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2024 Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship to be Held on Lake Murray in South Carolina

Lake Murray, SC — June 4, 2024: Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC) and USAngling are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting the 2024 Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship on the picturesque Lake Murray. Scheduled to take place from September 27th to 29th, this esteemed event will see elite kayak anglers from across the Americas competing for Pan Am medals.

Lake Murray is renowned not only for its amazing bass fishing but also for the nonstop action of striper fishing. In recognition of this, the USAngling committee has decided to host a dual species event this year, giving anglers the unique opportunity to compete for both bass and striper.

With ten nations represented, the competition will be fierce as teams vie for the coveted gold medal. This event, officially sanctioned by the Pan American Sportfishing Association, marks only the second time the USA has had the honor of hosting this esteemed championship, reflecting the country’s commitment to fostering international sportfishing camaraderie and competition.

“USAngling is grateful for the support of Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB,” says USAngling President Tony Forte. “This event will showcase the world-class bass and striper fishery of Lake Murray. The international kayak fishing community is in for an incredible experience.”

Spectators and fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and witness the thrilling competition firsthand. The Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship promises to be an event filled with excitement, sportsmanship, and the spirit of international unity.

Named a “Top Southern Destination” by Forbes and Food & Travel, Lake Murray is also an award-winning fishery. We were the first location in the US to host the Bass World Championships in 2022,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of CCLMC. “Lake Murray is a competitive Lake with big fish! We are proud to host the 2024 Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship and look forward to welcoming our international fishing community again to Lake Murray!

The USA Kayak Fishing Team is  group of accomplished kayak anglers that will proudly represent our nation on home waters. The team includes:

  • Anthony Garcia (California)
  • Nick Huddelston (South Carolina)
  • Deamen Henderson (Georgia)
  • Rus Snyders (Tennessee)
  • Josh Stewart (Tennessee)
  • Jake Suvak (South Carolina)
  • Kristine Fischer (Nebraska)
  • Damien Thao (California)
  • Cody Milton (Arkansas)


About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board:

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. To plan your next trip, find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube #LakeMurrayCountry #TopSouthernDestination


About USAngling:

USAngling is a 501c3 charitable organization that provides leadership for our U.S.A. National Fishing Teams as they compete worldwide, shares our love of Competitive Angling by engaging America’s youth, supports Conservation actions, and empowers local Community angling groups.

Contact Information:
Craig Storms
President – USA Kayak Fishing