Over 45 anglers competed in NAKA’s 3rd 2017 tournament trail stop fishing in small rivers and creeks covering the entire northern half of Alabama.
Anglers had to deal with scorching heat, rapids, strainers, partying recreational floaters and one giant copper head throughout the day.
We congratulate Randy Brown for his win with an impressive 57” stringer beating the 2nd place finisher by 5 inches. He also scored a 21” river bass to win big bass earning him a total of $700 plus a nice Osprey Rods Big Bass plaque. There still has not been a NAKA trail stop repeat winner.
Riley Johnston won the youth division and the youth division big bass. Riley was awarded with a yak attack anchor trolley for landing a giant Smallie over 19 inches.
We also congratulate Randall Wallace for taking the 2nd place prize of $230 with 52” and Greg Massa finishing 3rd with 51” and taking home $90. Also, in the money was Jason Moore taking 4th place with 50.5”, our fearless leader Nate Mayfield taking 5th with 49.75”, and Jason Lack taking 6th with 48.5”.
In addition to the top finishers several lucky participants won door prizes from our sponsors. Sloan Finnerty won a paddle, shirt, and hat courtesy of Bending Branches, Phil Thompson won a Manley Fishing Platinum series rod, Chris McNeill took home the $100 gift card for Allsport Powersports Inc., Zack Jones and Jack McRoberts both received $50 gift cards courtesy of Leaf in Creek Earthpedition, Anthony George received a great arrangement from YakAttack and Mike Majors won the Big Wills Outfitters prize pack including NRS straps. An assortment of NAKA stickers courtesy of Wallace Performance Apparel, All-Terrain Tackle , 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbettgifts cards also went to lucky winners.
All anglers entering and scoring a fish have earned Angler of the Year points. AOTY will walk away with a Jackson Kilroy from Leaf in Creek, Power-Pole Total Boat Control, 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 Priceville Alabama. NBB August is the last chance to earn your way to the top of the field. The top 15 spots earn their way into the NAKA Classic on September 23rd and the top ten will be invited to the state wide 2017 Alabama Kayak Fishing Classic on the Coosa river on October 21st.
Again, we would like to thank all sponsors and anglers for making this a successful event.