About Mo-Yak


Mo-Yak began using TourneyX in May 2018.
Here are the current club records compiled by the app.

Angler of the Year
2015- Dorman Hughey
2016- Tyy Ward
2017- Joshua Boothe
2018- Jim Harding
2019- Dorman Hughey

Highest One Day Total (Live)
Jim W. Harding – Truman lake 2020- 100.5″
Troy Enke – Table Rock fall of 2019- 94.5″
Darian Beedle – Pomme De Terre 2020- 93.25″
David Cruz – Table Rock spring of 2019- 88.75″
Lance Burris – Bull Shoals 2019 – 85.75″

Big Bass (Live)
Brian Hillman – Lake Taneycomo 2019- 22.5″
Darian Beedle – Pomme De Terre 2020 – 22.5″

Big Bass (Online) Peyton Stumpf – 24.00″

Largest Margin of Victory (Live)
Darian Beedle Pomme de Terre 2020 +11.5″

Most Fish Caught (Live – One Day)
2020 Truman lake – 388
2020 Lake of the Ozarks – 354
2019 Table Rock – 346
2020 Pomme de Terre – 300

Largest Turnout
Table Rock 2020 – 87 anglers

Most Wins
Dorman Hughey – 5 wins

Top Online monthly scores
July 2020 – Brennan Banks – 110.50″
March 2020 – Richy R Laughery – 109.75″
April 2020 – Dorman Hughey – 109.50″
May 2020 – Brennan Banks 109.25″

Mo-Yak History

Established December 22, 2014, by 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. We wanted to bring that excitement to the Ozarks! 

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.

Missouri Kayak Club (Mo-Yak) Constitution

We pride ourselves on the integrity of our anglers and the friendships that have formed over the past six years. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, know that you will be welcomed with a handshake and a smile. The most angler-friendly club in the region, we promise to make every effort to keep our meetings on time, our tournaments ran fairly and our awards meetups as fun as possible. Mo-Yak promotes water safety and encourages everyone to be stewards of our Ozark’s waterways, always aiming to help protect these wonderful natural resources.

In the Ozark region of Southwest/Central Missouri, we hold eight to ten lake tournaments throughout the year with a river tournament or two as well. For kayak anglers whose schedules prevent them from fishing our weekend tournaments, we suggest our Online series.  These fish at your own pace tournaments are held every month of the year allowing our anglers to fish competitively as their schedules allow. Hate fishing alone? In 2020 we will host a two-person Team series at each of our individual trail events!

The Mo-Yak fishing series is Missouri’s premier kayak bass fishing tournament trail and longest-running series in the state. Top anglers from the Mo-Yak fishing series are awarded cash prizes, along with merchandise at every event. Members also are entered in free raffles and given food and drinks at the conclusion of every tournament. Some of the nation’s top kayak anglers travel to compete and enjoy the comradery here in the Ozarks. In 2019 we had anglers travel from Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Nebraska!

Mo-Yak is a B.A.S.S Nation affiliated club, as well as a Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Partner Club. Anglers fishing our trails will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 KBF National Championship, as well as compete in the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak State Championship on Table Rock lake to earn a spot in the 2021 BASSMASTER Kayak Classic!

To learn more, or to join Mo-Yak, check out the rest of this site or email me at the address below.

Joshua Boothe
moyakfishingseries @ gmail.com