Photo Report: Hoosier Kayak Bassin State Tournament on Summit Lake
The inaugural HKB State Championship took place in March with the best of the best from the Hoosier State, facing off for the title of State Champion on Summit Lake in central Indiana. Photo Field Editor Daniel Woody braved the spring weather to bring you these fine photos.
2018 -2021 Indiana Kayak Angler of the Year, Aidan Darlington, preps his Hobie PA 14 360 for Day One of the HKB State Championship.
Time seems to stand still as anglers wait to launch the kayaks.
Rigged to the max, these anglers leave nothing to chance.
Champions like Mike Elsea, don't take off days or wait for warmer weather.
Lake Summit shows off her beauty in spectacular fashion, as 14 of the best kayak anglers in the state take off on day one.
The Golden Hour is best spent on the water. Mike Elsea makes the most of every passing minute.
2020 GRBY Champion, Bryan Sparks, works an offshore brush pile.
Get In the Net! Drew Duncan lands another keeper.
Drew Duncan was the day-1 leader. He’s seen here employing the age-old method: Big stumps = big Bass.
Day one leader, Drew Duncan, feeling good with this one in the boat!
The art of catch-photo-release. Drew Duncans measuring a solid keeper on the KETCH Board.
2020 SIYAK Champion, Matt Keifer, launching his kayak on Summit Lake.
No rest for the weary. First light means it's go time.
Mike Elsea takes off to his spot, not knowing he will return a few hours later as the State Champion!
Anglers set off on Day One, unsure of what's to come but hopeful that they can put their skills and past experiences to work and get one step closer to the title of HKB State Champion.
True sportsmanship on display as angler Mike Elsea and Drew Ducan both target fish in the same area. Working together to respect each other's water.
Drew Duncan knows you have to make every cast count if you want to be a champion.
KBF National Champion, Mike Elsea, sets the hook on yet another Summit Lake Largemouth.
Boom! Mike Elsea gettin’ it done on Championship Sunday!
The hours, days, and weeks of dedication and hard work pay off in the form of trophies, prizes and most importantly, titles no one can take from you. From left to right; 2nd place: Drew Duncan, 1st place: Mike Elsea, 3rd place: Adam Murray.