The Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament is an event we organize to promote game fisheries conservation, to raise funds for our work, and to have a great time fishing! In its fourth year with five stages, the trail has become one of the largest charitable freshwater kayak fishing trails in the country. Instead of keeping bass cramped up in a livewell all day, our competitors take a special trough-style ruler out with them fishing. After catching a fish, they lay it gently on the ruler, take a photograph, and release the fish right back to the water where it came from- also known as the Catch Photograph Release (CPR) method! At the end of the day, our judges score the bass, as seen in the photographs, in inches. This drastically lowers the mortality rate of tournament-caught bass which in traditional format bass tournament can be anywhere from as low as 5% to as high as 95%.