CECIL COUNTY, Md. — Talented kayak anglers from around the country take to the waters of the Upper Chesapeake Bay August 7 for the fourth stop of the Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX.

The Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX will be held August 7 on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Mark Cisneros/B.A.S.S.

 Competition Saturday starts at 5:45 a.m. ET with lines out at 2 p.m. An award ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.

Among the competitors vying for the coveted trophy and a spot in the 2022 National Championship will be former Bassmaster Angler of the Year and Bassmaster Classic champion Mike Iaconelli, who finished in the Top 5 at last week’s Basspro.com Bassmaster Open at Oneida Lake.

Instead of a standard weigh-in that requires scales measuring pounds and ounces, anglers will practice “catch, photograph and release” to determine the kayak tournament standings.

When an angler catches a bass, he or she will photograph it lying on an approved measuring board and submit the photo through a special mobile app provided by TourneyX. The boards will measure each bass in inches down to a quarter of an inch, and the angler with the longest five-bass limit will win.

From Maryland, the Bassmaster Kayak Series heads to the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 5 as anglers from around the country attempt to qualify for the 2022 National Championship which will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Bassmaster Classic March 4-6 in Greenville, S.C. Learn more at Bassmaster.com/kayak.

Cecil County, Maryland is hosting the event.

2021 Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series Partner: Old Town

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The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.