Amidst the Covid 19 pandemic and having to postpone the April tournament, excitement was definitely in the air as 41 anglers geared up and made their way to one of Missouri’s top bass lakes to participate in stop 3 of the KAMO Trail series.
Stockton lake is one of Missouri’s top reservoirs located in southeastern Dade County, northeastern Dade County and southwestern Polk County covering 39 square miles, with 298 miles of shoreline. Social distancing was still the requirements and thanks to the TourneyX management system, anglers were able to enjoy a day of kayak bass fishing and seeing their fishing buddy’s while abiding to the restrictions.
Joe Bailey took the big bass lead early in the game with a 17.50” keeper with Chris Smith on his tail with a 17.25”. Unfortunately it was not close enough as hour 3, Joe Bailey was able to add to his 5 fish limit a nice 19” largemouth which would eventually give him the numbers to earn himself a 1st place victory! Bailey and Smith, both from the Kansas City area battled it out all day leaving Smith with a second-place finish and a newcomer to the KAMO series Collin Lamkin of Illinois in 3rd place with Justin Jacks of Joplin taking 4th and Shaun Bollinger of Barnhart, Mo. in 5th. Unfortunately Joe did not enter the Big Bass pot so that gave the Big Bass victory to Mr Lamkin.
Finishing up the Stockton Top Ten and taking home over $350.00 in prizes donated by our amazing sponsors were:
6th Place Alan Berding
7th Place Ryan Cummings
8th Place Brent Rodgers
9th Place Lance Fischer
10th Place Justin Coon
Once again Congrats to the winners aka "Essential Anglers" LOL for a job well done! Oh and by the way if you did not receive an "Essential Angler" decal handed out at the event, see any of our board members and grab one. They are free for the taking while supplies last!
A big shout out to KAMO Sponsor “The Bait Shop” who was also our onsite host, they enabled us to meet up while abiding the social distancing recommendations and enjoying a great time of fellowship and fish chat! The Bait Shop is located just outside of Stockton at 15680 S. State Hwy 39.
Stockton turned out to be another successful tournament and we want to thank All of our sponsors for all they do to make our events great. Next Stop Lake Wappapello for a Wappalooza of a Great time!
Hope to see you there!
Not pictured: Justin Coon, Alan Berding, Lance Fischer and Brent Rodgers