Good morning Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing. What an amazing weekend we had here in the Carolina’s. We had our first ever Big Bass, No Limit event, featuring the Power Hour presented by Native Watercraft!! My team has been working on this event for a few months, and we were excited to be given the opportunity to use QCKBF as the test platform and let me tell you, you all knocked it out of the park!! Your excitement, participation, engagement on Zoom has sparked us to move forward 100%. I will be announcing the 2022 date, and info tonight on Kayak Bass Nation with Jeff Malott annnnnnnndddddddddd the infamous Ryan Lambert . Blaine Upton will be joining in as well to talk about his amazing record breaking catch. This event was the beginning of more to come and you will see that tonight.
I wanted to take a second and congratulate all of the winners this weekend. Our total inches winner was Jeremy Heath, putting the icing on his 2021 cake. He took home $1000 and a brand new Native Watercraft Slayer Max 10! Jeremy had 12 keepers for over 181 inches. We paid out the top 8 anglers with this No Limit format. All winning at least $125.
2nd- Matt Hawj
3rd- Frankie Wolfe
4th- MikeandNiki Hicks
5th- Jay Park
6th- Skip Lohmeyer
7th- Larry Wood
8th- Terry Smith
We were also were lucky enough to pay out $1000 an hour, every hour, to the Big Bass winner of each hour.
In hour 1, Peter M. Eley took home $1000.
In hour 2, Gary Stewart took home $1000 with his PB Fish!
In hour 3, Blaine Upton took home $1000, and the overall Big Bass with a 24incher. He also takes home Native Watercraft Slayer Max 12.5
In hour 4 Chris Goodwin takes home $1000
In hour 5 Frankie Wolfe takes home $1000
In hour 6 Phanat Vang takes home $1000
In hour 7 Matt Hawj takes home $1000
In hour 8 Larry Wood takes home $1000
This event was a lot of fun to be a part of! Round 2, coming soon!! Check in tonight for that date!
What a great Emerald Charity Event Presented by Bizz Baits !!! We had 110 anglers come out and raised a bunch of money! I have to give a huge Shout out to everyone involved. From judging, banner set up, sponsor prizes, pizza, drinks etc. This is a full on community event which showcases what makes QCKBF special. The weather was brutally hot today. Water temps between 86-93 degrees. Only 13 limits were put in today, but…..every angler who came to the weigh in went home with a prize!! About 60 people I’d say. Chris Goodwin goes home the big champ, and Lee Hawj takes home the grand prize Native Watercraft Falcon! Congrats on the top 10 today going home with prize packs, certificates and gems! Gustavo Benitez wins a massive prize package for Big Bass with his Jig Eating 19.75 incher! Congrats! The live weigh in was posted on the page. Here are a bunch of pictures. Our next trail event is September 11th on Lake Murray!Ps. Thank you all who supported that lemonade stand!!!
Well well well. Event 8, the Yadkin Yolo presented by Rock Outdoors is in the books! It was a hot summer day on the Yadkin chain, and for most the fishing was tough today. We had a fun outing at the shop on Friday, talked fishing and kayaks, and then we all went home and prepped for battle. We had 87 anglers join us this month, which for summer isn’t bad at all!! We had 14 limits, 31 skunks, and 139 fish were submitted. 4 lakes were in play, High Rock, Badin, Tuckertown and Tillery, along with many access points. Anglers spread out well today. Mary Ferreri and Brad Cox said the pictures were on point, and did the usual amazing job judging and working behind the scenes on TourneyX.com. Ryan Hulsey has all of the yearly standings calculated and will post here shortly. The season is winding down with only two regular season events left. Drops hit this month and shook things up a little. When it was all said and done we were back at the shop eating pizza, drinking waters and soda, and flat out enjoying each others company. Aaron Trexler was the big dog today. He dropped a massive 76.75 inches on the Ketch Products Inc. board and walks away with $1250.Cher Tou Thao also had a great day weighing in 67in and winning $710! Having his best QC day to date, William Queen drops 65.75in and takes 3rd place, and the Elite Side Pot for a total of $1163!!! Joey Randall not on home water shows his true hammer status and grinds for a 4th place finish with 65.75in worth $435.Showing that practice and hard work pay off, Chad Walden with a huge, season changing 5th place with 64.50 worth $300. I got to watch Tony Grissom smoke fish today and finish in 6th with 63.25 worth $200.Another big finish and new casher in QC, with his first EVER QC LIMIT, Peter M. Eley lands in 7th with 62.25in and takes home $170.Shelly Efird gets back into the action, landing in 8th with 62in, taking home $140.Yee Hang cashing again, in 9th with 59.50in, worth $100. Joshua Myers will be dropping some 10th place YouTube content with 58.75in and a free Lake Murray Entry! Vinny the Commish takes home the Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass award with a 21incher worth $340.Jeremy Heath takes home more QC money with the Yak Bass’n small bass award with a 2.75incher worth $195. Ryan Hulsey and the Commish take home the $100 NeoGenix Team Division today, making the yearly standings very tight!! Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors. Every angler who attended weigh in this afternoon left with a door prize! Laidbackrack, donated a bunch of racks as well!! Fun stuff!! Our next event is the Emerald Charity Event!! Bizz Baits is pumping out baits for us and wants a huge turnout! Lets hit the 150 mark and raise a bunch of money! September 11th we are back with the trail events on Lake Murray presented by River Runner, LC Angler’s Paddle Sports and Buddy’s Marine!! If you have any questions let me know!! Thank you all for being a part of QCKBF.
