UGA Extension Office

Southeastern Youth Kayak Championship

Calling all Youth Anglers.  Events are posted on our Facebook Page.  Each month we will host an online tournament option, followed by a Championship Event in the Fall.  We have 3 age divisions this year.  Preteen anglers are 12 & U as of Jan 1st, Teen anglers are 18 & U as of Jan 1st, and Collegiate anglers can now enter the Collegiate Big Fish Challenges. There is no entry fee.  All you need to do is post up your catches in the event discussion feed. 

How Do CPR Events Work

Catch, Photo, Release format tournaments involve the use of a measuring board, camera, and identifier. The key is to make sure the mouth of your fish touches the end of the board, that your identifier is visible, and that the tail lays flat on the board so a measurement can be recorded. In 2016 we also began enforcing a closed mouth rule.  The Hawg Trough style boards are easiest to read, which is why most clubs prefer or require it, but for Habersham 4-H, any measuring board or tape is allowed.

Your top 5 fishes will be considered for each tournament. The Top 10 will be considered for Angler of the Year in the Teen and Preteen divisions. They must be black bass species - shoal, spot, smallmouth, redeye or largemouth caught on public waters. We also ask that you take a picture of you holding the fish, a picture of your launch point and a few scenery shots during the day to help us know where the fishes were logged.

What Kinds of Boats are Legal?

Participants are welcome to fish from any boat they are paddling. This includes kayaks, canoes, Jon boats and peddle powered boats. The main point is - no motors are allowed. Anglers are also welcome to wade or fish from the bank at any tournament to log fishes if they don't own a boat.  


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