River Series

This series is meant to be fun and relaxing. Take a nice float with your buddies on an Ozark stream, catch some fish and win money at the same time! MoYak River membership is required for individual river AOY participation.

Missouri public rivers, creeks, and streams only.

Anglers may launch from camp, or take out at campsites along Missouri public streams.

Anglers may pay river outfitters, campgrounds, and resorts to shuttle them to launch points, that may be located on privately owned property.

The River Team Trail can be fished at the same time, and is encouraged! Anglers may help shuttle each other, and fish together.

Online only. No In-person captains meeting. No in-person awards/check-in.

Awards will be announced on YouTube Live Saturday night after the 8 pm submission deadline.

Lines in at 6 am and out at 6 pm unless sunrise times conflict. Our goal is to allow for at least 12 hours per float. Fish anytime in between the posted lines in/out time.

The photo submission deadline is 8 pm day of the tournament.

Longest 5 fish win

A trophy plaque for first place will be mailed to the winner of the individual side and both winners of the team side.

Two Person Team Division – Best 5 fish per team.

No AOY points for the River Teams, so that anglers may change partners as they wish, focusing on just enjoying the comradery, and fellowship of every float trip.

Lake Niangua, Lake Springfield, and Lake Taneycomo are NOT allowed. Any water that is in question please contact the Tournament Director.

MOYAK Rules apply.

West Region – Anglers may choose to fish on any public river or stream that is between Hwy 65 to the state line to the west.

Central Region – Anglers must fish on a public river or stream that is located between Hwy 65 and Hwy 63.

East Region – Anglers may choose to fish on any public river or stream that is between Hwy 63 to the state line to the east

Wading is allowed.  Follow MoYak kayak fishing rules.  Specifically, while wade fishing, your PFD must be worn.  Fish caught while wade fishing must be photographed on your Ketch board on your kayak as you would in a regular tournament.

Canoes are allowed, and teammates may fish from the same canoe, BUT may not assist in the landing of fish (no netting your partner’s fish).

-No minimum length limit.

-Smallmouth, spotted, and largemouth bass only.

-Ketch measuring boards only.

-The top 10% of the anglers get paid, 90% payback after fees.

-100% payout to big bass and trash fish.

-Big bass entry ($10) is included in your tournament entry fee. Trash pot is optional.

River Series AOY will be determined by the best 4 scores of the regular season, added to the Championship which will be worth 1.5X the normal points. Those 5 event totals will determine the Angler of the Year.
There will be no AOY race for the 2 man team division.