We couldn’t be more excited to announce that along with the help of the great folks at @Scenic 515 Cabins we will be helping one angler expand their tournament fishing experience by paying their entry fee to the Tournament of Champions “Open” event (Nov 3 2017) in attempt to qualify for the “Main Event” (Nov 4-5 2017) . Not only that, but @Scenic 515 Cabins has graciously donated a cabin for you to stay and fish the Main Event should you make it. Or just stay and fish Lake Fork because its…. Well it’s Lake Fork.
Here is how the open entry fee will be handed out at our last tournament of the 2017 #WTKF trail on July 22nd in San Angelo. The angler that has the best finish in the San Angelo tournament, but does not have an automatic qualifying spot from WTKF will get their entry fee paid for by WTKF. So theoretically you could finish 6th in the San Angelo Road Runner event and earn $100 entry fee and 2 free nights stay at Scenic 515 Cabins. The angler would be responsible for the other $100 towards the main event entry fee should you make it to the main event.
If you are not familiar with the Yak-4-IT Tournament of Champions it is a Kayak Fishing Tournament aimed at getting the best of the best from across the United States together for a 2 day event on Lake Fork. The dates for the 2017 Yak-4-IT Tournament of Champions will be November 3, 4, and 5th. The “Main Event” is held on November 4-5 with the winner being crowned Sunday evening. In order to fish the “Main Event” you have to qualify through a Yak-4-IT TOC promotional partner kayak trail OR qualify through the “Open Event” held on November 3rd. The entry fee to fish the open is $100 and then if you are in the top percentage that makes the cut you will be responsible for another $100 making the total entry fee for the tournament $200. The anglers that get invites just pay the $200 entry fee and fish the main event.
In 2016 five anglers from #WTKF earned invites and they all competed in the main event. Clay Williamson ended up finishing the highest out of all the WTKF anglers in 16th place and earning some cash. Layne Grant fished in the open and won by a considerable margin to not only to punch his ticket to the main event, but he also won a Hobie Revo.
Here are some pictures from the 2016 Yak4IT tournament of champions. Watch what “The Hammer” had to say about winning the open last year and tell us your not excited about fishing this event.
(qualifying rules are subject to change)