May possibly five, 2019
by FLW Communications
DAYTON, Tenn. – By just a trim two-inch margin, 23-calendar year-aged Michigan angler Bogdan Korostetskyi, received the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open up at Nickajack Lake offered by YakAttack Sunday soon after catching a two-working day full of 174.25 inches of bass. For his get, Korostetskyi acquired $five,000 and included a $two,500 Dee Zee present card for currently being the maximum-ending angler in the Dee Zee contingency plan.
Throughout apply, Korostetskyi, a university university student in Michigan who was born in Ukraine, stated he struggled to obtain a regular chunk wherever but on the lender, but he did not want to aim his event where by he was worried most of the 103 anglers in the area would be fishing. Finally, he tracked down a pair of grassy offshore humps.
“That’s fairly significantly what we fish in Michigan, so I felt correct at dwelling,” he stated.
On Saturday, Korostetskyi observed his fish education on his two greatest places and caught fish speedily, catching a restrict by seven:15. Sunday, he fished the similar areas, but reversed the buy, starting up on a hump that took him 48 minutes to attain then ending on a further hump about midway involving the very first hump and his start level.
The bass weren’t education Sunday, and Korostetskyi encountered muddier h2o and a wind path that experienced flipped 180 levels from the working day just before. He desired time to determine out the greatest way to keep in the wind and line up for the correct casting angle to get them to chunk.
“It took me a person hour to capture my very first keeper,” he stated.
His tactic was to fish his most important hump, slide off it to some close by grassy construction to permit the superior place relaxation, then return to it and capture additional. Then he concluded on his 2nd place on the way again.
The greatest humps were being about eight toes deep, with grass that was about four toes tall. Korostetskyi stated he caught his fish with a one/two-ounce Evergreen/Z-Gentleman ChatterBait Jackhammer with a Z-Gentleman DieZel MinnowZ trailer.
“It feels surreal,” Krostetskyi went on to say. “I nevertheless never know what is likely on. I have been likely on 3 hrs of snooze.
“I was not anticipating that. My objective was just to do my greatest. It was pretty nerve-racking. I consider I experienced superior anticipations, but it just labored out.”
The prime 10 kayak anglers on Nickajack Lake concluded:
1st: Bogdan Korostetskyi, Livonia, Mich., 174.25 inches
2nd: Ryan Lambert, Chattanooga, Tenn., 172.25 inches
3rd: Jordan Marshall, Maryville, Tenn., 170 inches
4th: Cody Milton, Heber Springs, Ark., 169.75 inches
5th: Jason Cassetty, Morgantown, Ind., 169 inches
6th: Cory Dreyer, Randleman, N.C., 166.75 inches
7th: Joshua Howell, Chilly Spring, Ky., 166.75 inches
8th: Jody Queen, Rocky Hole, Va., 166.five inches
9th: Brian Coyne, Hilliard, Ohio, 166 inches
10th: Ron Winner, Richmond Hill, Ga., 164.75 inches
Finish final results can be observed at KayakBassFishing.com.
The prime 100 finishers are now qualfied to contend in the 2nd party, the Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup in Incredibly hot Springs, Arkansas offered by YakAttack. Of these 100 qualifiers, the prime 20 will get cost-free entry. All other qualifiers pay back a $500 entry price. The Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup will be held Aug. eight-10, 2019, on a lake to be declared shortly in conjunction with the FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton.
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