Tournament ReCap 2015!

Well, the MKFS 2015 is in the books! The Live Event was a huge success with 55 anglers competing in a variety of conditions and a big storm blowing over the night before the tournament. We had over 100 anglers participate in some phase of the Series. We also have around $3,000 for Heroes on the Water!!! Amazing! We qualified 5 anglers for the Tournament of Champions at Lake Fork, Texas. A huge thanks to our many generous sponsors this year. Mike and Dawn Brindisi of Select Sail & Sports did an amazing job working with Hobie Cat Company to help orchestrate a successful series and provide the grand prize of a Hobie Outback kayak to this year’s grand champion, Josh Workman! Our youth Grand Champion was CJ Hughes!
Werner Paddles stepped up in a huge way again providing winners with the best paddles on the market. A special thanks to Danny Mongno for working with us as we learned the ropes of running a big series. Also, Dez Davis of SuperNova Fishing Lights was a new sponsor this year and hooked up the winners with some awesome light kits. Bass Pro Shops showed up at the lake at 10:30 to deliver prizes! Wow! Ed Halm from Backwater Paddle Company sent us a bunch of his versatile hand paddles! We can’t forget Bob and Katie Bernotzky and PowerTeam Lures, they have been super generous and I know many of our anglers are hooked on their top tier lures! Bob Sturgeon of Angry Sturgeon Lures made some incredible trophies! Reel Life made us some great tournament shirts again this year, many anglers rocked these in the 100 degree heat we had during prefishing! Teeg Stouffer of Recycled Fish gave us all kinds of goodies we were able to hand out including reusable trash bags, helping kayak anglers keep a reputation of being stewards of our resources! A big thanks also to NGPC for providing a great place for our Live Event, they even came out and mowed so we could launch from our campsite area!
The Rod Glove provided products for all winners. Ram Mounts and Scotty Mounts sent a bunch of their awesome products, our anglers were pumped about all the rod holders! Hoo-Rag sent everyone Hoo-Rags! MTI is sending our winners some very high quality life vests. Bufos Baits provided baits for the winners and a camper for the Live Event, these guys make some incredible jigs. Also, Kayak Angler and YakAngler for media coverage! We couldn’t do this without our great sponsors. Lastly thanks to all the anglers for helping grow the sport and support Heroes on the Water. We want to see this event continue to grow and bring more prizes each year. Thanks for sticking with us as we learn to operate this event fluidly and congrats again to the Winners!


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