2023 Kayak Musky Challenge


2023 Kayak Musky Challenge

Monday, May 1, 2023 to Friday, December 15, 2023
 | Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Pike - Musky/Muskellunge
Pike - Northern Pike


Scott Barton

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Kayak Musky Challenge 2023

May 1 - December 15, 2022
Northern Pike entries

June 4 - December 15, 2022
Musky entries

This is a catch, photo, release challenge using the iAngler online tournament system. The goal of the KM Challenge is to highlight Kayak ESOX fishing throughout their range in Canada and the U.S.

**Kayaks Only**

  • Angler Safety
  • Healthy Release of the Skiis
  • Aware/Understand/Adhere to local fishery regulations.


$51CAD Entry fee (Prize pool $40/I Angler fee $8/$3 Musky research- Dr. Sean Landsman, Carleton University). Paypal "friends and family" as the method of payment.
*$40 x # of anglers = Prize pool.


  1. Musky First place (Total longest two fish)- Payout 40% + Plaque
  2. Musky Second place (Total longest two fish)- Payout 25% + Plaque
  3. Longest Esox Slam (2 Muskies + 2 Pike) – 25% + Plaque **Can win Musky category placement plus Esox slam**
  4. 3rd Place Musky - 10%
  5. Longest Musky -Plaque
  6. Top 50% of anglers qualify for a 35qt Orion Cooler draw. Must have two measured fish to qualify. One cooler for Musky and Walleye tournaments total.
    Random draw for Georgian Bay Bucktail. Random draw for Lubowski Lures Prize. Random draw for Frontenac Outfitters prize. Random draw for Eastern Ontario Adventures (youtube) hoodie **The winner agrees to pay shipping for any prize and/or plaque(s) won.

    The tournament identifier will be posted on Kayak Musky Facebook page (files section) and I Angler tournament page. The identifier must be printed off prior to the tournament.

    A code will be released on April 30, 2023, and will have to be written on the identifier. Another code will be released on June 2, 2023, and must also be written on the identifier.

    **If an angler is registered in both tournaments (Cross Canada Kayak Walleye tournament and KMC), the Kayak Musky identifier and codes may be used.

    Cost for shipping of prizes/plaques the responsibility of the winners

$51 CAD
Individual Angler

Canada and the U.S. 

Tournament is over

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/460148457940463/?ref=share


"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
1 year 4 months ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
1 year 4 months ago

Events & Schedule

Pike Challenge Opens

05/01/2022 12:00 AM

Musky Challenge Opens

06/03/2023 12:00 AM

Pike Challenge Closed

12/15/2022 12:00 AM

Musky Challenge Closed

12/15/2022 12:30 AM



Scott Barton
Peter Gignac


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


**Kayaks Only**

All U.S and Canadian waters are eligible.

Approved measuring boards:
Handlebarz and Muskie Bumper are the only two boards that will be allowed for the Musky portion of this tournament. Ketch boards will only be accepted for measuring Pike and Muskies under 30".

Board must be kept flat during the photo and measurement of fish. Judges reserve the right to deduct inches should it be apparent that the measuring board is not lying flat, or if the fishtail is lifted, off-of board.

Identifier and codes must be seen in photo. *Judges may use discretion in the case of measuring large Muskies.

Photos of fish must be left to right and show the fish's lip touching bump (penalty inches if not touching). Fish will be judged at the last visible increment if the photo is cut-off (and no video exists). Likewise, if the measurement is blurry, the last visible increment will be used.
Video submissions. Video mode on phone or camera may be the best way to accurately measure larger fish. Video mode is the best practice to ensure that the entire fish is recorded quickly and effectively. We then recommend submitting a still frame from that video for judging. *The photo you submit, is the photo that will be judged* Exception to this rule occurs when an angler requests that video be considered in cases where the full length of the fish is cut off in the photo. In this case, the judges will determine a score for that fish from the submitted video. The video will then be posted on I-Angler for all participants to see.

Kayak must be seen in the measurement photo.

Any help needed to take a safe measurement photo is permitted. Whether it’s someone taking the photo for you, another angler holding the board, a boat helping steady your kayak etc. Healthy release and angler safety!

