Middleton Tops at Palestine
say that the February 22 tournament on Lake Palestine was tough would be a huge
understatement. In a tournament
that saw over half of the field fail to catch a keeper and no angler able to
bring more than two fish to the scales, Chuck Middleton came out on top with two
bass for 5.35 lbs. for his dogged persistence.
Chuck flipped a jig under a dock in 9' of water and pitched a spinner
bait in 2 1/2' near another dock for his winning catch.
Chuck collected $300 for his 1st place finish and added
another $73 for his half of the heavy boat pot.
Bill Kessler continued his hot streak after last month’s win at Martin Creek, finishing 2nd with two fish for 4.24 lbs. Bill’s fish came on a Bubble Gum trick worm fished shallow. Bill earned $228 for his efforts.
Third place went to
Hameed Ghaffar who used a Green Pumpkin trick worm fished “chicken style” to
nab two keepers that weighed in at 4.22 lbs. for $136.
Long time Century
member, Paul Zukosky, took 4th place honors and $100 for his two
keepers weighing in at 4.16 lbs.
Last year’s Century
Angler of the Year, Robert Hargrove, nailed down 5th place and
pocketed $75 for two fish that weighed 3.35 lbs.
Yours truly, took the
final paid place with one fish for 3.11 lbs which not only garnered 6th
place but Big Bass as well. For my
efforts/luck I took home $200 which included $145 for the Big Bass
Joe Thompson, who was
paired with winner Chuck Middleton, weighed in one bass for 1.92 lbs
and collected $73 for his half of the heavy boat pot.
Century President, Nick
Carroccio, was the winner of the 1st place out of the money tackle
pack and Chuck Middleton was the winner of the free entry drawing.
There were 17 fish
weighed in for 36.62 lbs and a 2.15 average.
All in all the weather was nice with light winds and highs in the upper
50s each afternoon. Weather temps
ranged from 49 degrees on the south end of the lake to the upper 50s up north.
Kudos to Century members
for a clean sweep of the top six places at the B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament on
Saturday, February 21, at Palestine.
CENTURY MEETING: WEDNESDAY, March
24, 7:00 p.m.
#5076, Garland—1906 Miller Road (Mapsco 29A.H)
big welcome to the following new members of Century Bass Club:
Curtis Hinden Paul Pierce
Brandon Keasling Michael Reed
Weldon King Randy Short
Ed Leipply Michael Stewart
Good Luck to the Century Top Six Team that will be competing at the B.A.S.S. Federation State Championship at Lake Livingston March 8 – 12. Representing Century Bass Club will be:
Paul Zukosky Bill Kessler
Philip Webb Randy Conover
Century on the North East Federation team at Livingston will be:
forget to bring in your used plastics at the tournaments and any unwanted baits
to the meeting to be recycled and donated to Little Buddies, Casting Kids, and
other children’s fishing organizations.
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