This has been a wonderful season. There were a lot of huge bags submitted and even some truly monstrous fish. Last week the last tournament of the year came to an end. You all fished hard this year, and for that I thank you. With that said, there are only be one Angler Of The Year(for each state). It takes dedication, hard work, skill, and maybe even a little bit of luck to be AOY. These anglers are the best of the best.
The AOY for each state will qualify for the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship. If that angler has qualified already through another event, then the spot will roll down to the next, and so on. The Angler Of The Year points have tallied. Here are the results.
2016 NC, TN, and VA AOY RESULTS
Jody Queen has had a heck of a season this year. Jody had 3 first place finishes, and 2 third place finishes. He was already qualified for the KBF NC so it will roll down to Forrest Short.
Robert Barnett had a first place finish and 2 second place finishes, putting him on top of the AOY leaderboard. Robert will join us for his first time at Kentucky Lake for the National Championship.
North Carolina had a three way tie in points for the AOY, so it came down to big fish for a tie breaker. Jamie Denison’s 23 inch largemouth bass broke the tie and put him in the first place, and earned him the title, Angler Of The Year. Jamie, and the other top 8 anglers had already qualified for the NC, giving the spot to Holton Walker. Congrats Holton, see you in Tennessee!