BCKFC Master Angler Program


Are you the type of kayak angler who constantly strives to improve and aim for trophy fish from several species? If so, the BCKFC Master Angler Program is for you! The Master Angler program is intended to recognize special kayak angling achievements! This event is limited to members of the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. It's pretty simple, if you catch a qualifying fish you just submit a photograph via email. BCKFC will do the rest. The master angler program is limited to kayak fishing trips and will only include catches made from a kayak or while wading with kayak tethered to the angler.
Official Rules:
There is no entry fee or form, however, this event is limited to members of BCKFC.
Fish must have been caught on or after July 13, 2008.
Each catch must meet the big fish limits below.
Weighing is encouraged - but not required.
There is no time limit for catching your fish - your catches do not expire after they have been submitted.
Fish can be caught anywhere in the lower continental 48 states.
Deliberate falsification of any submissions will result in disqualification. All existing records will be removed and future applications from the angler will not be considered.
BCKFC reserves the right to review, investigate, reject, disqualify, or accept any application submitted or any award granted. In case of disputes, the decision of the Program Committee will be final.
*** Fish may not be mutilated in any way.
** Fileting, cleaning or other form of mutilation. Fish mutilated by shooting, foul hooking, snagging or by other fish such as sharks are not eligible.

Recognition Tiers: At each level, the accomplished kayak angler will be recognized on the BCKFC website and will be given the opportunity to purchase an embroidered fishing shirt noting their accomplishments.

The lowest tier is "BCKFC Advanced Kayak Angler".
This is for the person who submits a minimum of 3 qualified species.

The lower middle tier is "BCKFC Expert Kayak Angler".
This is for the person who submits a minimum of 5 qualified species.

The upper middle tier is "BCKFC Elite Kayak Angler".
This is for the person who submits a minimum of 7 qualified species.

The top tier is "BCKFC Master Kayak Angler".
This is for the person who submits a minimum of 10 qualified species.

The BCKFC angler who has the most Species after attaining the rank of BCKFC Master Kayak Angler will Hold the title BCKFC Ultimate Kayak Angler until he or she is de-throwned. In the event of a tie, the angler who reached the tied amount first will hold the title.

How to submit your catch:
If you catch a qualifying big fish, you must follow the photograph guidelines.
1) Photograph your fish along with an appropriate measuring device (e.g. Measuring Stick).
2) The fish must have it's mouth closed and it's nose must be at the "0" mark.
3) To certify the photograph was taken after July 13th, 2008, the photo must also contain a lure of any type, laid on the fishs body.
5) Post your photo's of your qualifying catch and a brief story including the date of the catch. If you weighed the fish let us know, and if you have a picture holding the fish in your kayak we would like to see that too.
6) Each angler will be allowed to request one species substitution per year. For example, if a member were to land and photograph a tarpon, he or she may request that that photograph be allowed as one of their qualified catches. The ruling committee will determine whether or not the size and rarity of the catch should qualify. All rulings are final and may not be challenged.
7) Fish can be caught with lures or bait (live or dead)
8) If you know wish to have a species added to the list of available species submit your request via PM and it will considered, and if accepted added to the list.

Species and Minimum Lengths to Qualify
Saltwater     Freshwater  
Amberjack 20"   Bass, Largemouth 22"
Barracuda 36"   BlueGill 10"
Black Drum 30"   Brook Trout 16"
Bluefish 20"   Brown Trout 20"
Catfish, Gafftopsail 20"   Buffalo 30"
Cobia/Ling/Lemonfish 36"   Carp 30"
Croaker 14"   Catfish 30"
Dolphin/Mahi Mahi/Dorado 24"   Chain Pickeral 18"
Flounder 18"   Choupique/Bowfin 22"
Grouper (Any Species) 24"   Freshwater Drum/Gaspergou 30"
Jack Crevalle 30"   Gar 36"
King Mackerel 36"   Musky 40"
Ladyfish 20"   Northern Pike 30"
Little Tunney 18"   Peacock Bass 18"
Pompano 16"   Rainbow Trout 20"
Ray (wingspan measurement) 18"   Rio Grande Cichlid 10"
Red Drum 30"   Sacalait/Crappie 15"
Sailfish 36"   Smallmouth Bass 18"
Shark 48"   Spotted Bass 16"
Sheepshead 18"   Striped Sea Bass/Hybrid 28"
Snapper 16"   Sunfish (Any Species) 10"
Snook 26"   Walleye 22"
Spadefish 17"   Warmouth (Goggle Eye) 10"
Spanish Mackerel 20"   White Bass 15"
Spotted Sea Trout 24"   Yellow Perch 12"
Tarpon 24"      
Triggerfish 14"      
Triple-Tail 18"      
Tuna 20"      
White/Sand Trout 15"      

