Harshbarger Dominates, Takes 2006 Classic Championship! 

Details:  Date:  October 28th & 29thth, 2006.  Times:  Launch, 7:15 A.M.  (28th) and 6:15A.M. (29th). Weigh-In, 4:00 P.M. (28th) and 1:00 P.M. (29th).  Ramp: Overlook Park, the beautiful Lake Cypress Springs. 

Conditions:  Brisk mornings, becoming sunny in the afternoon.  The lows were in the low to mid 40’s, with highs near 80.  The humidity hovered around 45%.  Winds were North at around 10mph on Saturday, shifting out of the South to around 15-20mph on Sunday.  Water temps remained in the 70’s. 

Results:   Jon Harshbarger dominated the field with a wire-to-wire victory leading day one with a limit weighing 11.76 pounds (including Saturday’s big bass of 4.75 lbs) and adding 3 fish on day two for a total weight of 16.50 pounds.  Jon took home $552.00 for first and $120.00 for “Big Bass” totaling $672.00 in winnings!  Jon adds this Century Classic win to his already impressive season which saw him repeat as our Angler of the Year.  Congratulations on all accounts Jon! 

Johnny Walker ended day one 3rd place (with 5 fish at 8.58 pounds) edging out yours truly by only .02 of a pound.  However, on day two, Johnny widened the lead and overtook the 2nd place position!  In addition, Johnny took day two’s “Big Bass” prize with a 3.48 pound fish.  Johnny claimed $353.00 for second and $120.00 for “Big Bass” totaling $473.00 in winnings.   

Jim Hammond ended day one in 2nd place with 4 fish weighing 9.34 pounds.  Jim stayed in contention during the second, tougher day and managed an additional 3 fish for 5.69 pounds.  His total weigh of 15.03 pounds was enough to secure 3rd place and $287.00 in winnings. 

Hameed Ghaffar won the free entry drawing for this final 2006 tournament. 

Congratulations to all our anglers placing in the top 10!   

Century Bass Club’s “Big Bass Club” for 2006:  (January) Ray Hubbard – Marcus Fowler 6.87lbs, (February) Lake Tyler – Jay Stewart 9.18lbs, (March) Cypress Springs – Wally Hughey 10.97lbs, (April) Lake Palestine - Jon Harshbarger 5.30lbs, (May) Cedar Creek – Hameed Ghaffar Saturday 5.67lbs / Sunday 4.80lbs, (June) Tawakoni – Brannon Long 5.01lbs, (July) Ray Hubbard Night Tournament – Philip Webb 5.39lbs, (August) Bob Sandlin – Wally Hughey 4.85lbs, (September) Cypress Springs – Ernie Jordan 4.29lbs and (October) Lake Fork – Yarik Malyuta 2.79lbs.  The Classic:  October 28th & 29th Cypress Springs – Jon Harshbarger 4.75lbs, Johnny Walker 3.48lbs. 

Wally Hughey took the 2006 “Big Bass” honors with his historic catch on Lake Cypress Springs in March.  Thanks again for one heck of a show Wally!

                                                                                Federation News… 

Federation Classic:  Congrats to the following Century Anglers who placed in the top 5 at the recent N.E. Region Federation Classic on Bob Sandlin! 

2nd – Brannan Long            3rd – Craig Dowis           4th – Johnny Walker     5th – Nick Carroccio 

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