March Kayak Tournaments Met With Poor Weather

Jon Hummel | March 31, 2019

The second month of the kayak bass fishing tournament season has wound down. All four state championship qualifying clubs have kicked off their seasons, and things are heating up across Georgia.

Before the calendar turns to the furious action of April, let’s recap all the great March action from the state’s tournament trails.

East Central Georgia Kayak Anglers (ECGKA) was the first club to fish in March, hitting Lake Sinclair on March 2.  Despite a cold front rolling in the night before, three-quarters of the anglers caught fish, and nearly half the field had a five-fish limit. With that many limits turned in, you can probably guess that it made for a close finish.

When the fish were all measured, Brent Still edged Charles Shelnutt for the win by a quarter of an inch—76.5 inches to 76.25 inches. Tony Yang rounded out the top three, taking big-bass honors for his 20.75-inch largemouth.

Zack Turner won the PSKA and RK kayak tournament at Rocky Mountain PFA with an 89.25-inch stringer.

Reel Krazy Kayak Tournament Fishing (RKKTF) kicked off its season with a joint event with Peach State Kayak Anglers (PSKA) at Rocky Mountain PFA in northwest Georgia. Originally scheduled for March 9, the event was rescheduled for March 16 due to the forecast calling for the possibility of strong thunderstorms on the original date.

The weather on March 16 wasn’t much better for kayak fishing, with a cold front dropping the temperature and high winds ripping through Big Texas Valley. Despite that, Zack Turner got on them and got on them good, smoking the rest of the field for the win with an 89.25-inch stringer.

Jason Alford and Jason Hopper tied for big bass with 21.75 inches, and they finished second and third with 58.5 inches and 56.0 inches.

David Scott posted a 91.25-inch stringer, cruising to the win by 7 inches on Lake Eufaula.

Chattahoochee Kayak Anglers (CKA), who held their second trail stop on Lake Eufaula on March 16, also had to deal with the cold front. Even with the cold front, David Scott posted a 91.25-inch stringer, cruising to the win by 7 inches, his second win a row on the CKA trail. Michael Davis finished second with his 84.25-inch stringer, and Keith Again took third with a 73-inch stringer, anchored by the big bass on the day at 23.00 inches.

Upcoming Tournament Schedule
April 6: Lake Jackson, ECGKA
April 6: High Falls, PSKA
April 13: Lake Weiss, RKKTF
April 20: Chattahoochee Bend, CKA

Check back in late April for the next round of tournament results and updates on some great events coming in May.

For more information on the clubs and events, you can find them on Facebook or you can email me directly.

Keith Again had the big bass of the day for the CKA event on Eufaula with this 23-incher.

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