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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Points||Money Won|
|Totals||24 Anglers||85||208.20 lbs., 2.45 Avg.||$1,021.00|
Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)
|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|
Lake Bob Sandlin