King of the Lake Top 10 Standings The King of the Lake tournament requires only one man per boat. (Photo/Kelly Basinger) to pit professionals and local anglers against each other. But the professionals have a job to do and they haven’t been able to attend the minimum number of required events. That’s OK, Stone said. “The way it looks now, the five guys that will head into the championship are the local guys that fish Lake Wylie on a regular basis and I’m really happy about that.” Stone is hoping for a lot of spectators for weigh-in on the 20th at Lake Wylie Bait What to expect Oct. 20 The Oct. 6 tournament will decide the five and Tackle. They’ve planned for the anglers who will compete for the Oct. 20 championship. to pull their boats from the water and drive The original idea of the tournament was them up to the front porch at the store where the fish will be weighed in and returned to the well, and later the lake. After the final weigh-in is conducted, the King of the Lake will be crowned. Oct. 6 “It’s pretty exciting,” said Stone, who also Blast off is at safe light. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. is in the running for the prize. He’s in third at the Buster Boyd Landing. place, heading into the sixth event. And he thinks he has a good chance to land in the top Oct. 20 Championship five that will fish for the championship. Blast off is at safe light. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. The Oct. 6 event is still open to anyone on the front porch at Lake Wylie Bait who wants to fish, too. At this point, they and Tackle, located just 200 cannot qualify for the grand prize, but they yards from Buster Boyd can fish for fun. Bridge beside the “I’m No. 3. I feel pretty good,” Stone said. Marathon Gas “I feel like a pretty strong fall fisherman and Station. I’m close personal friends with the other four (4070 Charlotte guys that look like they’ll be there. And I like Highway). my chances to be honest, but we’ll just have to see.” LW very hungry, the winning fish in the July 14 night tournament, caught by Mike Stephens, was just 12.37 pounds. Still, a fish caught is a fish caught, and everyone who enters the tournament is up against the same challenge. And that 12-pounder put Stephens at the top of the leader board heading into the sixth event in the series.
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*Points total as of press time. Remaining tournament date: Oct. 6; followed by the championship.
Tournament dates Oct. 6 Oct. 20 (Championship)
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