Elkhorn Creek Kayak Fishing Series Results; Aug. 15, 2012


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AJ McWhorter showing one of his larger catches of the evening

On Wednesday, August 15th there was a good turnout for the Canoe KY
ECKFS. With weather pretty much as expected for the middle of August and the water levels strong, the fishing turned out just as strong for this evening’s tournament.

There were a couple of ties, both for second and fifth place, really highlighting how tough the competitors are. Who would have expected the weekly totals to be so close?

The results are:

Angler Total Points earned
1st TJ Strong 33.25″ 5 pts.
2nd AJ McWhorter 27.75” 4 pts.
2nd Allen Faith 27.75” 3 pts.
4th Adam Miles 27.25” 2 pts.
5th Matt Schaefer 26.5” .5 pts.
5th Tim Dunham 26.5” .5 pts.

TJ Strong came in 1st this week with this catch putting him over the top.

The Overall Standings for the ECKFS are:

Angler

Total Points

AJ McWhorter

34.5

TJ Strong

31

Matt Schaefer

17.5

Tim Dunham

13.5

Allen Faith

13

John Walters

7

Adam Miles

7

Tim Emberton

3

Bob Brown

2.5

Eric Engel

2

Tyson Peterson

2

Joe Maione

2

There are still a few dates left in the Fishing Series. Go to http://canoeky.com for more details then come out and join us for some great competition!

Adam Miles is making sure he has a good shot of this nice smallie

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Coleman Comfort No Matter the Weather


Coleman camping, Instant Tent, Sleeping bags, Quad 4 lantern, Stainless Steel CoolerA few months ago I won third place in the Coleman® Heritage Essay Contest hosted by the Outdoor Blogger Network. My prizes included the Coleman®  Instant Tent 4, two Adjustable Comfort Big and Tall Sleeping bags, a Quad 4 LED Lantern, and a stainless steel 54-quart cooler. Needless to say, I am thrilled and honored to have had my essay chosen by the fine folks at Coleman®.

I recently took a week-long vacation to the Bitteroot Valley in MT. I packed my old Coleman® tent since it packed flatter than the new tent (and the airlines wants a small fortune for each piece of luggage checked). I did however, take one of my new Adjustable Comfort Sleeping bags.

Coleman® got it right on this sleeping bag, just as they do with all of theirColeman Adjustable Comfort Sleeping Bag gear. They included a sheet for an inner liner and zippers that give you several options to configure your bag for different levels of warmth. The Adjustable Comfort Sleeping bag boasts some of the widest comfort ratings in the industry with a range of 30°F to 70°F.

The layering features of this sleeping bag made it very comfortable even for the changing conditions as the night progressed. When I’d first lay down at night it would be too warm for anything except a sheet.  Then just like adding blankets throughout the night, as the temperatures dropped I would simply pull another layer on to stay toasty warm.

  • Coleman® comfort range, 30°F to 70°F
  • Adult big & tall size, up to 6 ft 4 in, 36 in x 84 in
  • The sleeping bag for any weather condition – multiple layers so you can make yourself comfortable
  • Divided cover makes layering easy
  • Divided so you can cover just your feet and legs, or just your torso
  • Unzip divided cover completely, lightweight sheet for warm nights
  • Integrated pillow pad design keeps head on bag and bag off face
  • All weather sleeping
  • No snag patented zipper
  • Roll Control™ system makes storage easy
  • Five year warranty

On a scale of 1 to 10 I will rate the Adjustable Comfort an 9.5.  Don’t get me wrong, for my uses this bag deserves a 10. I’m giving a slightly lower score for backpackers and others who need a very small rolling sleeping bag because it’s not that. However, I’m sure the pack-ability could be greatly improved with a good stuff sack to cinch the rolled bag down tighter.

 

 

 

I will be providing reviews for the rest of the fabulous gear I won, and I’d like to again say Thank You to Coleman® and the Outdoor Blogger Network for providing us with the wonderful contest.


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