27 of Oklahoma's top kayak anglers from numerous events took to the waters of Okemah Lake to determine who would be the Oklahoma Kayak Angler's 2015 Champion. Fog rolled off as 48 degree air temps met water temps in the mid 70's. After a quick captains meeting everyone was ready for a 7:00 am first cast.
A majority of the day’s action was had before 8:30 and catches ground to a halt until after 11. After 11 a few anglers reported a second bite until it was time to head back in for the 1 o’clock weigh-in.
Rusty Helms and Josh Shelton took care of judging fish, while Brent tallied up the scores. In the end one angler had a great early morning performance that proved to be the difference needed to take home the title.
Congratulations to Gary Kasper! The NEW Oklahoma Kayak Anglers Champion! Gary has had some great wins in 2015 including first place finishes at Arbuckle and at the Border battle on Beaver Lake, AR. He pulled in his winning stringer down by the dam before the fog lifted at 8:30.
Josh Shelton 2014's Champ passing on the belt to the new Champion.
Gary took home just over $1,000 cold hard cash, $270 for big bass, and the prestigious title belt at the winner take all 2015 championship.
One last thank you to this years awesome sponsors for helping to bring us a record breaking season, please check them out at http://www.oklahomakayakanglers.com/#!sponsors/c1dt5
Stay tuned for news regaurding the 2016 season and if you would like to help keep the OKA rolling and providing great fishing opportunities in 2016 please shoot us a pm.