The inaugural Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia took place on Logan Martin Lake, Alabama on March 5th 2020. This event took place during the 2020 Bassmaster Classic held in Birmingham,  Alabama.

Logan Martin is the third reservoir along the Coosa River, which begins in northwest Georgia and runs south to the Alabama River. The Coosa River is home to the legendary Coosa spotted bass, one of the strongest fish that swims. However, to win on Logan Martin, a big largemouth or two are necessary (Source: Bassmaster.com)  Three Canadians took part in this event on Lake Logan Martin during the 2020 Bassmasters Classic. They were as follows:

Matthew Heayn (Frankford, ON) – Finished 99th

Richard Ofner (Tecumseh, ON) – Finished 166th

Tim Percy (Belle River, ON) – Finished 147th

Knoxville, Tennessee, resident Jim Davis topped the field of 222 anglers with a strong five-bass limit measuring 87 3/4 inches. This limit of bass was anchored by a big fish that measured 20 inches, earning him the $10,000 first-place purse.Davis caught nearly 40 bass during official competition, but his limit consisted of three solid largemouth and two spotted bass (Source: Bassmaster.com).

For full details on the event winners check this link: https://www.bassmaster.com/news/knoxville-s-jim-davis-wins-inaugural-bass-nation-kayak-event

Following this event was the kickoff of the 2020 B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series on Lake Fork. This is the inaugural season for this tournament series. Events will be taking place onLake Fork (March 14, 2020),  Chickamauga Lake (May 23, 2020),  Mississippi River (August 15, 2020),  and Clear Lake (August 29, 2020).

The inaugural Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Provincial Championship will be held on Seymour Lake/Trent River on September 26th and 27th 2020. This is a section of the Trent River, downstream of Rice Lake, that widens and forms Seymour Lake is an awesome fishery for both Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Kayak anglers participating in this event will be competing for a chance to qualify for the 2021 B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak National Championship. Full details for the 2020 OBN Kayak Provincial Championship, including registration information, can be found at this link:  http://ontariobass.com/event/ontario-kayak-provincial-championship/

 

Matthew Heayn (Frankford, ON)

Tim Percy (Belle River, ON)

Winner, Jim Davis (Knoxville, TN)

Matthew Heayn (Frankford, ON) with MLF Pro, Kevin VanDam

Matthew Heayn (Frankford, ON) with B.A.S.S. Pro, Brandon Palaniuk.

 

 

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