ANNUAL TRITON OWNERS TOURNAMENT HUGE SUCCESS
Once again Kentucky Lake and Paris Landing were hosts to a GREAT Triton Owners Tournament. This year 377 teams battled strong winds over the two days of fishing to compete for the title of 2015 Triton Ownes Tournament Champion.
Triton owners started the tournament weekend on Thursday night with a banquet where over 60 anglers took home one of the many raffle prizes donated by the generous tournament sponsors. Friday morning started early with boat check and breakfast handed out to the competitors. The weigh in Friday afternoon brought in great bags of fish with 43 teams weighing in over 20 pounds. Anglers went to prep for the final day of the tournament and were ready to hit the lake Saturday morning. Saturday's weigh in saw more great fish as the teams returned from the water. The weigh in and expo area were full of anglers and family as everyone stayed to see who was going to take home 1st place.
That honor went to Gary Singleton and Jonathon Caldwell with a perfect two-day tournament limit weighing 53.69 pounds for a 5.37-pound average. Singleton and Caldwell also had the biggest stringer of the tournament and brought 28.57 to the scales on Saturday. For the win, they took home $9,000 in cash and a set of Carlisle trailer tires. Brian King and Greg Canada finished in second place with 10 bass weighing 52.42. Their two days of fishing brought home a check of $4,500.
Once all the fish were weighed, the final total for two days was 6,178 pounds. That is an amazing amount of fish and shows what an awesome fishery Kentucky Lake is. The tournament paid out 76 places plus awards for 1st and 2nd Big Fish and a Big Smallmouth award. Steve Clenney and Micah Cruse landed the tournament lunker, an 10.95-pounder, and were awarded the 1st Big Fish prize of $3,000. On top of the cash payouts, there were additional great raffle prizes given away on Saturday along with the top prize of the event – the draw boat. Scott Nash of Muscle Shoals, AL was the lucky winner of the beautiful 21 TrX with Mercury 250 ProXS. The boat also included Lowrance electronics, MotorGuide trolling motor and Carlisle tires.
Each of the Triton staff would like to thank all those who participated in this year's Triton Owners Tournament. This tournament would not be possible without all of our sponsors. Thank you to each company and organization that contributed this year. It is with your partnership that we could put on such a big event. The 2016 Triton Owners Tournament will return to Kentucky Lake and Paris Landing on June 2-4. We can't wait to see everyone again next year!