Welcome to the Long Island Kayak Bass Fishing Club!
LIKBF was started in 2016. Long Island Kayak Bass Fishing is an official partner club to the largest kayak fishing community in the nation called KBF - Kayak Bass Fishing.
Tournament Fishing From a Kayak?
You will find that we are a friendly group of anglers who enjoy sharing passion for kayak fishing with one another. That being said, we also enjoy friendly competition. We are a Tournament fishing club who fish from our Kayaks/Canoes rather than a bass boat like most would see. Instead of keeping fish in a live well, we Catch, Photograph and Release (CPR). How does that work? Well, we use an online Tournament Management system called Fishing Chaos. What we do is we take a photograph of the fish on a measuring device called a Ketch Board, and we upload and submit the photo to the Fishing Chaos APP and add the measurement of each fish. So at the end of the day our tournaments are based on total inches instead of a live way in of pounds. What this does is the fish gets released back into the water as quickly as possible and not kept inside a live-well all day.
We host one to two tournaments per month beginning in April and ending in October. All our tournaments are Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) and hosted on the Fishing Chaos APP. Members can win cash and prizes as well as qualify for regional and national-level KBF competition!
If you are an avid angler who would like to test your skills against some of the best kayak bass fisherman on Long Island and South New York, or a beginner who would like to learn how to compete at a tournament level, we invite you to fish with us as a guest at any one of OPEN or Elite Series Events.
The sport of Kayak fishing is growing like a wildfire! And we welcome you to join us and attend one of our meetings and fish a tournaments as a guest. All you need is a Kayak/Canoe and a passion for Bass Fishing! Our goal each season is to share our knowledge and experience with new members.