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Unveiling the Next Generation of Kayak Fishing Talent: The 2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team Qualifier

Columbia, SC – April 3, 2024:  As the anticipation builds for the 3rd Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship event scheduled for September on Lake Murray, kayak fishing enthusiasts across the nation are gearing up for the opportunity of a lifetime. The stage is set for the 2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team Qualifier, where aspiring anglers will vie for their chance to join the elite ranks of the USA Kayak Fishing Team.

Hosted by Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board on April 26 – 28, this highly anticipated qualifier event promises to be a thrilling showcase of skill, determination, and passion for the sport. With only 6 spots left to be filled on the 2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team, the competition is expected to be fierce as contenders from coast to coast cast their lines and vie for a coveted spot on the team.

“The 2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team Qualifier represents an incredible opportunity for kayak anglers to showcase their talents on a national stage and potentially earn their spot to compete in the Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship,” said Craig Storms USA Kayak Fishing Team President. “We’re excited to witness the next generation of kayak fishing talent emerge and represent the United States with pride and skill.”

Among those eagerly awaiting the outcome of the qualifier are seasoned pros Rus Snyders, Damian Thao, and Cody Milton, who will represent the United States at the 3rd Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship. Their experience and expertise serve as inspiration for aspiring anglers as they prepare to embark on their own journey towards international competition.

To participate, anglers must qualify by being in the top 75 of the 2023 Angler of the Year rankings in one of the following:  BASSMASTER Kayak Series, Hobie Bass Fishing, as well as the top 50 of the West Coast Championship or be a USA Kayak Fishing Team Alumni.  Participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in this prestigious event. The 2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team Qualifier offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your talent and passion for kayak fishing.

USAngling is dedicated to promoting and advancing the sport of kayak fishing, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of Team USA members at the qualifier event.