Well well well. Lake Wylie round two, just turned in to Buster Swisher dominates round two. We had a great crowd of 50 anglers this morning on Wylie. 8 ramps open, people all over the lake, in two states. The general feel was, limits would be small. Well…. weather was different today than anyone practiced in. Windy, windy, windy, and cloudy. The lake fished hard but still gave up some good limits and some big fish. Only 14/50 people had a limit and we had 11 skunks. Kayak Bass Series and Kayak Fishing With Christ helped make this event amazing. It was a qualifier for the KBS championship, so Buster you are qualified if you pay your membership. After all the work of fishing and kayaking, Santiago Ortega Rivera cooked up some tasty hot dogs and hamburgers for ALL OF THE ANGLERS. Thank you so much for being an awesome title sponsor.
Buster keeps his lake Wylie winner title for the 2nd time this season. He had 71.25inches and went home with $1000 and 300 points.
PC Hawj, possibly the best kayak angler I know finished 2nd with 67inches and took home $468. He again fished for free this month .
3rd went home with Richard May, 64.5in worth $312. Tyler Smith snuck in the cash this month with 63.5 and walked away with $150. Young Gunna aka Zach Clark rounds out the top 5 with 63.25in and won $120.
6th- Ryan Hulsey 62inches, $80 and won two side bets with that.
7th, commish, 59.5in, $50 but also snuck a 5.75incher in for the $390 Yak Bass’n small bass pot! 8th went home with Robby Sinker, 59.25 and he wins a free entry next month.
Our Emerald School of Excellence big bass award goes home with Chris Grant, $245 for his 21.25inch(21.75pre penalty) beast! Congrats! Our Scivation smallest limit award goes home with Kevin Wilkinson with 50.75inches. Mike Constable earned himself a free entry into the Sept event by finishing one spot higher than loud mouth Joey Randall. It only took 33.5inches to beat joey 🙄. Team event presented by Pro Image Sportsgoes home with the Commish team. Kevin and Zach take home 2nd this month. That race is tight. I’m loving the team gig.
On the KBS side of things, Buster also won another $380, and Zack took home another $100+. Ryan and Vinny each won a Manley Fishing rod for 3rd and 4th.
I’d like to give a huge shout out to anyone who helped make today awesome. You know who you are.
As always, give thanks to our club sponsors for providing deals and prizes at every event. Any angler who came to weigh in today LEFT WITH A PRIZE!!!!!
All results, and standings are posted. Out next event is a dual event raising money for a teenager in need. $2000 cash* to be paid out for 1st place*. Sept 15th on Lake Wateree. Come join us! The event will be updated tomorrow with times and ramps etc.
Questions or comments holla!!!!
If you cashed please post your pics. Your ramp pic does not need to be posted.
The famous Lake James. The “hardest lake” in North Carolina. Known to the locals as The Dead Sea. Well……Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing took her on today!
Lemme start with the group of guys that camped! We had a crew camp Thursday night, and then that crew tripled in size Friday night. It was a blast. Minus extreme humidity, the weather was amazing for hanging around a campsite and sleeping under the stars. What a fun time.
Weather for the event was also nice, a little hot, but nice. Maybe a slight breeze but nothing crazy. Sign in started at 4:15am and a line formed fast. At 5am we had 54 anglers paid and ready to fish! That’s an impressive number for James, a lake that people prefish and dont return. 5 ramps were open, so guys spread out nicely. Guys were catching them in practice and you could feel the excitement.
3pm rolls around and the parking lot is packed at the country club. Guys walking around in santa hats provided by Installing The Holidays. We had a Christmas in July theme going.
When the smoke cleared, Euv Gnet had a big bag of 69.50inches, earning him $1000, a free haircut to Lakeside Barbers and an AWESOME trophy from ITH.
Second place went home with first time QC casher Cha Xiong. He had 65inches worth $501! Rounding out the top 3, Robby Sinker, the reigning QC Champ with 59.25 worth $334.
4th Lowell Brannan 58.50, $160
5th Michael Hearn 56.50, $120
6th Andy Myers 56, $100
7th Ryan Breneman 54.50, $60
8th Brett Tudor 54.50, $50
9th PC Hawj 54.25, Wylie free entry.
Yak Bass’n is the clubs small bass sponsor, and helped sponsor this #qc1000 event today. We usually donate 50% of the small bass entry to Heros on the Water, but today we paid out 100%. Chris Goodwin is running hot and smoked a 3.75incher, yep…..a 3.75incher worth $460!!!!!! He also got the plaque and some awesome Yak Bass’n gear. PersonaForm Designssponsored the largest smallie pot today, $100. Mike Constable crushed a North Carolina citation smallie, 19inches and took home the cash! The Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass award went home with Andy Myers and his massive 21incher. He took home another $270 for that! Tammy-Josh Neal and Eric Carroll took home the Pro Image Sports Team event today and Ryan Dills and Shaun Applegate took 2nd. Congrats guys.
