HKB Top Performers Week Two
Updated: Apr 4
Tough conditions continue to keep totals low in week two of the 2023 tournament season here in the Hoosier state.
With 3 more GRBY events this week, from southern Indiana to north central Indiana, anglers had a lot to get excited about, but the weather continues to put a damper on the results.
From cold days & high winds, to downpours & storms, anglers have been faced with less than ideal weather. For the most part, we all go into the early season understanding that we could be faced with 70+ degree days or freezing temps, which make March and early April events always a challenge, but the potential for those giant pre-spawn bass keeps us going.
So far this season, anglers have definitely been on the struggle bus. As of right now, only two anglers have posted a limit of more than 70 inches and many of the anglers competing this week have struggled to land a keeper, even with the no minimum size requirement of the GRBY format.
One angler, however, is proving he has what it takes. GRBY newcomer and Kentucky angler, Christopher Hogan, landed his second win in two weeks!
Chris made the trip to the Brush Creek Series presented by Back Yard Custom Plastics and landed 3 for 51.75”, anchored by the Big Bass of the event at 21 inches even!
2022 Brush Creek AOY - Tim Dempsey took second place, with 48.75” and Eric Lanaham rounded out the Top 3.
29 anglers competed in the all-new GRBY Kokomo Series - presented by SoreMouth Tackle this week, but the lake was not ready to show off its true potential just yet. In fact, most anglers went without a bite and only one angler was able to put anything on the Ketch Board.
Cody Young of Greentown, Indiana managed to land three for a total of 43.50 inches taking home the W.
Though still slow, the new GRBY Dogwood Series - Presented by The Rod Glove, showed some signs of light, producing the most limits of any competition to date this season.
2022 GRBY Champion, Bryan Sparks, kicked things off Monday with a solid limit of 68.75” but Gary Webb of Elwood, Indiana, landed the best 5 fish stringer of the event with 73.25 inches, anchored by the big bass of the event measuring in at 19.50 on the Ketch Board !!
Kent Gross took Second with 71.75 inches and T.J Aylward took 3rd place with 69.25 inches
Congratulations to all of the top performers from this past week's competition. The fun continues this week with two more stops from GRBY. Check out what's up next down below!