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Texas Fishing Challenge: Presented by Texas Fishing, Barrel Fishing Baits, Yeah Babee Baits, and Premier Angler
While the temperature on Eagle Mountain Lake was a cool 74 degrees, conditions were unfortunately far from ideal for a kayak fishing tournament.
At the start of the event, over a dozen anglers hit the water. Numbers were lower than expected in large part because of the 15-20 mph winds that the kayakers battled throughout the day, however.
Corey Eddins, the event’s director, said that sand bass were also especially hungry, making it difficult for anglers to find the larger bass throughout the day.
That said, several anglers were able to walk away with a victory package that included a cash prize, baits from tournament sponsors, and custom hats from Premier Angler.
The tournament’s top six placewinners took home prize packages. The big winner for the day was Ryan Wagner, whose fish total measured 82.5 inches. Wagner also captured the event’s big bass with an impressive 20.5 inch catch.
Tournament Results: The Top Six
1st Place: Ryan Wagner — $150 cash prize + $50 big bass
2nd Place: Jose Paledes — $80 cash prize
3rd Place: Tony Shirley — $30 cash prize
4th Place: Marlon Orsborn
5th Place: Sebastian Gardea
6th Place: Ethan Tanner