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Dyer Wins Kayak Bass Tournament Classic on Chickamauga

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Bass Yakkers held their year end two-day Classic this weekend on Chickamauga Lake. A major cold front rolled through on Friday and temperatures dropped as much as 40 degrees overnight with wind gusts hitting 20 mph. However, there were still 15 anglers that braved the weather and to compete in this year's Classic.

After the first day, Cameron Gatlin led the field with 38.5" in 3 fish followed by James Lusk and Matt Shelton. Lusk also had the biggest fish of the day with a 15.75" largemouth.

Sunday brought calmer winds but colder temperatures with a 37 degree chill at launch. At the end of the day, Cord Dyer pulled in 3 fish to add to his Day 1 total of 15.25" to claim the 2014 Classic win with a total of 59.25".

 Nik Brown claimed second place with 56.5" and Cameron Gatlin rounded out the Top 3 with 54".

Big fish of Day 2 was caught by Matt Shelton, a 20.25" largemouth.

All anglers were treated to a BBQ buffet at Sweeney's BBQ while we handed out awards and raffle prizes. Special thanks to Sweeney's for donating their banquet room!

Here are the top nine places for the weekend:
1st place - Champion - Cord Dyer 59.25"
2nd place - Nik Brown 56.50"
3rd place - Cameron Gatlin 54.00"
4th place - Matt Shelton 48.50"
5th place - Corey Stansifer 32.00"
6th place - James Lusk 30.75"
7th place - Dirk Verhoeff 27.00" 8th place - Josh Revis 14.25"
9th place - Justin Rongey 13.50"
Events like these would not be possible without our club's sponsors," C.B.Y. President Corey Stansifer  says, "I would like to thank Caney Fork Outdoors - weekend cabin for 2, HOOK1 - hydrowave mini, visicarbon pro, Lew's reels, Black Hand Tattoo - Diamond Rio tickets, $100 gift card for ink, PowerTeam Lures - Big Fish custom kit, $150 in gift certificates, Voodoo Baits - packs of plastics, Crowder Eye Center - pair of Costa sunglasses, Backwater Paddles - 6 backwater assault hand paddles, Beaver Creek Lures - 3 piece bluegill kit, Chattanooga Fishing Guides - 1/2 day charter on Chickamauga 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.

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