2018 Arizona Kayak Fishing Tournament Series Kicks Off In Arizona Lakes
Anyone wanting to learn more about kayak fishing and maybe take home some cash while they’re at it can register for any one of more than a dozen tourney events spread across five different lakes in Arizona in 2018. Best of all — no entry fee, but still with cash and gear prizes!
Great Group Of Anglers
Dallas Shewmaker, owner of LowerGear Outdoors in Tempe and Southwest Kayaks in Lake Havasu, puts on the Arizona Kayak Fishing Tournament Series with his staff and pro fishing team members to grow the community of kayak anglers with a taste of competitive fishing without any financial risk or intimidation.
For more on Dallas Shewmaker, LowerGear Outdoors see Arizona Anglers Get Hooked On Kayak Fishing.
Shewmaker says, “While sure, a chance at a few thousand dollars over the year is attractive, most participate to learn from other anglers and to just get out on the water with those that share the passion. We always try to mix in a cookout or camping evening along with the event, and part of the deal is winners have to share their secret to success that day. It’s a lot of fun with a great group of anglers at both the Havasu and Phoenix-area waters.”
Dates Near Phoenix
The Phoenix area remaining 2018 dates and approximate times include the following:
- April 7, 6a.m.-12 p.m., Pleasant (with Paddlefest)
- May 19, 6 a.m.-mid, Bartlett
- June 9, 6 a.m.-mid, Saguaro
- July 14, 6 a.m.-mid, Canyon
- 11, 5:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Apache
- 15, 5:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Roosevelt
- 27, 6 a.m.-12 p.m., Bartlett
- TBD- Championship Event with Paddlefest in Havasu
See full details including the rules and prizes at https://www.facebook.com/lowergearkayakfishing.
Lake Havasu Dates
The remaining Lake Havasu event schedule with approximate times includes:
- April 29, 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Sept. 2, 5:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
- Oct. 13, 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Nov. TBD- Championship Event with Paddlefest in Havasu
See full details including the rules and prizes at https://www.facebook.com/southwestkayaksfishing.
On the Facebook event pages, anglers can select the dates of interest and download a standard waiver. ID and scorecards are handed out immediately preceding the event. For more information, contact LowerGear Outdoors at 480-348-8917, or Southwest Kayaks at 928-680-9257.