Fish KATS CLASSIC ELITE #1 – September 17, 2016
And the showdown begins! 35 of the top KATS anglers face off at Fayette County Reservoir for the first event of the Classic Elite Championship Series.
Arriving at Oak Thicket Park, we were greeted by the lively boat ramp as the full moon loomed over us. You can feel the tension of the anglers. With a fat paycheck on the line, the aggregation of anglers continued to grow unsteady as the Captain’s Meeting grew closer. It was a road runner tournament, so those who plan on fishing the other side of the lake were anxious to get the other ramp and have their kayak ready. When Kristian confirm the time on his watch at 6:35 A.M., it was go time!
As the end of the tournament approached, anglers slowly trailed in, struggling to evade the sweltering Texas heat and humidity. Each competitor was immersed in sweat and sunburns. The fishing report seemed 50/50. For some, it was feast; for others, it was famine. Nevertheless, there is always one angler that shines above the rest.
Coming in at 5th place, Tim Coleman puts together 93.25 inches winning him a 50$ SuperNova gift certificate. Next up is Ivan Rangel with 95.25 inches. His fourth place victory won him a brand new Kistler Magnesium Rod. Edging out Mr. Rangel with half an inch, Preston Whisenhunt took 3rd place with 95.75 inches. Robert Morton III’s impressive 99.25” stringer landed him in 2nd place, beating his competitor with over 3 inches. However, he fell short by over 4 inches from the top contender. Securing the lead, Guillermo Gonzalez took 1st place with an astounding 103.75” and biggest bass with his 23.50 inch lunker!
As always, would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who participated in the event. Next stop, the legendary Lake Fork in Alba, Texas! See you guys there!
Guillermo Gonzalez 23.50”
KATS Advantage Winners
2nd – Chris Siebenthaler 92.50”
1st – Jacob Moeller 93.00”
Classic Elite Winners
5th – Tim Coleman 93.25”
4th – Ivan Rangel 95.25”
3rd – Preston Whisenhunt 95.75”
2nd – Robert Morton III 99.25”
1st – Guillermo Gonzales 103.75”