What an amazing day. Season 4 regular season is over, and I must say, #qc1000 was a hit!
We wrapped up today on Mountain Island Lake. Weather was looking bad, rainy and windy, and many anglers didn’t have much to fight for, but we still had 53 guys come out! Wow. With only two ramps open, most anglers stayed at the sign in ramp. Launch at 7am and we are off! Tough day for some, myself included. MIL is known for numbers, not size, but we had a few nice fish caught today. Tim Sabella found his way back to the podium and ended 2018 with a $1000 win! He stuck 69 inches today. Congrats buddy! Young gunna Zach Clark ends his regular season on a high and takes home 2nd place worth $465! He had 65.75 inches. Chris Goodwin has been busting his tail this year. Learning, improving, winning off season events and today it all paid off. He snuck in 3rd place with 65.5 inches and won $310, but more importantly he earned a “fish off” spot against Eric Carroll for a chance at getting in the TOC. Tammy-Josh Neal was talking smack all month about him winning, well he was close! 4th place with 64.25 worth $160! PC Hawj rounds out the top 5 with 63.5 and takes home $120. Kevin Wilkinson followed up his 2017 Trail Win with a solid 6th place and brings home $100. Matt Hawj turned another free entry into cash, $60 for 7th place with 60.75. Rounding out the cash spots in 8th, with his first cash in a trail event, Josh Rose. He wins $50 with 59 inches. Great job winners.
Aaron Miller and his son Cam Miller fished together today. Well….Cam took home the Emerald School of Excellence big bass pot worth $260 with a 19.75 inch. Jason Lowe was lucky enough to hook and land a 4.75 inch bass today to take home $340 in the Yak Bass’n small bass pot! Haha. Wow. Andy Myers takes home the Scivation Recovery smallest limit award. Melvin Yang was the “beat Joey Randall” winner and he goes home with a sweet Berleypro Van Bro! Zach and Kevin won the Pro Image Sports team event today and Eric Carroll and Josh Neal took 2nd!
With it being the final regular season event, we and some more awards to give away.
Matt Hawj is our 2018 Angler of the year! Matt won $500, $500 Native Watercraft money, a custom rod from Adam Fillmore, a custom Jersey from PersonaForm Designs, a free red fish trip from Ncpierman Taramelli, $100 Line Out Custom Tackle LOCT gift card, YakAttack prize pack, 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbett baits, and a free haircut to Lakeside Barbers! Congrats on a killer season!!!!
Riley Mcdonald wins the yearly big bass with a 22.5inch from Badin Lake. He wins a free replica mount from Big Iron Taxidermy, and a sweet casting rod from Carolina Custom Rods. Saturday Mel wins a spinning rod from Carolina customs with his 76.5inch largest limit award from Lake hickory. Congrats guys.
Buster Swisher and Vinny Ferreri win the Team Division Championship today. They each take home $550. John Ladd and Joey Randall take home 2nd, worth $330 each. Zack and Kevin take 3rd worth $120each. Great job guys! The team option will be back next season for sure!
Our “fish off” is scheduled for Nov 3rd. Chris Goodwin vs Eric Carroll. The winner gets a wildcard into the TOC. I will also host the losers event this day. The lake will be drawn on Nov 1st. No prefishing.
The TOC is Nov 17th! Who will take the title from Sinker!? The field is stacked!!
Thank you to our sponsors. What an amazing year this club has had, and we couldn’t do it without you all.
If you cashed please post fish.
What a fun day! The first annual Ladies event happened on Mountain Island Lake today. We had 8 women join us, and their husbands, or boyfriends joined as well. Men were not allowed to fish, just help with intel, ideas, knots, lures etc. No casting, landing, measuring, etc.
We launched at 730am, with a slight breeze and overcast skies, I think all the men figured it was game on! Well……not so much. Very little if any morning bite was reported. In fact, very little or any bite was reported all day! Hahaha. Not one angler culled today. The 3 four fish limits, all caught only 4 fish each. Every angler did catch a fish though, no skunks.
In the end, when the yelling and divorce threats settled down, Mary Ferrericame out on top! She had 49.5 inches and won by .25 inches. Mary and I had a hell of a day. Started off with a few Line Out Custom Tackle LOCTcrank bait fish, one of which got measured and one Mary dropped back into the water while clipping it. Then she loses a fish at about 10am, and then not a bite for 4 hours. She sticks a shakey head fish at 1:58pm. It gets her refocused for the last hour and she says, you got any more spots?? I take her across some deep water fish and she sticks one at 2:44pm on a TrueSouth Custom Lures 4×4. I look at her and say, one more bite in 10 min, we win…..she throws it out, boom fish on at 2:54pm. Full sprint mode to the ramp, Chris Goodwin watching us, hoping we dont make it back, but we did! She won the event in the last 6 minutes. A true “never give up” moment. Congrats lady, very proud of you.
2nd place with 49.25 inches was Team Goodwin and Melissa Switek. Congrats on a great day! Chris had her go about 10 miles in the Native Watercraft Manta Ray today! Well worth some cash, a QC certificate, and some awesome prizes!
