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2016 Classic Elite Series Championship

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The KATS 2016 Classic Elite Series will be the final showdown between the top 35 eligible anglers (the top 35 from the classic leaderboard) paying out over $15,000 in cash plus huge prize packages. To be eligible for the Classic Elite Series, you must have participated in a minimum of 4 of the 7 regular season events. The Classic Elite Champion will be earned with the highest combined scores from all three elite series events. The Angler of the Year Award will be given to the competitor with the most overall points from his/her best 8 out of 10 qualifying events. Additionally, an award will be given to the King of the Fish, the angler with the 5 biggest fish scored over the entire series (including classic series). To earn points towards participation in the Classic Elite Series or for Kayak Angler of the Year, you must earn them by competing in the Pro Division.

Dates and Locations:

  1. September 17th – Lake Fayette (LaGrange, TX)
  2. October 1st – Lake Fork (east of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
  3. October 15th – Ladybird Lake (Austin, TX)

Schedule:

Lake Fayette

Classic Championship Event 1: Saturday September 17th 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
*There will be a $2 launch fee at this location

Captain’s Meeting: Pavilion at Oak Thicket Park – 6:00 AM

Event 1 Scoring Party: 4:00 PM- Pavilion at Oak Thicket Park (Time Chips collected at both launches @ 3PM, must be in photo line @ Oak Thicket by 3:30 PM)

Launch Info: 2 Launch Locations (must attend Captain’s meeting – Launch time will be announced at Captains meeting)

1. Oak Thicket Park: Any area from the boat ramp following the shore south to the beach/swimming areas. No launching past the beach area south or campsites.

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2. Park Prairie Park: Any area from the boat ramp following the shoreline south and west to the fishing pier.

Lake Fork

Classic Championship Event 2: Saturday October 1st 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Captain’s Meeting: Pavilion at Lake Fork Marina – 6:00 AM (anglers will be released for roadrunner following meeting, no delayed launch time/ or first cast)

Event 2 Scoring Party: 4:00 PM- Pavilion at Lake Fork Marina (time chips collected @ Marina at 3:30 pm)

Lake Fork Marina Address: 275 Co Rd 1558, Alba, TX 75410

Launch Info: This will be a road runner (must attend Captain’s meeting). Launch points must be readily available to all contestants and must be considered public access. Marinas and Ramps that require a fee are fine as long as any participant has the same opportunity to pay and launch. Homeowners with ramps are not considered to be “public access” for this purpose, even if a fee is charged. Public, Legal, Equal Access!

 

Ladybird Lake

Classic Championship Event 3: Saturday October 15th 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Captain’s Meeting: Austin High Tennis Center Parking Lot (East of Mopac) – 6:00 AM

Classic Championship Awards: 4:00 PM- Oskar Blues Brewery – (Time Chips Collected at each launch @3 pm, must be in photo line at brewery by 4:00 pm)

Oskar Blues Address: 10420 Metric Blvd. Austin, TX 78758
*Parking lot located behind building off Metric Blvd. Street parking available along Energy Dr.

Launch Info: 3 Launch Locations (must attend Captain’s meeting) – (Launch time will be announced at Captains meeting)

1. Festival Beach (East)

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2. Austin High School Boat Ramp (Central)

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3. Red Bud Isle (West)

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Rules:

  • Off-Limits Rules: 1 week off-limits, no change from regular season
  • Classic Series Events – ranking is tallied by points not inches
  • Winning:  top rank 3 of 3 events
  • Entry Fee: $150 (Pro $125, Big Bass $25), $50 KATS Advantage (optional) at each event
  • Note: Entry Fees will be collected in advance as one total sum to guarantee attendance/payouts = $450

Guaranteed Payouts:  *** contingent on full field of 35 anglers for each event, and 525 pro entries over qualifying season***

Classic Elite Event Payouts (per event):

  • $3000 for 1st Place
  • $1500 for 2nd Place
  • $750 for 3rd Place

***per event plus prize packages at final event***

Big Bass Payout:

  • $2625 for biggest bass during Classic Elite series – one winner

Prize Packages(final event):

Classic Champions:

  1. 1st Place: Malone Auto Racks MegaSport Fishing Trailer, Old Town Predator XL Minn-Kota Package with Lowrance Hook unit, and Supernova Lights
  2. 2nd Place: Humminbird Helix 7 DI with RAM mount
  3. 3rd place:  Humminbird Helix 5 Sonar with RAM mount

Kayak Angler of the Year:

  1. 1st Place: Malone Auto Racks MegaSport Fishing Trailer, Old Town Predator XL Minn-Kota Package with Lowrance Hook unit, and Supernova Lights
  2. 2nd Place: Lowrance Elite DI Touch unit with RAM Mount
  3. 3rd place: Humminbird Helix 5 DI with RAM mount

King of the Fish:

  1. 1st Place: Diablo Paddlesports Amigo Kayak with Seadek pads and PowerPole Micro Anchor with Battery Pak
  2. 2nd Place: Engel Coolers Deep Blue 65 cooler
  3. 3rd place: Engel Soft-Sided Kryptec Cooler Bag

 

***KATS and ACK reserve the right to change, alter, and cancel any and all KATS events and details at any time***