AK's Fishing Hole: May 14, 2019 Update


The AK Fishing Team has already had a very busy month as we fished the Lucas Oil Tournament of Champions on Kentucky Lake and the Ranger Cup on Kentucky Lake with USA Bassin.  They run a great program and make sure everyone is treated well and fairly. 

The Lucas Oil Tournament of Champions was a 1 day tournament with 152 boats looking for a great prize from Lucas Oil of $10,000 first place.  It took 25.10 pounds to win; Congrats to the team of Mason Fleetwood and Tony Fleetwood! We finished 18th with 4 fish and over 15 pounds.  

The Ranger Cup was the big event of the week. First place prize was a new Ranger Z 519 with a Mercury 225 Optimax XS….Congrats to the winning team of Jeremy Knepp  and Bj Worland with a 2-day total of 38.81 pounds with 10 bass. We launched with 185 boats and we finished 36th with a total of 21.87 pounds and 7 fish.  We had the right size but could not get a limit each day. Kentucky Lake is still strong as the winning weights show.  The lake was in good shape but we did battle wind each day.

We then went to Nolin Lake on that Sunday and had a poor showing of finishing 29th.  After 3 events we still sit 12th of 64 boats in our division with only 2 tournaments left.  We hope to finish well and crack the top 10 for the season.

This week we are off to Kentucky Lake again for a club tournament with Iroquois Bass Club.  We fish 2 days out of the Kentucky Dam Marina and hope our past experience there this year will give us an upper hand.

Late Spring and Early Summer patters are holding on just about every lake we have fished recently.  If they are not in the backs of the pockets, they are either on their way in or out on the first points or creek channel bends closest to the backs.  Top water bites in the morning should take hold as the weather warms this week and then medium cranks on the points and channel bends.  If the bite gets tough….. put your pride away and pull out a Ned Rig to get bites….

Our next big tournament is the Triton Owners Tournament out of Paris Landing TN on Kentucky Lake.  The last 2 years we have had the max of 400 boats.  We take to the water May 31 and June 1 for a 3 fish limit event. It truly is amazing to see 400 boats in a marina waiting to take off one-by-one, and even more exciting to us that they are all Tritons.  If you have a Triton and have not fished this, you are really missing out! If you don’t have a Triton, make a friend who does and be his partner!  They have a drawing at the end where one lucky Triton Owner will get their name pulled for a brand new 2019 21TRX just for being a part of the Triton Family!  Great payouts and great prizes to be won. Check out the Triton page for photos from years past. 

Tight Lines everyone and stick one!

David Waldrop