January 19th, 2003
Lake Fairfield

Coy Frazier Wins TOUGH Fairfield Tournament 

Coy Frazier bested 31 anglers at our January 19 tournament on Fairfield with 3 fish totaling 11.19 lbs for a nice payday of $382 which included $73 for heavy boat weight.  Coy caught his fish by “dragging” grass beds on the upper end of the lake with his favorite French Fry.  Check the web site for pictures of Coy’s bag including a picture of a “hog” over 7 lbs caught Saturday during practice. 

Second place and big bass of the tournament went to new Century member Nick Carroccio with a nice bass weighing in at 5.42 lbs.  Nick was rewarded for his nice efforts to the tune of $374 which included $145 for big bass honors.  Nick got away before I could interrogate him on his bait and pattern!  

Duane Climer, the only other angler to manage a keeper fish over Fairfield’s 18” minimum, brought
in a nice 3.82 pounder for third place and a $137 paycheck.  Duane’s fish came on an undisclosed crank bait.

Fourth, fifth, and sixth places w
ere paid out by draws.  Fourth place and $101 went to Hameed Ghaffar; fifth place and $73 went to Bernie Gajdica; and sixth place and $55 went to Craig Dowis.  David Porter was Coy’s lucky partner and received $73 for the other half of the heavy boat pot.  Keith Green was the winner of our free entry drawing. 

Most all anglers reported catching fish under the 18” minimum.  Water temperatures ranged from the mid 70s at the discharge to the lower 60s at the dam

Mark Calhoun

NEXT CENTURY MEETING:  Wednesday, February 12th, VFW #5076, Garland—1906 Miller Road (Mapsco 29A.H)

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