No live bait

Lip grippers may be used, however, if the photo shows evidence of physical harm to the fish because of their use, the fish in question will be disqualified. Lip grippers obstructing view of where fishes lip is touching board will have a 2" deduction.

No lure in fishes mouth during photo

One rod only for trolling

No trolling under power

In the event of a tie in the Musky category, the longest musky entered will be deciding factor. In the event of a tie in the Esox slam category, the longest fish entered will be deciding factor. In the event of a tie in the longest Musky category, the first Musky entered will be the deciding factor.

A pfd must be worn all times. Any photo showing that an angler is not wearing a pfd will be disqualified.

All fish Muskies to be released unharmed.

*It is the angler's responsibility to ensure all Esox submitted for judging are caught, measured and released in accordance with local fishing regulations.

It is highly recommended that cold water gear and a buddy system be used during the cold-water months of this challenge.

The safety of both angler and fish is of utmost importance. It is therefore STRONGLY that the proper tools for musky fishing be present on the kayak during each outing.

As per disclaimer, any angler under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate in this event.


Disclaimer Click to Read

For consideration of participation in the Kayak Musky Challenge 2021 Fishing Tournament event’ I waive and release the Kayak Musky, directors, administrators, participants, all sponsors, their representatives and successors (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising out of an injury to me and from any and all claims, liabilities, or cause of actions arising from my participation in this online event.
Inherent and Potential Risks
I understand that the Online Fishing Tournament involves strenuous physical activity associated with fishing. I understand that physical activity, by its very nature, carries with it certain inherent risks. I assume all risks associated with participating in the Online Fishing Tournament relating to the risk of strenuous physical activity. I acknowledge that I may incur minor injuries, major injuries, and catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I assume risks from contact with other participants, negligent or wanton acts of other participants, failure of other participants and non-participants from observing the guidelines of the Online Fishing Tournament, any defects of conditions of premises (including high or low water levels and rough waters), and the effects of weather including high heat, thunderstorms, lightning, precipitation, cold temperatures, high winds, and/or humidity.
I agree to dress myself appropriately as to mitigate risk of physical injury to myself including, but not limited to: wearing shoes appropriate for strenuous physical activity involved in the Online Fishing Tournament; and dressing in conjunction with the weather.
Medical Evaluation
I attest that I am medically and physically able to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament. If I experience any doubt as to my ability to successfully and safely participate in and/or complete the Online Fishing Tournament, I take full responsibility for consulting a physician. I attest that, if I am pregnant, disabled in any way, or have recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment, I should have or did consult a physician prior to participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in the event of injury to me as medical professionals may deem appropriate. This Release extends to any liability arising out of or in any way connected with the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency, including, but not limited to, negligence emergency rescue operations.
Voluntary Participation
I am fully aware of the risks connected with participation in the Online Fishing Tournament, whether specifically listed in this Release or not, and I voluntarily elect to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament knowing that this participation involves these risks.
Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Covenant Not To Sue
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Online Fishing Tournament, I voluntarily agree for myself, my family, heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to the following:
1. TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH that may be sustained by me or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of participating in the Online Fishing Tournament.
2. TO RELEASE, WAIVE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever, that I might have or may acquire in the future, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me (or my child), or to any property belonging to me (or my child), while participating in the Online Fishing Tournament including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was in whole or in part by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees.
Acknowledgment and Compliance with Rules
I agree to observe and obey all rules and safety procedures that accompany the Kayak Musky Challenge and to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my (or my child’s) ability to safely compete in the online event. I agree to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times and to obey all laws. ‘Kayak Musky’ and event officials may dismiss me (or my child), without refund, should my (or my child’s) behavior endanger the safety of or negatively affect an event, person, facility, or property of any kind.
I understand and agree to stock my vessel with one Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) per passenger, including captain and crew, in accordance with Coast Guard Regulations.
I agree that if any portion of this Release is deemed to be invalid, the remainder of the Release will still be binding and enforceable.
Photography Release
I hereby grant full permission to ‘Kayak Musky’ to use, reuse, reproduce, publish, or republish any photographs or video.
By signing up for the Kayak Musky Challenge, I acknowledge and represent that I have carefully