Congrats to the winners of yesterday’s Lay Lake Open, the start of the 6th annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper!
Best Angler: Lance Coley | 53″
Best Bass: Barry Walker | 19.5″ (tie with Jack Freeman)
Best Young Angler: Jack Freeman | 48″
Best Female Angler: Tammy Yarbrough | 12″
2nd Overall: Jared Atwell | 52.75″
3rd Overall: Barry Walker | 50″
4th Overall: Doug Woodruff | 49.75″ (tie with Hays Latimer)
Thanks to all 42 anglers who competed through cold and rain, and thanks to Old Town Grille and Bernie’s On Main Street for hosting us!
Our next stop is the Logan Martin Open presented by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama on April 8th and hosted by Montana Saloon & Grill. See you there!
See the full scoreboard here.
Registration is now open for all three stages of the Sixth Annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament! Get registered today! $50 for a regular entry fee with eligibility to win $1,000 in guaranteed cash payouts. $25 entry fee for the fly fishing division (no cash prize eligibility).
March 11: Lay Lake Open (mid-morning start)
April 8: Logan Martin Open presented by Honda Manufacturing of ALabama
May 6: Neely Henry Open presented by Fish Neely Henry Lake
The 6th annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament will include the following stages:
March 11: Lay Lake Open (mid-morning start)
April 8: Logan Martin Open
May 6: Neely Henry Open
October 20-21: Alabama Classic (State Championship on Coosa River in Wetumpka)
Registration will be open soon at CoosaKayakFishing.com!
Congrats to the winners of the Coosa Classic presented by Paddle Out and benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper!
Best Angler: Jared Atwell | 50″
Best Bass: Hays Latimer | 20″ (Jake Garner tied)
Best Fly Fisherman: Jason Davis | 28.25″
Best Young Angler: Jack Freeman | 9.5″
Big Wills Outfitters Angler of the Year: Jared Atwell | 148.5″
1st Runner Up: Lanny Watkins | 141″
2nd Runner Up: Hays Latimer | 139.25″
Best Young Angler of the Year: Jack Freeman | 61.75″
2nd Overall for the Stage: Adam Hall | 46.25″
3rd Overall: Chris McNeill | 43.75″
4th Overall: Jake Garner | 43.5″
Close behind: Hays Latimer (43.25″), Josh Tidwell and Zach Kiser (43″)
Thanks Coosa Outdoor Center for hosting us and to all of our great sponsors and competitors! The 5th annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament is a wrap!
Congrats to the winners of the Neely Henry Open presented by Greater Gadsden Area Tourism and hosted by Back Forty Beer Company and Little Bridge Marina!
Best Angler: Jared Atwell | 55″
Best Bass: Tim Gables | 20.25″
Best Young Angler: Ethan Floyd | 40.75″
Best Female Angler: Kara Hammett | 45.5″
Best Fly Fisherman: Mark Miller | 9.5″
Best Family Duo: Ethan & Rodney Floyd | 79.75″
2nd Overall: Steve Sanders | 54.25″
3rd Overall: Lanny Watkins | 52.25″
4th Overall (tie): Tim Gables | 51.25″
Photos from the weekend
Congrats to the winners of the Logan Martin Open presented by RMR 4×4! Here they are, from a field of 34 competitors on a windy, windy day!
Best Angler: Robby Cook | 50.75″
Best Bass: Patrick Smith | 20″
Best Young Angler: Jake Kiser | 46″
Best Lady Angler: Lisa Green | 37.75″
Best Family Duo: Jake & Michael Kiser | 76.75″
2nd Overall: John Frederick | 48.5″
3rd Overall: Lanny Watkins | 48.25″
4th Overall: Robbey Stanford | 48″
See the photos from the event here!
The Neely Henry Open is up next! Get registered!
The Logan Martin Open presented by RMR 4×4 is this weekend! Register now! The weather should be excellent, and we won’t let a big rainfall Thursday stop us from catching some Coosa spots, redeyes and largemouths! Our hosting venue for on-land activities is Montana Saloon & Grill in Lincoln. Here’s our schedule:
Friday at Montana Saloon & Grill
Check-in: 7-8pm (present fishing license, buy rulers, pay any outstanding entry fees, sign waivers, enjoy food and drink!)
Captain’s Meeting: 8pm (will last appx. 30 min)
Fishing Hours: First safe light (appx 6am) until 2pm
Weigh-in: 1-2pm at Montana Saloon & Grill
Awards Ceremony after all fish are scored @ appx 4pm
On the 5th annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Trail there will be $1,000 guaranteed cash prize at every stage! Registration is now open at www.CoosaKayakFishing.com!
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $150
4th Place: $50
Entry fee is $50 per stage
Are you ready for the fifth year of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament?! This year we’ll be trimming down the number of stages to our three favorites, and making them bigger and better than before. Go ahead and put these on your calendar… more details to follow!
April 2: Logan Martin Open
May 14: Neely Henry Open
June 18: Coosa Classic
The Lay Lake Open presented by Comfort Keepers is in the books! Congrats to our winners! This concludes the 2015 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament trail – stay tuned for details on the 2016 trail!
Best Angler: Corey Galloway | 51.5″
Best Bass: Jacob Givens | 19.75″
Best Lady Angler: Kara Hammett | 42″
Best Young Angler: Jace Bailey | 46.25″
Best Family Duo: Jack & Paul Freeman | 75.25″
2nd Overall (Tie): Jace Bailey & David Smith | 46.5″
4th Overall: Josh Tidwell | 44.5″
5th Overall: Jake Kiser | 43.5″
We also awarded prizes for the Big Wills Outfitters Angler of the Year tonight! Congrats to these great winners!
Angler of the Year: David Smith | 266.5″
Angler of the Year 1st Runner Up: Lanny Watkins | 209″
Angler of the year 2nd Runner Up: David Mayfield | 202.5″
Best Young Angler of the Year: Jack Freeman | 162″
Best Lady Angler of the Year: Kara Hammett | 83.5″
Best Family Duo of the Year: Jack & Paul Freeman | 340.5″
See the photos on our Facebook!