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Livingston launches free online tournament

Livingston launches free online tournament

A free online bass fishing tournament presented by Livingston Lures promotes social distancing and rewards novice and veteran anglers nationwide fishing from bank, boat or paddle craft.

Livingston Lures has partnered with Kayak Bass Fishing, which popularized catch-photo-release tournaments over the past decade, primarily among kayak bass anglers. This fishery-friendly mode of competition appeals to many bass boat competitors. A no-fee, 10-day “virtual fishing tournament” creates opportunities for powerboaters as well as bank fishermen to get in on the action. One unique aspect of competition is that all fish submitted in competition must be caught on a Livingston Lures bait.

At the root of this competition is an online tournament platform created by Fishing Chaos and perfected by usage and feedback from thousands of saltwater anglers over the past 2 years.

“I am excited to partner with Livingston Lures, the leader in electronic lure technology, to create a unique opportunity for anglers across the US and Canada,” said KBF founder and president Chad Hoover. “This tournament is open to bass anglers fishing from the shore, kayaks and similar watercraft and powerboats. Top anglers in each of five regions will win cash or prizes. We’ll also award prizes for the highest-placing shore and kayak anglers.

“We are excited, too, to work alongside Fishing Chaos, introducing new features that even our experienced catch, photo and release competitors have never seen before.”

One of those will be an opportunity for both competitors and spectators to challenge participants’ entries if they spot scoring errors or violations of the event’s rules. This will accelerate the learning curve for new or prospective competitors and speed up tournament results processing, delivering close to real-time results.

A free practice event, the Black Bass Brawl, affords anglers opportunities to familiarize themselves with KBF’s catch-photo-release rules, learn how to use the Fishing Chaos Tournament Management System, acquire a KBF-approved measuring device and upgrade their Livingston Lures arsenal. That practice event started July 31 and runs through 5 p.m. CST on Aug. 19.

The official Livingston Lures Three Fish Throwdown starts at 5 p.m. CST on Aug/ 21 and ends at 5 p.m. CST Aug. 30.

Anglers can register for the event by downloading the Fishing Chaos App and Livingston's SAMI App, creating an account and entering the Livingston Lures Three Fish Throwdown event listed under the "Tournaments" tab. Learn more at

Competitors may compete in only one category (shore, kayak or boat) in a single region for this event. Payouts for each region will be $1,600 for 1st place, $800 for 2nd and a Livingston Lures prize pack valued at $500 for 3rd. Additional prizes will be awarded

The five regions are:

> Northern – Canada, ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NJ, DE, NY, PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, MI

> Central: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, M0, IL, IN, WI, MN, IA

> Southern: KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA

> Western: MT, WY, CO, NM, ID, UT, AZ, WA, OR, NV

> Big 3: CA, TX, FL

For complete tournament rules, guidelines and registration requirements, visit

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