Sunday, June 26, 2016

June Meet & Greet + 'Heroes On The Water' Event

Our June Meet & Greet and "Heroes On The Water" event was held this past Saturday at Murrells Inlet.  Most of our club members live around the Greater-Charleston area, but we always enjoy our yearly trip to this spot to try for flounder!  There were some flat-fish caught, including a nice one by Darrell Olson.  Thanks to all for making the trip, fishing, and hanging out with us!

Special thanks to our HOW guides Greg Bartle, Tom Grey, and Mike Eady!  Check out the pics below...

LKA Crew 

 Veteran catching fish with expert Murrells Inlet guide Mike Eady

Darrell Olson catching a nice doormat 

Mike Eady putting a couple from Alaska on the fish

Mike Eady guiding Veteran couple from Alaska 

Lewis Brownlee grilling up some dogs

Rob Malone catching giant cow mullet in the cast net. 

Rob Malone catching Flounder on the Zman Trout Trick

LKA Crew Chillin

Thanks again to Lewis for the beer and dogs after a day of fishing. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Battle at Paradise" for HOW

The Lowcountry Kayak Anglers brought a lot of little plastic boats out to Paradise Landing for a fundraising tournament for Heroes On The Water's Lowcountry SC Chapter.

Local fishing retailers donated the prizes.  44 anglers came out to fish.  It was a great day on the water!

In the end, the winner of the first "Battle at Paradise" was Dolphin Davis Hamilton.  Second place went to Rob Birchmeier, and Third was Patrick Perkinson.  Brian Hongsermeier had the Largest Redfish for the day, and Collin Yoder had the Largest Trout.  Our Lady Angler was Sarah Billig, and the Junior Angler went to Joe Quick.

The LKA extends their thanks to all the volunteers who organized and conducted this event.  Our sincerest thanks to our wonderful supporting businesses:  Lowcountry Fly Shop, Haddrell's Point Tackle and Supply, The Charleston Angler, Palmetto State Armory, Time Out Sports, and Z-Man.  Also a big thanks to Orion Coolers for donating a brand new Orion 25 for the tournament.  Also want to give a big tip-of-the-hat to Officer Angus and the SCDNR for joining us at the registration!

At the end of the day, we raised $1580 for the Lowcountry SC Chapter of Heroes On The Water!  Here are the pics from the day:

Chris doing some typing.  He kept the competitor's info on a spreadsheet.

Tailgate of Prizes.  Many local fishing retailers helped out with donations for the tournament.

Thank you to Josh Swain for bringing this canopy - we had a nice spot near the entrance to the landing.

The landing got full early...

...both sides chock with vehicles.

Mingling at the Launch

Officers from the DNR on hand to check out the goings-on.  They also brought some DNR swag to hand out...thanks!

Plastic getting prepped for battle.

Chomping at the Bit


And they're off...

Greg doing some filming...

Lady Angler - Sarah Billig - reel donated by Palmetto State Armory.

Best Damn Tackle Box winner Dave Jaskiewicz...with photobomb by Collin Yoder

What do you give the last-place guy?  How about a 8000-size spinning reel.  Chad Quick was our toilet-bowl winner.

Junior Angler - Joe Quick - reel donated by Palmetto State Armory.

Largest Trout - Collin Yoder - rod and reel donated by The Charleston Angler.

Largest Redfish - Brian Hongsermeier - rod and reel donated by Haddrell's Point Tackle.

Third Place Aggregate - Patrick Perkinson - Paddle, PFD, Hydro-pack and Crate donated by Time Out Sports.

Second Place Aggregate - Rob Birchmeier - Orion 25 cooler donated by Orion Coolers.

First Place Aggregate - Dolphin Davis Hamilton - rod and reel and $150 gift certificate donated by Palmetto State Armory.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May Angler of the Month

The Lowcountry Kayak Anglers wishes to recognize our Angler of the Month for May: Joshua Swain of Goose Creek.

Josh landed a very nice 37" redfish to secure the top spot for the month.  He takes home a $20 gift certificate to Haddrell's Point Tackle.

To get this big redfish, Josh fished some deep structure in the Wando.  His bait of choice on this day was cut shad.  His son William was out fishing with him and caught a nice 36.50" fish (that happened to land in second place for the month - and it wasn't 30 minutes later when Josh caught his winning fish.

Here's the top ten for the month of May:

1. Josh Swain  37.00"
2. William Swain  36.50"
3. Dave Jaskiewicz  34.75"
4. Jamie Holler  32.25"
5. Chris Tweedy  32.00"
6. Troy Garrison  29.00"
7. Sam Quick  28.25"
8. Kenneth Sims  28.00"
9. Josh Yeater  27.50"
10. Chad Quick  27.25"

Congrats to all the anglers on their nice catches!
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