Hixson, TN (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers held their fifth tournament of the season Saturday out of Chester Frost Park boat ramp on Chickamauga lake.

Despite the rain and unseasonably cold weather, twenty-two anglers showed up to compete for cash and prizes in a very new bass tournament concept in our area


At the end of the day
Corey Stansifer
took the win in the 22 boat field kayak bass tournament with a three-fish limit measuring 54.75 inches. For first place he received
$230 and a Caney Fork Outdoors prize pack presented by Cameron Gatlin from the Caney Fork Outdoors fishing team.


Stansifer said,”
I caught all of my fish on a black Ribbit frog and a custom swim jig with swimbait trailer. I fished the frog in 3 feet of water over emerging grass/weed lines. With the overcast skies and rain, I was able to fish the pattern all morning.”


Finishing in second place was
Shannon Dalton
with three fish measuring 47.50 inches. Cameron received
$110 and a gift certificate from Dixie Jig Works
for his second place finish.


Travis Blaylock
won the Big Bass of the tournament award and the $110 prize with a largemouth bass measuring 19.50 inches.

In these kayak tournaments the winner is based on total length of a 3 bass limit, which are measured and photographed when caught, and then released.

The top 5 places are as follows:
1. Corey Stansifer with 54.75 inches
2. Shannon Dalton with 47.50 inches
3.
John McClenney
with 47.25 inches
4. Dirk Verhoeff with 43.25 inches
5. Michael Skipper with 35.75 inches (Tie)

5. Charlie Phillips with 35.75 inches (Tie)

"Events like these would not be possible without our club's sponsors," C.B.Y. President Corey Stansifer  says, "I would like to thank Chad Hoover with Hook1, Darrell Klein and Caney Fork Outdoors, Rob Bartlett and Dixie Jig Works, Jimmy Densmore and Fish Life Brand, and Justin Smith with Voodoo Baits for their help and support."

If you think you might like to try some of this low cost, super fun bass angling contact Corey Stansifer at 423-385-5703 or at cstansif@gmail.com  or visit www.facebook.com/chattanoogabassyakkers for more info.

The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers next tournament will be on the Hiwassee out of Agency Creek on May 31st 2014.