Welcome to the New 2019 KATS website. Please pardon the dust.


Kayak Fishing at it’s best!

Welcome to KATS!

The 2018 series is ramping up quickly in the Texas area with some serious growth! We have 7 qualifying events in the Texas area including Austin, San Marcos , San Antonio, and Houston regions. A 2 day KATS Classic Championship will take place in the fall testing the skill of the top anglers from the series.

Our competitor field is made up of kayak fishing fanatics with a deep rooted passion for catching while paddling and they compete in forces numbering 150 and up (expected to grow this year) for prizes, payouts, honor, and several prestigious titles including Kayak Angler of the Year, King of the Fish, and Classic Elite Champion!

This is the 12th year for KATS and the 7th year for Austin Canoe and Kayak to host this growing series. Program Director Kristian Kolflat will be heading KATS again with the assistance of Tournament Director Ryan Schaper and the KGB (KATS Governing Body). All look forward to seeing the die-hard regulars along with some fresh faces amongst the crowd.

In addition to KATS Texas, we are pleased to announce that in 2018 KATS will be returning to the Midwest area hosting 3 events. For more information, click here. If you are interested in competing in this series, click here for the schedule.

If you love fishing, or fishing from a kayak then KATS is for you! On top of selecting some of the best bass fisheries in Texas and the Midwest area, the element of competition adds some adrenaline to your kayak angling opportunities. Bass fishing is already great, and it’s even better from a kayak where you can reach places most powerboats can’t. We love supporting the local kayak fishing crowd, so come join us for these fun yet competitive events in one of two divisions, Pro and Social!

To get started, check out our 2018 Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series dates here:

2018 Texas Tournament Dates

2018 Midwest Tournament Dates

2 thoughts on “About

  1. James Sizemore says:

    Can motorized kayaks be used?
    Being predator mk
    I’m crippled and need the access to a trolling motor type kayak.

    1. Andrea Heck says:

      Hi James, You can use a motorized kayak, we just need you to complete the Medical Exemption Form here – https://fishkats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/KATSMedicalExemptionForm.pdf

      Hope to see you on the water!

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