Thank you as always to our amazing sponsors that make QC what it is. We give away so many awesome items! Tracy Stanford took home another smallest limit award and brought his wife another jar of Scivation recovery.
Things are going to get interesting now fellas. Round 6 is over and the drops begin next month. Those AOY standings are going to change a bunch! Keep fighting for those 15 spots in the championship! The next event is Lake Wylie on August 18th!
If you cashed today please post your pics.
Sunday shootout had 20 people today. That’s awesome for a Sunday. We had not 1, not 2, but 3 women fish!! We also had TWO father son tandems fish. Who says you can’t mix fun and money?
Tim always cashing Sabella won with his son by his side. So awesome. 63inches worth $200.
Chris Goodwin nabs his first cash! 2nd place with 60inches worth $120.
Richard May finished up 3rd with 34.5 in hes worth $80.
The commish takes home big bass honors with 18.5, worth $100.
Thx for coming guys, and gals. Onto the next.
P.s. Nick Huddleston got whooped and lost the $20 bet
Event 5 is over. The Mystery Event presented by Mystery Tackle Box is always a fun event. Not knowing where we will end up. Not being able to plan or practice. It adds a new level to the game. Usually at this point of the season we are looking towards the finish line. Usually only 2 events left, drops start now etc. Well 2018 we changed it up. We added two events. The main reason for that was because of summer fishing. Some wanted to eliminate summer events. Some wanted to keep them. So I added two events, and added a drop, in turn giving you the opportunity to skip summer fishing. I think some people took advantage of that this month. Mystery draw usually scares a few off, plus the drive, plus the 200 degrees outside. We had 47 come play today. Regardless, the excitement of $1000 was still in the air. We launched at 530am, four ramps on beautiful lake Rhodhiss were open. Guys were spread out really well. Not a breeze in the air, glass water. Some guys reported great top water bites, and some didn’t get a sniff. We didn’t have a ton of bass caught today, and most the fish that were caught were on the small side. Fish didnt seem to picky about what they ate tho. Junk fishing for most guys. At the end of the day PC Hawj laid the smack down on the bass, and us. He had the only 70inch limit and walked away with the #1000. Not very close behind him was Andy Myers with 63inches good enough for $430. Rounding out the top 3, Melvin Yang with 60.5 worth $290!
4th- Kevin Wilkinson 60.25- $150
5th- Matt Hawj 60.25- $120
6th- Lowell Brannan 60- $80
7th- Matthew Boone 59.5- $50
8th- Saturday Mel 59.25- free entry
Our Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass went home with Tracy Stanfordand his 20 inch pig! He took home $230.
Our Yak Bass’n and HOW small bass pot went up with the Co Commish Buster Swisher. A 7.25inch worth $125. Buster also won the smallest limit award and has a chance to recover with some Scivation!
The Pro Image Sports team event went home with Kevin Wilkinson and Zach Clark. They each earn $50 to ProImage Sports. Commish and Co commish took second, worth $20 each to ProImage.
It was so hot today people had their phones in coolers at the weigh in so they would cool down and work. I had to put the AC in my car on during weigh in so Buster and I could get our phones to work. Summer fishing is tough. The grind of waking up at 130am today. Fishing all day. Standing at the weigh in. Give yourself a pat on the back if you did it and made it all the way to 3pm. I always have a blast with you guys. Thank you for fishing with Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing. Our next event is Installing The Holidaysevent 6 on Lake James. July 28th. Ramps, times, etc will all be posted this week. The sponsor and myself are working on a few things.
Please take a second and give pur sponsors a like on FaceBook. These companies give us so much stuff to give away at every event. (See pics below).
The drops are coming and the AOY/TOC race is getting interesting. Will you make the top 15 event!? Dont give up. Anything can happen!
P.s. huge thank you to Ryan Dills and Ryan Hulsey for handing the boards today. I need extra hands. Time to hire someone.
Mountain Island Lake woke up from its dream and sucked again hahaha.
They pulled the lake down over night and most people struggled today. We did have 13 come out today which was awesome for a Sunday on memorial day weekend with little notice.
We ended up trying out MLF “style”, in other words we did a 10 fish limit with a 12 inch min.
Being a Sunday we dont weigh everyone in, only people close or in the money so I only know who finished top 4.
Tim Sabella had the only 10 fish bag for 156 inches, with a Big Bass tie of 18inches. He took home a total of $210.
Adam Fillmore aka Hunt Fish Paddle took home 2nd with 94 inches and won $80 .
Commish landed in 3rd and Josh Rose in 4th. Josh also split big bass with Tim.
Had fun. More Sunday’s coming soon.
Wasnt a huge fan on MLF. Maybe simply because we are used to looking for big bites. I dont know. Not sure I’ll wanna do that style again.