Saturday, March 25, 2017

NTXKC - Grapevine is in the books!! And boy was she a doozy!!!! First off no one thought our second event of the year to attract 84 anglers!!! Wohoo!!!! We had a cold front come in with that rain the day before and boy we thought it was gonna shut the fish down. Boy were we wrong!!! 84 Anglers with 184 Fish caught, and 13 of them were 20+ inch fish!!! We also had an angler catch the fish everyone dreams of!!! Sitting at 25.5 (1/4" deduction for mouth open) inches and 10.1lbs Anthony Nguyen has now officially caught his DD.

HUGE thanks  to all of our sponsors!!!! Mariner Sails, Diablo Paddlesports SupernovaFishingLights, StevenBarber StateFarm, Stan Himes @ Himes Construction Management, Michael Cates @ Optimum Air Co, SweetWaterBrewing Co., G-Rods International, Clearfork Custom Jigs, Reno Reds Frontier Cooking, Rimspec & AllstarAutobody, YakGear, Bending Branches, KJ'sCustomLures, and ArdentOutdoors

1 st Place: Jacob Taylor 95 $1,701.00
2nd Place: Guillermo Gonzalez 88.25 $756.00
3rd Place: Calvin Rackley 83.75 415.8
4th Place: Justin Rushing 83.25 277.83
5th Place: Clayton Swofford 72.5 2226.8
6th Place: Mark Pendergraf 70.25 170.1
7th Place: Jose Ramirez 66 132.3
8th Place: Michael Cates 63.5 100.17
9th Place: SANTOS ZEPEDA 62.5
10th Place: Chris Elliott 57.5 (16.5)
11th Place: John Stockman 57.5 (14.75)
12th Place: Tom Ward 57.25
13th Place: Christopher Anglin 56.25 (18)
14th Place: Stan Himes 56.25 (15)
15th Place: Andrew Pham 55
16th Place: JOSEPH MONGOGNIA 54.5
17th Place: Albert Salas 50.25
18th Place: Clint Dunbar 49.25
19th Place: Samuel Garrison 48.5
20th Place: Cole Hobbs 48.25
21st Place: Darren Williams 46.75
22nd Place: Chaz Pair 46
23rd Place: Clifton Allen 42
24th Place: Jonette Stewart 40.75
25th Place: Anthony Nguyen 38.25 BB $770
26th Place: Jason Delfraisse 36.75
27th Place: Chris Mcdonald 35
28th Place: Darrin Collins 33.75
29th Place: Blake Cline 33.5 (19)
30th Place: Tracy Dougan 33.5 (18)
31st Place: Dakota Long 32.5
32nd Place: George Saber 32.25
33rd Place: Chris Knode 31.25
34th Place: Matthew Flett 29.75
35th Place: Landon Miller 29.5
36th Place: Gene Bohannon 29.25
37th Place: Brandon Mckibben 29.25
38th Place: Steve McGee 29
39th Place: Daniel Harkins 29
40th Place: Chance VanWinkle 28.5
41st Place: Raymond Lopez 27.5
42nd Place: Nick Plunk 26.5
43rd Place: John Dodgson 25.75
44th Place: Thomas Thacker 21.5
45th Place: Jesse Soria 20.5
46th Place: John Allen 19
47th Place: Korey Nicholson 18.25
48th Place: Nathan DeBord 17.75
49th Place: Jason Voight 16.75
50th Place: Jason O'Brien 15.75
51st Place: Cesar Alcantar 15.75
52nd Place: Adam Hansen 14.75
53rd Place: Bryan Row 14.25
54th Place: Steve Searle 14
55th Place: Robert Wilson 14
56th Place: Chris Shaddle 13.75
57th Place: Andrew Ramirez 13.5
58th Place: Cori Kelly 13
59th Place: Stephen Mitchell 12
60th Place: Albert Alegria 0
61st Place: Angelo Alegria 0
62nd Place: Billy Mastorio 0
63rd Place: Dean Calhoun 0
64th Place: Elliot Youngstrom 0
65th Place: Frank Smitham 0
66th Place: James Briggs 0
67th Place: James Pershin 0
68th Place: Jeremy Davis 0
69th Place: John Vandine 0
70th Place: Johnny Merchant 0
71st Place: Jose Cruz 0
72nd Place: Josh Harris 0
73rd Place: kris Taylor 0
74th Place: Matthew Scotch 0
75th Place: Michael Kelly 0
76th Place: Mike Kirby 0
77th Place: Reggie Jordan 0
78th Place: Rich Schreckengost 0
79th Place: Ronnie Lollar 0
80th Place: Shannon McGimsey  0
81st Place: Shawn Raleigh 0
82nd Place: Steve Wriedt 0
83rd Place: Todd Cantwell 0
84th Place: Zachary Magee 0

