Tournament Winners

It was a gorgeous day for our anglers at event #2 Lake Cascade; a West Coast Championship Qualifier. Congratulations to Victor Jaime in taking the win, Dan Zimmerschied second place and Zac Velarde in third! These three also qualified for for the #WCC along with Brian Trice and Brad Andrews.

Victor also qualifies for the Kayak Bass Classic at CJ Strike Reservoir in October.


  1. Victor Jaime – $690.00
  2. Dan Zimmerschied – $287.50
  3. Zac Velarde – $172.50


Congratulations to Rick Thanstrom for taking Big Bass at the event w/his 18.25” chunky large mouth. Rick takes home $280.50 ($180.50 cash plus a $100 Idaho River Sports gift certificate.)

Gear Drawing Winners


Five anglers qualified for the 2021 West Coast Championship on Clear Lake in California this August. These guys have all earned the right to attend.

  1. Victor Jaime
  2. Dan Zimmerschied
  3. Zac Velarde
  4. Brian Trice
  5. Brad Andrews
Zac Velarde, Brian Trice, Victor Jaime, Dan Zimmerschied, Brad Andrews

Tournament Details


Friday, May 28, 2021

  • Registration Ends: 11:59 pm
    Late registration is limited and subject to an additional $10 late registration fee

Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Prefishing Ends: 4:00 pm
  • Identifier Code Released: 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Check-In and Measuring Board Inspection: 4:45–5:15 am
    Anglers MUST check-in within this window. Failure to check-in on-time will result in disqualification. We recommend all anglers unload their gear before and during check-in. Kayaks and gear may be stored on the bank, or near the launch. Be sure to leave room for other people to use the ramp!
  • Launch: 5:15 am
    Anglers may launch at any legal launch location, after check-in.
  • Lines In: 5:45 am
  • Sunrise: 6:01 am
  • Standings Offline: 11:45 am
  • Lines Out: 1:45 pm
  • Upload Deadline: 2:15 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: 2:45 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.

Check-In Location

Ashley Inn
Parking Lot
500 N Main St
Cascade, ID 83611

Weigh-In Location

Kelly’s Whitewater Park
E Mill St
Cascade, ID 83611

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:

  • Main water body (see maps below for exceptions)
  • 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

West Coast Championship Qualification:

  • Top 25% of competitors of each qualifier event will be qualified for the West Coast Championship at Clear Lake, CA on August 20–21, 2021.
  • No roll downs. If an angler qualifies twice, they basically eliminate another angler from qualifying.
  • Competitors who register and attend three KFNW qualifier events will automatically qualify for the WCC, regardless of position.
  • Competitors who register but do not attend qualifiers, are not eligible.

Tournament Director:

Chris Bordes
(925) 216-2663‬


Event Sponsors

Payout Bonus Boosters

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

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NRS Fishing

Big Bass Booster

Thanks to Idaho River Sports, we’re boosting the Big Bass Buy-In pot with a $100 gift certificate. You have to buy-in to win!