Write-up and pics coming soon…
|1||Harrison Zellers||3 LMB||50.25″|
|2||Shelly Efird||3 LMB||35.5″|
|3||Garrett Phillips||2 LMB||31.75″|
|4||Joey Benevenia||2 LMB||25.75″|
|5||Rick Rowland||1 LMB||20″|
|6||Jeff Ratliff||1 LMB||18.25″|
|7||DJ Myslinski||1 LMB||15.25″|
|8||Henry Veggian||1 LMB||10″|
|9||Philip Ruckart||1 LMB||9.25″|
|10||Joey Sulilvan||1 LMB||9″|
|11||Ron Washburn||1 LMB||6.5″|
|12||Joe Angelcyk||0 LMB||0|
|12||Josh Ferguson||0 LMB||0|
|12||Bob Dainton||0 LMB||0|
|12||Jason Scott||0 LMB||0|
|12||Mike Langer||0 LMB||0|
|12||Andre Smit||0 LMB||0|
|12||Wayne Butler||0 LMB||0|
The second event of the Carolina Yakfish series was held this past weekend (4/27) at Lake Mackintosh in Burlington. We had another solid turnout with 28 anglers. Thanks to everyone that participated, we were able to raise another $280 for our benefitting organization, Heroes on the Water. The weather turned out great – mid 60s temps with mostly light winds and an over cast sky. But catching fish proved tough as everyone had to work pretty hard for the bites they got. Half the field went home without catching a bass and only 5 anglers turned in a 3-fish limit.
Our 4th and 5th place finishers each received a $50 gift card from our good friends at Get: Outdoors in Greensboro. Coming in 5th, with “3 dinks” (as he described them) totaling 33.25 inches was John Stokes. 4th Place went to 2011 AOY Joe Anglcek with 3 largemouth totaling 34.25″. The 3rd place finisher, with a 3-fish limit that measured 35.5″, was Henry Veggian. Barely edging Veggian and placing 2nd ,was Rick Rowland, with 3 fish totaling 36 inches. And our big winner of the day was, 2012 AOY runner-up, Shelly Efird with a limit totalling 44.75 inches. Shelly is off to a hot start this year, so everyone will be gunning for him for the rest of the season! Finally, big bass honors today went to Joey Sullivan, with a hefty 20.25″ bass.
Thank you again to everyone that came out today. We really appreciate your participation as we continue to support wounded warriors. Our next event is just 3 weeks away (May 18th) and will be held at Jordan Lake at the Ebeneezer boat ramp. Please once again plan on arriving at 6am. See you then!
|1||Shelly Efird||3 LMB||44.75″|
|2||Rick Rowland||3 LMB||36″|
|3||Henry Veggian||3 LMB||35.5″|
|4||Joe Angelcyk||3 LMB||34.25″|
|5||John Stokes||3 LMB||33.25″|
|6||Bailey Fuller||2 LMB||27.5″|
|7||Drew Harrison||2 LMB||25.5″|
|8||Joey Sullivan*||1 LMB||20.25″|
|9||Andre Smit||2 LMB||18″|
|10||Wayne Butler||1 LMB||17″|
|10||Daniel Rimer||1 LMB||17″|
|12||Jason Longfellow||1 LMB||15.75″|
|13||Joey Benevenia||1 LMB||14.25″|
|14||Ron Washburn||1 LMB||8.25″|
|15||Bob Dainton||0 LMB||0|
|15||Brian English||0 LMB||0|
|15||Nathan Wiles||0 LMB||0|
|15||Hayden Wiles||0 LMB||0|
|15||Jimmy Houser||0 LMB||0|
|15||Garret Phillips||0 LMB||0|
|15||Mike Langer||0 LMB||0|
|15||Jason Scott||0 LMB||0|
|15||Dennis Lajeunesse||0 LMB||0|
|15||Ben Cochrane||0 LMB||0|
|15||Mike Cole||0 LMB||0|
|15||Scott Inge||0 LMB||0|
|15||John Lemmon||0 LMB||0|
|15||Charlie Williams||0 LMB||0|
* Won big bass pot with a 20.25″ LMB
The 2013 Carolina Yakfish series kicked off on Saturday, March 23rd at Shearon Harris. We had a great turnout with 37 anglers and the lake provided some very nice fish. We had six largemouth submitted that were 20″ or better, and 29 that were 16″+. The rain stayed away, the winds stayed down, and we raised a respectable chunk of change for our benefitting organization, Heroes on the Water.
4th and 5th place finishers each received a $50 gift card to Get: Outdoors in Greensboro. They were Joey Benevenia with a 50.5″ limit and Nathan Raycroft who finished with 48″. Well done guys! 3rd place went to Mike Langer with a 52″ 3-bass limit. 2nd went to Jeff Ratliff who also finished with 52″ (after a .25″ deduction). Jeff went home with 2nd place money because his largest fish (21.25″) was bigger than Mike’s (20″). The big winner of the day was Brian English with three nice largemouth that totaled 56″. Congrats, gentlemen! Finally, big bass honors today went to 2012 AOY runner-up Shelly Efird with a 23.75″ sow (pictured below). Click HERE for Kayak Fishing NC tourney write-up and photo gallery.
Because of the nice turnout, we were able to raise $402 today for HOW. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
The next event is Lake Mackintosh on April 27th. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Shelly’s big bass
|1||Brian English||3 LMB||56″|
|2*||Jeff Ratliff||3 LMB||52″|
|3||Mike Langer||3 LMB||52″|
|4||Joey Benevenia||3 LMB||50.5″|
|5||Nathan Raycroft||3 LMB||48″|
|6||Joe Angelcyk||3 LMB||46.25″|
|7||Kent Brewer||3 LMB||45″|
|8||Shelly Efird||2 LMB||35.75″|
|9||Jimmy Houser||2 LMB||33.5″|
|10||Scott Inge||2 LMB||30.75″|
|11||Joey Sullivan||2 LMB||28.5″|
|12||Ricky Rowland||2 LMB||27.75″|
|13||Wayne Butler||1 LMB||21″|
|14||Kyle Brafford||1 LMB||20.5″|
|15||Jason Longfellow||1 LMB||20″|
|16||Garrett Phillips||1 LMB||19.25″|
|17||Chris Reed||1 LMB||19″|
|18||Tom Hayes||1 LMB||18.5″|
|19||Patrick Parmenter||1 LMB||18.25″|
|20||Joe Stull||1 LMB||17.75″|
|21||Henry Veggian||1 LMB||17.25″|
|22||Josh Ferguson||1 LMB||17″|
|22||Philip Ruckart||1 LMB||17″|
|24||Ryan Sadler||1 LMB||16.75″|
|25||Chris Edwards||1 LMB||15.25″|
|26||Bob Dainton||1 LMB||13″|
|26||Jason Scott||1 LMB||13″|
|28||Harrison Zellers||1 LMB||9.25″|
|29||Ricky Ciner||0 LMB||0|
|29||Dennis LaJeunesse||0 LMB||0|
|29||Andre Smit||0 LMB||0|
|29||Brian Roy||0 LMB||0|
|29||DJ Myslinski||0 LMB||0|
|29||Ron Washburn||0 LMB||0|
|29||Lucas Bernard||0 LMB||0|
|29||Jason Byrd||0 LMB||0|
|29||Matt Frazier||0 LMB||0|
*Won tie-breaker with 21.25″ fish
Here is the tourney schedule for 2013. Yes, we’ve reduced to 4 tourneys instead of 5, and we’ve planned them all in the spring with the last being on 6/1. Cost this year will be $30 per tournament, with an optional $5 big bass pot. $10 of each entry fee will go directly to Heroes on the Water, and the remainder will be distributed as cash prizes as usual. Please note that Mackintosh and Randleman also have launch fees. Anglers should plan on arriving at 6am so we can launch by 7am for all tourneys. See Schedule & Results page for launch site maps. Here is a link to the 2013 registration sheet (if you’ve fished with us before, you don’t need to fill one out). Stay tuned for more details.
March 23 – Shearon Harris (Holleman’s Crossing)
April 27 – Lake Mackintosh (Huffman Mill)
May 18 – Jordan Lake (Ebenezer)
June 1 – Randleman Reservoir (Southwest Park)
Looking forward to a great year!
UPDATE – Feb 11, 2013
Good news, folks! Native Watercraft is once again hooking us up with our Angler of the Year prize. This year it will be none other than a brand new Slayer 14.5! Big thanks to all the fine folks at Native!
Additionally, our good friends at Get:Outdoors in Greensboro will be providing us with two $50 gift cards per tournament to give as prizes. We plan for those to go to our 4th and 5th place finishers in each tournament. Thanks, Get:Outdoors!
Jason Scott, Shelly Efird, Joey Sullivan, and DJ Myslinski stand with the 2012 Native AOY boat
The final tournament of the 2012 season was held at Jordan Lake on Saturday, October 20th. We had a great turnout with 33 anglers – thank you to all who participated today and throughout the season! Weather was fantastic for the tournament – light winds and temps in the 70s. Although the blue bird skies probably didn’t help the fishing much. Still, lot of bass were caught today and 8 anglers turned in a limit.
4th thru 7th place finishers were all awarded $25 gift cards to Hook1. Those gift cards went to Bob Dainton (7th), Shelly Efird (6th), Henry Veggian (5th), and Stephen Fields(4th). Nice job, guys! Coming in 3rd place with a 3 fish limit of 47″ was DJ Myslinski. Second place went to Jason Scott, with a 3 fish limit of 50″. Jason also had the big fish of the day with a 20.5″ beauty he caught with a jig off the riprap. The big winner of the day was Joey Sullivan, with a 3 fish limit of 50.75″. Joey once again donated the first place cash prize to Heroes on the Water. Joey donated all of his winnings (over $700) this year to HOW and it is very much appreciated.
With the win, Joey secured the Angler of the Year title for the 2nd time in 3 years, however, being an organizer of the event, awarded the camo Native Watercraft Redfish 12 prize to Shelly Efird, who finished 2nd in the standings. Congrats to all who placed today and to Shelly on his new kayak! Final 2012 AOY standings can be seen HERE.
Thank you to everyone that came out today and helped us support HOW. With everyone’s help, we raised an additional $165 through entry fees today, $216 through lanyard sales for the year (thanks again, Joey B!), $270 through rod/reel raffle sales for the year (thanks, Brett Hinson and Carolina Custom Rods!), $704 in donations from Joey Sullivan, $350 from Nathan Raycroft, and a few other donations for a total of $2,431 for the year! Our goal for the year was $2,000, so thanks to everyone for helping us smash that goal!
Click HERE to read more about the day and see some pictures at Kayak Fishing NC.
|1||Joey Sullivan||3 LMB||50.75″|
|2||Jason Scott||3 LMB||50″|
|3||DJ Myslinski||3 LMB||47″|
|4||Stephen Fields||3 LMB||45″|
|5||Henry Veggian||3 LMB||43″|
|6||Shelly Efird||3 LMB||35.5″|
|7||Bob Dainton||3 LMB||32.5″|
|8||Joe Angelcyk||2 LMB||30.25″|
|9||Jim Lor||2 LMB||26.5″|
|10||Steve Hurst||3 LMB||25.75″|
|11||Jeff Lee||2 LMB||23.5″|
|12||Brad Crater||2 LMB||22.25″|
|13||Brian English||2 LMB||21.5″|
|14||Bo Anders||2 LMB||20.5″|
|15||Wayne Butler||1 LMB||16.25″|
|16||Chris Edwards||1 LMB||16″|
|17||Scott Inge||1 LMB||15″|
|18||Patrick Parmenter||1 LMB||14.75″|
|19||Harrison Zellers||1 LMB||13.5″|
|20||Heath Hollowell||1 LMB||13.25″|
|21||Jeff Oestreich||1 LMB||11″|
|21||Nathan Raycroft||1 LMB||11″|
|23||Clint Barden||1 LMB||10.75″|
|24||Tim Stewart||1 LMB||9.5″|
|25||Josh Ferguson||0 LMB||0|
|25||Jeff Ratliff||0 LMB||0|
|25||Aki Min||0 LMB||0|
|25||Joey Benevenia||0 LMB||0|
|25||Philip Ruckart||0 LMB||0|
|25||Brian Roy||0 LMB||0|
|25||Mike Langer||0 LMB||0|
|25||Kevin Dorsey||0 LMB||0|
|25||Mike Cole||0 LMB||0|
The 4th tournament of the 2012 season was held at Lake Michie on Saturday, September 15th. We had a great turnout with 31 anglers – thank you to all who participated. It got a little windy for a while but other than that, we had very nice weather. Lots of bass were caught today and 15 of out 31 anglers caught a limit. Another strong showing for the field – nice job guys!
4th thru 7th place finishers were all awarded $25 gift cards to Hook1. Those gift cards went to Steve Hurst (7th), Shelly Efird (6th), Bo Anders (5th), and Philip Ruckart (4th). Nice job, guys! Coming in 3rd place with a 3 fish limit of 44.5″ was Joey Sullivan. Joey generously donated his 3rd place cash prize to Heroes on the Water. Thanks, Joey! Second place went to John Stokes, with a 3 fish limit of 44.5″. John’s 18″ largemouth (after .25″ deduction) edged Joey’s 17.75″er to break the tie. Well done, John! The big winner of the day was Jeff Lee, an active duty soldier and HOW volunteer who missed our last two tourneys because of deployment. He ended the day with a very nice limit of 54.75″. Jeff also took big bass honors with a 22.5″ sow. Way to go, Jeff!
Thank you to everyone that came out today and helped us support HOW. With everyone’s help, we raised an additional $155 through entry fees, $18 through lanyard sales (thanks again, Joey B!), $150 through raffle sales, and the $124 donation for a total of $447 for the day and $1822 for the year! We are very close to hitting our goal of $2,000 for the year.
Congrats to the field today for another great showing. This was another very competitive tournament. We hope to see everyone at our final event of the year at Jordan Lake on October 20th. We will crown the Carolina Yakfish 2012 Angler of the Year, award a brand new Native Watercraft kayak, and raffle off the Revo SX/Carolina Custom Rods combo. See y’all then!
Click HERE to read more about the day and see some pictures at Kayak Fishing NC.
|1||Jeff Lee *||3 LMB||54.75″|
|2||John Stokes**||3 LMB||44.5″|
|3||Joey Sullivan||3 LMB||44.5″|
|4||Philip Ruckart||3 LMB||44.25″|
|5||Bo Anders||3 LMB||43.75″|
|6||Shelly Efird||3 LMB||41″|
|7||Steve Hurst||3 LMB||40.75″|
|8||Jeff Ratliff||3 LMB||40.25″|
|9||Scott Inge||3 LMB||39.5″|
|10||Garrett Phillips||3 LMB||38.5″|
|11||Jason Scott**||3 LMB||38.25″|
|12||Nathan Raycroft||3 LMB||38.25″|
|13||Tim Stewart||3 LMB||37.5″|
|14||Robert Radics||3 LMB||37″|
|15||Aki Min||3 LMB||34.25″|
|16||Mike Mitchell||2 LMB||34″|
|17||Bob Dainton||2 LMB||28.25″|
|18||Brian English||2 LMB||27.25″|
|19||Mike Langer||2 LMB||26″|
|20||Joey Benevenia||2 LMB||25.5″|
|21||Wayne Butler||2 LMB||24.5″|
|22||Patrick Parmenter||2 LMB||19.5″|
|23||Heath Hollowell||2 LMB||18.25″|
|24||Mike English||2 LMB||17″|
|25||Tim Holmes||1 LMB||16.25″|
|26||Mike Cole||1 LMB||10″|
|27||Josh Ferguson||1 LMB||8″|
|28||Joe Angelcyk||0 LMB||0″|
|28||Brian Roy||0 LMB||0″|
|28||Mark Patterson||0 LMB||0″|
|28||Thomas Mobley||0 LMB||0″|
* Jeff Lee also won the big fish pot with a 22.5″ largemouth.
**Both tie breakers were decided by the angler with the largest fish.
The third tournament of the 2012 season was held at Fort Fisher on Saturday, June 30th. Depending on which forecast you saw, it was going to range from 90 to 104 degrees. It felt awfully hot, but probably only reached the lower 90s. Unfortunately, the fishing wasn’t quite as hot, but one angler managed to get a slam and there were some nice fish caught. The biggest drum was only 10.75″ and was caught by Mike English. Most people felt the hot weather drove the drum a bit further south and out of the basin area.
4th thru 7th place finishers were all awarded $25 gift cards to Hook1. Those gift cards went to Mark Patterson (7th), Nathan Raycroft (6th), Mike English (5th), and Matt Sadler (4th). Nice job, guys! Coming in third place, with a two fish total of 28.75″ was Matt Frazier. Second place honors went to Tanner Pruitt, who was the youngest competitor in the event and did quite well. Congrats Tanner! The big winner of the day and the only angler to manage a slam was Brian English with a 3 fish total of 38.25″. The big fish pot was split by Tanner Pruitt and Nathan Raycroft, who each boated a 18.75″ flounder. Congrats Tanner and Nathan! Individual fish lengths for each angler can be seen in the table below.
Thank you to everyone that came out today and helped us support Heroes on the Water. With everyone’s help, we raised an additional $110 through entry fees, $42 through lanyard sales, and an additional $20 in raffle ticket sales. This brings our year to date total to $1,375. Thank you to everyone that particpanes in our events that makes this possible.
Our next event is back in the sweet water at Lake Michie on September 15th. See you then!
*Pruitt and Raycroft split the big fish pot.