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CKO Kayak Fishing Tournament Results

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CKO Kayak Fishing Tournament Results Photograph by Mark Watanabe

The CKO Kayak Fishing Tournament kicked off its inaugural event this past weekend at Lake Cumberland.  Not only was this the first kayak fishing tournament for CKO it was also the first Kayak Fishing Tournament to ever take place here in Kentucky.

For many of the kayak angler’s participating in this event it would be their first kayak fishing tournament and or their first Catch-Photo Release style event.  We were excited to see the CKO Tournament was able to introduce so many new anglers to this tournament format.  We were also excited that CKO owner Susan Powell asked us to be one of the title sponsors to this event.

DSC_0893The CKO Tournament was a multi-species event that included Black Bass, Catfish, and Striped Bass.  Anglers were allowed to submit one entry from each species category and the combined total of their fish was tallied for their total length.

The standings are as followed:

Men’s Division:
Pos:    Name:        Total Length:
1    Brian Slone    31.875”            
2    Gene Nelson    14.25”            



Women’s Division:
Pos:    Name:        Total Length:

*(no fish were caught in the women’s division so a raffle was drawn for 1st & 2nd)
1    Melinda Stein  
2     Leslie Price   

DSC_0883Youth Division:

Pos:    Name:        Total Length:  
1    Carrie Slone    11.625”


In addition to prizes being given to the winners of the tournament there was a raffle benefiting Reel Recovery for a TFO Fly Rod and Reel valuing over $275.  In addition to the raffle donation all proceeds from the CKO Tournament are being donated to Reel Recovery which is a non-profit organization that conducts free fly fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer.

On behalf of YakAngler we would like to say you to all of the anglers that participated in this event and a very special thank you to Susan Powell who made all of this happen.  We look forward to the next CKO tournament hopefully taking place in May.


Brian and Carrie Slone with their new Tarpon 120
Brian and Carrie Slone with their new Tarpon 120


Last modified on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:35
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.


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