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KickingBass

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Does anyone know of kayak bass fishing tournaments in Ca?
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The Bass and Tubes club allows yaks. The open at clear lake keys in the spring is open to yaks. I heard the SCBBBC was thinking about opening that door as well to get more members.

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You can use a kayak in SCBBBC.

"1.  All SCBBBC tournament fishing must be conducted from an inflatable float tube or kickboat (pontoon style) and kayaks. Tournament Anglers may not fish outside of their boats for any reason. Anglers must be floating in their boats while fishing. Anglers may not accept assistance from boats or other anglers to move about the body of water. Only fins worn on feet and oars may power float tubes, kickboats and kayaks. The use of motors and sails and any mechanical propulsion is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in Tournament disqualification."

One thing in regards to the current rule, is that I wish that Hobie fin style propulsion would be allowed. There is always going to be the pros and cons of using a kayak, but speaking personally as someone who can not use oars at the moment due to a shoulder injury, it would be nice to be able to fish again.
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You can use a kayak in SCBBBC.

"1.  All SCBBBC tournament fishing must be conducted from an inflatable float tube or kickboat (pontoon style) and kayaks. Tournament Anglers may not fish outside of their boats for any reason. Anglers must be floating in their boats while fishing. Anglers may not accept assistance from boats or other anglers to move about the body of water. Only fins worn on feet and oars may power float tubes, kickboats and kayaks. The use of motors and sails and any mechanical propulsion is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in Tournament disqualification."

One thing in regards to the current rule, is that I wish that Hobie fin style propulsion would be allowed. There is always going to be the pros and cons of using a kayak, but speaking personally as someone who can not use oars at the moment due to a shoulder injury, it would be nice to be able to fish again.


I as well would love to see the peddle style Kayaks added some day. I have only recovered about 70% of my strength back in my shoulder since my surgery and I just can't row with my right arm. I just got a Hobie Pro Angler and it has been amazing to be back on the water. Miss fishing with you all and hope you are doing well.

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Can we put this topic up for a vote? I am having the same issue as Noah in terms of not being able to row due to my shoulder injury.
I do not have a Hobie kayak just yet, but will be hopefully in the near future. It would be nice knowing that these type of kayaks are allowed.
The way I am seeing it is that you still need to use physical force to power the kayak. If the issue is "mechanical propulsion", oars are a technically in the same category. Feedback from Officers/members on this matter would be nice.

Just my 2 cents. Thanks

PS - If I am reading it correctly, B-n-T allows them. The only things not allowed are motors and sails.

"6. Vessel requirements
a. All vessels must be man-powered (no motors, no sails).
b. All tournament fishing must be conducted from a float tube, kick boat or Kayak.
c. Anglers may not fish outside of their vessel for any reason.
d. Anglers must be floating in their vessels while fishing, with the anglers full weight being supported by their vessel."
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I know there has been a lot of debate on this topic in the past. One thing that has come up a lot is the use of trolling motors but this is not an option with live wells and pontoons, so what about considering getting rid of liveWells and going to the measuring system? There are clubs all over the country doing the measuring and photo taking and it is working. It is another way to protect the fish, especially during spawn and in the summer.

Kayak fishing is one of the fast growing sports right know and it is only going to increase. We have always evolved has a club, that's why we have been around 30 plus years. But for us to continue growing we should consider as a club make some positive changes.

How many people could we had to our tournaments if we did some of these changes? How many new members could we add? Can you imagine trolling motors on toons and kayaks with peddle drives. How much new water would be open to fish? If we did not have live wells, could running be bigger option and lakes? I know this is a lot to consider, but if we if we do not change we will not grow.

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Sounds like its time for the senior circuit to begin. [smil_2funny][smil_2funny][smil_2funny][smil_2funny]  
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Sounds like its time for the senior circuit to begin. [smil_2funny][smil_2funny][smil_2funny][smil_2funny]  


Lol! Seriously Bill! I can just row in circles now.

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I would say show up to the meeting and let's vote on it. If enough members want to allow it then it should happen.

Thumbs up from me.

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As a member of the kayak tournament fishing community I can tell you that there are quite a few folks in our area that would join up to fish if kayaks were allowed. For the Hobie owners the requirement of a livewell is not an issue but for standard kayaks they just don't have the carrying capacity needed to haul a livewell.

I currently fish with Yak-A-Bass for events on the Delta and the Mother Lode lakes. We have close to 50 Anglers that compete in our live events. Our club has only been around for 2 years and the total number of members is astounding.

Bass N Tubes does indeed allow kayaks and welcomes Hobies. I fished with them this past year as well. Great group and very well run events.

I will keep an eye on this topic to see where it goes as I'm very interested in the chance to fish with SCBBBC again! I was only able to fish two tournaments with you guys before the rule change but this seemed like a great club to be affiliated with.

Please let me know if you need any info on the kayaks or would be interested in how kayak tournaments are run with the length instead of weight to determine winners.

I also have two Hobie Pro Angler 14s at the moment and I'm waiting on my 2017 hull to show up any day now. I can bring them out to a meeting or a fish and chill day if anyone is interested in checking them out or trying them on the water.

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  Maybe it's time to start another club, " The Sonoma County Yakers Club? SCYC  Since there seems to be so many who want peddle yaks to be included in tournaments. Then there would be a place for them to shine and do there thing. Then everyone will be happy. Maybe join each club at an event or two throughout the year. Kind of like we do with B-N-T. It's all good with me as I'm open for what people want to do. Can I use my Ranger boat too? We can really spread out and I can bring someone with no boat at all with me. So then people could join the club and not have a any kind of boat.LOL Maybe we could do this. Make the SCBBBC float tubes only. Then start the SCKBC, Sonoma County Kick Boat Club and only allow kick boats. Then start the SCKC Sonoma County Kyack Club. Then everyone has a nitch to get out and fish a tournament. Some things to think about. There's my 25 cents.
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As long as it people powered I don't see the big deal.
Kayaks are already allowed, and if you have a yak with pedals then just don't use em and use your oars/paddles.

Most kayaks can be setup with a livewell. I have two types of kayaks, and both can take livewell. I may fish with my homie this year vs the kick.

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This issue was beat to death a while ago.  If you want to fish against a boat that can go more than twice as fast and cover more water with less effort then go for it.  Hey at least its bringing some life back to our forum!! 
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Just to shine a bit of light on this topic, the reason this was even brought up was the fact that Noah and myself, not to exclude anyone else for the matter, cannot row with our arms due to injuries. It is not a matter of who can get to point A and point B faster, it was us just getting back on the water being able to fish with the club.
Can a Hobie with the peddle drive get somewhere faster than a inflatable pontoon faster? Yes.
Can an inflatable pontoon get somewhere faster than a round tube? Yes

The point I am trying to make is that all of these different types of vessels need physical force to move them (peddle drive > oars > only fins). There is no electric or gas motors used.

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Maybe it's time to start another club, " The Sonoma County Yakers Club? SCYC  Since there seems to be so many who want peddle yaks to be included in tournaments. Then there would be a place for them to shine and do there thing. Then everyone will be happy.
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[thinking] Not to stir any pot, but if I remember correctly, the club in question is Sonoma County BELLY BOAT Bass Club. Did a new club get formed when people wanted to be able to fish out of pontoons and use oars? No. The club simply evolved and allowed the use of pontoons in the club. Kayaks are already permitted in the club.

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If it doubles our participation, I'd be even more into it.
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