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alright everyone, tomorrow will be the last day to prefish for NTXKC - Grapevine. The boundaries for this event is open from the main lake body to the rivers that run into it as long as you don't have to portage to get to the rivers. All public launch points are located on the TPWD site. You can also launch at any public launch without a ramp. This is a kayak fishing tournament so most of the parks have allowed us to launch without the use of the ramps in the past, when the ramps were closed due to flooding. Be mindful of where you plan on launching because some of those parks will not be opening til 8am. Also pay attention to where you will be parking as for most areas charge launch fees for trailers. For tournament day on Saturday, we will be holding the captain's meeting in the bass pro parking lot. The rain looks to be holding out, but we will all still have to battle the wind. Nathan Debord and others have caught some absolute tanks pre-fishing, so I'm pumped see everyone Saturday!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Okay, thanks for everyone that showed up to NTXKC Fairfield!!! We had a record amount of anglers this year at 89!!! There was a total of 260 fish caught!!! Wohoo!!! Sorry everything took so long and yes, service was horrible. I have cleaned up the standings and placed all ties accordingly. I-angler does a horrible job with ties.. so I gave the person with the biggest fish in the stringer the higher placing. For those that only caught 1 fish and tied, I placed them according to the time caught.

HUGE thanks  to all of our sponsors!!!! Mariner Sails, Diablo Paddlesports SupernovaFishingLights, StevenBarber StateFarm, Stan Himes @ Himes Construction Management, Michael Cates @ Optimum Air Co, SweetWaterBrewing Co., G-Rods International, Clearfork Custom Jigs, Reno Reds Frontier Cooking, Rimspec & AllstarAutobody, YakGear, Bending Branches, KJ'sCustomLures, and ArdentOutdoors

Here are the standings:

1 st Place: Guillermo Gonzalez 92.25
2nd Place: Darren Williams 91.25
$836.60 Big Bass 21.75" $780
3rd Place: Matthew Scotch 88.00
4th Place: Chris Shaddle 87.75
5th Place: Jason Delfraisse 87.50
6th Place: Jacob Taylor 86.50
7th Place: Blake Cline 84.75 18.5" Kicker $140.13
8th Place: Tony Sebren 84.75
9th Place: Landon Miller 84.50
10th Place: Joey Montgomery 83.50