3rd place, Team Young Gunna and Sydnee Wilcher with 46.5in. Goes home with a certificate and some prizes! Congrats!
Ashley Monroe Hearn takes home the Small bass pot, andddddddd the big bass pot!!! Wow! Not a bad day for no limit! Big bass was 15.5, small bass was 7.5. Congrats girl!!!!
Thank you to all the sponsors who made this event fun.
PersonaForm Designs will be making Mary a sweet 1 of 1 Hoodie.
Adam Fillmore a sweet Emerald School of Excellence custom rod. Every angler left with a TS lure, or LOCT lure! So amazing. Yak Bass’n donated 3 items as well, and the top 3 anglers took them home!
Then we grabbed lunch together, well, because in the end building friendships is what this is allabout.
Thank you Joey Randall, for letting us use your lake, I mean coming to weigh in and supporting us. Thank you Richard May and Jesse Steven Sylarfor coming as well!
See you all on the 20th at MIL again. Yikes.
Well well well…. The #jacksonstrong event, combined with the U.S. Tree Climbers event set Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing history today! We were able to raise over $13,000 towards helping Jackson get the help he needs. Read that again, $13,000. I am proud of this group, and want to thank everyone who help and donated.
The fishing part of it was not so much fun lol. Lake Wateree had been tough for the past month or so. Not giving up fish in practice, anglers were worried about game day. We had 50 anglers sign up this morning, in the middle of nowhere in Lugoff Sc. 49 of the 50 entered the #jacksonstrong side pot which allowed us to pay the top 3 on the side event, and donate $2450 just from entries. We launched at 6:30am, along side at least 3 boat tournaments, and another kayak event. I dont think anyone was surprised to find silver stripe fish very active, and the old green heads lazy as can be. At the end of the day, only 10 anglers had limits. WOW! Lots of skunks and 1 fish submissions.
When the smoke cleared, PC Hawj came to the table with close to the magic number of 70inches, 69.5, and took home a nice $2000 cash!! PC also won an amazing trophy from US tree climbers, and an awesome plaque from AirOne Heating and Air. He also claimed a hair cut from Lakeside Barbers. Congrats man!!
Not far behind him was an impressive young man that goes by Andy Myers. Andy also won the Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass Award. He walked away with almost $1000!!! For 2nd!!! Tim, always cashin Sabella takes home 3rd, and over $500 in cash!
Rounding out the cash spots:
Vinny Ferreri 5th
Saturday Mel 6th
Corey Davis 7th
Matt Hawj 8th for a free entry.
Tyler Smith takes home the Yak Bass’n small bass award with a monster 7.75incher worth $205. We also donated $205 to Jackson.
Michael Hearn steals the smallest limit award and gets a chance to recover with some BCAAs from Scivation.
The Pro Image Sports Team event goes home with Zach Clark and Kevin Wilkinson for the 3rd time this year!! Congrats 2nd place team event went home with Buster Swisher and the Commish. One event left and its anyone’s game!
I cannot begin to thank everyone who supports QCKBF, and who helped with the #jacksonstrong raffle. It was so awesome to be a part of such a great event. Thank you TrueSouth Custom Lures for coming out and filming and providing awesome prizes for our anglers. It was cool to have you around at weigh in.
Please post your cashing fish on the QCKBF page.
David Golding won the Hobie, and a rod.
Robby Sinker, Tina Sonatore-Sinker, won the Crescent Kayaks….but….HE DONATED IT ON THE SPOT TO JACKSON…..WOW!!! 13K AND A KAYAK!!!
Chris Goodwin won the reel.
I will attach photos here and on the page, I need to get them all on my phone.
Our next trail event is presented by Southern Bell “Selling the South” TM Charlotte Realtors on Mountain Island Lake. October 20th. I will post the event ASAP. Only two ramps will be open. Lets go out with a bang!!!
Question or comments, holla!
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.
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!
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.
Well well well. Event 4 of 9 took place on Badin Lake today. The lake had been on fire for a few weeks now and it didn’t disappoint today. Before we get into the recap I need to give a tremendous shout out to Joe’s Bait, Tackle & Guns LLC! We took the shop over for 3 hours last night, an hour at 4am today and a few hours this afternoon. Rodney, the owner of the shop could not have been a better host. He made us feel like home and we at QCKBF are greatly appreciative.
The event! We had another great turnout. 60 anglers came to play and take a run at that #qc1000 $1000. We launched at 6am with some scary skies and 300% humidity. Bad forecast for the day kept some anglers home, but the ones who braved the water were greeted with hungry fish today. It seemed to be a numbers day, with most anglers reporting catches of 15+fish. We all know someone will find the biggins on tourney day, and this season has proven that these lakes we fish hold some giants. 6 ramps were open today on beautiful badin lake. Anglers were spread out all over. Weigh in was back at Joe’s at 3pm. Cars rolling in, everyone in a good mood, excited they had limits. It was a great feeling.
Matt Hawj put a beatdown on us today and took home the $1000 with 75.75 inches. Congrats man!!!
The winning limits this season are tremendous.
2nd place goes home with John Ladd with 71.5 inches worth $528. John has been fishing hot this season and is going to be tough to catch in the AOY race.
