Category Archive Past Tournaments

June 10th Lake Mackenzie – WTKF 2017

Please Pre-Register if you have not done so already. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY NOW. Everybody pays at the tournament. This is to help speed up the registration process.

If there are boat launch fees that are the responsibility of the angler and NOT included in the WTKF fees.
Lake Mackenzie Marina Phone Number: 806-633-4335
Park Day Fee: $5 per person
Boat/Kayak Fee: $4 per kayak
Camping Fee: $4 per Tent

Here is the official TPWD website for Mackenzie.

Map with pins of ramps and meeting locations. 

Entry Fees: $30 entry and optional $10 big bass.
Registration begins: 6:00 am
Captains Meeting Time: 6:30 am
Captains Meeting Location: Yellow Icon on the Official Map.(Or here are GPS coordinates)
Legal Launch spot: See pins on this map for launch options.
Weigh Ins: 3:00 pm (Same location as Captains Meeting)

For those new to kayak fishing tournaments read this article on what to expect on tournament day.

Make sure you read the rules and you are on time. Be courteous on the boat ramps/launch spots and get in and out of the way ASAP.

Stay tuned to this page for any further details and make sure to follow the Facebook event for unofficial details and possibly meet up with others at the event.

2017 AOY Race Update

With 4 of the 6 tournaments for 2017 in the books the race for the #WTKF AOY crown and the Feel Free Lure 11.5 donated by Happy Trails Outdoor Goods & More could get hotter than San Angelo on July 22nd. There are only a handful of anglers that could statistically catch up to Shane Hunter and beat or tie him and they would have to pull off a “Blake Cline” to get it done. If this sounds eerily familiar to you it is because 2017 could end almost identical to the 2016 race. 

Leading into the last two events of the #WTKF 2016 Trail Shane Hunter was sitting almost as comfortable as he is today. The big difference between 2016 and 2017 is it does look like he will get to fish the last two events in 2017 whereas in 2016 his schedule didn’t allow him to compete in the last two events.

Here is where it starts sounding like a 6am Alarm Clock blaring “I Got You, Babe” by Sonny & Cher. Both Blake and Clay did really well in the last two tournaments of 2016 to pass Shane by 1 point and end up in a tie for first. Blake won the last two events and Clay had two top 5 finishes. Blake and Clay settled the score with a fish off and Blake capped off the year with an exclamation mark tie breaker to ride off into the DFW sunset (we miss you Blake). Although Clay has had the most consistent year of any angler on the trail (three straight 4th place finishes) unfortunately even with two wins in the last two events he would still fall short of catching Shane. If your one of those saying “it can’t be done” you might want to think twice.

As for the Tournament of Champions invites to the Top 5 anglers I would say that door is wide open all the way down to anglers sitting in 20th place. It’s not going to be easy, but a couple top 3 finishes from several of the anglers sitting in as far back as 24th place could move them right up into a TOC invite.

Check out the updated AOY standings here and see how the leader board shuffled around a bit after the 4th event of 2017. Hope to see you all at Mackenzie and San Angelo. Until then tight lines.

If you want to see what it would take for you to catch up to Shane or make the top 5 play around with this excel spreadsheet. Upon opening make sure you enable editing and macros. It should prompt you to when you first open. Fill in the points you need to earn in column “I” (Mackenzie) and “J” (San Angelo) and it will auto sort what place you will be in. Have fun 🙂

White River 2017 Pictures

Pics courtesy of Megan Oldham

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2017 White River Results

On Saturday May 20th #WTKF invaded White River Lake near Spur, TX USA. As luck would have it a big cold front came in the night before and at the captains meeting the air temp was in the high 40’s. There were 21 anglers that showed up to try and tackle the lake that handed most of the anglers a zero on the scorecard at the 2016 WTKF White River event. We will post some pics of the event later, but in the meantime please be sure to hashtag #WTKF on all social media platforms with your pics. Here is a list of the current #WTKF social media links. Facebook #WTKF — Instagram #WTKF — Twitter #WTKF

Congrats to the following 6 anglers who all caught 5 fish stringers and the top 4 for earning some cash. Jason Hoffman won big bass with this 20.25 inch big one.

Daniel Merritt – 79.5 inches – $410
Layne Grant – 77.5 inches – $126
Bobby Rex – 75 inches – $63
Clay Williamson – 74 inches – $32
Jason Hoffman – Big Bass of 20.5 inches – $210

Also with 5 fish stringers.
Casey Oldham – 72.5 inches
Lance Reynolds – 68.5 inches

Download PDF here.

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Jason Hofffman big bass. 

Layne Grant 

Clay Williamson 

Oak Creek 2017 Pictures

Thank you Megan Oldham for the pictures. They are awesome.

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Here are some pics of the current #WTKF big bass record caught by Jensen Phipps at Oak Creek in 2017.