2024 IKBF Idaho Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Schedule

The IKBF has released its schedule for the 2024 tournament season, this will be the sixth season for the Idaho Kayak Bass Fishing Club. Lakes, reservoirs, and rivers will host five events and the Season Open Kickoff event. 2024 will be a challenging and rewarding season for the Idaho competitors.


The Season Kickoff tournaments are open events and do not require a membership to participate, in years past it has been a team event, where a non-experienced tournament angler is paired up with a veteran tournament angler. The team with the most combined inches will win the Open. The tournament is designed for less experienced participants to gain experience and knowledge of how a kayak tournament operates, in a low-stress event.

Brownlee Reservoir is a top-rated fishing destination for recreational and tournament fishing. The 13,000-acre body of water is in Southwest Idaho and splits 55 miles of the border between Oregon and Idaho. This will be the third tournament held on the reservoir and the second Season Kickoff Opener. 

May 4, 2019

8 competitors registered for the event and 43 fish were caught. 7 competitors caught a five fish limit, and no largemouth was on the tourneyX leaderboard. Big Bass was a 17.00” smallmouth caught by Jared Rivera. Jared would win the tournament with a total of 81.25”, Brad Andrews finished in second with 79.50”, and in third with 77.00” Dan Zimmerschied. Lots of fish were caught.

May 2, 2020

The top 4 anglers caught limits, and for the second time in a row, not a single largemouth was caught during the event on Brownlee Reservoir. The 2020 IKBF AOY Kyle Zemke caught the Big Bass, a 17.50” smallmouth, Kyle would go on to win the overall with a total of 81.75”, in second place was Jeremy Miller with a total of 81.25”, and in third place was Brad Andrews with 74.75”.

April 30, 2022, Season Kickoff

23 of the 26 competitors caught their two fish limits, and for the third time, the tourneyX leaderboard was dominated by smallmouth bass. No largemouth bass were caught. The Big Bass was an 18.50” smallmouth bass caught by Jed Rivera. Dan Zimmerschied and Joel Flowers won the event with a combined total of 61”, Andrew Love and Jack Eames finished second with 60.75”, and James Reynolds and Justin Hammeke finished third with 55.75”.

Event #1

Located in Southwest Idaho, in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge sits the 9,800-acre Lake Lowell. The lake is the oldest man-made lake in Idaho and has a maximum depth of 50ft. It is a popular destination for pleasure boaters, jet skiers, and fishermen. The lake offers ledges, rocks, hard bottom, and even some vegetation for bass to find cover and ambush points. The IKBF has had one previous event on Lake Lowell back in 2019.

June 22, 2019

7 people registered for the event, and 44 fish were caught, all of them were largemouth bass. Brian Trice won the Big Bass pot with an 18.25” largemouth. The 2019 IKBF AOY, Brad Andrews won the event with a total of 82”, Ethan Mason finished in second with 81.25”, and Chris Bordes finished third with a total of 74.75”. The top 4 competitors caught a five-fish limit.

Event #2

This is going to be a special event for the KFNW, all three clubs, IKBF, OKBF, and the WKBF will be competing on Lake Wallula, and it will be the same day, time, and place as the No Limit Big Bass Power Hour presented by Native Watercraft. It’s going to be wild. Competitors will be able to register for both events and compete in both events at the same time. This is the day you don’t want to miss, lots of opportunities to win prizes, money, and trophies.  For more information about the No Limit Big Bass Power Hour click here.

Lake Wallula is in the Tri-City area in Southeast Washington, it is part of the Columbia River. This body of water is home to giant Smallmouth and Largemouth and can be found on a variety of cover and structure that the lake has to offer.

May 14, 2022

The first time that all three clubs competed on Lake Wallula was in 2022 and it was a fish-catching frenzy. 92 Competitors registered for the event and 376 fish were submitted, what an exhausting day to be a tournament judge. The Biggest Bass was a 20.25” largemouth caught by Brandon Hua (OKBF), that size of fish would put you near the top for a Big Bass Power Hour win. Dan Zimmerscied (IKBF) finished in First place with 93.00”, followed by Brandon Hua (OKBF) in second with 91.75”, and in third with 89.50” Jordan Dugger (WKBF).  2024 is going to be another great turnout with more competition.

Event #3

Lake Coeur d’Alene is in North Idaho in the town of Coeur d’Alene. The 27,900-acre lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, boaters, water skiers, and fishermen. This lake is home to many different species of fish, salmon, pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, musky, and even sturgeon call this lake home. Avoiding pike while targeting bass could be a challenge during this event, plan on bringing extra tackle and fishing line to this event. This will be the first tournament for the IKBF on Lake Coeur d’Alene, more information will be available as the event gets closer.

Event #4

Lake Cascade is a 27,000-acre located in the Boise National Forest town of Cascade. With an average depth of 27 feet, it is one of the shallower lakes the IKBF will compete on in 2024. Fallen trees, brush piles, and other vegetation can be found on this body of water. In past events, smallmouth has dominated the tourneyX leaderboard. 2024 will be the third time the IKBF has competed on Lake Cascade.

June 6, 2020

5 of the 9 anglers that registered for the event had caught a 5-fish limit, all of which were smallmouth bass. Kyle Zemke won the Big Bass side pot with an 18.50” Smallmouth. Joe Jones would win the tournament with a total of 75.25”, followed by Kyle Zemke in second place with 73.75”, and in third place with a total of 72.75” was Brian Trice.

June 5, 2021

19 Competitors registered for the event and 128 fish were caught.  3 largemouth bass were caught during this event. Victor Jamie caught the Big Bass with a 19.00” smallmouth and would win the overall with a total of 79.00”, the 2021 IKBF AOY Dan Zimmerschied finished in second with a total of 76.00”, and in third place was Zachary Velarde with a total of 72.75”. 16 Anglers caught 5 fish limits.

Event #5

This section of the Snake River runs between the Lower Salmon Falls Dam and the Upper Salmon Falls Dam, it is in South Idaho in the town of Hagerman Idaho. The reservoir is home to both small and largemouth bass. Access to connected creeks, rivers, and sloughs is possible on the reservoir. This will be the third time the IKBF has competed on this body of water.

May 1, 2021

25 anglers registered for the event and 93 fish were caught. Victor Jamie took the Big Bass win with an 18.25” largemouth. Brad Andrews won the event with a total of 81.00”, Jed Rivera finished in second with 77.25”, and Kyle Zemke took third with 76.25”. 10 competitors caught 5 fish limits, and 2nd through 10th place had caught over 70”. It was a closely contested event.

August 13, 2022

25 competitors registered for the event and 68 bass were caught. The Big Bass was a 19.00” largemouth caught by the tournament winner Skyler Talbot, followed by Michael Mumford with a total of 77.00”, and in third place was Kyle Zemke with 74.00”. Six 5 fish limits were submitted to the tourneyX leaderboard. It was a mix of both largemouth and smallmouth bass caught that day.


The 2024 IKBF tournament season is going to be a shootout, that will include new bodies of water and some familiar territory. The participation numbers are on the rise and the competition will continue to get tougher. It’s going to be a great season.

IKBF Information: https://kayakfishingnorthwest.com/

KFNW tourneyX page: https://www.tourneyx.com/app/tournaments/s/kfnw

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