3rd place was a new face to the cashing table. Lance Berry with 68.5 worth $352. Good job young Nu.
4th place, fishing in a pink swifty, David Cheek with 68.25 worth $200.
5th place and Emerald School of Excellence big bass goes to the loud mouth 12 year old, Riley Mcdonald!!!! He stuck a 22.5inch MONSTER. He takes the Big Iron Taxidermy free mount lead for the season and took home $430!!!! And some hardware
6th place, and his first trail cash Shaun Applegate with 67.75 worth $100.
7th place and also his first trail cash, Mike Constable with 66.25 worth $70.
8th place and winning his buy in back Euv Gnet. . 66.25 worth $50.
PC Hawj plays bubble boy again with 66.25 and wins a free entry.
Congrats to all of the cash winners. Please post your cashing fish asap.
We were able to donate another $175 to HOW today. Jake P wins the Yak Bass’n small bass with a 6.75 in worth $175.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors. We are able to give away some many prizes at every event.
Thank you to anyone who plays a helping hand in QCKBF. I was short handed today and my boys stepped up and it went perfect. Still keeping weigh in at an hour or lower. That’s a big deal.
Our next event is an interesting one. Its Mystery Tackle Box Mystery Lake Month. We will draw June 14th, in the evening. We fish June 16th. The lake is off limits on June 15th. No prefishing allowed. The lakes in the hat are Fishing Creek sc, Rhodhiss Lake, High Rock, and Tuckertown. I love the mystery format. Let’s do it!
We had a lot of new faces who said they had a blast. I hope you all continue to join us. We also had a woman fish with us as well! That’s awesome. I love watching this sport and this group grow. You guys are amazing.
Files will be uploaded as I finish them.
Questions or comments just holla!
Wow!!! What a day! QCKBF had its 1st annual Kiddie Rod Event today! We we’re raising money for Emerald School of Excellence and Kayak Fishing With Christ. I gotta say……it could not have went any better!!!! What blast it was seeing everyone show up at 5am with 3 ft poles and push button reels. All the guys were in s good mood, laughing, talking, sh*t talking as always. The weather couldn’t have been better either, cool, clouds, light breeze. Set up under the lights we had 15 people show up to fish. We raised over $500 in the name of charity today.
Launch comes at 610am and everyone takes off as usual, kiddie rods in hands.
At the end of the day Jason Lowe kicked our…..well, you know. He brought in 73.75 inch bag on the Dock Demon!!!! His bag was anchored by a 20.75 big bass winner pig!!! He broke his personal best not once, but twice today!!! On the kiddie rod!!! Amazing. Congrats man, super happy for you . Jason wins a Ncpierman Taramelli red fish trip, a custom PersonaForm Designskiddie Jersey, a sweet photo shoot with Mike Constable and a ton of other prizes!!! He also wins a Blackjack Rod Co. For big bass!!! And he won $50 cash from the side pot!
2nd place went home with the commish today. 62.75 inches. Anchoring his prize pack was a trip with Neal Drakage to catch come huge smallmouth bass, and will look good doing it because he also won the Lakeside Barberscut and shave!
Rounding out the top 3, Tammy-Josh Neal with 60.5. He fishes for free next event at Badin Lake, and took home a ton of amazing lures and prize packs. David Golding was the highest hobie finisher in 4th place, and claimed the #regifted hobie buff. David and Tracy won the team side pot today. Our top 3 anglers today were all in Native Watercraft slayer propels . Yak Bass’nSmall bass was a tie today between Tracy Stanford and Zach Clark, both with a 9 inch stud! Usually a tie results in a split, being we always fish for money….wellllllll….Manley Fishing rod was up for grabs, and tha would be tough to split. We settled it like an old school argument and flipped a coin! Haha. Zach takes the rod and Tracey the Hat!
I cant thank the companies who donated prizes enough. It’s the prizes that make this event fun!
So many bass were caught today it was insane. MIL showed out, and so did the amazing QC crew. Thank you all for being who you are. Let’s keep this QC train rollin. This event will now be a staple in the QC schedule going forward.
Post up some funny pics and vids from today !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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!
The first tourney of 2018 is done, thank you Lord lol. It was terrible today. Freezing cold, horrible wind, fish with lock jaw. Everything that got wet froze. Rods, reels, line, fish finder, everything.
16 of us showed up at 8am, bundled up. We launched at 9am. Long story short, at 2pm, only 4 fish were caught all day.
Graham Reay takes home his first ever win with a 16.25 incher! $160
Shane takes 2nd with a 16 worth $96.
The commish steals 3rd with a 13.25 for $64.
Tj Worrell gets $65 and a BLACKRAPID strap for small bass with a 11.25.
We finish this round of Sundays next month on Feb 4th at nivens creek.
Vinny is leading Sunday AOY with 155.5inches.
David Golding only angler in contention with 113.75.
Graham is leading the big bass pot with 19.25, and its sitting at $270!!! Not sure we had much fun. Glad its over!
See you all next week at Hunt Fish Paddle at 7am for the annual Warm Up Event. $50 entry fee. 8 open ramps.
Check out the 2017 Results