Final Results

WKBF Tour Event 1 Lake Whatcom Top 5

Great tournament even though fishing was a bit tough for a lot of the anglers. There were still 7 citation small mouth caught. Weather was perfect, 55 degrees, cloudy, and next to no wind. Thanks to everyone that came out. Crazy thing about this lake last year your top 3 were the exact same people! Just a little different order.

  1. Garrett Harrison with 85.00”. Earning $1,940.00!! This is the second time in a row he has won Whatcom lake. Garrett is also the first KFNW member to qualify for the Classic.
  2. Dan Walker with 71.25” earning $954.00!
  3. Kevin Frank with 58.75” earning $329.00 plus he won the Three Rivers Tackle big bass prize with a 20.75” small mouth worth a total of $518.00. 44 anglers bought in for $418.00 cash and a $100.00 gift card from Tree Rivers Tackle.
  4. Orlando Suarez with 51.00” earning $66.00
  5. Jason Carlson with 50″ wins a $100.00 gift card from Discount Tackle, As the first person that places “out of the money”. For this event that was Jason Carlson in 5th place with 50.00”

This was also a qualifier for the West Coast Championship. With 45 anglers the top 25% qualified. Here are those anglers that qualified.

WKBF Tour Event 1 Lake Whatcom – West Coast Championship Qualifiers
  1. Garrett Harrison
  2. Dan Walker
  3. Kevin Frank
  4. Orlando Suarez
  5. Jason Carlson
  6. Jr Zarate
  7. Ivan Cruz
  8. Andrew Larsen
  9. Zach Hahn
  10. Jordan Dugger
  11. Jackie Rowlands

Congrats to everyone that qualified for the WCC. Time to make those plans for California!

Gear Drawing

Dakota LithiumPowerbox+ 10$199.00Sheree Doll
NRSChinook Fishing PFD – S/M – Charcoal$159.85Patrick Kelly
NRSChinook Fishing PFD – XL/XXL – Charcoal$159.85Mike DePeel
SheltaSun Protection Pack$150.00Jamal Washington
Duckett FishingJacob Wheeler Signature Series Rod$149.00Orlando Suarez
Bogs$100 Gift Card$100.00Junior Zarate
NRSEther HydroLock Dry Sack 10L – Blue$49.95Ivan Cruz
NRSEther HydroLock Dry Sack 3L – Blue$39.95Bart Hill
PNW Bass CandySoft Plastic Baits$30.00Carlos Vargas
Pat MooreCustom Hard Baits$30.00John Leonard

Tournament Schedule

Lake Whatcom Special Requirements

All kayaks must be inspected at Check-In. Every angler must click on this link and complete the seven-question course.

AIS Awareness Course >

Once you complete this form, you will be in the Lake Whatcom database. The morning of the event they will have your name listed.


  • The inside of your kayak MUST BE DRY AND CLEAN. If it has so much as a drop of liquid they will deny you access. Please make sure it’s dry. It is YOUR responsibility to wipe the kayak down inside and out, until it is dry, before inspections begin. They won’t allow wipe downs during inspection because it takes too long and there will likely only be one to two inspectors. If the park denies you there is nothing that I can do about it. Please make sure your kayak is clean and dry.

Permit Fees

  • If you are in a paddle kayak or a pedal kayak there are no additional fees. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY ONLINE!
  • IF YOU HAVE A MOTOR: YOU WILL NEED TO PAY ME $5 CASH AT THE CAPTAINS MEETING, OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR MOTOR. I pay the Lake Whatcom inspection folks the fee from my personal debit card. THEY WILL NOT LET YOU PAY THEM! There are wristbands given that show the patrol you have been inspected. I will have control of these bands for everyone. NO BAND, NO ENTRY!! You see where I’m going with this. You don’t get your band until I get that 5 bucks for motors. If you do not have a motor I will just give your band to you. The inspectors will be tracking who has a motor and who does not have a motor. IF YOU GET CAUGHT WITH OUT A BAND ON THE WATER IT WILL BE A $250.00 FINE!
  • HERE IS THE EXCEPTION TO ALL OF THIS: If you already have an annual permit for the year for Lake Whatcom, you have already paid and you already have your wristband. But you still MUST to do the boat inspection.
  • THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUING ANNUAL PERMITS THE MORNING OF THE EVENT PAID FOR ON LINE OR NOT! If you don’t already have an annual permit, you must pay ME the $5 that morning and I will pay the inspectors.
  • If you have any questions at all, ask Jim Davis, Tournament Director.

5:00-5:30 AM – Physical Check-In

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!

Check-In Location: Bloedel Donovan Park

5:44 AM – Sunrise

5:45 AM – Launch: Paddles (Shotgun Start)

5:50 AM – Launch: Pedals (Shotgun Start)

5:55 AM – Launch: Motors (Shotgun Start)

6:15 AM – Lines In

12:15 AM – Standings Offline

2:15 PM – Lines Out

3:15 PM – Upload Deadline

3:45 PM – Weigh-In & Awards Ceremony

  • Competitors must be present at weigh-in location by this time. Competitors who are not present by this time will be disqualified.

Weigh-In Location: Bloedel Donovan Park

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: Shotgun Start
  • Registration Ends: 04/26/2024 11:59 PM
    Late registration is limited and subject to an additional $10 late registration fee
  • Off-Limits Period Begins: No Off-Limits Period
  • Practice Starts: 05/03/2024 5:44 AM
  • Practice Ends: 05/02/2024 11:00 AM
  • Identifier Code Released: 05/02/2024 10:00 PM

Physical Check-In Location:

Launch Locations

  • Bloedel Donovan Park (improved)
  • No other launches are allowed

Weigh-In Location:

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.

Eligible Water Boundaries:

  • Main water body
  • Disconnected sloughs and ponds are out-of-bounds
  • Portaging is not permitted
  • Only public waters are allowed

Tournament Director: