Summer Slam 2013
Summary & Results
The BKFT held its first ever online tournament of the year the weekend of July 26-28th. It was a bass only tournament that counted the top 3 bass for each angler. There were also bonus trail points for any angler that caught an 'Ohio Slam' (16"+ bass, 18"+ catfish, and 12"+ crappie).....more on that later.
As with any BKFT trail event weather just HAD to play a major role. The tournament weekend had a major rain system move across most of Ohio early Saturday morning and into the early afternoon. The rain was then followed by cooler temperatures Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Even the abnormally low temperatures were not enough to keep the anglers from hooking up with some very impressive catches. Ten anglers were able to exceed a 50" total for 3 bass and 5 bass exceeded 20" in length.
Some anglers tried for the 'Ohio Slam' and were able to catch a qualifying catfish and bass, but could not find the elusive 12" crappie needed.
In all, there was $440 to be awarded and it seemed fitting that everyone in the top 10 receive money since they were the only ones that posted 50"+.
Here are the final results for Summer Slam 2013:
1. Sean Stone, Peebles, OH - 21.5, 19.75, 19 = 60.25* - $100 won
2. Rylan Hayes, Peebles, OH - 16, 18.5, 22 = 56.5* - $75 won
3. Travis Belcher, Heath, OH - 13.75, 20.25, 20.75 = 54.75* - $65 won
4/5. Mike Murphy, Dayton, OH - 16, 17, 20 = 53* - $55 won
4/5. Brian Britton, Delaware, OH - 17.5, 17.25, 18.25 = 53** - $45 won
6. Jim Martin, Wapakoneta, OH - 17.50, 17.25, 17 = 51.75* - $20 won
7/8. Neal Tomich, Columbus, OH - 18, 17, 16.5 = 51.5** - $20 won
7/8. Jeff Bennett, Delaware, OH - 16.75, 15.5, 19.25 = 51.5* - $20 won
9. Larry Haines, Columbus, OH - 17.5, 16.75, 17 = 51.25* - $20 won
10.Dick Nauta, Columbus, OH - 17.25, 17.25, 16.5 = 51* - $20 won
11.Chase Bateson, Zanesville, OH - 20, 13, 13.5 = 46.5*
12.Amanda Jones, Peebles, OH - 17, 14.5, 13.75 = 45.25*
13.Neil Farley, Dayton, OH - 14.25, 14.50,14.25 = 43*
14.Jeff Schrader, Dayton, OH - 15.75, 13, 14 = 42.75*
15.Logan Estep, Nova, OH - 12, 16, 13.25 = 41.25*
16.Mike Lyon, Zanesville, OH - 16.25, 12.25, 12.25 = 40.75**
17.Brian Lammers, Cincinnati, OH - 17.75, 14.5 = 32.25*
18.Jordan Mansfield, Elkhart, IN - 12.25, 12.50 = 24.75*
19.Kurt Nordquest, Ashtabula, OH - 17.25 = 17.25*
20.Luke Buxton, Columbus, OH - 13.75 = 13.75*
21.Mike Parks, Columbus, OH - 0"
22.Brad Lehman, Dayton, OH - 0"
Amanda Jones & Neal Tomich won the raffle. They will each receive two 8" Geartrac's from YakAttack!
Sean Stone, Rylan Hayes, and Travis Belcher will all receive a lure package from Mystery Tackle Box!
*Already attended one event and have qualified
for the cash & prizes for Summer Slam 2013.
**Still need to attend one in-person event to qualify for
Summer Slam 2013 cash & prizes.
*******YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR CASH OR PRIZES*******
Be sure to also check out the pictures of EVERY fish that was submitted, additional angler photos from their time on the water, and the angler notes that show how they had success on the water during Summer Slam 2013 by clicking HERE!
***To be eligible for payouts or prizes in this online event you MUST attend at least one in person event during the 2013 Trail.***
Online Weekend Event with photo submissions
6:00 AM Friday, July 26th
10:00 PM Sunday, July 28th; photos need to be submitted no later than 10:00am Monday July 29th!
Eligible Fishing Waters
Any Ohio lake or river
*$20.00 entry fee
*Bass only event (Black, Smallmouth, Largemouth; no
striped, hybrid, or white)
*Email photos of your 3 largest bass (and any bonus fish..see below) to
*If your email bounces back please send an indiviual email for each
picture including the information below.
*Email must include:
-First & Last Name
-Body of water caught on
-Lure/bait used to catch fish
*Anyone placingin the top 10 may be contacted for additional
*Photo must CLEARLY show ALL of the following (no exceptions):
*Length of fish (ALL FISH MEASURED CAN HAVE AN OPEN
MOUTH AND PINCHED TAIL, just be sure to have the
fish's mouth up
against the edge/zero mark of your board!)
*Kayak in photo
*Event Tag (Link at the top of the page)
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
Submit at least one eligible bass 10
Tourney Trail Bonus Points
If you catch an Ohio Slam during this tournament you will be
awarded 30 Bonus Trail Points.
An Ohio Slam consists of catching:
1. Bass (LM, SM, or Black at least 15")
2. Crappie (at least 12")
3. Catfish (any species, at least 18")
Submit these photos with any tournament bass submissions.
If you catch an Ohio Slam an additional 10 Bonus Trail Points will be
awarded if you submit one of the fish from your Slam in a picture with
the angler holding the fish in a kayak. These points are added to your
total Tourney Trail points and DO NOT factor into this events final
*All photos submitted are property of the BKFT and may be used on future media.