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2017 9th Annual YakAttack Tournament Results

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2017 9th Annual YakAttack Tournament Sponsors

What an amazing weekend. We had 193 anglers registered for the 2017 9th Annual YakAttack Tournament and came from all over the east coast and the southeast including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and a number of surrounding states making their way to central Virginia. For the first time in years we experienced decent weather with just a pop up thunder storm before the captain’s meeting on Friday and a little rain during the night. Temps were in the 90’s on Friday and the mid 80’s on Saturday with cooler temps in the morning making for some great kayak fishing. The anglers fought long and hard fishing till the very last minute and posted some impressive catches. Here are the top 3 for each division, the slam, and the big bass winner. A big shout out goes to YakAttack team member and local Virginia angler, Rob Choi, for donating his amazing traditional gyotaku fish prints for the trophies again this year. They are amazing works of art and this tournament wouldn't be the same without them. We also want to thank Twin Lakes State Park for everything they do for this event. Their generous donation of the tournament facilities helps keep the overhead low for this event resulting in a larger donation to Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters. Check back throughout the week for more pictures and videos from the event. 

Slam Division

1st – Cameron Gatlin: 40.00’’

2nd – Grant Alvis: 38.00’’

3rd – Don Fields: 35.50’’

2017 YakAttack Tournament Slam Winner Cameron Gatlin

Bluegill Division (Best Two)

1st – Cory Routh: 19.50’’ (Tie Goes to Big Fish)

2nd – Tom Hipple: 19.50’’

3rd – Jeff Lockhart: 19.25’’

2017 YakAttack Tournament Bluegill Winner Cory Routh

Crappie Division (Best Two)

1st – Blake Chitwood: 21.00’’

2nd – Nik Brown: 20.50’’

3rd – Josh Dolin: 19.50’’

2017 YakAttack Tournament Crappie Winner Blake Chitwood

Bass Division (Best Two)

1st – Cory Long: 39.50’’

2nd – Eric Schrock: 38.25’’

3rd – Cory Dreyer: 37.75’’

2017 YakAttack Tournament  Bass Winner Cory Long

Big Bass

1st – Terry Miller: 23.25’’

2017 Sponsors

Twin Lakes State Park, LIVE Watersports, Jackson Kayak, Wilderness Systems Fishing Kayaks, Chums, Hoo-Rag, Beyond Coastal Sun Care, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Bug Protector, Raymarine, Suspenz Storage and Transportation, Boonedox, Kayak Angler Magazine, MSC Custom Rods, Power-Pole®, Angle Oar, Paddleyax Kayaks, Anchor Wizard, SuperNova Fishing Lights, Adventure Technology Paddles, Backwater Paddle Company, NRS, SealLine, SEA-LECT Designs, Tektite Industries, Tifosi Optics, 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbett, ActionHat, Cinnetic, Kokatat, RCI Optics ( Right Coast Independent ), Smallie Stix, RED FOX Wireless, Accent Paddles, Astral, Buck Knives, Inc., Onyx Outdoor Gear, Bending Branches, TackleWebs, Shorty's Famous Breading & Hush Puppy Mixes, Hobie, Watershed, The North Face, Skirmish Baits, Native Watercraft, Postfly, Vicious Fishing, Kayak Fish PA, LLC 1st Landing Kayak Fishing Services, Action Kayak Adventures, Cory Routh, Coastal Kayak Fishing, LLC., Randy Vining, Outer Banks Kayak FishingChicopit BaySwamp Jumper