QCKBF Event 3 Presented by Hunt Fish Paddle

Event 3, Lake Wylie presented by Hunt Fish Paddle is in the books. We called it #homecoming. Wylie showed out today. What a fun day on the water. The weather literally could not have been better today. On top of that, we had shallow bass and almost NO BOAT TRAFFIC. Personally, I didn’t see a bass boat all day. We ran a few pre registration nights at the shop this week. I think we all had fun hanging out all night Haha. In the end we had 68 guys sign up! We paid out based on 67, Zach Clark fished for free this month. We had over 40 limits today!!!!!! That’s insane! A lot went down and in the end this is how it looks.
Buster Swisher aka co commish straight smoked them today. He brought in 74.25inches, with a Emerald School of Excellence BIG BASS KICKER OF 22inches!!!!! He walks away with $1480, a free haircut to Lakeside Barbersand some awesome hardware. Buster also takes the Big Bass lead for the replica mount from Big Iron Taxidermy, and free rod from Carolina Custom Rods. What a day Co Commish! Congrats. He also auto qualifies for the TOC. Rest of the cashing spots listed below:
2nd place, 3 years in a row, Timmy Thao, 72.75, $573.
3rd place Tim Sabella, 71.75, $382.
4th Michael Hearn, 71.5, $260
5th John Ladd, 70.75, $170
6th, Luke Britz, 69.75, $125
7th Austin Vang, 67.75 $100
8th Josh Swaney, 67.25, $75
9th Saturday Mel, 67, $50
10th Matt Hawj, 66, Free entry into Badin.

Luke Breakfield took home $180 for his 8.5 inch Yak Bass’n small bass. We also donated $180 to Heros on the Water today.

In conjunction with QC we had our Kayak Bass Series club qualifier today as well. Tim Sabella won that event and gets another $396, John Ladd got 2nd for another $170. Austin Vang takes 3rd and wins a Manley Fishing rod. Vinny Ferreri 4th and wins a Manley Rod as well.

If you cashed please post your pics to the page ASAP.

The team event was won by Vinny and Buster today, earning $50 each to Pro Image SportsJoey Randall and John Ladd took 2nd today, winning $20 each to ProImage.

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors. So many anglers get a chance to go home with a prize every month.
We will be at Joe’s Bait Tackle Guns on Badin Lake next month. May 19th. I will post the event Monday with times and ramps. I will also hold a pre regi for the local crowd here in the area, and hold a Friday night one atJoe’s.

Questions or comments hit me up. You guys are awesome. Sorry for the rant today 

All files are posted. Aoy, team spy, and today’s standings.

QCKBF Event 2 Presented by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists

Boom!!!! Season 4 aka #qc1000, event 2 in the books! Let’s start off with a huge thank you to Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Charlotte and Luke Britzfor sponsoring the event and making the payouts the best around.

Lake Hickory…..where do we start. She’s a crazy lady. She was cold, muddy, colder, warmer, cold, clear, muddy, high, then normal, then on game day…..She goes stain, clear, mud, and……ultra low. They pulled the plug last night and dropped the lake about 2ft, OVERNIGHT!! It made it interesting and evened the playing field for sure.

We had 62 anglers join us at 5:45 this morning. The weather was perfect all day. Sunny, breezy, and 70+ degrees. Not sure you could ask for any better. We had a lot of fish weighed in, and we had a lot of FAT fish weighed in. Hickory showed out today, giving up not one, but two 21.5 inchers, and a few more over 20 as well! Only 13 limits came in, and we had 16 skunks. Lots a 2 and 3 fish guys. Crank baits seemed to be the ticket today for most. With 62 people we paid out the top 10. The winners are listed below. If you cashed, please post up your limit ASAP.

We gave away so many prizes during our raffles. Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors that help make QCKBF great.

The Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass Pot was split again this month. Michael Hearn and Jacob Earnhardt each had 21.5in, taking home $155 each! The Yak Bass’n small bass pot was also split, two 8 inch bass between Tyler Smith and Jake Penegar, each taking home $92, and we donated $95 to Heros on the Water. Tracy Stanford takes home the Scivation smallest limit award with 53.5in.

1st place Saturday Mel with 76.5. $1000
2nd place Joey Randall with 73. $501
3rd place Jeremy Heath with 69.25. $334
4th place David Golding with 69. $250.
5th place PC Hawj with 68.5. $170.
6th place Buster Swisher with 64.5. $125
7th place Matt Hawj with 62. $100
8th place Shaun Applegate with 61.75. $75
9th place Cameron Tetterton with 59.75. $50
10th place Zach Clark with 57.25. Free entry.

Joey and John Ladd win today’s team division. $50 each to Pro Image Sports.
Buster and Vinny take 2nd, again, $20 each to Pro image.

Next up is the Native Watercraft demo day on Lake Wylie, copperhead access, on April 7th.

The next event is on Lake Wylie, presented by Hunt Fish Paddle, April 21st! That bite is lining up to be amazing.

QCKBF Event 1 Presented by Personaform Designs

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 CorbettBizz BaitsShane’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 Scivation smallest limit winner was Johnny Barrett. 48 inches.

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)

Yak Bass’n Small bass Steven Fretz, 9.75in, worth $260!

Our TEAM event winners Kevin Wilkinson and Zach Clark took home $100 Pro Image Sports gift card. Vinny and Buster took 2nd in team, worth $40 ProImageSports.

If you cashed please post your pics!

Questions or comments lemme know!

Get together March 3rd on Adger. Must pre pay, $20.

Feb. 4 Sunday Shootout

The Sunday Shootout series 2 is over. We wrapped up our 10th Sunday event today. Very cold, very wet. Only 8 of us showed up, but hey, someones gotta win.

Commish was able to get the victory today. 63inchs took it down. I was also able to wrap up Sunday AOY, and small bass with a 12 incher, worth a total of $282.
2nd place goes home with David Golding with 61in worth $48.

With a few fish over 18 weighed in today, Graham Reay was nervous. His 19.25in held up and he took home $310!!!!

Thank you all for coming. Season 4, Event 1 is next!!!!!!!!

Warm Up Event

QCKBF had it’s 4th annual warm up event today. We had 29 guys come out and fish with us.
Weather was cold until about 11am, then it was amazing out. Slight breeze, warm and sunny. Water temps were between 41 and 45. With the inconsistent weather we have had as of late, the tough fishing continued for most. It was a multi launch event, so we were spread out, and the cashing anglers came from all over the lake, most North ramp, to south ramps.

First place worth $555 goes home with the commish this month. I got on a few schools of fish and was able to catch 11 bass with my biggest 4 going foe 67.25inches. 2nd place and big bass was Luke Britz. He took home $478! 3rd place and Yak Bass’n small bass winner Chris G. Took home $312, and an awesome hat! Josh Rose finished the cash spots in 4th taking home $50. Luke Breakfield snuck in and earned a free entry into the February $1000 event. Congrats to all who cashed, please post all winning fish.
Thank you Adam Fillmore and Hunt Fish Paddle for having us.

Our final Sunday shootout for now is in two weeks, on the 4th, a nivens creek. Come join us! The real season kicks off February 18th(sunday) at lake norman!