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Fall King of the Lake

2017 Fall KOTL Event Information

Fall KOTL Event: Saturday September 2nd and Sunday September 3rd

Location: St. Catharine’s Ontario

Port: St. Catharine’s Marina; Port Weller


Initial Entry Deadline: August 2nd, 2017

Late Entry Deadline: August 3rd-August 26th.  Add: $100 

No entries accepted after the 26th.


We end the year with our fall tournament and the event that will decide who has demonstrated the most consistency to be named: The FishUSA "King of The Lake Overall Champion".

 

Kings and cohos can be unpredictable, finicky and aggressive this time of year. This was the case in 2015 and the scores reflected that! They can be straight out, at Weller or at the River? Its’ anyone’s guess but we do know one thing that’s not, these freshwater Sharks can be flat out Nasty to us anglers. Gnarly face stagers can destroy tackle and test man and equipment. Sounds fun huh? If you have never tested your fall Shark skills, then this event is for you. This fall Shark fishing stuff can be both addictive and challenging, we must warn you.


The winners of both the fall KOTL and the FishUSA Overall Champion will receive a large novelty cheque and team plaques.

Congratulations to Darryl and Team Silver Junkies

1st Place - 2016 Fall King of the Lake

1st Place - Pat Comerford Scotty High Performance

Team Silver Junkies

Team Silver Junkies

2016 Fall KOTL Summary

This year’s event started with a cancellation on Friday but a very hopeful forecast was predicted for the weekend, so the tournament’s weather committee opted for a Saturday/Sunday tournament.  Well, the weatherman was right and the weekend was perfect for this year’s fall event.


Fishing was good up to Friday and many wondered what Friday’s north east winds would do to the stable water.  Would it remain unchanged or will it turn the Lake upside down like last year’s fall event?  Well, to the benefit of the tourney anglers, it remained stable and many found good fishing. Saturday’s shotgun start went off without a hitch and teams ran in multiple directions.  At the conclusion of a near perfect weather day, it was the Silver Junkies Team who gained top dog day one honors with an impressive 121 pound box.  They were followed by Team Underdog (113 pounds), Reel Therapy, Vision Quest and Myles Ahead (about 98 pounds each).  Unless Team Silver Junkies flop on day 2, it looked like it was going to be a shoot out for 2nd place!


Like Day one, Sunday’s weather was perfect and the Kings were even more cooperative as only 4 of the competing teams neglected to weigh 5.  Many impressive boxes were hoisted onto the scales Friday including the Outtaline box which weighed 120 pounds.  They were followed by (3) 115 pound boxes weighed in by Silver Junkies, Thrillseeker and Vision Quest.  The Silver Junkies sealed the deal with their 115 pounds and won by an impressive 22 points over second place team; Vision Quest.  Was this destiny?  The Silver Junkies lost their good friend and co-captain; Pat Comerford this past year and not only won the KOTL main event but captured the renamed Pat Comerford High Performance Division. Rounding out the top 5 was: Vision Quest, Thrillseeker, Reel Therapy and Mean Machine.  Thrillseeker, Silver Junkies and Vision Quest also took the top 3 spots in this year’s FishUSA “King of The Lake” overall championship which consisted of scores from both KOTL events and the Wilson Harbor Invitational.

 

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"Dreamweaver" Main Event Winners

Silver Junkies

Vision Quest

THRILLSEEKER

Reel Therapy

MEAN MACHINE

 

 

"Scotty" High Performance Winners

Silver Junkies

Vision Quest

THRILLSEEKER

Reel Therapy

Unreel

TwoFish

Katarah

Mid River Marina

Mr Pike

Fastlane

TrikFish Big Box Saturday Results

Silver Junkies

Underdog

Reel Therapy

TrikFish Big Box Sunday Results

Outtaline

THRILLSEEKER

Vision Quest

 

Cuda Big Fish Weekend Results

Fishdance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Fall KOTL Summary

The event kicked off Friday with our traditional Big Fish Friday. The change for this year was to allow teams to weigh “2” salmon in lieu of the past which allowed just “1”. Congratulations to our top 3!!

2015 BIG FISH FRIDAY RESULTS
1 Team Silver Junkies  
2 Team Vision Quest  
3 Team Big Cat  

 

The weekend’s event “almost” went off without a hitch…. The hitch? Mother Nature !  Fishing was good the days leading up to Friday morning with good catches reported all week.  Everyone was able to get out Friday morning but most teams returned to Port before noon on Friday due to strong north east winds and tall seas.  How would this sudden and extreme change affect the fall staging Kings???

The lake was calm on Saturday morning after the strong north east wind ended Friday night.  However, anglers were greeted with a Lake that was upside down and ice water everywhere… That was evident when teams ran across a thick layer of fog coming off the water at the Canal entrance.  One exception was the mouth of the Port D. pier heads where some anglers converged to take some fish that were pushed right in tight.

Fishing was ice cold on Saturday for most teams and 19 of them weighed 1 or less fish. Only 3 teams weighed 5.

Pier head pounding Team Real Deal was our Day one leader with an impressive 93.07 pounds but found out that being in first after day one does not guarantee a win in a two day event. At the brief weigh in,  Team Two Fish and Myles Ahead also ended up with good 5 fish boxes.

On day two, the majority of the teams ran directly to the Port D. pier heads to battle it out in the skinny water.  Like day one, Mother Nature tossed most teams another curve ball and brought warm waters back and the pier head pounders found a near bite-less morning there and negative fish. However, those willing to run across Lake O and fish the north shore found that their long run was worth it. Team Two fish was one of those rewarded after striking out at the Port D. pier head that morning.  His decision to run across the Lake and “get his fish” would allow him to easily win the Fall event. 22 teams would weigh 1 or less on day two.  Another brutal day of fishing on the South shore.

Team Carolina and Fastlane were also rewarded for making the home run trek across the Lake to help them secure a second and third place finish in this year’s fall event.

Congratulations to Team Two Fish for winning the Fall KOTL event and making a big comeback to win the Great Lakes Tackle Overall.

"Dreamweaver" Main Event Winners

Two Fish

Carolina

Fast Lane

Myles Ahead

Outtaline

Real Deal

Silver Junkies

"Scotty" High Performance Winners

Two Fish

Fast Lane

Silver Junkies

 

Tarina Construction Big Fish "Overall" Winner

 

 

 

Saturday "Sufix" Winners

 

 

 

 

Sunday "Rapala Winners"

Carolina

Outta Line

Fast Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015FallKOTL Results

 

Overall Tournament
Dreamweaver
Major Sponsor
FishUSA
Scotty

Fish Hawk

Trik
Cuda

Okuma

 

BayRat

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