Well, it's official! Kayak Anglers of Missouri Inc. aka KAMO made their first public appearance as Missouri's newest elite kayak fishing club at last Saturday's "Guides and Outfitters" event. The event was held at the Bass Pro shop on the Branson Landing.
Tournament Director Mel Isaacs and member Dave Pilgrim were onsite throughout the day introducing the club and answering questions from the general public.
This will be KAMO's first year and already it has signed up over 25 paid members and is looking forward to continued growth as the public becomes more aware.
Janet Collins of Rockaway Beach, Mo. stopped by and visited and states " I Love fishing from my kayak and is cool to know there is a group where women can join in as well. I definitely want to know more on how to become a member"! Janet is an avid kayak angler and we look forward to having her join us! Janet was also the winner of the drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate from SheAngler Custom Baits held at the booth.
Live demos were given on the different types of equipment needed, such as the Hawg Trough, Tourney Tag, Tourney ID, life jackets, how fish are carefully handled and judged using the CPR (Catch Photo and Release) method to help preserve our fisheries, and the TourneyX applicatoin as well as how to measure fish using the Hawg Trough.
Bass Pro was also very kinds in giving us some awesome blankets to give away to those who stopped by. It was a fun time had by all and so awesome to be able to promote the sport of kayak fishing to young and old and getting to know fellow anglers!!
We would like to give a Big Shout out to Bannon Cobb and Cynthia Nunez for inviting us and to Rose and all the others at Bass Pro who helped us out in making the event awesome and last but not least to our members who are making this possible. We look forward to a GREAT YEAR and we hope you will join us!