Tournament Winners

History was made!

What an exciting day on Dorena and Cottage Grove Lakes. Our biggest OKBF Tour Event in six years of live tournaments. We had 40 anglers on the water and 116 fish submitted to TourneyX. There was a lot of debate before the event about which lake would produce the winner. The top two anglers fished Dorena, but three of the top 10 anglers fished Cottage Grove. Too close to call.

Veteran OKBF angler Richard Childs came out on top with his first win, and he caught the big bass of the day to boot. He took home the biggest payout in OKBF history: $1,589.85! The newcomer from WKBF came in second in his first live tournament, Tyler Hicks — amazing job. In third was William Eschliman with his second top-three finish this year and a full bag of spotted bass. And Cody Allison rounds out the anglers who took home a check in fourth.

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


  1. Richard Childs – $1,100.35
  2. Tyler Hicks – $447.60
  3. William Eschliman – $261.10
  4. Cody Allison – $55.95


Rich Childs pulled a rabbit out of his hat after his biggest fish of the day (20.5″) got denied for a technical mistake. Turns out his SECOND biggest fish of the day was still bigger than anyone else’s (19.75″), so he took home $389.50 in cash and a $100 Next Adventure gift card.

Gear Drawing Winners


Nope, they’re not on the dating market, they all qualified for the 2021 West Coast Championship on Clear Lake in California this August. These guys have all earned the right to attend.

  1. Richard Childs
  2. Tyler Hicks
  3. William Eschliman
  4. Cody Allison
  5. Matt Leibmann
  6. Taylor Jordan Stone
  7. Kenny Husk
  8. Mark Middleton Jr.
  9. Josh Collins
  10. Gage Loveall
  11. David Melendez

Tournament Details


Friday, April 30, 2021

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

Friday, May 7, 2021

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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Check-In and Measuring Board Inspection: 4:30–5:15 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: 5:54 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

Baker Bay Park
35635 Shoreview Dr
Dorena, OR 97434

Access to lake (boat launch). Day-use fee $5 per vehicle.
Parking pass information

Weigh-In Location

Bohemia Park
S 10th St
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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.

Dorena Lake Launch Locations:

  • Any improved or unimproved, publicly-accessible launch
  • Baker Bay Park (improved)
  • Rat Creek at Harms Park (semi-improved)
  • Multiple unimproved launches
  • Only public launches are allowed

Cottage Grove Lake Launch Locations:

  • Any improved or unimproved, publicly-accessible launch
  • Lakeside Park (improved)
  • Wilson Creek Park (improved)
  • Multiple unimproved launches
  • Only public launches are allowed

Eligible Water Boundaries:

  • Main water body of Dorena Lake and Cottage Grove Lake
  • 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:

Marvin Forte
phone: 602-410-1002


Event Sponsors

Payout Bonus Boosters

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

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Big Bass Booster

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

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