2018 Mixed Bag

2018 Kisatchie Fly Fishers Mixed Bag Contest


Link to the Entry Form

Email to submit the photo: kffcpr@gmail.com

View the Submissions Received

Link to contest TOKEN in JPG format  (also available on Facebook)

Link to contest TOKEN in PDF format

Eligible species must be on either the Arkansas, Texas, or Louisiana list of record species:

TPWD Freshwater Records

TPWD Saltwater Records

TPWD Species Identification Database

Arkansas State Records


KFF is excited to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural Kisatchie Fly Fishers Mixed Bag Contest!  The contest is open to all KFF members and will run from March 1st to 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, camera (phone or otherwise), and the contest’s Token ID card.  Submitting a fish for entry only requires uploading the complying photograph, together with the date the fish was caught, the fly used, and the location.    

Rules and Procedure

  * must be a paid 2018 member of KFF

  * the contest begins March 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 in either the: (1) FFI’s Gulf Coast Council Region; (2) FFI’s Texas Council Region; or (3) FFI’s Southern Council Region (limited to Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri)
        - that means....
      * Louisiana, Mississippi, Northwestern Florida, or Southern Alabama
          (for the boundary limitations of the Gulf Coast Council, please visit their website)
       * Texas (Texas Region)
       * Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Missouri

  * 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 and contest ID card 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 SINGLE PHOTO submitted will be make the member eligible for the drawing of the contest’s grand drawing.

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

  * additional prizes may also be awarded; the prize donations will be announced as soon as confirmed so 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 general meeting on February 26th 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.