Body of Missing Angler Found

Body of Missing Angler Found Body of Missing Angler Found

Authorities recovered the body of a professional angler who went missing during an FLW fishing tournament in Florida last week. Workers on a commercial vessel located Nik Kayler's body near the Clewiston water tower on Lake Okeechobee. 


Authorities have not yet released Kayler's cause of death. 


The 9-year veteran competed with his co-angler, Bill Kisiah, in the Costa Fishing League Worldwide on Thursday afternoon. Search crews located their boat later that evening, about 50 miles away.


According to FLW, Kayler vanished after strong waves knocked him out of the boat.  


Authorities found Kisiah clinging on to the vessel. He was later treated for hypothermia at a hospital. 


A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night at Scott Driver Park for Kayler. 


The incident remains under investigation.


Glenn and BassResource staff wish to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Nik Kayler. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.


A GoFundMe campaign has been established benefiting Nik’s wife, Kelly, and daughter, Caralee. To make a contribution, please visit

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