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Doug Smith and Tyler Nekolny Reign as Team Of the Year!

Posted by director on September 13, 2015


Perry Lake certainly didn't disappoint this past weekend as our anglers descended upon this beautiful lake just north of Topeka, Kansas.  Hosted by the Perry State Park, managed by Ranger Michelle Campbell, Perry is thriving with big Kansas Blackbass.  There were 54 healthy bass brought to the scales pushing over 166.91 lbs including a 7 lb Largemouth caught by the Benjamin team.  But the story belonged to Doug Smith and Tyler Nekolny once again as they won their second KTT event of the year.  Doug and Tyler worked hard this year bringing into the scales a total of 18 bass weighing 48.52 lbs, winning two of our 5 regular season tournaments.  With their best four tournaments, they amassed 782 points to take the TOY title.  Their final tournament at Perry was equally impressive with a 5 bass limit totaling 17.82 lbs anchored by a solid largemouth weighing 6.08 lbs.  Their Perry Lake win netted them a total purse valued at $3,050.00 as well as bringing home the title.  TOY will be allowed to fish all of the 2016 regular season events for free.  Congratulations to all our teams who worked hard all year.  These are truly the best anglers and sportsmen the state of Kansas has to offer.


Second Place, Lance Maldonado and Bryan Lindsley, brought in 13.50 lbs for a check totaling $525.00.


Third Place, Josh and Gale Brown, weighed 13.46 lbs for $230.00.


Fourth Place, Jason Baird and Chris Scherbring, weighed 12.74 lbs for $150.00.


The Biggest Bass of the day caught by Jason and Jerry Benjamin toppled the scales at 7.00 lbs and cashed them a $240.00 prize.