The 1st PowerTeam Lures Invitational Kayak Tournament
On November the 16th, we held a small “PowerTeam Lures only” Kayak Tournament and the event turned out to be a blast to say the least. The tournament was being held on a small 22 acre pond behind our property that can only be accessed by kayak or small Jon boat. So to avoid making it too crowded, we only invited 7 people.
The rules of the tournament were simple and kept everyone on the same playing field;
1) $25 entry fee
2) No electronics
3) Anglers could only bring 2 rods, one spinning and one casting, and their own terminal tackle (skirted jigs were allowed with one of our craws as a trailer)
4) Only PowerTeam baits were allowed and we provided a mixed bag of baits to each competitor.
5) Winner would be the guy with the biggest 3 fish limit.
Being that everyone had the same tools to get the job done, it was up to the anglers to figure out which bait and color the fish were responding to best, according to the conditions. Then afterwards at our place, there would be a hearty southern BBQ meal, drinks, and a bonfire waiting for the guys after the event.
Onto the list of competitors…
Joe Underwood, The die-hard angler and professional smack talker.
Wayne Mills, Fishing enthusiast that always has a great time no matter what.
Brian Vincent (AKA Vince), Fishing addict and social media guru for The Appomattox River Company.
Chuck Wrenn, The walking dictionary of fishing knowledge.
Aaron Dryden, The river smallie connoisseur and hardcore jokester.
Luther Cifers, The man, the myth, the legend and owner of YakAttack.
Matt Anderson, Excellent multi-species angler who’s missing a few screws (and the only competitor nutty enough to launch his kayak by sliding down a steep 70 ft grass hill plunging into the water…and did it successfully!)
The day of the event was the first day after a really tough 3 day cold front so the guys definitely had their work cut out for them. There were zero winds, complete overcast skies, and raw damp air that you could cut with a knife. But even though the conditions were less than favorable, it seemed like everyone was there to have a good time regardless of what the bass were going to do. Which is exactly what happened.
At 4 pm after a long day of grinding it out in the tough conditions, Joe Underwood lived up to all of his smack talk by catching the biggest limit by dragging an Okeechobee Craw, Craw D’oeuvre on the back of a Northstar custom jig and winning the tournament, the cash, and the bragging rights that came along with it. I think the bragging rights was what he was mainly after…and his smile in this pic says it all lol!
After everyone got off the water and wrapped it up, the guys headed back to our place for the “after event festivities”. Everyone gathered around the bonfire to warm up with some pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ chicken, baked beans, drinks and nonstop laughs that carried on until the following morning. To me, this is what fishing it’s all about! Good times, catching fish, and most importantly, the camaraderie of everyone involved.
After all was said and done, the event was a complete success and everyone had a great time. Needless to say, it looks like this was the start of something new. More good times to come!