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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 06:07

2011 TKAA Kayak Fishing Tournament Results

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240 Kayak Fisherman from 9 different states converged on Norfolk Virginia this past weekend for the 7th annual Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association Kayak Fishing Tournament. The Kayak Fish for Charity event raised money for Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters, both charities help rehabilitate wounded warriors. Only one angler Conner Harrison came in with a SLAM to take home the grand prize a Hobie Kayaks Pro Angler.  See all the kayak fishing tournament finalists below.


Hobie Kayaks Slam Winner (largest red, trout, flounder)

Conner Harrison Mechanicsville, VA Slam Total 49.0” slam
(Hobie Mirage Pro Angler)

Appomattox River Company Speckled Trout Division
  1. Scott Inge Raleigh, NC 20.75” (Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160)
  2. Lavern Phillips, Virginia Beach, VA 20.125”
  3. Forrest Short , Yorktown, VA 20”
  4. Jason Balonis, Portsmouth, VA 19.75”

Tar River Paddlesports/Nu-Canoe Redfish Division
  1. Jack Daughtry Columbia, MD 31” (Nu-Canoe Solo Adventurer Kayak)
  2. Chris Haduck, Carrollton, VA 18”
  3. Michael Williams, Richmond, VA 17.75”

Wild River Outfitters & Release Reels Flounder Division
  1. Ken Cussick Windsor VA 23” ($500 WRO certificate & custom Release Reels reel)
  2. Larry Newman, Brick, NJ 22”
  3. Marty Mood, Yorktown, VA 21”
  4. Bob Dainton, Pittsboro, NC 20.25

Kokatat Striper Division
  1. Hunter Lackey Glen Allen, VA 30” (T3 Nova Dry Suit)
  2. Christopher Adams Chesapeake, VA 26.75”
  3. Donald Jackson , Portsmouth, VA 23.5”
  4. Tom Powers, Portsmouth, VA 22.75

KayakBassFishing.com/Wilderness Systems Largemouth Bass Division
  1. Ray Montes Virginia Beach, VA 18.5” (Wilderness Systems-choice of any kayak)
  2. Charlie Hill Newport News, VA 14.75”
  3. Jim Walton Richmond, VA 13.5”

Old Dominion Kayaks/Malibu Kayak Female Angler Division
(largest fish, any targeted species)
  1. Emma Johnson Virginia Beach, VA 25” redfish
  2. Andrea Nunnally Dunnsville, VA 19.5” flounder
  3. Joanna Heckert Bethesda, MD 15.5” trout
  4. Josephine White Chesapeake, VA 14” flounder

Dick’s Sporting Goods Youth Division
(largest fish, any targeted species)
  1. Drew Camp Carrollton, VA 18” trout (Field & Stream kayak)
  2. Mitchell Olsen Mechanicsville, VA 14.5” Striper

Heroes on the Water/Project Healing Waters Challenge
  1. Fort Bragg/Cape Fear, NC H.O.W. Chapter 299.25” total length (Moken 12 kayak)

Croaker/Spot Slam
  1. “Kayak” Kevin Whitley Norfolk, VA 25.75” total (TICA rod)

Most Species Caught
  1. Damian Hall Chesapeake, VA 9 total species (C-Tug cart)

About the Author: Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com and the Founder of YakSushi Media. He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of two little "Sushi's" and everyday tech ninja.

Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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