On this beautiful september day we had 33 kayak anglers come out to represent their state, 27 from Oklahoma and 6 from Arkansas. As the clock struck 630, the Arkansas anglers knew they were in for an uphill battle. They raised their heads, tusks glaring in the predawn light, and in unison and bellowed " Woooooooooo, Pig ! Sooooooie!". The likes of which had never, and may never again be heard this far west of Fayetteville.
Numbers weren't on there side, and the entourage of Cowboys and Sooners (united for a few short hours) clinched a decisive victory shortly after 2 o'clock. The top 4 anglers scores were added to the average of anglers who scored a fish for their state.
Oklahoma : 330
Thank you to everyone who came out and fished!
No shockers on the podium for this event.
Matt Penwright and Gary Kasper had a pretty decisive lead over the field.
Matt brought home 1st place with 75.75 inches
Gary Kasper took home 2nd with 75 ( You guys will remember how Gary kept Oklahoma from getting shutout last year by winning last years Oklahoma vs Arkansas)
Nathan Henthorn secured 3rd with 68.5
Matt on his days catch:
My fish were caught on a pumpkin-green 1 ounce jig, root beer crank and the good o'l buzzbait at Hudson.
I caught 4 of my 5 on big shakey head jig, with a Zoom Ol Monster 10.5" worm at Hudson lake, I also only fished a 75 yard area.
Nathan: I caught fish on secondary points with deep diving crankbaits, Ned rig, and Jigs. My 3 biggest fish were smallies!
For the anglers who are fishing this fall, we've got an event in Kansas we were invited to fish on September 24th
and on October 1st the Red River Rivalry!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1771724143065194/1816878375216437/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity¬if_id=1473645103169984
(Lets make sure we have a better showing this year)
Until next time, tight lines and smoking barrels