Master Kayak Angler Stats
Angler Species Length Weight Date Picture Rank
Mu Hobe Tarpon 60+ n/a 07/18/2016 N/A
fishtaco Chain Pickeral 20.5 n/a 07/16/2016 Elite
whereyak Tarpon 27 n/a 07/11/2016 Master
Chickenwing504 Sheepshead 23 n/a 02/13/2016 Expert
fishtaco Red Drum 42 n/a 01/24/2016 Elite
skipr Red Drum 40 n/a 12/31/2015 N/A
skipr Flounder 18 n/a 12/31/2015 N/A
BreamKiller Choupique/Bowfin 24.5 n/a 10/25/2015 Elite
Roscoe P Jack Crevalle 37 n/a 09/17/2015 N/A
BreamKiller Jack Crevalle 36.25 n/a 04/26/2015 Elite
whereyak Gar 39.5 n/a 03/22/2015 Master
Chickenwing504 Catfish 34 n/a 03/08/2015 Expert
Musicdoc Red Drum 33 n/a 11/28/2014 Advanced
marshdaddy Red Drum 30 n/a 11/17/2014 Advanced
soldier08152008 Sheepshead 20.5 n/a 09/13/2014 Advanced
Chickenwing504 Jack Crevalle 38 n/a 08/09/2014 Expert
whereyak Grouper (Any Species) 27.875 n/a 05/26/2014 Master
Chickenwing504 Gar 77 n/a 05/17/2014 Expert
soldier08152008 Catfish, Gafftopsail 24 n/a 04/18/2014 Advanced
BreamKiller Catfish, Gafftopsail 21 n/a 04/14/2014 Elite
Chickenwing504 Red Drum 32.75 n/a 03/11/2014 Expert
wingman Red Drum 40.5 n/a 03/06/2014 N/A
hookn1 Tarpon 31 n/a 02/22/2014 Expert
MidCityGumbo White/Sand Trout 16.25 n/a 12/26/2013 Advanced
nolafish Flounder 19.5 n/a 11/26/2013 Expert
Choupique Jack Crevalle 38.5 n/a 10/31/2013 Master
snake doctor Red Drum 30.25 n/a 10/26/2013 N/A
MidCityGumbo Ladyfish 20 n/a 09/28/2013 Advanced
soldier08152008 Red Drum 30 n/a 09/08/2013 Advanced
MidCityGumbo Sheepshead 21 n/a 09/01/2013 Advanced
fishtaco Jack Crevalle 38 n/a 08/31/2013 Elite
Wave Doodard Catfish, Gafftopsail 23 n/a 08/16/2013 N/A
tlorio504 Catfish, Gafftopsail 20.25 n/a 08/09/2013 Advanced
Mudbug66 Catfish, Gafftopsail 20.5 n/a 08/04/2013 N/A
hookn1 Catfish, Gafftopsail 21.5 n/a 06/23/2013 Expert
Horseshoe Butt Flounder 19.5 n/a 06/23/2013 N/A
whereyak Little Tunney 23 n/a 06/16/2013 Master
whereyak Catfish 30 n/a 06/16/2013 Master
fishtaco Choupique/Bowfin 24 n/a 06/15/2013 Elite
Mudbug66 Red Drum 32 n/a 04/06/2013 N/A
tlorio504 Black Drum 34 n/a 03/28/2013 Advanced
Yak-a-Lou Red Drum 40 n/a 03/23/2013 N/A
Gnatless Black Drum 33 n/a 03/22/2013 Expert
Gimme5 Black Drum 34 n/a 03/17/2013 N/A
MBowen1 Red Drum 31 n/a 03/15/2013 N/A
MBowen1 Black Drum 33 n/a 03/10/2013 N/A
Roscoe P Red Drum 33 n/a 02/24/2013 N/A
YAK FISHIN FOOL Red Drum 40 n/a 02/04/2013 N/A
Shark Bait Spotted Sea Trout 24 n/a 02/02/2013 N/A
soldier08152008 Gar 42 n/a 01/27/2013 Advanced
salt warrior Sheepshead 18.5 n/a 01/24/2013 Advanced
