2020 Moving Water Outfitters Tournament Series

After another successful season, Indiana’s premiere kayak fishing tournament series is happy to announce its schedule for 2020!  141 anglers joined us throughout 2019, including a state record 92 anglers at our White River event, to fish in our events and we anticipate similar participation for 2020.  We’ve added an additional regular season event including 3 brand new locations for 2020!  Below is our schedule for the season.  Check back often for updated links to register for the events and be sure to keep up with the latest information on our Facebook page.

Moving Water Outfitters will once again be sponsoring the 2020 Tournament Series!  Moving Water Outfitters is Central Indiana’s premier fly fishing and kayak outfitter and their support helps keep this train rolling!  We’re excited to partner with them once again to make 2020 a great season!  Make sure to check them out for all of your kayak fishing needs.

February 14-23 – Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit

As part of the 2020 Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show, Moving Water Outfitters has created the inaugural Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit.  Come out to see all of the latest from the top vendors in the game, demo your next kayak in the demo pool, and chat with us about the upcoming season!  For more information, visit the Moving Water Outfitters website.

April 25 – Wawasee/Syracuse Five County Shootout

This popular tournament destination in Northern Indiana boasts both largemouth and smallmouth bass on its roughly 3000 acres of water and is the largest natural lake within Indiana’s borders.  Early season fishing should be a blast and there will be access via two public boat ramps located on opposite ends of the allowable waters.

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and health and safety measures necessary, we’ve modified this event to include 92 public lakes in Kosciusko, Marshall, Noble, Fulton, and Whitley counties in Northern Indiana. 

A complete list of those lakes as well as the allowable launch locations can be found here


Awards Ceremony

May 30 – Salamonie Lake Reservoir Rumble

Continued guidelines and restrictions and the concern for the health of our anglers and their families have forced us to make additional changes to the 2020 schedule.  The event scheduled to be fished on Salamonie on May 30 is no longer allowed due to the DNR pulling permits for Salamonie through May 31.  After much deliberation and consideration for the safety of anglers and the scheduling and planning for other series across the region, we’ve decided to change this event to THE RESERVOIR RUMBLE!  In keeping with the reservoir theme of Salamonie, we’ll keep the same date for the event with the following bodies of water allowable:

  • Monroe Reservoir
  • Brookville Reservoir
  • Summit Lake
  • Geist Reservoir
  • Mississinewa Reservoir
  • Hurshtown Reservoir
  • Leo-Cedarville Reservoir

This should allow all anglers to safely spread out across the state and reduce travel times to and from their fishing destinations.  Any public launch facility (including marinas available to the public) on these bodies of water may be used.  This will be a completely virtual event with no social gathering.


Awards Ceremony

June 27 – Kokomo Reservoir

Another new venue for us in 2020, Kokomo Reservoir  is a smaller venue at around 500 acres, but offers plenty of shoreline to fish in a long reservoir with 4 launch locations available. 


July 25 – Tippecanoe River

This will be the first of two river events and we’re returning to the Tippecanoe River as 2019 was a huge success.  Allowable water will remain as it was in 2019, so be sure to check out the planning page for this event.  Plenty of big river fish were caught in 2019 (check out the results here) and 2020 should be no different!


August 8 – White River

This event set records in 2019 with 92 anglers fishing the White River from Anderson to downtown Indianapolis.  Always a favorite, this event will cap off our 5 event regular season in 2020.  46 5-fish limits were turned in, with 88.5″ taking home the victory.  2020 should be no different in the quality of smallmouth (and largemouth) caught during this perennial favorite.


September 12 – Palestine Lake (CHAMPIONSHIP)

We’ll cap off the Indiana Kayak Anglers series in 2020 with our invitation-only championship event.  This year it will be fished on the 300 acre big bass water of Palestine Lake in Northern Indiana.  Anglers had a blast here when we fished it a few years ago and we’re looking forward to hosting our championship on this hallowed water.  For more information of how to qualify, visit the Angler of the Year page.

September 26-27 – Crossroads Kayak Bass Team Classic

Once again Indiana Kayak Anglers will be sending a team of 5 anglers to represent us at the Crossroads Kayak Bass Team Classic.  This year’s event will be hosted on Sangchris Lake in Illinois and will once again be considered the club championship of the Midwest!  More information on this event will be published on the event’s Facebook group.

November 7 – The All-American Kayak Classic

This new event for 2020 will  pit the Top 10 anglers from clubs around the country against each other in a single-day event with an individual focus and a smaller team aspect.  Our Top 10 in AOY standings at the end of 2020 will be qualified to travel to Truman Lake in Missouri to battle it out against the Top 10 anglers from many clubs in order to crown a “grassroots” champion.  For more information, follow the event page on Facebook and the public group on Facebook.

NuCanoe is once again sponsoring the Indiana Kayak Anglers Angler of the Year and is donating a brand new 2020 NuCanoe Flint to be given to the angler who earns the most points throughout the season and at the championship event.  For more information, visit the Angler of the Year page.

Our Top 5 AOY will qualify for the 2021 KBF National Championship.  In addition, the top 10% of the field at each event will qualify!  Make sure to have your KBF membership ready for when you do qualify!  National Championship qualifiers are highlighted in green on the Angler of the Year page.

For all of these events all details will be announced as we get closer to them, including launch locations and allowable water for the river events and any special rules that may be needed.  We’ll create events on TourneyX for registration.  Keep up to date with all of this on our Facebook page.