2019 Mixed Bag

2019 Kisatchie Fly Fishers Mixed Bag Contest

Links

Link to the Entry Form

Email to submit the photo: kffcpr@gmail.com

View the Submissions Received

Token is not required if you submit the original photo (see rules):

Link to contest TOKEN in JPG format 

Link to contest TOKEN in PDF format

Eligible species must be on one of the following list of record fish:

Arkansas State Records

Alabama Saltwater Records

Florida Saltwater Records

Mississippi State Records

Oklahoma State Records

Texas Freshwater Records

Texas Saltwater Records

This link is most helpful in identifying your fish:

TPWD Species Identification Database

Overview

KFF is excited to announce the return of our Mixed Bag Contest!  The contest is open to all KFF members. There is no entry fee required.

The MBC kicks off February 1st and ends at midnight December 1st. Winners will be announced and receive prizes at the annual Christmas party in December. 

This is not a “big fish" contest.  Instead, this contest presents an opportunity for KFF members to show how many different species of fish can be caught on the fly.  Most importantly, ANY SINGLE SUBMISSION qualifies the member to be included in a drawing for the contest’s grand prize!

This contest will be similar to the CPR (Catch/Photo/Release) tournaments you may have heard of, although whether you release the fish or keep it for the table is up to you.  All you need to participate is a fly rod, fly, and camera (phone or otherwise).  If you submit the original photograph, then the contest's Token ID card is not necessary.  Otherwise, if you crop or rotate the photo - or other type of edit - then the token card is required in the photograph.

To submit the fish, come to this web page, use the link above to fill out the catch info.  Then email the matching photo to the email link above.

The submissions are of great value to fellow members!  It allows them to see where certain species are caught, at what time of year, and on what flies.    

Rules and Procedure

  * must be a paid 2019 member of KFF

  * the contest begins February 1st and ends December 1st

  * all fish must be caught on flies and fly fishing equipment

  * all fish must be caught in public water (no farm pond submissions!)

  * all fish must be caught within the following boundaries: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, coastal Alabama or coastal Florida (west of Panama City).
 
  * the contest will be on the honor system

  * to enter a fish you must submit a single photograph that includes the fish.  The photograph must either:
      (a) show the official contest ID card (aka, token)
      (b) or if no ID card, must be the original unedited photograph.  In this case, the metadata of the photo will be used to determine the date of the catch. Make sure your camera or phone has the correct system date.  

  * every entry logged in MUST include the date on which you caught the fish, the fly the fish was caught on, and the state and body of water (location) where the fish was caught 

  * although this is not a true Catch/Photo/Release contest (you can keep the fish if you choose) NO DEAD FISH CAN BE SUBMITTED  – please submit a photo of your fish along with the fly or fly rod taken at the time it was caught (no ice chest, driveway, or cleaning table photos allowed)

  * only one photo of each species of fish should be submitted per member as only one will be counted

  * there will be instructions on our website that direct you on how to upload your photo and log your fish

  * please submit your photo as soon as reasonably possible as in the event of a tie, we will use the earliest entry as a tie breaker

  * ANY submission will automatically make that member eligible for the contest’s grand drawing.

  * the contest winner will be the member who submits the most variety of species caught

  * additional prizes will be awarded as confirmed, please check the website for updates

This contest will be a great opportunity to promote our club and our sport, not to mention a lot of fun!  More information about the contest will be discussed at our January general meeting and subsequent meetings. 

Questions and Answers

Over the course of the event, we'll be receiving questions from members. The ones we find most appropriate will be posted here, along with answers.

Q. Do I need to include the token in my picture?
A. Not if you submit the original photo.  If you think you might be editing the photo any, then yes, include the token.  We made the change midway in 2018 when it was brought to our attention that including the token required extra / excessive handling of the fish.  In those cases where the fish will be released, minimal handling and time out the water is critical.

Q. Will the photos be used elsewhere?
A. We plan to use some at our Christmas Party slideshow.  Otherwise, selected photos will be used strictly for contest promotion, either on our website or Facebook page.