The 2017 YakAttack kayak fishing charity tournament is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun filled weekend of great fishing, great food, amazing raffles and prizes, and amazing kayak fishing community camaraderie, then you should definitely check out the 2017 YakAttack tournament.
The 2017 YakAttack Benefit Kayak Fishing Tournament will take place on May 19-20 and will be headquartered at the conference center at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay, Virginia, same location as previous years. Registration will open January 9th, 2017, and entries will be limited to only 185 anglers. Last year the cap for entries was filled within 3 weeks so act quickly if you are planning on attending. More detailed information about how to register will be posted on the YakAttack website, www.yakattack.us, January 9th and will include an itinerary of events, rules, and regulations of the tournament. Free tent camping will be available located within walking distance of the tournament headquarters and meals are provided both Friday night after the captain’s meeting and Saturday night.
183 anglers participated in the 2016 event making it one of the largest fresh water kayak fishing tournaments to date. The event will benefit Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters. Last year the event raised $18,447 for Heroes on the Water and $2,500 for Project Healing Waters. For YakAttack, the main focus of the event is raising funds for the benefiting organizations, enjoying great home cooked food, and fellowship with other like-minded anglers. Although there is no cash payout at this event, there are tons of great prizes to win in the benefit raffle. The unique tournament dynamics make the event low pressure with anglers only fishing for bragging rights and a trophy.
Many anglers who have attended in the past will say it is one of their favorite tournaments of the year and the food might have something to do with that. Typical table fair served at the event consist of ribeye steaks, smoked ribs, brisket, sometimes a whole smoked pig, and all the home cooked side dishes and desserts you could ever want. If you are looking for a fun kayak fishing weekend supporting a great cause the Annual YakAttack Benefit Tournament should be on your list of events for 2017.
Here is a brief description about the benefiting organizations:
Heroes on the Water – Founded in 2007, Heroes on The Water has remained committed to helping our nation’s veterans from all branches of the United States military with their unique kayak fishing program. The program aims to distress and allow veterans to unwind using the therapeutic properties of kayak fishing. Heroes on the Water provides basic kayak fishing and paddling instruction, angling clinics, and paddling classes for participants of all skill sets.
Project Healing Waters – Since its conception in 2005, Project Healing Waters has grown into a nationwide program, with programs in Department Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and clinics, serving wounded military war veterans. Project Healing Water provides basic fly fishing and casting, fly tying, and rod building classes for all skill levels.