October 8-9, 2022 – Lake Umatilla (Columbia River)

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 kfnw.marvin@gmail.com


Anglers qualified for the 2022 KBC:

  1. Braden Allison (OKBF)
  2. Matthew Burdick (OKBF)
  3. Joe Christy (IKBF)
  4. Jim Davis (WKBF)
  5. Jordan Dugger (WKBF)
  6. William Eschliman (OKBF)
  7. Kevin Frank (WKBF)
  8. Brandon Hua (OKBF)
  9. Patrick Kelly (WKBF)
  10. Andrew Larsen (WKBF)
  11. Hong Long (WKBF)
  12. Jason McClure (OKBF)
  13. Michael Mumford (IKBF)
  14. Skyler Talbot (IKBF)
  15. Dan Walker (WKBF)
  16. Kyle Zemke (IKBF)
  17. Dan Zimmerschied (IKBF)

Qualifying Titles

Kayak Fishing Northwest

  • 2021 KFNW KBC Champion: Dan Zimmerschied

Idaho Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Winner: Dan Zimmerschied
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Michael Mumford
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: Joe Christy
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Skyler Talbot
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Kyle Zemke
  • Tour AOY: Kyle Zemke
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: Skyler Talbot
  • Tour AOY Second Runner-Up: Dan Zimmerschied
  • Online AOY:
  • Online AOY Runner-Up:
  • Season-Long Champ:

Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Qualifier: Brandon Hua
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Matthew Burdick
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: William Eschliman
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Brandon Hua
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Jason McClure
  • Tour AOY: Brandon Hua
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: William Eschliman
  • Tour AOY Second Runner-Up: Braden Allison
  • Online AOY:
  • Online AOY Runner-Up:
  • Season-Long Champ:

Washington Kayak Bass Fishing

  • Tour Event #1 Qualifier: Jordan Dugger
  • Tour Event #2 Winner: Dan Walker
  • Tour Event #3 Winner: Andrew Larsen
  • Tour Event #4 Winner: Patrick Kelly
  • Tour Event #5 Winner: Kevin Frank
  • Tour AOY: Jim Davis
  • Tour AOY Runner-Up: Hong Long
  • Tour AOY Second Runner-Up: Jordan Dugger
  • Online AOY:
  • Online AOY Runner-Up:
  • Season-Long Champ:

Tournament Details

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, October 8, 2022

6:00-6:15 AM – Virtual Check-In

  • If angler has cell service, they should use the Virtual Check-In feature on TourneyX to check-in and check-out when launching/exiting the water.
  • Regardless of cell service, anglers must take a selfie photo shortly before launching.
  • Selfie photo needs to be submitted as a submission with 0.01″ as the length.
  • If angler does not have service at their launch location, they should upload the selfie photo along with their submissions, once they are within service.
  • Selfie photo will be denied once it is checked.

6:15 AM – Launch (Open Public Launches)

6:45 AM – Lines In

7:06 AM – Sunrise

2:45:00 PM – Lines Out

3:45 PM – Upload Deadline


Sunday, October 9, 2022

6:00-6:15 AM – Virtual Check-In

  • If angler has cell service, they should use the Virtual Check-In feature on TourneyX to check-in and check-out when launching/exiting the water.
  • Regardless of cell service, anglers must take a selfie photo shortly before launching.
  • Selfie photo needs to be submitted as a submission with 0.01″ as the length.
  • If angler does not have service at their launch location, they should upload the selfie photo along with their submissions, once they are within service.
  • Selfie photo will be denied once it is checked.

6:15 AM – Launch (Open Public Launches)

6:45 AM – Lines In

7:07 AM – Sunrise

11:30 PM – Standings Offline

1:45:00 PM – Lines Out

2:45 PM – Upload Deadline

3:30 PM – Weigh-In


Tournament Details

  • Cell Service on Water: Good
    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.
  • Launch Type: Open Public Launches
  • Off-Limits Starts: No Off-Limits Period
  • Practice Ends: 10/7/2022 11:00 AM
  • Identifier Code Released: At Captain’s Meeting

Captain’s Meeting:

Launch Locations:

  • Any public launch (improved or unimproved)
  • Only public launches are allowed

Eligible Water Boundaries:

  • Main body of water.
  • Upstream boundary is McNary Dam. Downstream boundary is John Day Dam.
  • Anglers may NOT traverse past HWY 14 on the WA side, I-84 on the OR side, nor HWY 730 on the OR side.
  • Connected sloughs and tributaries are in-bounds, as long as they are navigable from a kayak, and within the highway boundaries above.
  • Disconnected sloughs and ponds are out-of-bounds.
  • Portaging is not permitted.
  • Only public waters are allowed.

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.
  • 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.

Tournament Directors: