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2017 NAKA Open on Big G in the books

Discussion in 'YakAttack Supported Events' started by Natedog, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Natedog

    Natedog New Member

    Sep 27, 2012
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    North Alabama
    NAKA started its tournament season with 70 anglers competing on the ever difficult and sometimes rewarding Lake Guntersville. We had a great turn out for the camp out and cookout on Friday night with tons of food including a low country boil, chili, and deer poppers. On Saturday, the rain and lightning held off until after fishing hours but the wind was brutal all day.

    NAKA would like congratulate Jason Lack for his clear victory with a 57.25” stringer earning him $675. He also had the biggest bass at 21.75” which earned him an Osprey Rods swag pack and $350 for a grand total $1025 for his day on the water. NAKA has still has not had a repeat winner in a trail stop.

    Brandon Watson took the second place prize of $310 with 51” and David Meeks finished third with 49”, taking home $130. Greg Massa and Jeff Murray tied with 47.25” but Greg had the biggest fish in his stringer, so he took home the 4th place prize and Jeff got the 5th place prize. The next three spots were all separated by ½ of an inch with Justin Geirhart taking 6th with 45.75”, John Taylor at 7th with 45.5” and Chris Odom at 8th with 45.25”.

    The top five finishers also received a qualifying invitation from the Kayak Bass Series for their Championship in October.

    Riley Johnston won the new NAKA Youth Division, presented by Jackson Kayak, taking home the youth cash prize as well as a set of jigs from @All-Terrain Tackle and $20 worth of gift cards from 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbett. Gavin Mayfield, our other youth competitor was also awarded a gift card to 412 bait company for landing a fish over 17”. Both youth anglers caught fish that were better than a number of the adult adult anglers.

    In addition to the top finishers several lucky participants won door prizes from our sponsors. Randall Wallace received a Big Wills Outfitters prize pack for being the first one to turn in their score card, Zac Jones won a paddle courtesy of Bending Branches, Sloan Finnerty won a fishing rod provided by Manley Fishing, Johnny Heflin won a $100 Allsport Powersports Inc. gift card, Mike Putman took home an awesome arrangement fromYakAttack, Richard Woodruff won a tackle bag and rod from Cabela's, and Tony Dean won a custom long sleeve sun shirt from Wallace Performance Printing and Apparel.

    In NAKA fashion we also gave away prizes for “fun” things that happened on the water like catching a huge drum, flipping a kayak, or the 2 people who lost phones to the water. We won’t give up who did what but Greg Riddle, Jack Mcrobberts, Jeff Murray, and Gavin Mayfield all walked away with jig packs from All-Terrain Tackle

    All anglers entering and scoring a fish have earned Angler of the Year points. Our 2017 AOTY will walk away with a Jackson Kilroy from Jackson Kayak & Leaf in Creek Earthpedition, a power-pole from Power-Pole® Shallow Water Anchor, a Bending Branches paddle and an Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.

    The angler catching the largest bass in a trail stop will earn a custom rod from Osprey Rods and the angler catching the largest bass in all of our tournaments, including the NAKA Big Bass events, will win a $150 gift card from The Kayak Store in Decatur Alabama. There is plenty of time to get out there and earn yourself some great sponsored prizes.

    Again, we would like to thank all of our sponsors and anglers for making this a successful event. We hope to see you all again at the next NAKA trail stop at Smith Lake on May 20th.


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