On June 20, 2020, KAMO traveled back to Lake Wappapello for the 2nd year and another Wappapalooza great time. Scott the owner of "The Camp at Wappapello Lake Wappapello was again the main sponsor for the event and truly an outstanding host.
Lake Wappapello is a reservoir on the St. Francis River, formed by Wappapello Dam. Created in 1941, this 8,400-acre lake is located 120 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. The reservoir lies mostly in Wayne County, but its southernmost reaches extend into northern Butler County, both in Missouri.
37 great anglers conversed on this lake which is mainly known for its catfish and crappie while their families and friends enjoyed all the amenities The Camp had to offer.
The water was at normal level, which was quite a change from last year when it was flooded. Tournament day was a grind with the weather exceeding 90 degrees water temps in the mid 80’s and dropping water levels on the main lake. Only 120 fish were submitted throughout the field which averaged just over 3 fish per angler. Many anglers made their way to the upper river section in search of cooler water while others gambled on a summer pattern in the main lake. In the end, Jeremy Mitchell scored the win with 76.50”, as well as Big Bass for the event with his 19" beauty.
Justin Coon followed with 68.25”,
Rick Lemar in 3rd with 67"
and Kori Whitchurch rounded out the top 4 with 66.25".
Congratulations also to our 5th through 10th place anglers who took home over $400.00 in prizes from our amazing sponsors.
5th place S. Sisson 64.25
6th place Shaun Bollinger 63.25
7th place K. Griggs 63.25
8th place A. Berding 62.75
9th N. Chabarria 62.75
10th B. Rodgers 60"
KAMO also did a few drawings for over $500 in cash and prizes. Ryan Marshall was the winner of a beautiful Kayak paddle donated by one of our title sponsors KERCO Paddles and Rick Lemar ran away with a 13 rod donated by Everharts Outdoor Store. Also taking home some extra cash from the drawing donated by "The Camp" were:
Zac Armstrond $50.00, Carl Pride, Greg Lucas and Chris Smith $25.00 each.
After the event anglers and their families got together to enjoy an evening of food, music, dancing and fishing stories.
Again a big shout out to Scott and all his crew for an amazing time and for being a second year KAMO Sponsor as well as all of our sponsors for all they do to help make KAMO awesome!
Next stop, Truman lake where anglers will be fishing for a guaranteed 1st place payout of $1000.00 (with sign up of 35 anglers) We hope to see you there!