2024 USA Kayak Fishing Team: Qualifier on Lake Murray April 25-28, 2024

April 23, 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 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 position on the team.

“Capital City/Lake Murray Country is excited to continue our partnership with USAngling Confederation through the kayak tournaments coming to Lake Murray, we can’t wait to greet the participants and showcase our region to all”, stated Miriam Atria, President/CEO.

Participating anglers 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.

Team USA will go on to compete in the 2024 Pan American Championship on Lake Murray (September 26-29, 2024) and the 2024 Kayak Fishing World Championship in Italy. The USA Kayak Fishing Team is the defending Gold medalist in both of the events. They won the 2022 Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship in Mexico on Lake Cuchillo and the 2023 Kayak Fishing World Championship in Cookeville, TN on Centerhill Lake.

About USA Kayak Fishing and USAngling

The USA Kayak Fishing program was founded in 2019 by USAngling, a 501C3 organization, to create National Teams for competition in World and Pan American sportfishing championships. USA Kayak fishing encourages diversity in angling and values the contributions, presence, and perspectives of different groups of anglers.  USAngling is aware that kayak fishing is growing globally and that it is poised to become an Olympic sport in the near future and is grateful to all its volunteers, sponsors, and athletes for supporting USA Kayak Fishing. Learn more at usangling.org | Facebook

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 LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.