Its time to focus on the charity events as we pause from trail events in August. It will be a great event on the 22nd. Something new. You can only fish with what’s provided. Keep an eye on the page and jump in.
Today is a big day if you are a QCKBF member. Today marks Event 7 of the 2020 season. Your 7th opportunity to earn points in the The Angler Magazine Charlotte NC AOY and TOC race. The standings will really get shaken up when event 8 and 9 add drops into the mix!!
Today we visited High Rock Lake for the first time as a club. Our sponsor for this event was Rock Outdoors, and wow, they did an amazing job hosting us. It was a pleasure to work with Jordan Stogner Lanham and Shane Dublin, and I hope we get this opportunity again in 2021.
We had 69 anglers come out and fish today, bringing our monthly average to 93 anglers!! WOW! The lake was tough today, but some big bass and big bags were posted up for sure. We had 19 limits today, and 20 skunks, with 30 people catching 1,2, or 3 bass.
We launched at 5:30am and broke a sweat by the time we were able to cast at 6am. It was a hot day, with the wind picking up around 10am. The water was between 82-88 degrees, with stain throughout the lake. With 5 ramps open, we had anglers spread out from the river to the dam, battling boats and jet skis. When last submission hit at 3pm, the results were in.
Landing in first was Tim Always Cashin Sabella with a huge limit of 75.75 inches. Congrats on your $1100 Tim! Tim said he lost a fish that would have topped the 80 inch mark!! Man o Man.
Grinding and catching fish all day was Chase Helms in 2nd place. Chase has a solid bag at 70.75, anchored by his Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass at 22inches. He took home a total of $865!! Congrats kid!
Taking home his first QC cash today in third was the Baby Gangsta himself, Brian BG Brakefield. Brian had 69 inches and won $465!
Matt Hawj made another top 5 appearance and lands in 4th with 68.75, earning $360. Rounding out the top 5, Aaron Trexler drops 68.50 on the board and wins $250.
MikeandNiki Hicks shakes the dust off and snatches his first QC cash in 6th place with 64.25 earning $165 today. Larry Wood rounds out the cash spots in 7th with 63.75 earning $100. Bubble boy Tyler Smith lands in 8th with 63.50 and the tiebreak for a free entry into the next event on Santee.
Dustin Hugg takes some hardware back to the mountains today. He wins the Yak Bass’n small bass award with a 7.75 incher worth $150!
Congrats to all of the winners today. Ryan Hulsey will get the standings updated and posted.
Our next event is another new lake for QC. Home of giant bass, Santee Cooper Sc on July 25th. I will make the event ASAP, I need some time to find all of the ramps for this one.
Thank you all for being a part of QCKBF. If you need anything, let me know.
Event 5 was today. We called it the First annual Carolina Clash. This event was originally going to be on MIL, but with the growth of the club, we made a decision to open all three home lakes. The sponsor Installing The Holidays was extremely excited for this opportunity, and looking back at it, it was awesome. We had 102 anglers come take their best shot with QCKBF today on Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and MIL. We had about 500 fish submitted to TourneyX.com today. Fishing was on fire for most. We had 56 limits turned in today, and only 11 skunks. The weather was amazing, finally, but….. That brought out the pleasure boaters. Boat traffic, jet ski traffic, and even planes landing on the water made things annoying for the anglers.
At the end of the day we had the new style weigh in lol. Live on FB. We were able to pay out 12 anglers today. A lot of valuable The Angler Magazine Charlotte NC AOY points were earned today as well. Hard to believe we are over half way done with 2020.
I want to give a huge congratulations to our winners today. Taking home a check against 102 anglers is impressive. The level of competition is very high here in QC.
First place went home with hot streak Melvin Yang. He had 73.75in worth $1220.
In a tie with 73.75, Jeremy Heath takes 2nd worth $770. Rounding out the top 3, Corey Racer goes home with $650 for his 69.5in.
The full recap starts at 7min mark. We had 100 anglers on Lake Hickory today for the 4th trail event of season 6. The bite was tough. We only had 20 limits, and 44 skunks out of 100 anglers. We only weighed in 136 fish today.