San Antonio isn’t known for bass sanctuaries as its sister Texas cities, but that doesn’t stop one group of anglers. The Kayak Anglers of San Antonio was created by Eric J. Stevens earlier this year to support the growing sport of kayak fishing in the Alamo City.
The group has since held several bass tournaments around South Texas held at various popular lakes. Many of the members also fish other kayak trails, but the sole reason of starting its own tournament schedule was to give its members a chance to compete in a fun environment.
For those that have fished in larger kayak trails, K.A.S.A. has a more relaxed feel from other tournament circuits. I recently began kayak fishing over a year ago, which sparked my interest in targeting bass more than ever.
My first kayak tournament was with K.A.S.A. in March as we competed at Bastrop Lake with close to 20 competitors.
Since then, we have expanded our range of lakes from Fayette Lake to Coleto Creek near Victoria. The group has sprinkled in a few tournaments on the Guadalupe River, which is always fun for those that have fished that river before.
As 2016 winds down and we look forward to 2017 K.A.S.A. has grown exponentially from its inception. The 2017 schedule will include a handful of new locations with a few lakes from last year’s schedule.
Several sponsors have been added to ensure prizes for the winners, along with the opportunity of some door prizes. The new year will bring excitement as many new members look forward to fishing their first kayak bass tournament for the first time.
And that is what K.A.S.A. is all about. Giving the average angler a chance to compete in a tournament setting.
Bass fishing hasn’t been more exciting around the Alamo City as K.A.S.A. continues to grow.
If you are in the Greater San Antonio area, please check out the K.A.S.A. Facebook page for more information and the 2017 tournament schedule.