In 2021, he has racked up two wins, eight top-10
finishes, an 8th place finish in the West Coast
Championship, 2nd place finish in the Yak-A- Bass Tournament of Champions (TOC) and finished up in
3rd place in points for the Angler of the Year (AOY) race for
the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) Kayak Series. We were
fortunate enough to catch up with him and he was eager to
share his story and his secrets to success..
TOURNEYS KAYAK TOURNAMENT STATS: Total tournaments: 40 1 st place finishes: 7 2 nd place finishes: 3 3 rd place finishes: 3
Top 10 finishes:
Tas finishes in the top-10 in 2 out of 3 tournaments, now that’s impressive!
WB: When / how did you get into kayak fishing and specifically competitive kayak bass fishing?
Moua: A good friend of mine got me into kayak fishing back in 2018. He invited me to fish one of the Central Valley Kayak Fishing (CVKF) events on Lake Kawaeh. I didn’t own a kayak at the moment, so I had to barrow another friend’s Hobie PA14. I ended up with a small four fish limit of 57.50” that day, but I ended up getting disqualified because I forgot to mark a line where the fence and board meets.
WB: I understand that you also fish big boat tournaments. Tell me about that and do you feel that it helps your kayak fishing?
Moua: I used to fish the Costa FLW Series as a co-angler from 2016 to 2019. My highest finish was in 2018 on Clear Lake where I finished 5th. In 2019, I joined the CA B.A.S.S. Nation as a non-boater and qualified for the 2020 CA State Team. I went on to fish the regional on Lake Mead in October 2020 where I finished 1st as a non-boater on the CA State Team and overall 14th place in the tournament. From there, I qualified to fish the championship on Lake Pickwick in November 2020 where I finished 2nd place overall. In 2021, I fished five CA B.A.S.S. Nation events winning the Delta, Lake Tulloch, and Pine Flat events, placing 2nd at Lake Nacimiento, and finishing in the middle of the pack at Lake McClure. I ended up 1st place overall for the CA State Team and secured the AOY with the win on Pine Flat Reservoir.