About the Kayak Bass League
The Kayak Bass League™ (KBL) is the Midwest’s premier kayak bass fishing tournament organization! Based out of Illinois, we are the first and largest kayak bass fishing series in the state. Since our founding in 2015 we have worked diligently to expand with the growing community of kayak fisherman in the region. We hoped to create a unique, tiered bass fishing tournament series that multiple groups could participate under. This idea ultimately led to the development and launch of our flagship series, the Club Classic Tour!
About the Club Classic Tour
The Club Classic Tour was created to promote an open yet exclusive tournament series for serious bass anglers who will enjoy competing at some of the best bass fishing waterways that Illinois and Wisconsin have to offer. Each competitor will join as a member of the Kayak Bass League to be one of a maximum of 80 anglers participating in the Club Classic Tour. Those 80 anglers will then be split between two separate clubs who will then compete in their own regular tournament series to ultimately qualify for the Club Classic Tour Championship.
The Kayak Bass League’s mission is based off of the three “C”s; Competition, Conservation and Camaraderie. Camaraderie brings us all together as one community with the same passion for the sport of kayak fishing. Some of us are seasoned anglers and some of us are trying it out for the first time, but we all find common ground on the simplicity and accessibility that a kayak brings to fishing. The second part of the equation is conservation. Fuel and oil is non-existent with a human powered kayak which ultimately minimizes our carbon footprint. Conservation also goes hand in hand with our catch and release style tournaments which increase the fish mortality rate and keeps the waterway in its original state. The last part that brings us full circle is competition. Competition forces us to adapt to any condition and makes us think outside the box to learn and hone our skills. We learn from each other and we all become better anglers because of it.