About Mo-Yak

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