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January 14, 2001
Martin Creek Lake


TOURNAMENT LOG

 January 14, 2001
Martin Creek Lake

GENERAL CONDITIONS - Sunny and warm with air temperatures from a low of 40 to a high in the 60ís. Water temperature was in the 60ís in the discharge area and from the upper 40ís into the 50ís in  other sections of the lake. The lake had come up a few feet in the last few weeks and was at normal pool.

RESULTS:
1st  Place:  Carey Gajdica, 4 fish, 8.50lbs.

PRIMARY PATTERN:  Split shot rig using Zoom Trick Worms. Carey was fishing the discharge area just inside the Scraper Cut. Carey located some fish during practice on Saturday, but the fish were moving with his bait and he was missing them on the hookset. He made an effort to slow down and be patient during the tournament when the fish would bite and it paid off with the win.

 2nd Place:  David Porter, 3 fish, 8.40 lbs.

PATTERN:  David was using basically the same technique as Carey, except Zoom Centipedes were used. David was also fishing the discharge area.

BIG BASS:  Danny Yates, 4.50 lbs.  Caught in the discharge area along a treeline, in 5 foot of water, using a red Rat L Trap.

ANALYSIS: My analysis is that the past two years fishing, since the eradication of hydrilla, this lake is producing about a third of the fish it used to produce.  And, the winning weights have dropped to less than half of what they used to be. My conclusion is that when you get rid of the grass, you get rid of a lot of bass. There were way too many good fishermen fishing this tournament and the conditions were far too good for the small amount of bass that were caught. As far as the tournament goes, almost every fish that as weighed in came from the discharge area.  28 anglers x 9 hours each = 254 hours. 254 hours divided by 18 keeper fish = 1 keeper fish every 14 hours

Tommy Yates


Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Carey Gajdica 4 8.50   100 $437.90
2 David Porter 3 8.40   99 $237.50
3 John Pierce 2 7.57   98 $137.03
4 Danny Yates 1 4.44 4.44 97 $245.49
5 Jason Achterberg 1 4.39   96 $73.01
6 Wally Hughey 1 3.77   95  
7 Mike Mashburn 1 3.26   94 $72.50
8 Robert Hargrove 1 2.30   93  
9 Randy Kvapil 1 2.12   92  
10 Jim Hammond 1 1.90   91  
11 Coy Frazier 1 1.80   90  
12 Hameed Ghaffar 1 1.58   89  
13 Mike Adam 0 -   50  
13 Bernie Gajdica 0 -   50  
13 Tommy Yates 0 -   50  
13 Ernie Jordan 0 -   50  
13 Bill Ferguson 0 -   50  
13 Phillip Webb 0 -   50  
13 Phillip Climer 0 -   50  
13 Gary Martin 0 -   50  
13 Chuck Middleton 0 -   50  
13 Paul Zukosky 0 -   50  
13 Mike Thompson 0 -   50  
13 Bill Houghton 0 -   50  
13 George Bryan 0 -   50  
13 Craig Dowis 0 -   50  
13 Bill Kessler 0 -   50  
13 Steve Savage 0 -   50  
Totals 29 Anglers 18 50.03 lbs. - 2.78 average   $1,130.93
 

 Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)

 

 

 Tournament Winners

Angler # of fish Largest Total Weight  Angler Lake Total Weight
        Carey Gajdica Martin Creek Lake 8.50
          Cedar Creek  
          Ray Hubbard  
          Bob Sandlin  
          Lake 'O the Pines  
          Cooper  
          Sam Rayburn  
          Bob Sandlin  
          Lake Palestine  
          Cypress Springs  


Next Tournament
Cedar Creek

February 11, 2001 

Next Meeting
Wed. 7th - 7:00pm at VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road, Garland (Mapsco 29A.H)


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