Saturday, April 13, 2024

Casey Reed Emerges Victorious in Inaugural B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Kayak State Championship

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The B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Kayak State Championship saw 17 skilled anglers battle it out on Smith Mountain Lake for the top honors. Casey Reed, with an impressive haul of 82.25 inches, clinched the title and confirmed his status as one of the leading kayak anglers in the state.

Jody Queen, who secured a remarkable 76.50 inches and took the second spot, now finds himself in an enviable position. With Reed already qualified for the Bassmaster Kayak Championship, the torch of opportunity has passed to Queen, who is now set to represent Virginia on the national stage.

Rounding out the top three was Bruce Deel, who landed in the third position with a total of 74.00 inches. The performance of all of the anglers showcased the depth of talent present in Virginia’s kayak angling community.

The first-ever B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Kayak State Championship not only celebrated the passion and skill of these anglers but also highlighted the growth of kayak fishing as a competitive sport in the region. The event provided a platform for experienced anglers to test their mettle and network with fellow fishing enthusiasts from around the state.

As Casey Reed revels in his victory and prepares for the Bassmaster Kayak Championship, the kayak fishing community eagerly anticipates what the future holds for Virginia’s representation on the national stage. Jody Queen, seizing the opportunity that Reed’s success has presented, will undoubtedly be a name to watch in the upcoming competition, as these dedicated anglers continue to make waves in the world of kayak fishing.



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