Tournament Reports April 2018

Results from Berry's on Sinclair and Oconee, Fishers of Men on Seminole, and ABA events in the Lake Country.

Brad Gill | April 2, 2018

I told someone the other day that the reason I don’t have a bass boat is because I don’t know how to work on the boat when it tears up. My other option is to buy a brand-new bass boat, which isn’t likely to tear up for some time. Uhh… have you priced brand-new bass boats lately?

I’m not alone in my thinking.

More and more anglers these days are trading in the dream of a fancy bass boat for a plastic kayak, and some of those anglers are even fueling their tournament desires through several different kayak bass fishing trails.

“One of the big reasons kayak fishing is growing in popularity is the relatively low cost to get involved,” said Jon Hummel with Peach State Kayak Anglers.

Jon Hummel with Peach State Kayak Anglers says, “One of the big reasons kayak fishing is growing in popularity is the relatively low cost to get involved.

There are four kayak tournament trails enjoyed by Georgia anglers, and springtime is when they get started competing. Then, on Oct. 13-14, the top qualifying anglers from each trail will compete in the Kayak Bass State Championship on the Etowah River and in Lake Allatoona.

The full kayak bass tournament schedule can be found at

Mitch Philippus had Big Fish at the March 17, 2018 Berry’s tournament on Lake Sinclair. It weighed 7.41 pounds.


Bobby Skinner and Paul Harkness won the March 3 Berry’s tournament on Lake Oconee.

Justin Lanier had Big Fish and placed first in the March 24 ABA 72 Division tournament on Lake Sinclair.

Mark Denney Jr. had Big Fish in the Oconee ABA-72 tournament March 10, 2018.

Hubert Stafford and Steve Holt placed first in the March 17, 2018 Fishers of Men tournament on Lake Seminole.


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