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KFL WEEK FOUR RECAP - ROAD WIN!

KNIGHTS vs HAMMERS | LAKE WEDOWEE | JULY 09, 2022

KFL WEEK TWO INDIANAPOLIS KNIGHTS VS ALABAMA HAMMERS

The Indianapolis Knights are a team in the truest sense of the word.


On and off the water, the Knights are a close-knit group that talks throughout the year, sharing

information, experiences, and friendship. The Knights’ matchup against Alabama in week three of the

Kayak Fishing League showed the benefits of their teamwork – a decisive 143.25 to 90.50 win on the

Hammers’ home water of Lake Wedowee.


“This was an incredible team effort,” said Knights head coach and owner Sam Jones. “We overcame a

lot of adversity on this trip, and I know it’s because we’re so close as a team. We worked hard and we

communicated through it all – and the outcome shows that.”


The Knights battled heat, humidity, storms, and even a cracked hull throughout their stay in Alabama. A

stingy Lake Wedowee didn’t help their on-the-water preparation, either.


“Practice was tough,” said Jones. “Heat indexes were well over 100 degrees Wednesday and Thursday,

with bluebird skies and zero wind – and the humidity was through the roof. Friday was much of the

same, but we did get a slight reprieve with some afternoon winds and storms.


“We caught a decent amount of fish each day, but solid keepers were hard to find. It was a grind.”

The Knights decided to cut their practice days short because of the oppressive conditions. They were off

the water by 3 p.m. each day to help preserve their energy for game day.


Jones said the Knights’ communication throughout the brutal heat during practice made the difference

in the final score against the Hammers.


“The team worked amazingly well together, splitting up and fishing three to four areas per day,” he said.

“We had great communication on where and how to find them.”


Game day again offered challenges – and again the Knights overcame them together.


Storms, delays, poor cell service, and even a cracked hull couldn’t keep the team off the leaderboard.

And, as has been the case in each of the Knights’ two wins, all four starters contributed fish to the final

tally.


Shortly after lines in, the first round of storms blew into Lake Wedowee, forcing both teams to seek

shelter for more than an hour. After a brief reprieve, more storms hit the area, again causing both teams

to find safety off the water.

 



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