Category Archive 2016 Tornaments

2016 Dunbar Historic Lake Results

Sorry for the late update on the results of the Dunbar Historic Lake results. It was a long day of fishing and the bite was slow for Dunbar. Historically you could easily catch at least 5 fish that are at least 12 inches long in a morning of fishing at Dunbar lake. However this year it has been fishing a lot slower than the previous year. I think that is due to a lot heavier pressure and the fish are trying to adapt to the city tearing out all of the reeds.

Congrats to 1st place Blake Cline (right), 2nd place Casey Holdem (middle), 3rd place Matt Moore (left) and Valerie Grant for landing the big bass pot.

Winners val

As most of you that follow the trail know the AOY was decided here in dramatic fashion. Blake and Clay tied after Blake took home back to back wins in the last two tournaments to tie up the standings with 293 points. Clay and Blake decided to go back to Dunbar and the first person to catch a bass over 12 inches would be declared the winner. You can view some live footage her on the Facebook live feed. Blake ended up catching one pretty quick to beat Clay in the sudden death shootout in West Texas. Congrats Blake on a phenomenal season!

Here are the final AOY standings. Dont forget the top 5 get to go on to the Yak4It Tournament of Champions on Lake Fork November 5-6th. Shane Hunter will not be able to make this trip so Matt Ramey who came in at 6th place will be making the trip to East Texas with us. Congrats to all that made it and thank you everybody who fished the trail this year.

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2016 Lubbock Dunbar Details


On August 13th we will be crowning a champion for the inaugural West Texas Kayak Fishing 2016 trail. This will be the last tournament of our first full trail and it will be held on Dunbar Historic Lake in Lubbock. The boundaries will be from E19th street to the dam on Canyon Lake Drive.

The chase for Angler Of The Year is really close and the race to make the top 5 and get an invite to the Tournament of Champions is even closer. Come out and join us to see who wins the crown and who gets to go fish the legendary Lake Fork this fall.

The captains meeting will be held at 6:00am sharp on the Dunbar lake boat ramp. Please be there at 5:45 to register and get all the paperwork filled out.
The weigh ins will be at 3:30 at Buffalo Wild Wings on 19th street close to Milwaukee. You must be out of the water at 3:00 pm.
Fish can have open or closed mouth.
Entry Fee: $30
Big Bass: $10 (optional)

Please make sure and get your permit for fishing in Lubbock parks. You can call 806-775-2673 and they will mail you one. See details here. It is free.


New Mexico vs Texas Kayak Fishing Challenge

Ladies and gentleman it is official. The Santa Rosa Showdown will be held on September 24th. We will continue to update this page with all the details as we get them all ironed out. For now just mark September 24th on your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

2016 San Angelo Kayak Fishing Tournament Results

On July 16th we held our second to the last West Texas Kayak Fishing tournament of the season in San Angelo, TX. As the weather gets hotter so does the kayak fishing tournament scene out in West Texas. We had 30+ anglers show up for the second time this year.  Thank you all for continuing to show up and make these events fun. Special thanks to Happy Trails Outdoor Goods and More of San Angelo for hosting this event for us. Not only did they let all of us anglers crowd the nice cold store they also donated a Yeti rambler to the #stringerForecast winner and a $25 gift card for random drawing. You can watch the weigh in video here.

Congratulations to Blake Cline for absolutely destroying the field reeling in 81.5 inches of San Angelo largemouth bass. Rumor has it he caught his limit by flipping a senko with a 1/2 weight and upgraded a couple of times with a baby brush hog with a 1/2 ounce weight. He caught all his fish around shallow wood on the Concho River in San Angelo. You can see his winning bag stringer here on the WTKF Facebook Page.

Make sure you check out the Angler of the Year standings too. It is going to be a close call going into the last event of the season.

Here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from. 1st place Blake Cline (green shirt), 2nd place Josh Pohler (brown shirt), 3rd place & big bass Cody Stewart (blue shirt).

Big Bass 22.5 inches caught by Cody Stewart
Tony Deitz won the #StringerForecast by guessing the Tournament Directors total inches without going over. His guess was 64.25 and the actual length caught was 66.25 inches.

Layne Grant was the lucky winner of the drawing for a $25 gift card to Happy Trails.

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2016 San Angelo Tournament Details

On July 16 we will be heading down south to San Angelo for our first full on tournament. I know there are some big fish around there and I bet somebody gets into them. No doubt it is going to be hot and the early bite might be key, but who knows with the weather we have had for tournaments so far.

Please read the rules located here before tournament day.
The Captains meeting and weigh ins will be held at Happy Trails Outdoor Goods and More located at Stadium Park Shopping Center 2023 Knickerbocker Road San Angelo, TX 76904

Here are the boundaries for the tournament. Nasworthy is completely off limits.The blue shaded area is legal fishing area. The waters you fish must be public water ways and the ramps you use to launch must be public ramps that anyone could use. IT IS ILLEGAL to use private property to launch your kayak.

The Map is clickable and interactive.

The captains meeting will be held at 6:00am sharp. Please be there at 5:45 to register and get all the paperwork filled out.
The weigh ins will be at 3:30 at Happy Trails. You must be in the Happy Trails parking lot by 3:30 or you will be considered late and penalized according to rules.
Fish can have open or closed mouth.
Entry Fee: $30
Big Bass: $10 (optional)