaver’s Bend Kayak Classic will offer fellowship and friendly competition for over 100 anglers. Nearby natural attractions such as Beaver’s Bend State Park and the Mountain Fork River, offer weekend recreation opportunities for the entire family and those traveling in for the event. Local kayak stores OKC Kayak, and Tulsa Kayak are making kayaks available (with reservation) for those folks who want to attend, but don’t own a boat yet.
|When||April 22, 2017 6:30 pm — April 23, 2017 6:45 pm|
|Location:||Grasshopper Boat Ramp (end of Carson Creek)|
|Website:||Click here to visit.|