FAQs

FAQs

What is a Kahlo or Lake Drive Marine Series?

A Kahlo or Lake Drive Marine Series consists of two Qualifying Rounds and a Championship. Each Qualifying Round includes 12 Anglers. The Championship Round will consist of the top six Anglers from each of the two Qualifying Rounds where 12 Anglers will compete for a $4,500* total purse. Your $250 entry fee covers your Qualifying Round and your Championship Round should you advance. Note there is no payout in a Qualifying Round. *Payouts are based on 24 Anglers competing. Competing Anglers are responsible for providing a Boat Official.

What is the Kahlo KUP?

The ILF Kahlo KUP is held at the end of the season, Anglers are invited to participate by invitation based on point standings earned during one of the Kahlo Series or Lake Drive Marine Series. The Kahlo KUP Series will have two Qualifying Rounds 12 Anglers. The top 6 from each Qualifying Round will Advance to the Kahlo KUP Championship. The KUP Championship minimum payout is $7,000*. Your $300 entry fee covers your Qualifying Round and your Championship Round should you advance. Note there is no payout in a Qualifying Round. *Payouts are based on 24 Anglers competing. Competing Anglers are responsible for providing a Boat Official.

Do I need to sign up with a Boat Official for a Kahlo or Lake Drive Marine Series?

Yes. Anglers are responsible for providing a Boat Official for each of the events they participate in. The Boat Official that you signed up with will officiate another Angler in your event. Boat Officials can be a friend, relative, male or female. A Boat Officials must be at least 16 years old. Boat Officials are required to have a SmartPhone or Tablet with internet data service and a Coast Guard approved life vest. ILF will provide all other materials and training for each Boat Official.

How will I know which lake I will be fishing?

All Anglers in a specific event round will be notified of a meeting location 48 hours before their event. The lake location will be given to Anglers at the pre-tournament meeting the day of their event.

Will the entire lake be open to fish other than restricted areas set by the DNR?

It will depend on the lake and the ILF Commissioners as to whether lake areas will be zoned off as non –fishing areas. Anglers will be informed about fishable areas prior to launch the day of their event.

What is a typical day on the water like?

The day will start with a pre-tournament meeting where you will learn about the format for that day, which Boat Official or Co-Angler Official will be assigned to your boat and basic rules for that day including starting time to begin fishing. After the pre-tournament meeting you will be permitted to launch your boat. Each Boater will be given a 15 minute ride around to determine their starting fishing spot. There will be 3 two hour or two and one-half hour periods with 30 minutes between periods.

Where do I go at the end of each period?

In the pre-tournament meeting you will be informed of a specific area on the lake where all Boaters will meet during the period breaks. The period break time does not start until all Anglers have returned to the designated area unless the Commissioner says otherwise.

What are Anglers allowed to do between period breaks?

Most Anglers use this time to make adjustments to fishing gear such as change lures. Also many use the time to snack or have a lunch.

What is the start order?

There will be a shotgun start for 15 minute ride around and the start of all periods.

Entry Fees

Angler entry fees must be paid in advance of the event. No entry fees will be accepted the day of the tournament. Entry fees are refundable if you are unable to make the event.

How do I get listed on the ScoreTracker leaderboard?

Approximately 5 days ahead of your event you will receive an email inviting you to join the ScoreTracker system. Your login will be your email and you will need to add a password which you will also need the day of your event.

Do I need a SmartPhone to fish an ILF event?

There are two answers to this question. If your event is a Boater/Boat Official or Boater/Volunteer Boat Official event the Boat Official is required to have a SmartPhone or Tablet with internet service. If you are in a Boater/Non Boater Draw, Team / Co-Angler Draw or Two Boater Draw event yes you are required to have a SmartPhone or Tablet with internet service.

Are Anglers responsible for ramp launch fees?

Yes

Are fishing nets allowed during an ILF event?

No

Am I allowed to place a fish in the livewell?

Yes if you consider the fish to be a trophy fish and wish to mount it later. Yes if your assigned ILF Scale is not working or broke in that case you may place that fish in the livewell. Call the Commissioner for a replacement ILF Scale.