tlorio504 Sheepshead 20 n/a 01/24/2013 Advanced
fishtaco Black Drum 30.5 n/a 01/19/2013 Elite
Gimme5 Red Drum 31 n/a 01/11/2013 N/A
ijuswannafish Gar 44 n/a 11/18/2012 Advanced
fishtaco Flounder 20 4 lbs oz 10/20/2012 Elite
HAEDEN Red Drum 40 n/a 10/20/2012 N/A
jpoucher Red Drum 40 n/a 10/20/2012 Expert
hookn1 Red Drum 35 n/a 10/15/2012 Expert
elementfiftyfour Catfish, Gafftopsail 22 n/a 10/09/2012 Advanced
Gnatless Croaker 16 n/a 09/25/2012 Expert
hookn1 Black Drum 30 17 lbs oz 09/22/2012 Expert
hookn1 Sheepshead 18 n/a 09/22/2012 Expert
Greenwave Black Drum 33 n/a 09/11/2012 Expert
bayoufrogg Red Drum 42 n/a 09/03/2012 N/A
whereyak Snapper 25 n/a 08/25/2012 Master
salt warrior Black Drum 32.5 n/a 08/19/2012 Advanced
salt warrior Red Drum 39.5 n/a 08/19/2012 Advanced
ijuswannafish Black Drum 33 n/a 08/17/2012 Advanced
Gnatless Ladyfish 23.75 n/a 08/03/2012 Expert
yak-aholic Flounder 19.5 3 lbs 4 oz 07/21/2012 N/A
BAYOUfish Flounder 20.5 3 lbs 13 oz 07/06/2012 N/A
cjadam2 Black Drum 36 n/a 07/01/2012 N/A
nolafish Catfish, Gafftopsail 24 n/a 06/29/2012 Expert
nolafish Ladyfish 22 n/a 06/29/2012 Expert
ijuswannafish Catfish, Gafftopsail 22 n/a 06/15/2012 Advanced
nolafish Sheepshead 21.5 n/a 05/27/2012 Expert
GLWLSU Black Drum 34.5 25 lbs 13 oz 05/27/2012 Expert
whereyak Dolphin/Mahi Mahi/Dorado 32 n/a 05/13/2012 Master
jpoucher Spotted Sea Trout 26 n/a 05/06/2012 Expert
nolafish Red Drum 31 n/a 04/22/2012 Expert
salt warrior Bass, Largemouth 25 8 lbs oz 04/07/2012 Advanced
Gnatless Red Drum 40 n/a 04/02/2012 Expert
elementfiftyfour Flounder 18 n/a 03/31/2012 Advanced
Crow Catfish, Gafftopsail 23.5 n/a 03/31/2012 Advanced
HAEDEN Spotted Sea Trout 24.5 n/a 03/31/2012 N/A
jonalford Flounder 18.5 n/a 11/20/2011 N/A
Choupique Gar 78 n/a 10/15/2011 Master
Aquaman Sheepshead 18 n/a 09/05/2011 N/A
BreamKiller Sheepshead 19.25 n/a 09/05/2011 Elite
Koda Red Drum 31 n/a 08/27/2011 Advanced
Choupique Croaker 15 n/a 08/01/2011 Master
Coomz Catfish 32.5 n/a 07/19/2011 Master
Coomz Choupique/Bowfin 23 n/a 07/19/2011 Master
Crow Flounder 19 n/a 07/16/2011 Advanced
Greenwave Spotted Sea Trout 24.5 n/a 07/15/2011 Expert
Musicdoc Snapper 19 n/a 07/09/2011 Advanced
elementfiftyfour Red Drum 30.5 n/a 07/03/2011 Advanced
whereyak Sheepshead 22 6 lbs oz 07/01/2011 Master
jpoucher Flounder 18.5 n/a 06/30/2011 Expert
Musicdoc Sunfish (Any Species) 10 n/a 06/15/2011 Advanced
Coomz Flounder 18.5 n/a 06/13/2011 Master
Maverick1876 Sheepshead 20.5 n/a 06/12/2011 N/A
whereyak Ladyfish 21.5 n/a 06/10/2011 Master
