Mike Schrock and his Dad took the win Sunday with seven big ones going 9.90lbs on the scales, good for a stash of prizes including a Guided Trout trip as well as a thousand bucks cash. Not a bad days pay for helping get Combat Vets on the water.
Together with the help of an extra donation from Mike & his Dad, we raised $275.00 to buy fishing licenses for Kansas Combat Vets.
Brandon Manis, also fishing with his Dad took Big Fish Honors with a beast of a Crappie that went 1.70lbs when it hit the scales, furnished by Olathe Bass Pro Shops.
I have to admit, for being mid November in Kansas, we hit the weather jackpot for Sunday's Shootout. Low winds, temps in the upper fifties with plenty of sunshine, shoot Man, we'll take it any day! With the Rut and Bird Season opener going on at the same time, I was eagerly looking forward to the tournament, as I knew only the absolute die hard guys would be showing up for it which basically means it was a get together of the best teams Kansas has to offer. I have to tip my hat to all the teams that came out, they gave up a fine day of hunting to come out and give the Vets a hand.
As we all stood around polishing off those last cups of coffee waiting on the Sun to come up so we could get underway we couldn't help but start getting excited, the flooding had set that lake up just right for a smash fest and it did not disappoint! I found my fish still stuck to the trees suspended about halfway down, and I mean stacked on em. It made for easy pickings when chased with a Garmin Livescope and picked off with minnows on a drop shot rig.
Below is how Clinton breaks down by the numbers, you will see what the flooding and decreased pressure during the spawn has caused, an average fish of 1.28lbs for the event!
Clinton Lake by the numbers......
Total fish weighed in- 56
Total Weight- 71.83 lbs
Average Fish Weighed- 1.28lbs
It's that time of year again! We are going to go fishing and help our returning Veterans enjoy time in the outdoors. The fishing has been really good this week and it looks like some really solid fish will be coming to the scales on the 10th, and for a bonus, the weather forecast is looking amazing. There were a few changes to the tournament from years past and this article is to make sure everyone is tracking the changes.
This is a Winner Take All Tournament.
Registrations start at 0500 at Clinton State Park office parking lot.
Takeoff at 0700
Weigh In at 200, also at the Clinton State Park office parking lot.
Entry Fees are $150.00 per team is is broken down and paid out as listed below.....
$100.00 goes to the Winners pot
$25.00 goes to Big Fish pot
$25.00 gets donated to the KDWPT Veterans License Fund.
1st Place- Trophy, 100% of the winners pot & prizes
2nd Place- (Runner-Up)- Trophy & prizes
Big Fish- Trophy, 100% of the Big Fish pot & prizes
Prizes include items from Z-Man fishing products, Artwork from Jarrod Biddle, Bass Pro Shops, B'n'M Poles, Guided Trout fishing trip with Brent Frazee on his private lake and more.
7 Fish Weigh In,....10 Inch Minimum.
Dead Fish will not be counted, all fish must be alive.
All KDWPT Rules & regulations must be followed at all times
2 Man Teams unless additional members are under 15 or over 65 years of age
All legal fishing methods as per KDWPT guidelines are allowed.
Live Bait is allowed
Life Jackets MUST be worn if the Outboard is running.....and highly encouraged that they are worn at all times.
Un-sportsman like conduct not permitted in any way, shape, form or fashion. It is also grounds for automatic DQ and being banned from future events.
Registrations and Boat checks will be in the Clinton State Park office parking lot starting at 0500 AM the morning of the event. We can get 3 lanes going in the staging area if need be. All boat checks, boat prep, and tackle prep is to be done there due to the limited space at the ramp.
We will draw takeoff numbers and from the staging area we will go straight to the ramp to launch and line up down the street,....not in the boat ramp parking lot. As described in the image below....follow the red line to launch,....blue line to park. There is no room for guys to be clogging up the lot at the ramp. It should be an absolute slab fest and I am tracking a pretty good turnout. Looking forward to seeing you guys and getting to see some big ole slabs come in. See you all Sunday morning !
For questions Email us at KansasCrappieClub@Gmail.com
Call or Text , 785-220-6404 / 785-230-7388 Joe Bragg