Tenkiller to host Bassmaster Kayak Series National Championship

For just the second time in the series’ history, the country’s best kayak anglers are heading to Oklahoma, this time competing for a National Championship on Lake Tenkiller. The Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series Championship powered by TourneyX will be held on Lake Tenkiller in Tahlequah, Okla., as part of the festivities surrounding the 2024 Academy Sports + Outdoor Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota in Tulsa.

The championship at Lake Tenkiller will be a two-day event, March 20-21, 2024. The awards ceremony will be held on the Bassmaster Classic stage at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa March 22 prior to the Day 1 Classic weigh-in.

“On behalf of Tour Tahlequah and Explore Cherokee County, Oklahoma Tourism, we gladly welcome Bassmaster back to the beautiful Lake Tenkiller,” said Greater Tenkiller Area Association Executive Director Kenyatta Wright. “We are so excited to have the opportunity of sharing our beautiful lake with fellow anglers from all over the nation. Welcome to Lake Tenkiller and Tahlequah!”

The last time the Bassmaster Kayak Series visited the Sooner State, Drew Gregory bested the field at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees en route to winning the Dakota Lithium Bassmaster Kayak Series Angler of the Year race. With one event left in the 2023 season, Gregory is currently in 10th place in the AOY standings. 2023 Kayak Series Championship winner Rus Snyders (733 points), Nick Dyer (727 points) and Elite Series pro Greg DiPalma (726 points) hold the top three spots heading into the last tournament.

Anglers will take to the waters of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River October 7-8 for one last chance to qualify for the championship. Competitors can register for the event through September 29 at Bassmaster.com.

The Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series Championship presented by TourneyX is being hosted by Tour Tahlequah, Explore Cherokee County, Okla., and the Greater Tenkiller Area Association.

For more information, visit Bassmaster.com/kayak.

Bassmaster Kayak Series Title Sponsor: Yamaha Rightwaters

Bassmaster Kayak Series Partner: MotorGuide

Bassmaster Kayak Series Angler of the Year Sponsor: Dakota Lithium