whereyak Catfish, Gafftopsail 21 n/a 06/06/2011 Master
Coomz Triggerfish 16.5 n/a 06/06/2011 Master
Coomz King Mackerel 36 n/a 06/05/2011 Master
Coomz Snapper 23 n/a 06/05/2011 Master
Coomz Spotted Sea Trout 26 n/a 05/31/2011 Master
whereyak Barracuda 50+ n/a 05/28/2011 Master
RedHead Catfish, Gafftopsail 24 n/a 05/23/2011 N/A
4x4fishin Red Drum 30.75 n/a 05/22/2011 N/A
ReelNauti Red Drum 30.5 n/a 05/18/2011 N/A
Coomz Sheepshead 18.5 n/a 05/11/2011 Master
Coomz Ray (wingspan measurement) 30 n/a 05/09/2011 Master
sandman Flounder 20 n/a 05/07/2011 Advanced
CajunRican Sheepshead 21.5 n/a 05/07/2011 N/A
Coomz Spanish Mackerel 26 n/a 04/24/2011 Master
Coomz Catfish, Gafftopsail 21 n/a 04/03/2011 Master
Coomz Black Drum 46 n/a 04/03/2011 Master
GLWLSU Catfish, Gafftopsail 22 n/a 04/02/2011 Expert
Grape ape Black Drum 31 n/a 03/31/2011 N/A
Blue in Green Red Drum 30.5 n/a 03/28/2011 N/A
Choupique Catfish, Gafftopsail 20.5 n/a 03/26/2011 Master
Racechaser Spotted Sea Trout 25 5 lbs 2 oz 03/26/2011 N/A
Blue in Green Black Drum 31.25 n/a 03/20/2011 N/A
Coomz Red Drum 30.5 n/a 03/20/2011 Master
Revredfish Red Drum 31 n/a 03/11/2011 N/A
Louis Red Drum 32 n/a 02/26/2011 N/A
sandman Black Drum 38 37 lbs oz 02/26/2011 Advanced
who-yak Red Drum 32 n/a 02/26/2011 N/A
fishtaco Sacalait/Crappie 15 1 lbs 9 oz 02/25/2011 Elite
Crow Red Drum 32 n/a 02/19/2011 Advanced
who-yak Black Drum 37.5 31 lbs 4 oz 02/19/2011 N/A
MDR Black Drum 30.5 14 lbs 2 oz 02/13/2011 Advanced
Ratherbfishin Red Drum 33.5 n/a 02/13/2011 N/A
Paxton5 Choupique/Bowfin 22 n/a 02/06/2011 N/A
jpoucher Sheepshead 18.75 n/a 01/30/2011 Expert
GLWLSU Red Drum 35.5 n/a 01/29/2011 Expert
sandman Red Drum 31 n/a 01/29/2011 Advanced
ijuswannafish Red Drum 31.5 11 lbs oz 01/29/2011 Advanced
Mokenman Red Drum 37 n/a 01/16/2011 N/A
Choupique Red Drum 30.5 n/a 01/10/2011 Master
ReelRebel Red Drum 32.5 n/a 01/10/2011 N/A
MDR White/Sand Trout 18 n/a 01/10/2011 Advanced
RazorYak Flounder 20 n/a 01/10/2011 N/A
ChickApin Flounder 19.5 n/a 01/10/2011 N/A
whereyak Red Drum 36 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
Gnatless Flounder 18.5 n/a 11/15/2010 Expert
ReelThrill Pompano 18.75 n/a 11/15/2010 Advanced
whereyak Flounder 18.5 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
Choupique Black Drum 34 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
whereyak Spotted Sea Trout 24.25 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
RedHead Red Drum 34.5 n/a 11/15/2010 N/A
whereyak Jack Crevalle 40 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
