Swisher Sweeps the CVKF Season Opener on Lake Kaweah

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Swisher Sweeps the CVKF Season Opener on Lake Kaweah

Postby MKA » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:21 pm


The Central Valley Kayak Fishing (CVKF) season opener was held on Lake Kaweah on Sunday, March 1st. 2020 with a record setting number of anglers. Tournament Director Brigham Vang reported that forty-three dedicated kayak anglers showed up with the hopes of capturing the big win at the 2020 opener.

The weather report called for rain but it held off to make for a nice day on the water with highs in the 60s with light winds. Water temperature was in the high 50s with clarity 5 to 10 feet depending on location. Fish were primarily found in 20 to 30 feet of water on rocky points suspended. Primary patterns were Ned rigs and drop shot. The fishing proved to be a challenge with only 17 anglers checking in a 4 fish limit and only 26 anglers registering 1 or more fish.

Morgan Swisher of Madera, CA came out on top and captured his first kayak tournament win with a 4 fish limit of 60.25 inches. Big fish of the tournament was 17.5 inches landed by Mike Scott.

Here’s your top ten:
1. Morgan Swisher – 60.25 inches
2. Brigham Vang – 60 inches
3. Donovan Van Der Paardt – 58.25 inches
4. Joshua Martinez – 58 inches
5. Damian Thao – 57.5 inches
6. Jake Sharp – 57 inches
7. Shadowns Vangyi – 57 inches
8. Tas Moua – 56.75 inches
9. Gabriel Falcon – 56.50 inches
10. Aaron Boyd – 56.25 inches

Next up for CVKF is Eastman Lake on Sunday, June 21st. 2020. CVKF limits their boat count to 50 so you will want to get signed up soon.

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