Wow….this really is all I can say about today. Wow. The Personaform Designs #qc1000 event 1 was today, and let me tell you, people were excited. The weather was the best you could ask for. 60deg, sunny, slight breeze. Amazing.
I pulled up to little creek at 7am, only to see other cars and yaks already in the lot, hanging out, getting pumped. Set up the table, boards etc etc and started sign in at about 715am. I had prepared for a large turnout, Josh Swaney and I were thinking 60-70…..so I had 80 IDs, and a payout made up to 80 people…..well…..then I heard this from Mary Ferreri…”we are out of IDs” haha. Wow! 96 people showed up this morning. 96!!!!! QCKBF never had more than 52 anglers. I guess you can say the hype is real!
It was a crazy week for lake norman. 80 deg temps, mud, rain, 250 boat events, winds….crazy. Then a 40 deg cold front, followed by blue bird skies and NE winds…..a fisherman’s nightmare. Reports from prefishing were good….then bad… Reports today were so mixed it was crazy. It all depends on where you launched today. Mud had fish caught 1 way, stain another and clear water another. We weighed in A LOT of fish. I gotta say thank you to so many people who help me during an event. From judging fish, to taking my yak down to the water for me. I cant list everyone, no doubt ill forget someone, but if you helped out, I really do appreciate it guys!
Our sponsors are amazing. So many people left with something today. From a Bending Branches paddle, a Manley Fishing rod, all the way down to TrueSouth Custom Lures jigs, 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbett, Bizz Baits, Shane’s Baits and so on. You are all awesome.
I will post up the complete AOY list, complete Team list, and complete standings tomorrow during my lunch break. Here are the cashing spots and limits, bottom to top.
Our 12th place bubble boy free entry was Saturday Mel with 59.5.
11th place, $50 Jimmy Trail, 60.25
10th place, $75 Melvin Yang, 60.75
9th place, $100 Mike Yang, 60.75
8th place, $150, Zach Clark, 61
7th place, $200, Joey Randall, 61.25
6th place, $225, Commish, 63
5th place, $300, Lowell Brannan, 66
4th place, $400, Matt Hawj, 68
3rd place, $500, Eric Carroll, 68
2nd place, $700, Michael Hearn, 70.25 and the Emerald School of Excellence big bass tie with 19.25 for another $240. ($940)
1st place, $1100, John Ladd, 72.25, and the Emerald School of Excellence big bass tie, $240. ($1340)
If you cashed please post your pics!
Questions or comments lemme know!
Get together March 3rd on Adger. Must pre pay, $20.