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Knights seize Southern title – Bassmaster.com

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Knights seize Southern title

Local anglers fare well despite flaky Florida weather

Shaye Baker

Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida
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Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida brought 20-13 to the scales on Day Two to win the Carhartt College Series Southern Regional on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 39-12.

This week, while most people across the country were enduring at or below freezing temperatures, 130 college teams set their sights on sunny south Florida for a week of fun in the sun. The sun that they’ve all heard so much about didn’t really show itself that much this week.

While air temps in the 40’s would be welcomed by most across the country, they were an unwelcomed nuisance to the anglers who had enjoyed sunny skies and 80-degree temps in practice. As the weather lined up to deliver a nasty cold front the night before the tournament began, there was a collective holding of breath amongst the anglers.

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