Come and join us in the first Midwest Kayak Fishing Series! Three online (fish at your own leisure) tournaments, and a live event projected to be July 19, 2014 near the Omaha, NE area. Grand prize will be a brand new Hobie “Outback” from Select Sail & Sports in Omaha.
After a truly global representation, the winner of the third annual Hobie World Championship is announced. This year’s kayak fishing tournament featured anglers from 17 countries spanning across 4 continents. We here at YakAngler.com would like to congratulate Richard Somerton from Australia on claiming the world championship title.
On October 26, 2013, kayak anglers descended upon Cedar Creek Lake in Stanford, KY for the inaugural two-day Bluegrass Yakmasters Classic. Twenty five participants made the journey, having qualified for the tournament by fishing a minimum of five out of a possible eight regular season tournaments. Cedar Creek Lake is renowned for producing trophy fish and is considered by many to be one of the best bass fishing lakes in the state.
The First Annual Spooky Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament was held under brutal conditions on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo, NE. Thirty one anglers launched at sunrise into 15mph winds on a brisk 38° F morning. Temperatures would rise as the sun shined brightly, but so did the winds. Steady winds at 20mph, with gusts to 30mph, made for extremely difficult conditions.
Pepi Vidal battled a number of top kayak anglers throughout the series year to capture first place in the Kayak Fishing ClassicS inaugural East Coast Series Division, and I must say it is a victory well deserved. He also won the East Angler of the Year Award and the all new “Amigo” kayak by Diablo Paddlesports. He already had earned everyone’s respect by years of friendly help and assistance to all who needed it.
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime! Extreme Kayak Fishing’s Battle in the Bahamas will be a two-day tournament, April 24 – 27, 2014, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Anglers will take their own gear and kayaks on the Bahamas Express boat for the three-hour trek across the ocean to Freeport / Lucays. First prize is $5,000 - the biggest cash payout tournament in the world!
The Tennessee Kayak Anglers held their Fall 2013 Tournament, their second ever, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 on Williamsport Lakes near Columbia, TN. Twenty five anglers participated in the tournament. There were plenty of anglers from Tennessee of course but also some from Georgia and Alabama. It was great to see young, not so young, ladies and gentlemen coming together to participate in this sport we all love.
I am unbelievably impressed with our local kayak fishing community. Kayak fishing is a fairly new and growing sport in this area, and as such the community is not well established. This event was the first of its kind in our area.