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Tournament Lake:   Lake Palestine

Tournament Hours:  7:10am – 4:00pm Sat 7:00am - 1:00 pm Sun  

Conditions:

        Sat: Sunny, Wind 10-15, Low 45 – High 70

 Sun: Sunny, Wind 8-10, Low 46 – High 72

 

If you are only going to win 1 tournament a year, it should be the most important.  After failing to win a tournament this season, Jon Harshbarger, claimed the 2007 Century Classic on Lake Palestine this past weekend.  Jon blew away the field by just over 9 lbs.  He weighed a 5 fish limit each day for a total weight of 29.30 lbs. His fish were caught mostly around boat docks on a Jig.  The best jig colors he found were Blue & Black and Black, Brown & Amber. Jon also claimed the Day 1 big bass with a 4.46 lb largemouth.  His total winnings claimed for the weekend were $587.00 for 1st place & $150.00 for big bass. This was Jon’s third Century Classic victory since 2000. (Cedar Creek – 2000, Bob Sandlin – 2004, & Palestine – 2007)

Finishing in 2nd place was the only other competitor to weigh a limit of fish for both days, Mr. Robert Hargrove. Despite his consistency his fish didn’t include the quality that it took to win.  He weighed a total of 10 fish for 20.22 lbs.  He caught his fish shallow, on his typical Chicken Rig w/ a trick worm & lots of smelly jelly.  He was paid $375.00 for 2nd place.

The 3rd position found Dwayne Shamburger who weighed in 8 fish over two days for a total of 17.70 lbs.  His fish ate both his Shakey Head Jig, & his Carolina Rig. He was given $305.00 for his catch.

A 1st year Century member, Kyle Norrod, earned the 4th place payout of $235.00.  He caught 8 total fish for 16.25 lbs.  His fish were caught on a white crankbait w/ a black splattered back in shallow water.  He also caught fish on a Shakey Head Jig around docks.   

The 5th place finisher, Craig Dowis, weighed 8 fish for a 16.01 lb total.  Craig’s fish were caught on a Chartreuse colored Spinner bait.  He was paid $211.00.

Another 1st year member, Luke Schultz, was the 6th place finisher.  He managed only 5 fish for 2 days weighing 13.93 lbs; however, one of those fish tipped the scales at 6.49 lbs.  His big fish was the day 2 Big Bass and earned him $150.00, while his 6th place finish paid $187.00.  

Century Tournament Director, Joey Deans, finished in 7th place.  He weighed 6 “Brack Bass” for a total of 12.11 lbs.  He caught his fish on Spit Fire Jigs in Black & Blue and Cypress Craw.  His payout was $141.00.

8th Place was earned by Yarik Malyuta with his 6 fish, 12.00 lb total. He caught his fish on a Wacky worm & on a Texas rigged Creature Bait.  He will cash a $118.00 check.

In order to finish in 9th place, Nick Carroccio had to catch 3 fish each day for a total weight of 9.66 lbs.  His fish were caught mostly on a Shakey Head Jig around Boat Docks; however, he did catch a few on shallow crank baits.  While his fishing was purely skill, His luck came out at the end of the tournament where he was chosen to receive a Free Entry into the next Century Tournament.

Rounding out the Top 10 money winners was Philip Webb.  His 5 fish for a 9.59 lb total was enough to separate him from the unfortunate folks who didn’t earn a payout. He caught his fish on a Spitfire Finesse Jig around Docks.  He also earned $95.00 for his efforts.

 

 

A reminder for All Top 6 Competitors & anyone who is able to,

Please be prepared to pay your Federation Nation Dues, $38.00 total at the Banquet if possible.  They need to be submitted to the State & BASS prior to December 31st for 2008.  Your Century Membership Dues will not have to be paid till the 1st meeting in January.  Cash is preferred, but checks will be taken at Paul’s Zukosky’s Discretion.

 

Century Bass Club 2007 Years End Banquet

To be held on Wednesday Nov. 14th at 7:00 Pm at Dos Charros

5201 Rowlett Rd

Rowlett, TX 75088
Get Directions

Please RSVP to Nick Carroccio via Email n.carroccio@verizon.net  or via Cell phone (972) 839-6723 prior to Friday Nov. 9th, a definite count of attending members & family is important.

 

2007 Century Bass Club Classic -Final Totals

October 27th & 28th, 2007

 

First

Last

Fish

Alive

Day 1

Day 2

Penalty

Total

Finish

 

Jon

Harshbarger

10

10

16.35

12.95

0.00

29.30

1st

 

Robert

Hargrove

10

10

11.58

8.64

0.00

20.22

2nd

 

Dwayne

Shamburger

8

8

10.79

6.41

0.00

17.20

3rd

 

Kyle

Norrod

8

8

10.54

5.71

0.00

16.25

4th

 

Craig

Dowis

8

8

9.02

6.99

0.00

16.01

5th

 

Luke

Schultz

5

5

4.86

9.07

0.00

13.93

6th

 

Joey

Deans

6

6

5.52

6.59

0.00

12.11

7th

 

Yarik

Malyuta

6

6

3.78

8.22

0.00

12.00

8th

 

Nick

Carroccio

6

6

5.12

4.54

0.00

9.66

9th

 

Philip

Webb

5

5

7.74

1.85

0.00

9.59

10th

 

Rodney

Roland

4

4

6.33

1.54

0.00

7.87

 

 

Dan

Phifer

3

3

0.00

7.79

0.00

7.79

 

 

Wally

Hughey

4

4

5.79

1.50

0.00

7.29

 

 

Michael

Dysput

4

4

1.52

5.30

0.00

6.82

 

 

Paul

Zukosky

3

3

6.66

0.00

0.00

6.66

 

 

Jim

Hammond

3

3

3.18

1.58

0.00

4.76

 

 

John

Walker

3

3

4.69

0.00

0.00

4.69

 

 

Randy

Conover

2

2

0.00

3.17

0.00

3.17

 

 

Russell

Roland

1

1

0.00

2.42

0.00

2.42

 

 

Mike

Hughs

1

1

0.00

2.14

0.00

2.14

 

 

Hameed

Ghaffar

1

1

0.00

1.64

0.00

1.64

 

 

Bill

Kessler

1

1

0.00

1.34

0.00

1.34

 

 

Mark

Calhoun

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

 

 

102

102

113.5

99.39

0.00

212.86