FLW – KBF Joining Forces

FLW – KBF Joining Forces

Propelling Professional Kayak Fishing into the National Spotlight

Press Release, March 11, 2019 – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that it has partnered with Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF) the nation’s foremost organization supporting kayak bass anglers, to hold two kayak bass fishing tournaments in 2019. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The two events will be held in conjunction with FLW Tour events – the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga and the FLW Cup at Lake Hamilton – on nearby fisheries to offer kayak anglers and tour pros separate fisheries for competition. KBF will manage operation of the two events, and the winners will be recognized on the FLW Tour stage and featured in FLW’s media outlets.

“Kayak fishing has become incredibly popular in recent years and continues to grow,” said Dave Washburn, FLW Vice President of Operations. “We are excited to work with KBF as the kayak-fishing community leader to elevate the sport to new highs with tournaments offering over 100 percent payouts through the course of the season and the biggest media platform available to kayak anglers.”

The first event, the FLW/KBF Open, will be hosted by Fish Dayton and Fish Lake Chickamauga May 4-5, 2019, on Nickajack Lake. Entry fee for the event is $200 per kayak, and the top 100 anglers will qualify to compete in the second event, the FLW/KBF Cup in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Of these 100 qualifiers, the top 20 receive free entry. All other qualifiers pay a $500 entry fee. The FLW/KBF Cup will be held Aug. 8-10, 2019 (kayak competition August 8–9 only), on a lake to be announced in conjunction with the Aug 9-11 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton.

“We are excited to partner with FLW to take competitive kayak fishing to the next level and offer better exposure to our top anglers and their accomplishments,” said Chad Hoover, KBF President.

Anglers can register for the FLW/KBF Open at KayakBassFishing.com/flw. Watch for additional details on both KayakBassFishing.com/flw and FLWFishing.com/kayak.

KBF was formed in 2009 to offer kayak anglers the opportunity to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at premier fisheries around the country. Currently in its seventh season for live events, KBF offers more than 25 professional-level bass-fishing tournaments to kayak anglers. For complete KBF details, schedules and updated information, visit KayakBassFishing.com.

For complete details and updated information about FLW, visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Taking My Fishing Career To New Heights!

Taking My Fishing Career To New Heights!

With the help from Pro Angler Hub I am excited to take my fishing career to new heights! I will be spending plenty of time traveling both on and off the water and can not wait to see what the tour schedule brings! Please follow my site for the complete tournament schedule! Also, be on the lookout for blogs, videos, and more fun stuff!

Jamie Denison, Hobie Fishing Team

Jamie Denison, Hobie Fishing Team

Jamie Denison: I’ve spent most of my life loving the outdoors. My experiences on a farm and as a mechanic most of my life has instilled an ethic of hard work and commitment. It makes me a natural problems solver as well as someone that knows the value of reaching out to those that I can learn from and build my craft. Adding competitive sports in high school gave me a passion for competition. I’ve applied this to my fishing through tournaments.

I am now fishing with the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association and I’m a proud member of the GOPC fishing team. For the past 3 years I have fished the Oak Island Classic with a 2nd place finish in the Inshore (Founder Division) 2013; 2nd in the Summer Small Mouth Slam 2014; 1st in the Stardust Open 2015; and a 4th place finish in the Offshore Division 2015. This has allowed me to expand my knowledge and competitive edge into multi-species competition adding the personal challenge of self-powered craft. I am told I have a natural competitive talent but my overall philosophy in winning is “just relax and do it.” If you work too hard at it, it’s no longer fun.

Accessory to my other areas of interest, I build my own custom rods and do repairs and projects upon request for select customers. I have worked the past 4 years as a Feature Representative for GetBit Fishing at the International Custom Rob Building Exposition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where I’ve focused all my expertise into sales and promotion of the sport.