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April 22, 2001
Bob Sandlin



Jim Hammond Claims His 1st CENTURY Title

Bob Sandlin is generally a great lake to be on during the spawning season. The only differences this time were the cloudy conditions and gale force winds, but I did feel a little better after crossing Fork, Tawakoni and Ray Hubbard, on the way home, and seeing the rollers on those lakes. At least you can fish most of Sandlin in the wind.

We started out with air temperatures in the high 60’s and when the sun finally popped out we climbed to the low 80’s.  The water temperature was around 70 degrees in most of the areas I fished and the winds were from the south and gusty at 15-35 mph.  The water was slightly stained, but not muddy and the fish seemed to be very scattered. A variety of baits caught fish including buzzbaits, floating worms, Ra-L-Traps, split-shot rigs and Carolina rigs to name a few.

32 anglers brought 70 fish to the scales for a total weight of 144.87 lbs. averaging 2.07 per fish. Jim Hammond brought in a 5 fish limit, with a 5.73 lb. kicker to anchor his winning weight of 12.57 lbs.  His partner for the day, Carey Gajdica, weighed in 3 fish at 4.78 lbs., which gave Jim and Carey the heavy boat of the day with 17.35 lbs. combined.  Congratulations Jim on your first Century win.

Bobby Cole, a Century Bass Club legend, finished 2nd with a 5 fish limit weighing 11.46 lbs.  Elvin Smith fishing his first Century tournament of the year turned in a performance worthy of 3rd place with 10.79 lbs.  4th – 6th place went to Robert Hargrove with 5 fish at 9.95 lbs., Randy Kvapil – 5 fish at 9.18 lbs., and Mike Adam – 4 fish at 8.60 lbs.  Big Bass honors went to Bernie Gajdica with fine 6.38 lb. fish.  Good job Bernie.  Also worthy of mention was Robert Hargrove’s performance on Saturday at this same lake. Robert won the B.A.S.S. Federation tournament with a heavy limit that went over 18 lbs.!

Congratulations are also in order for Bill Ferguson who just completed his fishing season on the B.A.S.S. Central Division Invitational Trail. Bill finished in 89th place out of 430 anglers. Bill is a great guy who represents the Century Bass Club very well.

The next tournament is still scheduled for Lake O’ the Pines on May 20th. If you need rooms call Tejas Resort at 930-777-2460 and talk to Dave. We will be having a cookout Saturday after the B.A.S.S. Federation tournament, so anyone who is able to bring a grill please do so. You can contact Carey Gajdica or me if you can help us with this project.  Tejas is a beautiful place to have a cookout and we should have a great time.

Tommy Yates        


Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Jim Hammond 5 11.46 5.73 100 $459.85
2 Bobby Cole 5 11.46   99 $267.75
3 Elvin Smith 4 10.79   98 $160.65
4 Robert Hargrove 5 9.95   97 $117.85
5 Randy Kvapil 5 9.18   96 $85.68
6 Mike Adam 4 8.60   95 $64.26
7 Coy Frazier 3 6.72   94  
8 Mark Calhoun 3 6.43   93  
9 Bernie Gajdica 1 6.38 6.38 92 $195.00
10 David Porter 3 6.11   91  
11 Jon Harshbarger 3 5.78   90  
12 Tommy Yates 3 5.54   89  
13 Danny Yates 3 5.45   88  
14 John Pierce 4 5.44   87  
15 Craig Dowis 2 4.93   86  
16 Gilbert Gomez 3 4.83   85  
17 Carey Gajdica 3 4.28   84  
18 Steve Savage 2 4.76   83  
19 Brett Kilmer 2 3.69   82  
20 Jason Achterberg 2 3.50   81  
21 Paul Zukosky 2 2.83   80  
22 Duane Climer 1 2.00   79  
22 Cliff McKenzie 1 1.73   78  
22 Mike Mashburn 1 1.43   77  
22 Paul Sewell 0 -   50  
22 Wally Hughey 0 -   50  
22 Bill Houghton 0 -   50  
22 Mike Thompson 0 -   50  
22 Ernie Jordan 0 -   50  
22 Art Alden 0 -   50  
22 Hameed Ghaffar 0 -   50  
22 Gary Martin 0 -   50  
Totals 32 Anglers 70 144.87 lbs. - 2.07 lb. average   $1,436.00
 

 Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)

 

 

 Tournament Winners

Angler # of fish Largest Total Weight  Angler Lake Total Weight
Paul Zukosky 1 6.70 6.70 Carey Gajdica Martin Creek Lake 8.50
Jim Hammond 1 5.73 5.73 Paul Zukosky Cedar Creek 14.59
Bernie Gajdica 1 6.38 6.38 Terry Hawkins Ray Hubbard 13.12
        Jim Hammond Bob Sandlin 12.57
          Lake 'O the Pines  
          Cooper  
          Sam Rayburn  
          Bob Sandlin  
          Lake Palestine  
          Cypress Springs  


Next Tournament
Lake O' the Pines

May 20th, 2001 

Next Meeting
Wed. May 16th - 7:00pm 
VFW Hall  #5076 
1906 Miller Road
Garland (Mapsco 29A.H)


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