The Third Annual Lake Cumberland Kayak Fishing Tournament
launched Saturday, May 12th from Lee’s Ford Marina in Nancy, KY.
For the first time since the inception of the LCKFT, the day was beautiful and the weather was spectacular! Keep in mind that launch time of year one was an icy 28 degrees, and year two hovered around the mid-90s with somewhere around 100% humidity. The returning anglers were quite grateful for the overcast morning, afternoon sun, and 70+ degrees.
Two of the tourney sponsors, Canoe KY and Quest Outdoors arrived early with many kayaks available for visitors to check out as well as take to the water for a demo paddle. Other sponsors that attended the tournament were the Energy Guy, YakDaddy.net Kayak Rigging Supplies, and Fat Man’s Barbecue (who also provided the post-tournament meal).
Without further adieu, the winners of Saturday’s Tournament were:
- 1st Place: TJ Strong who caught a total of 37.5″
- 2nd Place: John Walters with 32.5″ caught
- 3rd Place: Chris Hayes “Striperyak” with 32″ total
As with the first two tournaments, Susan Powell of Somerset,KY, organized this year’s tournament and paddlefest. Participation has continued to grow each year with 33 anglers participating on Saturday. Susan dedicated this year’s tournament to Heroes On the Water (HOW) and the profit of close to $2000.00 is going to their cause. Great job Susan!
I’m sure all the Kentucky Yak Anglers will be anxiously waiting for the date of next year’s tournament. I know I will be.