Tyner Redden wins on Nimrod

NSKA Central hosted its 4th tournament of the season on Saturday on Lake Nimrod. Prefishing was hot in the couple weeks leading up to the event, and we all hoped for a repeat of last year where one needed at least 90″ to crack the top 10. Mother Nature had other ideas for us. Several periods of heavy rain in the week prior led to the lake rising nearly 10 feet in about 5 or 6 days. Like all other events over the weekend, tournament day greeted us with 20+ mph winds straight out of the south. These combined conditions resulted in a really tough day on the water for most. However, at least one angler typically finds good ones, even on tough days.

Fishing was tough and only 82 fish were submitted out of 32 anglers. 7 anglers posted limits (~22% of the field), 3 anglers submitted 4 fish, and 23 anglers submitted at least one. Last year on this same lake (but under very different conditions) 14 fish over 20″ were caught! This year only 3 of this size were submitted.
Despite the tough conditions, Tyner Redden smoked the field and posted the largest limit of the year for NSKA Central with 91.75″. Tyner and Keith Zimmerman tied for Big Bass with 20.75″ fish, but Tyner won the tie breaker (tie breaker goes to the angler whose second largest fish was biggest). So, for his efforts over the weekend, Tyner took home $633.64, a $25 Slow Town Custom Lures gift certificate, and a 10amp hr battery from Ampowsure Lithium Batteries.
Kieth won the second big bass award and received some Yak Lights light strips and a Xcite Baits squarebill.
Mark Cothren turned in a good day and landed in second place with 76.75″. Mark took home $287.63.
Gordon Parham held on for third place with 70.5″ and left with $143.81.

First Angler out of the money was Jacob Coleman with 64.5″ and will receive a $50 YakAttack gift certificate. Jacob message me to make arrangements to get this to you.

The technique that seemed to dominate among the winners was flipping brush with either a texas rigged creature bait or a spinnerbait.
There was some shuffling in the AOY race, but there is still a lot of time before things are settled. Brad Hammon has assumed the top spot with 4 solid top 10 finishes, and Eric E. Morris continued his charge up the board. It’s going to get interesting.
Our next event will be in a few weeks on May 14 at Lake Overcup. This event will be MLF-style. Hope to see everyone there.
Congratulations to all the winners!