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2023 IKA CHAMPIONSHIP | RECAP

Reedy rises to the top and continues his late season win streak at the 2023 IKA Championship!

Ryan is on fire right now. As if closing out the final week of the GRBY season with two wins and claiming the GRBY Lake Series AOY wasn't enough, Ryan continues to impress and show us all just how hungry he is as he claimed the 2023 IKA Championship title!


Ryan led on Day one with 84.75" and posted the 5th best limit on day two for a total of 157.25". Ryan focused on grass edges with a wacky rig on both days of the event, which proved to not only be a great strategy for catching limits but also finding quality keepers, especially on day one when he boated three over 17.


Ryan is now Double Qualified for the 2024 HKB State Championship and he has a chance to be the first-ever triple-qualified angler should he continue his win streak with a Championship title at the GRBY Championship later this fall.


Reedy didn't just walk away with the title and a State Championship qualification, he also took home $1700 and a Custom Ketch X Board to commemorate his Win.


 

RUNNER UP | JAMES MILLER

Another angler on an impressive run in his rookie season is "The Sheriff" James Miller. Finishing runner-up with a 2-day total of 155.50 inches and with Ryan already being qualified through GRBY for the HKB State Championship, the IKA Championship Qualification roles down (one spot) to James. This means, these two will get to continue what has become an epic (friendly) rivalry. Of course, they have one more battle this season on Patoka Lake.


 

3RD & AOY | RYAN PLATT

Rounding out the Top 3 with 152.75" and taking home the title of 2023 IKA AOY is the dominant, Ryan Platt. What a season this angler had. We will have more on his year in a future blog but I think it goes without saying, Ryan is one of the toughest competitors in the state right now. Ryan has now punched his ticket to the 2024 HKB State Championship ship as well.

 

Brian Moore put together two solid days for a total of 151.25 for 4th, just missing the podium and a check.

 

For those of you who watched the leaderboards or were a part of this event, know that a simple snapshot of the final leaderboard doesn't do this event justice. There were lots of ups a downs for all the competitors in this event and some truly awesome stories I'm sure will continue to emerge in the days and weeks to come. This Championship and the 2023 season were definitely one to remember.


Congratulations to the champ, Ryan Reedy, and to all those who competed!


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