By Kevin Webster
I was fortunate enough this weekend to take part in the first ever charity get together for the Finger Lakes NY Chapter of Heroes on the Water (http://heroesonthewater.org/home). The kick off event featured a small 20 man biggest bass tournament sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anglers Club. (https://www.facebook.com/RitAnglers).
After 3 hours of fishing one of our favorite local lakes, I was able to come away with the biggest fish of the day, a 20.5 inch smallmouth bass which I battled on an ultralight with 4 pound test line. I was out in my sand K12, while a fellow angler from the RIT Team was in my Camo K12. He caught his first kayak fish in the form of a fiesty little largemouth bass.
A good time was had by all, and several hundred dollars were raised for the local HOTW Chapter.
Afterwards, we listened to a few vets (and active service members) talk about the organization and plans were made to further the local chapter in order to help more local servicemen and women recover from physical and mental injuries through kayak fishing.
I was proud to represent Kajun Custom at the event, and I will be doing more with this organization in the future.
Many thanks to all the sponsors who donated food and their time in order to make the event a success.