Competitive fishing against the nation’s top kayak anglers requires considerable determination and skill. Once again our Carolina Kayak Anglers rose to that challenge and fished extremely well at the KBF National Championship and related events on Kentucky Lake this past weekend. The CKA staff is grateful and thankful that CKA anglers devoted time and resources to making the journey to Kentucky Lake for the KBF Championship in 2016 and 2017.
Below is a side by side example of how our anglers performed this year when compared to last. We have listed only the anglers who placed or were near the top of the standings.
We also want to thank others who competed – Jim Lor, Matt Hawj, John Ladd, Joey Sullivan, Brian Falbe, Dustin Matthews, Duane Houser and Hank Veggian – with respectable showings in all events this past week. The larger national events give us more than money to compete for, and that is the opportunity to travel, have fun and enjoy fishing on a great bass lake. We also thank KBF, all the sponsors and families who support our anglers, our fellow competitors from the U.S. and Canada who participated, and the great states of Kentucky and Tennessee.
2016 KBF National Championship 2017 KBF National Championship
5th place Shelly Efird 3rd place Rick Rowland
7th place Jim Lor 5th Place Cory Dreyer
16th place Cory Dreyer 14th place Stewart Venable
20th place Jamie Denison 16th place Shelly Efird
29th place Aaron Miller 31st place Denny Romero
35th place P.C. Hawj
2016 KBF Open KY Lake 2017 KBF Open KY Lake
11th place Jamie Denison 1st place Rick Rowland
13th place Henry Veggian 3rd place Cory Dreyer
12th place Austin Vang
13th place Shelly Efird
2016 Big Bass Brawl KY Lake 2017 Big Bass Brawl KY Lake
9th place Cory Dreyer 5th place Bob Dainton
13th place Henry Veggian 16th place Brandon Jessup
15th place Shelly Efird 20th place Rick Rowland
17th place John Ladd
18th place Buster Swisher