The 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship One-Hour Special Premieres on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks and Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA, proudly announce the airing of the 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National Championships – a one-hour special premiering on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7pm EST.

The YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqueedo is an annual event that features the nation’s top kayak anglers and the sport’s up-and-coming talent. This year’s competition saw nearly 500 of the best kayak anglers from across the US and Canada descend upon Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana to compete for over $200,000 in prize money. Co-hosted by television star, YouTube personality and KBF president Chad Hoover, YouTube stars Scott Beutjer and Gene “the Flukemaster” Jensen, as well as KBF Creative Director Joe Haubenreich, the tournament was fast paced and competitive as over seven thousand fish were caught during the three-day competition.

“Competition amongst anglers, against the elements, the fish and themselves is fundamental to fishing. All of that was on display this spring at the YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo, the biggest event in the world of kayak fishing,” said KBF President Chad Hoover. “The three-day tournament was held on the Red River and the five lakes surrounding Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Over 460 kayak anglers came to explore Louisiana’s bayous, lakes and backwaters. Anglers had to find their best 15 bass to earn the title of KBF National Champion and take home a check for $50,000 and their share of over $46,000 in KBF BONUS BUCKS.”

The KBF National Championship uses the revolutionary Catch, Photo, Release (CPR) online scoring format, whereby anglers photograph their bass on standardized measuring boards as they’re caught, and then upload the images to the event website. This not only allows fish to be released where they’re caught, but it provides spectators and competitors with a live leaderboard, from start to finish. The combined scores of up to five bass each day—15 in all—determines the final standings.

For a sneak peak of all the 2019 KBF National Championship action, check out the episode teaser at bit.ly/2019KBFNC. For more information on the KBF National Championship, visit www.kayakbassfishing.com/2019-kbfnc/.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account. Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 282,000 YouTube subscribers and 68 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

KAYAK BASS FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ONE-HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERES ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd AT 9PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ and Knot Right Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover, proudly announce the premiere of the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championships one-hour special on Sportsman Channel on Saturday, June 23rd at 9pm EST.

Co-hosted by TV and YouTube personalities Chad Hoover and Gene “Flukemaster” Jensen, the TV Special follows 750 of the nation’s top anglers over a 2-day competition on the legendary Kentucky Lake.  One of these lucky anglers will walk away with the 2018 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship Title, and a record smashing $100,000 first-place prize.

Powered by Torqeedo motors and presented by Wilderness Systems kayaks, the KBF Championship is an annual event that features the nation’s top kayak anglers, and the up-and-coming talent. The tournament is accompanied by an expo, that is open to the public, where the latest and greatest kayak fishing gear is showcased.

“The KBF Championship is where talent, preparation, and determination pays off,” says Chad Hoover, “Kayak bass fishing breaks down conventional barriers to competition like age and wealth. The key to winning is what’s in each person’s head and heart, every one of this year’s 750 KBF members—from 14 to 74 years old—arrived in Paris, Tennessee determined and capable of winning, regardless of what they were paddling or the gear that they carried.”

The KBF Championship involves two, nine-hour days of competition, and uses the evolutionary Catch, Photo, Release (CPR) online scoring format, whereby anglers photograph their bass on standardized measuring boards as they’re caught, and then upload the images to the event website. This not only allows fish to be released where they’re caught, but it provides spectators and competitors with a live leaderboard, from start to finish. The combined scores of up to five bass each day—ten in all—determines the final standings. Learn more about the event by visiting https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/2019-kbfnc/

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About Kayak Bass Fishing:  Kayak Bass Fishing is the nation’s earliest and leading promotor of kayak bass fishing through social engagement, entertainment, information, and competition. Families and individuals of all ages discover enjoyment and challenge in being part of sport fishing’s fastest-growing segment. Some in the KBF community become KBF Members to take full advantage of member benefits and to be eligible for all levels of competition. For more information, see https://www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 235,000 YouTube subscribers and 58 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

 

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