Rules

To help promote consistency in kayak bass fishing competition nationwide, Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ has adopted Kayak Bass Fishing’s Competition Rules Standards.

You can find those rules here.

However, there are a few things that we do differently, so we have our own rules addendum, which you can find below. In addition, some events may have its own rules addendum, further restrictions or less. Those details will be provided on the event’s Facebook and TourneyX pages.

All anglers wishing to compete in our tournaments are required to understand and comply with these rules. Failure to do so could result in deductions or disqualification.

MASSACHUSETTS KAYAK BASSIN’ RULES ADDENDUM

KBF Competition Rule 2B

Length—The minimum length of bass scored in competition is 12 inches. Photos of bass shorter than the minimum will be denied.

MAKB Rule Addendum

Length—The minimum length of bass scored in MAKB competition is 8 inches. Photos of bass shorter than the minimum will be denied.

KBF Competition Rule 6

There is no specific KBF rule under Cooperation and Assistance that ours alters.

MAKB Rule Addendum

During competition, anglers are not allowed to fish with or receive assistance from non-competitors. Leave your friends at home. Anglers caught breaking this rule will be disqualified.

KBF Competition Rule 10F

Mouth open 1/4 inch or more, even if it appears to be structurally unable to close completely—one-inch deduction.

MAKB Rule Addendum

Mouth open more than 1/4 inch, even if it appears to be structurally unable to close completely—one-inch deduction.

If you have any questions, or need clarification, please reach out to us via our contact form.