February 16th, 2003
Lake Tyler

Robert Hargrove Conquers Blustery Tyler Tournament 

Perennial Angler of the Year, Robert Hargrove, bested a field of 25 other anglers as well as the weather at our February 16 tournament held on Lake Tyler.  Robert came to the weigh-in with a limit weighing in at 14.29 lbs during a tournament which saw temperatures in the low 60s during Saturday’s practice accompanied by periods of heavy rain and temperatures on Sunday that hovered around 38º and strong blustery winds.  Robert’s fish came from brush piles and docks in 6-10 feet of water on trick worms rigged chicken style.  Robert was awarded $290 which included $58 for his half of the heavy boat pot.  Great job Robert!

 I was lucky enough to capture 2nd place fishing from the back of Robert’s boat with 4 fish for 13.91 lbs.  Try as I might my 5th fish eluded me.  It is always a pleasure to fish with Robert, not only for the camaraderie, but also for the deer sausage always in his ice chest.  We had a great time and ate good, too!  For my 2nd place effort I garnered a check for $246 which included my half of the heavy boat weight.


Philip Webb took 3rd place during the adverse weather on Sunday with a 5-fish limit for 10.33 and a check for $108.  The majority of Philip’s fine catch came from drop-shotting super fluke juniors in brush piles.  Philip has really mastered this light line technique and I know Philip’s partner for the day, Keith Green, got a valuable and informative lesson.


Fourth place at Tyler went to Mike Dowdy with 2 fish for 7.32 labs which included the big bass of the tournament tipping the scales at 5.57 lbs.  Mike’s finished rewarded him with a check for $194 which included $114 for big bass honors.  Mike’s big fish was caught on a Rogue worked shallow.  Nice job Mike!  Fifth place was Kelly Denham.  Kelly scratched out 2 fine fish on this nasty day which weighted 5.22 lbs for a $58 payday.  All total there were 30 fish brought to the scales for a total weight of 71.73 lbs with a 2.39 lb average.
Mark Calhoun  

:  WINNSBORO, Sunday, March 30th
NEXT CENTURY MEETING:  Wednesday, March 26th, VFW #5076, Garland—1906 Miller Road (Mapsco 29A.H)  

April’s tournament at Lake of the Pines has been changed from April 20 to April 27. 
April 20 is Easter Sunday.

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