QCKBF 2020 Recap

Good morning QCKBF. The 2020 regular season is over, and we are now in the playoffs. I know I went live, and spreadsheets have been posted, but I wanted to make a formal recap post.2020 has been a crazy year. Many clubs across the nation have struggled through the pandemic, and had to cancel events, and watch their participation drop dramatically. From grassroots to high-level clubs. We here at Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing were prepared, and moved things around, and made it all work. TourneyX.com and Dwayne Walley were a huge part of this, and so were you! The willingness to go virtual and wait for a shipped plaque, or meet up for the plaques, was huge. We never stopped, and let me tell you, we prevailed. We have had major growth again this season, the 6th season in a row! We ended our 2020, #QC1100, season 6 with over 300 DIFFERENT anglers participating in our events. We had 123 anglers who chose to pay the OPTIONAL membership! That’s a huge number. We had an average of 93 anglers a month at our LIVE events. 93!!! Let that sink in for a second. We fished 9 trail events, and a Charity event, not counting the side stuff we did: Two brackets, Sundays, a Nick run night event, and so on. At the end of the day, anglers were fishing for a spot in the top 20 for a chance to win the Tournament of Champions, along with an opportunity to win The Angler Magazine Charlotte NC Angler of the year award. This AOY award is a prestigious award in QCKBF, and we have never had a repeat winner, until this season. Only a total of 5 individuals can say they have held the AOY trophy: Vinny Ferreri, Saturday Mel, Tim Sabella, Matt Hawj, and Mr. Two Time Chris Goodwin. Chris wrapped up his 2nd AOY title this weekend on James. That is extremely impressive in a club this large, with this many top-notch anglers. Congrats man. That brings us to the TOC and Fish Off event. 7 anglers are going to fish the Fish-Off, for an opportunity for a wild card entry into the TOC. Vinny, Larry Crider, Dustin Hugg, Chase Helms, Jared Kimak, Kendall Easler, and Jeremy Hughes. The top two anglers will advance. Already locked into the

TOC:1st Chris Goodwin
2nd Matt Hawj
3rd Tim Sabella
4th Ronnie Murphy
5th Nick Huddleston
6th Tyler Smith
7th PC Hawj
8th Joey Randall
9th David Golding
10th John Ladd
11th Graham Reay
12th Lowell Brannan
13th Jim Jay
14th Ryan Hulsey
15th Jay Park
16th Jason Lowe
17th Ryan Breneman
18th Mick MikeandNiki Hicks
19th Tracy Stanford
20th Jason Haggins

Congrats top 20!! Hardware will be at the TOC! This is our largest purse for a QCKBF TOC Event with $5000 in it!! We will have the losers event on Oct 17th, and I will be moving the team Harvest event to November 21st. Thank you all for a great 2020 and 2021 will be better!! I included the check cashers from James and also the year-long award winners.
Larry Wood Big Bass of 2020
Brian BG Brakefield Small Bass of 2020
Chris Goodwin Most Top 10s
Matt Hawn Biggest Limit.

Event 8: Santee Cooper Presented by US Tree Climbers/ Hey Man Handy Man

Santee Cooper. Aka, Jurassic Park. Event 8 results. Congrats. The drops have begun. 1 more regular season event to go!!!!

Congrats Matt Hawj for smacking the QC record today. Matt Hawj takes home $1150 for first place with 82.75 inches!!

Nick Huddleston continues to silence the haters with another solid finish. 2nd place with 75.75 for $730.

Tracy Stanford got himself a fat check today in 3rd place with 73 inches, worth $580!

Tim always cashin stays hot and lands in 4th with 72inches and adds another $450 to his earnings.

Larry Wood defends his water well, landing in 5th with 71.75 worth $320.

Ronnie comes back mad after MIL and lands in 6th with 70.25 and wins $215.

New to the game, Frankie Wolfe takes 7th, after a costly mistake but still wins $185. He had 70.25 (really 77.75)

TonNy ThAo in drums up an 8th place finish and wins $150 with 69 inches.

William Queen was running hot and takes home $100 in 9th with 67.75.

Chris Goodwin sneaks into 10th and wins a free entry in the Cornerstone Comfort lake James event.

Dustin Hugg goes back to back Yak Bass’n small bass win with a 6.5in worth $210!!

Jim MoreSea snatches two huge bass today and wins the Emerald School of Excellence Big bass award with a giant 23.5incher worth $355!!!

Congrats to all of the winners!!!

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.

Event 7: HighRock Lake Presented by Rock Outdoors

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.

Vinny Ferreri 发布于 2020年6月27日周六

Event 6: Lake Hartwell Presented by AirOne Heating and Cooling

1st $1120- Lowell Brannan 73 inches
2nd $660- Chris Goodwin 69.75 inches
3rd $515- Joey Randall 65.00 inches
4th $390- Ronnie Murphy 64.50 inches
5th $260- Larry Crider 62.75 inches
6th $165- Ben Her 62.50 inches
7th $130- Patrick Lowendick 62.00 inches (21 Inch large bass tiebreak)
8th $100- Jay Park – 62.00 inches
9th Free Entry- Tim Sabella 61.00 inches

Big Bass $265 Patrick Lowendick 21 inches
Small Bass $180 Gary Stewart 8.75 inches

Posted by Vinny Ferreri on Saturday, May 30, 2020