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LCKF Tournament Results 2012

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The Third Annual Lake Cumberland Kayak Fishing Tournament (LCKFT) launched Saturday, May 12, from Lee’s Ford Marina in Nancy, KY.

For the first time since the inception of the LCKFT, the day was beautiful and the weather was spectacular! Keep in mind that launch time the first year was an icy 28°F, and the second event’s temperature hovered around the mid-90s with somewhere around 100% humidity. The returning anglers were quite grateful for the overcast morning, afternoon sun, and better than 70°F temperatures.

Two of the tourney sponsors, Canoe Kentucky and Quest Outdoors, were set up waterside, with many kayaks available for visitors to check out as well as take to the water for a demo paddle. Other sponsors at the tournament were The Energy Guy, YakDaddy.net Kayak Rigging Supplies, and Fat Man’s Barbecue (who also provided the post-tournament meal).

The winners of the LCKFT were:

  • 1st Place: TJ Strong- 37.5" winner of a Jackson Coosa
  • 2nd Place: John Walters - 32.5"
  • 3rd Place: Chris Hays "Sriperyak" - 32"

TJ Strong

As with the first two tournaments, Susan Powell of Somerset, KY organized this year’s tournament and paddlefest. Participation has continued to grow, with 33 anglers fishing this year. Susan dedicated this year’s tournament to Heroes on the Water (HOW), and the profit of close to $2,000 is going to their cause. Great job, Susan!

I’m sure all of the Kentucky Yak Anglers will be anxiously waiting for the date of next year’s tournament. I know I will be!

Last modified on Friday, 18 May 2012 05:55
Pam Funk

About the Author: A self-described kayak and fly fishing addict, compe”tent” camper, and photographer in her dreams, she found her lifetime fishing hobby was transformed into a full-blown obsession when she bought her kayak and added a fly rod.

Pam is a member of the Yakangler.com Pro Staff team, TFO Flyrods, Hobie Polarized and Columbia Sportswear Pro team. She is a member of the Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association where "Yaks Give Back". Their objectives include environmental clean up projects, working with Special Olympics and wounded veterans, and promoting the growth of kayak fishing and safety in our state.

Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com and can be found on Twitter @shesaManiYak.



# johncochran 2012-05-18 09:44
I was there and it was a BLAST! I will do it again. Kayak fishermen (and women) are good people. Fun to be around. There couldn't be any better place than Cumberland Lake at Lee's Ford Marina for the event. There couldn't be any better Hostess than Susan Powell. There couldn't have been any better weather. The fishing could have been better. But, I had a BLAST!
# YakSushi 2012-05-18 15:17
Was good to meet so many new YA Nation Anglers!
# Chris Hays 2012-05-22 10:53
Was an awesome event! Met many wonderful people. Thanks to Susan, Jerry, all the sponsors, and contenders for putting on a great event! Can't wait till next year's event! Two Thumbs Up!!
# Pam 2012-06-05 00:05
And congrats on third place Chris!
+1 # bdslone 2013-01-08 10:27
This is one special tournament that I look foward to every year.

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