11th Place: Elliot Youngstrom 83.00

12th Place: Donald McLaughlin 83.00

13th Place: Frank Smitham 82.75 21.5" Kicker

14th Place: Mark Pendergraf 82.75

15th Place: Derek Jones 82.25

16th Place: Adam Hansen 81.25 19" Kicker

17th Place: Nick Plunk 81.25

18th Place: Shawn Raleigh 81.00

19th Place: Chance VanWinkle 80.50

20th Place: Santos Zepeda 80.25 19" Kicker

21st Place: John Stockman 80.25

22nd Place: Jason Voight 79.25

23rd Place: Justin Rushing 78.75

24th Place: Darrin Collins 77.50

25th Place: Stan Himes 76.00 19" Kicker

26th Place: Cole Hobbs 76.00

27th Place: Nathan Debord 75.75

28th Place: Clifton Allen 66.00

29th Place: Charner Williams 65.50

30th Place: Jesse Soria 65.25

31st Place: Steve Searle 63.00

32nd Place: Billy Mastorio 60.50

33rd Place: Korey Nicholson 52.25

34th Place: Clayton Swofford 52.00

35th Place: Chrisopher Boydston 51.50

36th Place: Chris Elliott 50.50

37th Place: Daniel Harkins 48.25

38th Place: Jeremy Davis 48.00

39th Place: Eric Simien 47.25

40th Place: Clint Dunbar 47.00

41st Place: Chaz Pair 46.00 20" Kicker

42nd Place: Bryan Row 46.00

43rd Place: Ernesto Martinez 44.50

44th Place: Ryamond Lopez 35.50

45th Place: Chris McDonald 34.25 20.75"Kicker

46th Place: James Pershin 34.25

47th Place: John Dodgson 33.75 17.75" Kicker

48th Place: Samuel Garrison 33.75

49th Place: Drew Pryor 33.50

50th Place: Matthew Flett 33.25

51st Place: Robert Wilson 32.75

52nd Place: Mike Kirby 32.25

53rd Place: Ernesto Molina 32.00

54th Place: Tracy Dougan 30.75

55th Place: Gene Bohannon 30.50

56th Place: Zachary Magee 30.00

57th Place: Paul Fenn 28.00

58th Place: Tom Ward 27.75

59th Place: Michael Cates 27.25

60th Place: Albert Alegria 21.00

61st Place: Nathan Hall 19.25

62nd Place: Jerry Hamon 18.25 caught earlier

63rd Place: Brandon Mckibben 18.25

64th Place: Christopher Anglin 18.00

65th Place: Reggie Jordan 17.50

66th Place: Angelo Alegria 16.75

67th Place: John Jandine 16.50

68th Place: Johnny Merchant 15.50

69th Place: Kris Taylor 15.00 caught earlier

70th Place: Cesar Alcantar 15.00

71st Place: Steve Wriedt 13.75

72nd Place: Joese Ramirez 12.50

73rd Place: George Saber 0.00

74th Place: Stephen Mitchell 0.00

75th Place: Michael Kelley 0.00

76th Place: Matt Lagrone 0.00

77th Place: Marco Garcia 0.00

78th Place: Dean Calhoun 0.00

79th Place: Louis Conn 0.00

80th Place: Michael Davis 0.00

81st Place: Landon Nehmer 0.00

82nd Place: Andrew Ramirez 0.00

83rd Place: Rich Schreckengost 0.00

84th Place: Thomas Thacker 0.00

85th Place: James Briggs 0.00

86th Place: Juan Guerrero 0.00

87th Place: Terry Davis 0.00

88th Place: Shawn Sanders 0.00

89th Place: Albert Salas 0.00

Friday, February 24, 2017

Last update before NTXKC Fairfield!

Everyone please note, I have left registration open til the end of today. I had it in the rules that it ended on Thursday so that I could have all the registrations accounted for early since this is the first year I am running this by myself. If it doesn't get too crazy on Saturday I will change the rules back to Friday as a late registration for the rest of the year. Also note that cell service is horrible on Lake Fairfield. The only service that seems to have the best reception out there is Verizon. For this reason, I have purchased 2 Verizon Mobile Hotspots for us to use. Hopefully this will help to speed up the process. We will have NTXKC hats and shirts for sale at this event. See everyone at Fairfield!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Everyone sitting at home today waiting in anticipation for NTXKC Fairfield... All participants, make sure you have I-Angler Tournament downloaded. Get familiar with the app. You can do test submissions, and I will clear everything out before the tournament starts. Here is a video to help you with using I-angler :

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Please note, there has been a rule change. We are changing our catches to a mouth closed rule to comply with the KBF rules and State catch regulations. All fish pictures submitted will have to have their mouths closed. There will be a 1/4" deduction for all fish with their mouths open. I know some fish you will not be able to get their mouths fully closed. Also with this mouth closed rule, you will have to remove the hook/jig/lure from the fishing mouth. If you are fishing with a Clear Fork Custom Jig, please take your pic with the jig in it's mouth first before you remove it for submittal through I-Angler.

Also note this is the last day to pre-fish Lake Fairfield. The 48hr ban on pre-fishing will commence at 5am on Thursday morning. IF any angler competing in this weekend's tournament gets caught and reported, said angler will be disqualified from the event and their entry fee will be forfeited.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Okay, now you guys are just spoiled... We are very proud to announce Diablo Paddlesports as a new sponsor for the NTXKC!!! They will be donating a Diablo Amigo (not sure what color yet) as a prize for the "Classic".  This is one of hottest and most stable kayaks around, made here in TEXAS!!! You guys sure are spoiled....