John Myers 2019 MKA Motherlode Series Lake McClure Champion

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John Myers 2019 MKA Motherlode Series Lake McClure Champion

Postby MKA » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:27 am

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The 2019 season opener for the Motherlode Kayak Angler (MKA) Series was held on Lake McClure on Saturday, 3/23/19. 59 anglers braved some tough weather conditions and were rewarded with nice limits for their efforts. Steady rain and a significant temperature drop (in the low 40s) made the fishing more challenging. The water temperature was 55-59 degrees. Water clarity ranged from muddy to 15 feet. The sun finally broke through the clouds around noon and the anglers were able to dry out and warm up before weigh-ins and awards.

When they started checking in their fish it was easy to see that it was going to be a tight race. Anglers reported catching their limits on underspins, ned rigs, shaky heads, senkos, and dropshot in 10 to 30 feet on points and in cuts in the creek channels. The big fish showed in up a big way with 5 fish that exceeded last year's 18.5-inch big fish (23.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.25, and 19 inches).

John Myers of Atwater, CA was responsible for the 23.25 inch, 7.97-pound largemouth and an impressive 52.25-inch limit that catapulted him to the top of standings. John is a long-time big boat tournament angler in the Motherlode Region. This is his second season on the kayak scene and he recently commented that his goal was to someday win a kayak tournament. With this win, John has qualified to fish in the 2019 MKA Classic on Kelsey Bass Rach on 6/22/19.

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Here's your top ten:
1. John Myers - 52.25 inches
2. Tim Arthur - 51 inches
3. Damian Thao - 50.75 inches
4. Kong Yang - 50 inches
5. James Williams - 49 inches
6. Shaun Leytem - 49 inches
7. Brandon Hernandez - 48.75 inches
8. Sean O'Connor - 48.75 inches
9. Kongo Thao - 48 inches
10. Steven Gonzales - 47.75 inches

Stats:
Anglers: 59
Limits: 50
Total Fish Submitted: 158
Total Inches: 2328.5
Average Limit per Angler: 2.68
Average Big Fish: 15.19 inches
Average Total per Angler: 39.46 inches

Next up for the 2019 MKA Motherlode Series:
4/28/19 - Lake Don Pedro (Fleming Meadows)
5/11/19 - Lake Tulloch (South Shore)
6/22/19 - 2019 MKA Classic on Kelsey Bass Ranch (TOC)

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Re: John Myers 2019 MKA Motherlode Series Lake McClure Champion

Postby RMANZO » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:15 pm

Congrats Johnn... you look good next to a kayak :D :D :D
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