Jon Harshbarger weighed in limits on both Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Creek Lake to win the 2000 Century Bass Club Classic Championship. John’s 10 fish totaled 20.53 lbs. and were caught on variety of baits including Texas rigged worms, Rattle-L-Traps, spinnerbaits and jigs. Jon’s scrambling was enough to edge out Mike Adam who had 8 fish for 19.50 lbs. for 2nd place. My 8 fish were weighed 19.28 lbs. and was good enough for a 3rd place finish.
My fish came on Lake Fork Tackle Twitch Worms rigged on a spit-shot rig and a Terminator Spinnerbait. I only had two fish in the livewell, with an hour to go on Sunday, when I started graphing lots of bait fish in approximately 12-13 feet of water. I decided to start dropping the Twitch Worm down through the bait fish. I would then barely shake it, while trying to leave it in the same spot for what felt like an eternity. Even though I had a good fish pull off under the boat, the technique still paid off handsomely as I managed to put 3 more keepers in the boat for a 2nd day limit that went 11.94.
Coy Frazier, always a tough competitor, brought in the heaviest 2nd day stringer on Sunday with 5 fish at 13.04 lbs. to give him a 2-day total of 16.50 lbs. and good enough for 4th place overall. 5th-8th place went to John Pierce, Chuck Middleton, Carey Gajdica and Paul Zukosky respectively. The Century Classic Championship capped off a great year, and I know that next year should will be even better!!
I would like to thank Russell Cecil for the outstanding presentation during our last meeting and also for donating a Falcon Rod for the drawing on Sunday, at the end of our Classic Tournament. Russell is a rep for Falcon Rods, Gene Larew, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and Frogg Toggs. I really like the idea of the Frogg Togg rain suits with our logo on them.
Don’t forget the Awards Banquet at Enchilada’s Restaurant (Abrams & Northwest Highway) on November 15th at 7:00pm. If you never been to one of these they are always a lot of fun and the perfect time to reflect on this year as we look forward to 2001.
If you know anyone who would like more information about Century Bass Club, please have them visit our website at http://www.bassclubs.net/clubpages/centurybassclub/ or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-793-0171. If you have personally not visited our website, I encourage you to take the time to go take a look. I’m definitely prejudiced, but I think we’ve got one of the best, most informative club sites going. We have had over 1500 hits in the last ten months and there are plans to make our site even better in the next few months with a new “links” page and an “Angler of the Year” Profile Page. Thanks for a great year!
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Money Won|
|13||Bill Houghton||3||4.41||Falcon Rod|
|Totals||18 Anglers||71||155.86 lbs. - 2.195 lb. per fish average||$1,680.00|
2000 Classic Qualifiers
|Tommy Yates||Jon Harsbarger||Coy Frazier||ALTERNATES:|
|Robert Hargrove||Paul Zukosky||Bill Houghton||Mike Adam-Alt.|
|Randy Kvapil||Phillip Webb||John Pierce||Hameed Ghaffar-Alt.|
|Carey Gajdica||Ernie Jordan||Jim Campbell||Rich Adams-Alt.|
|Elvin Smith||Jim Hammond||Cliff McKenzie||Bernie Gajdica-Alt.|
|Chuck Middleton||Bill Johnson||Bill Kessler||Wally Hughey-Alt.|
|Danny Yates||Brett Kilmer||Art Alden||Kevin Probert-Alt.|
Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)
|Angler||# of fish||Largest||Total Weight||Angler||Lake||Total Weight|
|Brett Kilmer||1||10.93||10.93||Coy Frazier||Martin Creek||10.50|
|Bill Johnson||1||8.27||8.27||Brett Kilmer||Ray Hubbard||22.77|
|Carey Gajdica||1||7.19||7.19||Tommy Yates||Toledo Bend-2 day||22.60|
|John Pierce||2||6.30||12.13||Jon Harsbarger||Lake 'O the Pines||11.18|
|Tommy Yates||2||5.66||11.07||Coy Frazier||Cedar Creek||17.75|
|Coy Frazier||1||6.03||6.03||Jon Harsbarger||Sandlin/Cypress-2 day||15.36|
|Hameed Ghaffar||1||6.33||6.33||Tommy Yates||Bob Sandlin||11.55|
|Robert Hargrove||1||5.04||5.04||Robert Hargrove||Ray Hubbard||17.51|
|Brett Kilmer||Lake Palestine||8.97|
|Phillip Webb||Lake Lavon||5.59|
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