Wow! April 22nd and we are 7 events in already! 2023 Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing has been a blast! Today was 2023 Queen City West- Event 2 Lake James NC Presented by BIG Adventures. We ventured to the mountains in a nasty storm this morning which led to beautiful skies but high winds late in the day. Plenty of fish were caught but with the big change in pressure the big bites were hard to come by. Most anglers sat tight in the car until about 7-730am. Once on the water the submissions started hitting TourneyX.com. Ronnie jumped out early with a quick limit but had trouble culling and finished out the day in 5th place. We ended up having 35 anglers today, which surpassed the goal of 30 for the Western Division. That means we are still on pace for a $15,000 TOC Purse! We had 113 fish submitted today. 17 limits and 6 skunks. Our big bass today was an 18 incher by Michael Cummins. He takes home $115 and a brand new YakAttack Black Pack pro! Ryan Washington had his best tournament finish yet. Seeing his excitement/disbelief was awesome. He finished 4th place with 64.5, takes home $100 and a brand new Plano Edge box! In 3rd place and running hot with back to back cashes, Chuck Farmer. Chuck took home a total of $507 which included his Aaron’s Baits 7.75incher for small bass! He also took home a Plano Edge box! Good work! In 2nd place and taking home the Elite side pot as well, for a total of $925, THE KID, Bennett Nall. Bennett had 67.75 inches and was in the lead up until the last 4 minutes. Good work kid! With a last minute Never Give Up moment, Adam Fillmore take home the Win! He had 68.75 and takes home $1092! Congrats Adam!
At the venue we had a blast. We hung out at BIG Adventures, shopped, ate and hot . We even had for dessert Tori M Breneman. 19 of the 35 anglers came back for a shot at a Falcon 11 and Mark Linden takes it home! Mark also actually a 19.75 that would have won big bass but he didn’t sign up for it. I will address this on a different post.
Queen City, I hope you are having a blast. 3 events in April has been crazy. Fun, busy, exciting, kind of crazy. We hit Santee, Hartwell and Lake James. All 3 divisions in play. We rest for two weeks and then we are back at Visit Anderson SC for the Main Series on Hartwell. 2023 Queen City Main- Event 4 Lake Hartwell Presented by Air One Heating and Air. This will be a fun event with a ton of fish caught and plenty of limits. Come join us for a chance at $2000 on May 6th.
Congrats to all the winners today and thank you Native Watercraft, Big Adventures and Gas House Custom Rods for presenting Lake James!