Everything you need to know about this September 11 kayak fishing tournament

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It’s a big fish. Photo by Jacob Mark Mott

Kayak fishermen, this one’s for you. The Iron City Kayak Anglers are hosting the last kayak fishing tournament of the season, sponsored by The Yak Shak—Saturday September 11 at Mitchell Lake, and you are invited to have fun. Before you start collecting your gear, read on for all the details.

Kayak fishing tournament details

sunrise, kayak fishing tournament
There is nothing like the sunrise over the lake. Photo by Jacob Mark Mott

The Yak Shak is sponsoring its last kayak fishing tournament of the season on Saturday September 11 on Mitchell Lake. It’s catch and release, so get your camera ready.

The tournament area stretches from dam to dam, including streams. You will need to participate from a public launch.

The first casting is at 6 a.m. and the last at 3 p.m.

How to register for the Mitchell Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament

Mitchell Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament
Mitchell Lake is near Clanton, in case you’re wondering. Photo via Iron City Kayak Anglers

Registrations are open from now until September 10. Here are four ways to sign up:

On Friday September 10, join the Captain’s Meeting Facebook Live at 8 p.m. via the Iron City Kayak Anglers group page. During the meeting, you will receive a Tournament ID which will be required for you to submit all of your tournament capture photos through the app.

Why? So you can be considered for “Big Fish” or cash prizes.

What happens on the day of the Mitchell Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament?

measuring fish at a kayak fishing tournament
These are the kind of photos people submit on the app. Photo by Sam Cox
  • Arrive before dawn.
  • Log into the TourneyX account on your phone.
  • Start your line at 6 a.m.
  • Take photos with your phone + submit them before 4 p.m. or live via the app.
  • Check out the leaderboard to see how you’re doing.
TourneyX Ranking
This is what the ranking looks like. Photo via Iron City Kayak Anglers Facebook

TourneyX is the platform that tracks all submissions throughout the tournament. It will time stamp and geotag your photos to make sure you are on the body of water you say you are on. Come on, they have to make sure you’re honest.

It will also keep track of your catch and release data.

Ready to launch your line?

fishing
Nothing like spending a day on the water. Photo by Allen Cummings

Allen and Jessica Norris of The Yak Shak have some great tournament preparation tips. Here are their suggestions:

Ultimately, the Mitchell Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament is a great way to spend a Saturday

big fish
It’s a big fish. Photo by Brian Johnson

Jessica loves the element of surprise for every angler, regardless of their level of experience. You never know who will win.

For Allen, the competitive part of a tournament goes up a notch:

“It’s definitely a different level of competition, because it’s a tournament – everyone does it for themselves, and they’re also trying to win. So you have to put yourself in a completely different state of mind.

Instead of just “I’m going to have fun, relax, and catch a fish”, it’s “I know I have to go catch some fish.”

Ready to launch your line? Register now for The Iron City Kayak Angler’s last fishing tournament of the season on Saturday September 11 on Mitchell Lake.

Follow The Yak Shak on their website, to Facebook Or on Instagram.


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