Three Lake Throwdown
Deer Creek Reservoir (not Deer Creek Lake)
The 2nd stop of the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail hit Berlin Lake, Lake Milton, and Deer Creek Reservoir in the Northeast portion of Ohio.
Mother Nature decided to test all anglers with a massive cold front hitting the area. The week leading up to the cold front held low temperatures in the 50's and 60's. According to weather reports the temperature dropped to a low of 32 degrees the night before the tournament...only 3 degrees away from setting an all time record.
The day of the tournament the temperatures hit highs of 58 degrees and 15 mph wind with gusts up to 24mph. All in all, a yak fisherman's nightmare!
Due to the conditions we waived the 12" minimum and allowed CPR (catch, photo, release) of any size bass.
Fighting those conditions we only had 6 people catch bass and only 2 of those anglers with their limit of 2 fish.
After a tough day of fishing the leaderboard results were:
Noah Heck - 30.5"
Logan Estep - 27.50"
Donald Corbett - 21.75"
Dick Nauta - 14.5"
Wayne Tu - 12.25"
Tim Sylvester II - 8"
The big fish was won by Noah who beat Logan by less than a quarter inch with a 15.5" bass.
Thank you for all who participated in this trail stop and also to our great sponsors that allowed everyone who participated walk home with a prize!
7:00 AM at Mill Creek Campground Boat Ramp
5:00 PM at Mill Creek Campground Boat Ramp
(1 inch deducted every 1 minute late)
Eligible Fishing Waters
Deer Creek Reservoir - Lake Map & Information
$20.00 entry fee with optional $5.00 big fish entry
You can pay at the Check-in location the day of the event or
You can pre-register by clicking HERE
*Bass only event (Black, Smallmouth, Largemouth; no
striped, hybrid, or white)
*Artificial bait only
*CPR event (Catch, Photo, Release) : Submit photos of your 3
largest bass at the"Measure-in".
*Anglers who use personal phones as cameras must bring the
appropriate cord to plug in to a USB port. SD cards must be
cleared before the start of the tournament to save time at
*Photo must CLEARLY show ALL of the following
*Length of fish
*Kayak in photo
*Tag given at check-in
1st place 100
2nd place 90
3rd place 80
4th place 70
5th place 60
6th place 50
7th place 40
8th place 30
9th place 20
10th-final place 10
Register & Attend Measure-in 10
Tourney Trail Bonus Points
If you catch a Musky, Pike, or Walleye over 16" during this tournament
you will be awarded 40 bonus Trail Points and an additional 10 bonus Trail points if you turn in a photo of the angler in kayak holding fish. These points are added to your total Tourney Trail points and DO NOT factor into this events final standings. (Only one bonus fish counts)
*All photos submitted are property of the BKFT and may be used on
Mill Creek Camping : Mill Creek Campground offers 348 sites ranging from wooded water sites to grassy sites in the sun. Over 100 sites have electric hookups. Other amenities include a dump station, showers, flush restrooms, a boat ramp, playgrounds, volleyball court and nature trail.
Sites are on a first come first serve basis.