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July 21st and 22nd, 2001
Lake Sam Rayburn


Coy Frazier Conquers Big Sam

Twenty-four anglers competed for two days on Big Sam Rayburn.  The weather was a little hot, but otherwise perfect with 5-10 mph winds and a lake level about a foot above normal.

 Coy Frazier weighed in two consistent limits of 11.41 lbs. and 12.11 lbs. for a total winning weight of 23.52 and another win in his long list of Century victories. Coy’s fish were caught on a roadbed on Carolina rigged centipedes.  Who would have thought?  1st place paid $340.20.

 Robert Hargrove came in with the first days heaviest weight – his limit pushed the scales to 14.94 lbs. Robert added 4 more fish on Sunday at 7.53 lbs. for a total weight of 22.47 and 2nd place.   With the help of Saturday’s big bass weighing 5.67 lbs., Robert’s winnings came to $331.88.  Robert was throwing a split shot rig on a hump in the Black Forest. 

New member Billy Savage brought in Sunday’s big bass at 4.62 lbs. to take home $120.00. A special thanks should go out to Paul Zukosky for his help in taking Billy and Duane Climer with him on Sunday.  Duane had some boat problems on Saturday and Paul was gracious enough to carry two fishermen with him on Sunday and then went and put one of them on the day’s big fish.  With only an 18’ boat this goes above and beyond and is just another example of Paul’s unselfishness.  Thanks again Paul and congratulations Billy.

 John Pierce was another angler that brought in two limits. John’s 10 fish weighed in at 20.47 lbs., which was good enough for 3rd place and a check for $120.96. 

 The Savage brothers, both fishing as no-boaters, made an impact on this tournament. Steve Savage weighed in 9 fish over the two days for a 4th place weight of 19.61 lbs. and a check for $83.16.

 A total of 85 fish at 208.20 lbs. were brought to the scales for a 2.45 lb. average, but I think most of the guys would agree that Coy Frazier’s brisket and Jon Harshbarger’s fixins on Friday evening, the steak dinner at Shirley’s Restaurant on Saturday evening and the overall fellowship made this a real fun tournament.  Our next two day tournament on October 6th and 7th at Cypress Springs should be more of the same.

 Robert Hargrove has moved into the lead for our Angler Of The Year race with 480 points.  This is not an unusual position for Robert to be in; he has won this title about 10 times.  Coy Frazier with the help of his win at Rayburn has taken over 2nd place with 478 points. Danny Yates is in 3rd with 477 points. Paul (retired) Zukosky is 4th with 472 points and Jim Hammond and myself round out the Top Six with 468 points apiece.  We currently have 18 anglers with at least 400 points which is going to make for a fun race to make the final Top Six cut.

 Our next tournament is the night of Aug. 4th on Bob Sandlin.  If you need a room call the Super 8 Motel in Mt. Vernon or a little closer to the lake, Regan’s at 903-572-7563.

 There will be a BASS Federation meeting on Monday night August 6th at 7:30pm at the Rip Griffin Truck Stop in Terrell. Let’s have a big turnout to help support Paul Sewell in getting the Federation back on its feet.

Tommy Yates        


Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Coy Frazier 10 23.52   100 $340.20
2 Robert Hargrove 9 22.47 5.67 99 $331.68
3 John Pierce 10 20.47   98 $120.96
4 Steve Savage 9 19.61   97 $83.16
5 Danny Yates 7 17.01   96  
6 Wally Hughey 6 13/36   95  
7 Billy Savage 4 13.19   94 $120.00
8 Jon Harshbarger 5 12.46   93  
9 Paul Sewell 2 10.08 5.57 92  
10 Paul Zukosky 4 8.91   91  
11 Mike Mashburn 3 8.20   90 $25.00
12 David Porter 3 7.95   89  
13 Mike Adam 3 6.79   88  
14 Tommy Yates 2 6.02   87  
15 Keith Green 2 4.53   86  
16 Hameed Ghaffar 2 4.45   85  
17 Elvin Smith 1 2.38   84  
18 Jim Hammond 1 2.33   83  
19 Mark Calhoun 1 1.90   82  
20 Duane Climer 1 1.57   81  
21 Ernie Jordan 0 -   50  
21 Jim Campbell 0 -   50  
21 Phillip Webb 0 -   50  
21 Chuck Middleton 0 -   50  
Totals 24 Anglers 85 208.20 lbs., 2.45 Avg.   $1,021.00
 

 Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)

 

 

 Tournament Winners

Angler # of fish Largest Total Weight  Angler Lake Total Weight
Paul Zukosky 1 6.70 6.70 Carey Gajdica Martin Creek Lake 8.50
Jim Hammond 1 5.73 5.73 Paul Zukosky Cedar Creek 14.59
Bernie Gajdica 1 6.38 6.38 Terry Hawkins Ray Hubbard 13.12
Danny Yates 1 5.32 5.32 Jim Hammond Bob Sandlin 12.57
Mark Calhoun 1 5.25 5.25 Bobby Cole Lake 'O the Pines 15.69
Rob't Hargrove 1 5.67 5.67 Mark Calhoun Cedar Creek 16.31
Paul Sewell 1 5.57 5.57 Coy Frazier Sam Rayburn (2 day) 23.52
Bill Johnson 1 5.33 5.33      
             
             

Next Tournament
Sat & Sun, August 4th -5th
Lake Bob Sandlin

 Next Meeting
Wed. August 1st  – 7:00pm
VFW #5076

1906 Miller Road, Garland 
(Mapsco 29A.H)

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