Budde & Budde Win 19th Annual Strike King Open on Lake Kinkaid with over 18 pounds!

91 boats showed up for the 19th Annual Strike King Bass Open sponsored by 17th St. Bar & Grill held on Kinkaid Lake this past Saturday. Weather was a huge factor as an hour and fifteen minute delay due to lightning. Weigh in drew a huge crowd as 66 teams weighed in. There were 21 limits weighed and a total of 224 fish caught. When the scales closed it was the father/son team of Luke and Jim Budde that came out on top. Here are the names and weights of the top 11 places.

1st Luke and Jim Budde 18.96

2nd James Powell/Alex Moore 17.35

3rd Tim Norman/Jack Yates 17.22

4th Wayne and Derek Tope 17.21

5th Larry and Joe Deutschmann 16.63

6th Eric Carruthers/Jason Estel 16.41   2nd Big Bass 6.29

7th Eric Ceglinski/Michael Phillips 16.23

8th Jerry and Mark Crawford 16.17

9th Josh Ballard/ Jason Dix 15.64    1st Big Bass 6.69

10th Kyle Crawford/Jake Harris 15.37

11th Joe Bullock/ Matt Patchett 15.30

Thanks to all the fisherman that came out and braved the weather and to all the people that showed up to the weigh in. Also, a big thank you to all my friends and family that help out.

This tournament would not be what it is today without all the great sponsors that donate so much to this tournament. Strike King Lure Company, 17th St. Bar & Grill, Vicious Fishing, Tony Chacheres, Ardent, Venegoni Distributing.

Next year will be the final year for this tournament. We will be giving a boat away for 1st place. You may pre-register if you would like. You can contact me at 618-559-5650.