An epic battle at Strike!

19 anglers from our three states/divisions met on CJ Strike Reservoir in Bruneau, Idaho for the battle royale to name a champion for the 2021 season. The weather did not cooperate on Day 1. With 30+ mph wind gusts, we decided to skip Saturday. 108 fish were submitted to TourneyX for the single day event.

Dan Zimmerschied came out on top with a 78.75 inch bag, including an 18.75 inch brute smallmouth for a kicker, which also won Dan the Big Bass title. Butch Yak took second with 75.5 inches, and Jeremy Miller was in third with 73.75 inches, including the biggest of only seven largemouth of the day at 18 inches. That’s three Idaho anglers, who leveraged the home-field advantage to take the top spots.


  1. Dan Zimmerschied – 78.75″ – $2,325.75
  2. Butch Yak – 75.5″ – $542.67
  3. Jeremy Miller – 73.75″ – $232.57


Dan Zimmerschied had the biggest fish of the day, a 18.75 inch smallmouth, so he took home $360.

Gear Drawing Winners

October 9-10, 2021 – CJ Strike Reservoir, Idaho

Throughout the KFNW season, there will be several opportunities to qualify for the KFNW Kayak Bass Classic (KBC). To learn more about qualifications, please visit the KFNW Rules Standard.

What is the KFNW Kayak Bass Classic? The Kayak Bass Classic (KBC) is an event that will occur every fall, where the top-ranked anglers from all three KFNW divisions (IKBF, OKBF, WKBF) are invited to compete. There is no entry fee to fish the KBC, and every year we will work to grow the payout and benefits of participating in the event. The KBC is a two-day tournament on a body of water that will be chosen by KFNW directors. The location generally rotates between locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

If you have any questions, please email

Anglers qualified for the 2021 KBC:

  1. Cody Allison (OKBF)
  2. Brad Andrews (IKBF)
  3. Ed Arden (OKBF)
  4. Constantine Bolo (WKBF)
  5. Matthew Burdick (OKBF)
  6. Rich Childs (OKBF)
  7. Joe Christy (IKBF)
  8. Jim Davis (WKBF)
  9. Jordan Dugger (WKBF)
  10. Josh Dugger (WKBF)
  11. William Eschliman (OKBF)
  12. Marvin Forte (OKBF)
  13. Brandon Henning (WKBF)
  14. Don Hogue (WKBF)
  15. Jake Hudgens (OKBF)
  16. Butch Dulaney (IKBF)
  17. Victor Jaime (IKBF)
  18. Lance Lindsey (OKBF)
  19. Gage Loveall (OKBF)
  20. Colt Lundberg (WKBF)
  21. Citha Mao (WKBF)
  22. David Melendez (OKBF)
  23. Jeremy Miller (IKBF)
  24. Chase Odeen (WKBF)
  25. Zachary Velarde (IKBF)
  26. Dan Zimmerschied (IKBF)

Qualifying Titles

Kayak Fishing Northwest

  • 2020 KFNW KBC Champion: Lance Lindsey

Idaho Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Winner: Brad Andrews
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Victor Jaime
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: Butch Dulaney
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Dan Zimmerschied
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Zachary Velarde
  • Tour AOY: Dan Zimmerschied
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: Jeremy Miller
  • Online AOY: Brad Andrews
  • Online AOY Runner-Up: Joe Christy
  • Season-Long Champ: Brad Andrews

Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Winner: Ed Arden
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Rich Childs
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: Matthew Burdick
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Gage Loveall
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Marvin Forte
  • Tour AOY: Cody Allison
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: William Eschliman
  • Online AOY: David Melendez
  • Online AOY Runner-Up: Jake Hudgens
  • Season-Long Champ: David Melendez

Washington Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Winner: Chase Odeen
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Colt Lundberg
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: Josh Dugger
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Brandon Henning
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Constantine Bolo
  • Tour AOY: Jordan Dugger
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: Jim Davis
  • Online AOY: Jordan Dugger
  • Online AOY Runner-Up: Citha Mao
  • Season-Long Champ: Don Hogue

Tournament Details

Tournament Details


Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Prefishing Ends: 4:00 pm
  • Captain’s Meeting: 5:00 pm at North Park

Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Launch: 7:00 am
    Anglers may launch at any public launch location. Black Sands is not recommended on Saturday due to a bass boat tournament launching here.
  • Lines In: 7:30 am
  • Sunrise: 7:50 am
  • Standings Offline: 2:30 pm
  • Lines Out: 3:30 pm
  • Upload Deadline: 4:00 pm
    Cellular service may not be available on the water. It is the competitor’s responsibility to find service and upload their fish before the deadline.
  • Weigh-In: 4:30 pm
    Competitors must be present or in line at weigh-in location by this time. Competitors who are not present or in line by this time will be disqualified.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Launch: 7:00 am
    Anglers may launch at any public launch location
  • Lines In: 7:30 am
  • Sunrise: 7:51 am
  • Standings Offline: 1:30 pm
  • Lines Out: 2:30 pm
  • Upload Deadline: 3:00 pm
    Cellular service may not be available on the water. It is the competitor’s responsibility to find service and upload their fish before the deadline.
  • Weigh-In and Awards Ceremony: 4:00 pm
    Competitors must be present or in line at weigh-in location by this time. Competitors who are not present or in line by this time will be disqualified. Must be present to participate in Gear Drawing.

Captain’s Meeting Details

Friday, October 8 at 5:00 pm

  • Bring your measuring board (s) for inspection.
  • Identifier for Saturday will be handed out.

North Park
Bruneau, ID 83604

Check-In and Check-Out Details

  • No physical check-in the morning on either day
  • Use TourneyX to check-in at your launch location on both fishing days (at launch location)
  • Use TourneyX to check-out once you are off the water on both fishing days

Weigh-In Details

Saturday, October 9 at 4:30 pm

  • Identifier for Sunday will be handed out

Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 pm

  • Awards ceremony to follow

North Park
Bruneau, ID 83604

Safety Notes:

  • An overhead 360° light is required in low light conditions. A high-visibility flag, vest-type PFD, and sound signaling device (whistle) are required on the water at all times. Failure to utilize any of this safety equipment may result in disqualification.
  • Social distancing of 6+ feet should be maintained at all times. Keep your distance on and off the water.
  • Weigh-In Procedures may change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Masks should be worn when anglers are gathered.
  • If you are displaying any of the known symptoms of COVID-19, including without limitation, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea, stay home. If at any time before or during the Event you begin to experience any such symptoms, or learn that you have come into contact with anyone who either has COVID-19 or is displaying such symptoms, you must immediately alert an Event official and withdraw from the Event.
  • KFNW has a no refund policy on entry fees, but we will make an exception and issue refunds for competitors who experience symptoms of, or are diagnosed with COVID-19 before the event has been completed. Competitors must notify their Tournament Director. KFNW will not issue refunds unless they are notified sufficiently before lines out.

Launch Locations:

  • Any improved or unimproved, publicly-accessible launch
  • Only public launches are allowed

Eligible Water Boundaries:

  • CJ Strike Reservoir from Bruneau Arm to the eastern point of Wilkins Island. Wilkins Island is just east of the 51-Loveridge Bridge (see diagram below).
  • Connected creeks, rivers, sloughs and tributaries accessible via kayak from the main body of water are in-bounds up to 1 mile from the main main body (conditions permitting for safety and accessibility)
  • Disconnected sloughs and ponds are out-of-bounds.
  • Portaging is not permitted
  • Only public waters are allowed
CJ Strike Reservoir
Eastern Boundary
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Tournament Director:

Chris Bordes
phone: ‭(925) 216-2663‬


Travel Information for CJ Strike Reservoir

Updated 09/19/2021

Fishing Licenses

Anglers from out of state will need an Idaho fishing license. You can purchase this of these online, or in-person at most sporting goods, hardware, or fishing supply stores.


North Park
Bruneau, ID 83604

Scout Park
Bruneau, ID 83604

Black Sands Resort and Campground
28114 Black Sands Rd, Grand View, ID 83624

Cove Recreation Site
Bruneau, ID 83604

Cottonwood Park
Bruneau, ID 83604

Jacks Creek Campground
Bruneau, ID 83604

Bruneau Dunes State Park
27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd, Bruneau, ID 83604

Hotels and Motels

Best Western Foothills Inn
1080 US-20, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain Home
3175 Foothills Ave, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Mountain Home Inn
1180 US-20, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Event Sponsors

Payout Bonus Boosters

Thanks to CenturyLink and bravoforte, we’re boosting the payout purse for this event by $500.

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