GLWLSU Spotted Sea Trout 26.75 n/a 11/15/2010 Expert
whereyak Black Drum 36.5 n/a 11/15/2010 Master
marshdaddy Sheepshead 19.5 n/a 11/05/2010 Advanced
BreamKiller Gar 38 n/a 11/05/2010 Elite
Cayaking Cody Black Drum 49 51 lbs 8 oz 11/05/2010 N/A
Koda Sunfish (Any Species) 10.5 n/a 11/05/2010 Advanced
MDR Flounder 18 n/a 11/05/2010 Advanced
nolafish Spotted Sea Trout 26.5 n/a 11/05/2010 Expert
sandman Catfish, Gafftopsail 24.75 n/a 11/05/2010 Advanced
fishtaco Sheepshead 18 n/a 11/05/2010 Elite
jpoucher Catfish, Gafftopsail 24 n/a 11/05/2010 Expert
ReelThrill Sheepshead 21.5 n/a 05/25/2010 Advanced
ReelThrill Black Drum 34 n/a 05/22/2010 Advanced
whereyak Shark 50 n/a 05/09/2010 Master
Quas Red Drum 33.5 12 lbs 2 oz 04/29/2010 N/A
ReelThrill Red Drum 30.5 11 lbs 10 oz 04/22/2010 Advanced
BreamKiller Red Drum 30.75 n/a 04/18/2010 Elite
fishtaco Spotted Bass 18 2 lbs 13 oz 04/17/2010 Elite
N_SHORE_BILL Flounder 19 2 lbs 13 oz 04/11/2010 N/A
Greenwave Flounder 18.25 n/a 04/03/2010 Expert
Cajun_Caster Croaker 14 n/a 03/27/2010 N/A
Greenwave Sheepshead 18.5 n/a 03/12/2010 Expert
lsuflyfishing Red Drum 30.5 n/a lbs n/a oz 02/28/2010 N/A
bernmurd Red Drum 36 n/a 10/17/2009 N/A
marshdaddy Flounder 18.75 n/a 10/17/2009 Advanced
TopDogEye Flounder 18 n/a 10/17/2009 Advanced
Choupique Flounder 19 n/a 10/03/2009 Master
BreamKiller Flounder 18.5 n/a 09/28/2009 Elite
Greenwave Red Drum 33 10 lbs 6 oz 09/22/2009 Expert
Choupique Sailfish 50 n/a 09/11/2009 Master
GLWLSU Flounder 19 n/a 09/03/2009 Expert
marshdaddy Spanish Mackerel 21 n/a 08/07/2009 Advanced
Yak-a-Lou Ladyfish 22 n/a 08/01/2009 N/A
Greenwave Ladyfish 20.75 n/a 08/01/2009 Expert
Revredfish Sheepshead 18.5 n/a 08/01/2009 N/A
whereyak Spanish Mackerel 22.5 n/a 07/22/2009 Master
TopDogEye Sheepshead 21.5 7 lbs 4 oz 06/28/2009 Advanced
bonefish Red Drum 30.5 n/a 06/14/2009 N/A
Barhopper Catfish, Gafftopsail 27 n/a 06/11/2009 N/A
Choupique Spanish Mackerel 21.25 n/a 06/10/2009 Master
Koda Spotted Sea Trout 25.75 6 lbs 4 oz 05/23/2009 Advanced
MarshZilla Red Drum 33 n/a 03/27/2009 N/A
Mung Spotted Sea Trout 24.5 n/a 01/11/2009 N/A
NorthShoreTiger White/Sand Trout 17.5 n/a 11/28/2008 N/A
CwitDeR White/Sand Trout 16.25 n/a 11/03/2008 N/A
TopDogEye White/Sand Trout 15.2 n/a 11/03/2008 Advanced
WACT Flounder 19.5 n/a 10/06/2008 N/A
whereyak King Mackerel 39 n/a 08/08/2008 Master
Choupique Spotted Sea Trout 24.5 5 lbs 6 oz 07/19/2008 Master
TopDogEye Catfish, Gafftopsail 22.7 n/a 07/19/2008 Advanced


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