About Mo-Yak

The MoYak fishing series was created to help build and grow the local kayaking community, while providing a competitive, yet friendly, environment for Missouri’s kayak anglers. We pride ourselves on the integrity our anglers have, and the friendships that are formed. Whether you a beginner or a novice, know that you will be welcomed with a hand shake and a smile. MoYak encourages everyone to get out on the water and enjoy the Ozarks, this tournament series is just another way to do so.

MoYak History

Established December 22, 2014, by a small group of friends and acquaintances, with a common interest in kayak fishing.

Original founding members- Eric Hansen, Brian Hillman, Tyy Ward, Heath Hudson, Jim Harding, Richy Laughery, and Jerry Ward.

Four of us had attended a kayak bass tournament in the fall of 2014, on Pony Creek Lake, Iowa, and we all had an absolute blast during the event.
We wanted to bring that excitement to the Ozarks, and created the Mo-Yak (Missouri Kayak) Fishing Series.

We hold many tournaments throughout the year, mainly on some of the Ozarks best lakes, with a river tournament or two as well, in the Ozark region of Southwest/ Central Missouri.

Mo-Yak is also a qualifying series, based on Angler of the Year points and individual tournament finishes, for major national events like the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National Championship.

Paid members of the Mo-Yak Fishing Series can take advantage of discounts with series sponsors, Mo-Yak branded swag,
Members can also accumulate Angler of the Year (AOY) points as they participate in our tournaments throughout the season, and top AOY finishers obtain qualifying spots for those national events previously mentioned.

We provide a safe and friendly environment for the kayak bass angling competition in the Ozarks, ran by trusted members of the local kayak fishing community.

Current Mo-Yak Fishing Series leadership includes, President Joshua Boothe, and Tournament Directors Richy Laughery and Jeff Mellencamp, along with a few advisors within the Mo-Yak group.