Event 7 was a fun one!! 9 lakes across the Catawba Chain and cash was won from 6 of them!!! The Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Charlotte event ended up having 104 anglers on a hot June day in the Carolina’s. Thank you all for coming out today, and tuning into the live Zoom weigh-in. We ended up with 81 anglers submitting fish, 47 limits, 301 fish total, and 24 skunks. We had some really good bags get weighed in today, and 3 anglers went home with right at $1000 or more!! That’s insane! The season is 70% over and points are at a premium right now as we battle for the The Angler Magazine Charlotte NC AOY title, the COLDPRUF 2nd and 3rd AOY payouts and the Buddy’s Marine/ Dry Otter Waterproofing Inc. TOC event! Chris Goodwin and Joey Randall took home the NeoGenix Team Division win today with 73.25inches. Congrats boys on your $100.Gustavo Benitez takes home not only the Yak Bass’n small bass award, but the yearly leader as well with a 2.5inch bass!! I really was a 1.5 inch, but we had to add an inch for penalty. He went home with $265 today!! We had 4 bags break the 70inch mark today! That’s impressive for this time of year! Scott Simmers takes home first place and $1,330 today with 74 inches of Lake Wateree Bass!!
Congrats on a huge first QCKBF Win! Leng Vang was right behind him with 73 inches of Lake Hickory Bass, and a stud 21 incher to claim the Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass title!!
Leng is going home with $1105!!
Teng Vue landed in 3rd place with 71.5 inches, which was also enough to lock up the Elite Side pot! Teng is taking home $988!
Ronnie Murphy lands in 4th place with 71.25 inches and wins $490!
Rounding out the top 5, Chris Goodwin with 69.25 inches worth $360.
6th- Chris Grant 66in- $270
7th- Yee Hang 65.75- $245
8th- Jeremy Heath 65.75- $200
9th- Nick Huddleston 65.75- $165
10th- Tony Grissom 65in- $130
11th- Mike Constable 64.75- $100
12th- Graham Reay 64.5- Free Yadkin YoloThank you for the continued support Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Charlotte!!
Our next event is July 24th, on the Yadkin Chain!! Rock Outdoors is excited to have us!! More details will be posted in the event soon!!
Today was awesome. It was our first Team Co-Ed event. We had 16 teams come out and take on the Carolina Clash waters of Norman, Wylie and MIL. Not to mention, fish with their significant other for 8 hours We had 5 different prizes. claimed all by different people/teams, just the way the commish likes its!!
Ryan Breneman and Tori M Breneman took home the big check today with 61 inches!! They took home $630
Chris Goodwin and Melissa Switek landed in 2nd place with 57.5inches and took home $270.
Rounding out the top 3, Greg Donlin and Jessica Donlin with 57 inches worth $60.
All three top finishing teams earned a custom plaque as well!!
We had a sponsored Big Bass prized from Academy Sports + Outdoors today. Female big bass was 16 inches and went home with Chloe Cox!! James Wilson takes home the Mens big bass with an 18.25 incher. Both anglers won a Lews Crush Spinning combo!!
The event was great, but…. What makes this club special is the fact that after getting up at 3am, fishing in 90 degree sun for 8+ hours, we still filled the private room at Sakura Japanese Restaurant with 20 QCKBF anglers!! Not only did we eat, we laughed, prayed, told stories, made fun of each other and chilled for 3 straight hours!!
I had a blast hanging with you all!! 2022 Co-Ed planning started at the table, HA. Lets see!! Thank you all!