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Leading Bass Expert
Hunter McKamey and Zack Edmunds Compete for a spot on the UCF "Reel Knights" Bass Team
Hunter McKamey with the first fish of the day
The University of Central Florida "Reel Knights" 2012 bass team qualifier series began the season on Lake Monroe on Saturday, October 6th. The qualifying standings are determined by a point system allowing the top 4 teams to advance to fish on the UCF "Reel Knights" Bass Team. These 4 teams are automatically qualified to fish in at least one FLW collegiate tournament and if successful could move on to the National Championship.
American Tackle's leading expert on Largemouth Bass, Hunter McKamey and, accomplished rod builder and fishing extremist, Zack Edmunds, competed against many other teams in attendance for the coveted 4 positions on the "Reel Knights" Bass Team. Fishing commenced at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Much of the morning consisted of cloudy skies and a slight breeze. Despite the great conditions, the fishing proved to be VERY difficult.
|Zack Edmunds with his keeper Largemouth|
Hunter and Zack were equipped with Bushido SJ68/8-15 with the MicroWave Guide System. The combination of expert skill and top of the line fishing components assisted both angler's in landing the team's first keeper (2lbs 10 oz.) at about 9:00 a.m. followed closely by the second keeper (4 lbs). Hunter and Zach caught many smaller bass but only a few keepers. Luckily the fishing was tough for the rest of the field as well. Hunter and Zack completed the day with a solid bag of fish and placed 2nd overall in the tournament. Hunter stated about the day, "We had a great day on the water. Even though fishing was tough, we managed to stay competitive and position ourselves in a good spot for the upcoming events."
|Hunter McKamey with another weigh worthy Largemouth|
There are 2 more qualifying tournaments remaining, Lake Toho on November 10th and Butler Chain of Lakes on December 8th.