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