OROVILLE, Calif. — A little less weight on his mind plus a little more weight on his line led to a dominant performance for Elk Grove, California’s Ken Mah, who sacked up a limit of 19.44 pounds to win the APEX Cup on Thermalito Afterbay presented by Garmin Fish & Hunt and DUO International.
Mah qualified for the championship round with a two-day total of 22.56 in the Total Weight standings. After two days of competition, weights and keeper count were zeroed and the top-5 anglers with the Most Keepers and the top-5 anglers with the highest Total Weight advanced to the final round.
Lighting up the final round with the event’s heaviest catch, Mah earned the APEX Cup championship trophy along with the first place purse.
One of the top names in western competition and a driving force behind APEX CUP development, Mah was clearly overcome with emotion driven by the magnitude of his achievement.