Dates & Times
New to BGYM for 2015 is the Central Kentucky Flows events designed to give competitors a chance to experience some of the fabulous fishing that is available on several of central kentucky's best streams. Competitors will be able to choose from a multitude of launch sites on any of the 3 streams and their branches, giving everyone a chance to fish the type of water they enjoy - from moving water to the impounded sections, or a little of both if you like. All three streams have great sections of both moving and still waters that offer up great angling opportunities for all three bass species - smallmouth, largemouth and spots. In case you think you need to be on a large body of water to score a lunker, you need only know that last year's large bass in the nationwide River Bassin' Series came from one of these 3 streams - a a 24" largemouth caught by TJ Strong.
There will be no regular registration on the morning of the 15th, instead there will be a captains meeting at Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort at 7:00pm on Friday the 14th. This will allow anglers to launch from their sites at first safe light (TBD) on Saturday morning.
(For those unable to make the captains meeting, there will be provisions made to register early without attending the meeting, however attendance is strongly encoraged. Be sure to check back with this page often, as when the early registration information gets released it will be posted here). Anglers must return to Canoe Kentucky to reigister their catches and be in line no later than 4:00pm on Saturday. All other BGYM tournaments will apply as usual.
Eligible waters include: North Fork of the Elkhorn, South Fork of the Elkhorn, mainstem of the Elkhorn to it's confluence with the Kentucky River. All of Stoner Creek to it's confluence with Hinkston Creek in Ruddle's Mill. The South Fork of the Licking River from it's beginning at Ruddle's Mill to it's confluence with the Licking River in Falmouth.
Anglers may launch from any public land/launch site alomng any of these streams. If you are launching from anywhere other than public land, YOU MUST OBTAIN THE PRIVATE LANDOWNERS PERMISSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Captains Meeting Friday / Saturday Afternoon Check-in Site:
7323 Peaks Mill Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Canoe Kentucky is Kentucky's premier paddle sports shop - you can find any type of kayak , canoe or SUP from the many different brands they carry, as well as any paddling accessory that you would ever need, even trailers! Unlike many shops, Canoe Kentucky's unique location right on Elkhorn Creek allows their customers to demo any of their boats, ensuring that you make a purchase that will suit your unique needs.
Friday Captains Meeting:
The captains meeting will begin at 7:00pm atCanoe Kentucky on Friday August 14th.
Saturday Afternoon Check-in hours:
Afternoon check-in deadline is 4:00pm - you must be in line by that time, if not, you will have 1" deducted from your total for every minute you are late. All times are EST.