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July 24th, 2004
Lake Tyler


HUGHEY TOPS TYLER 

Wally Hughey woke up just in time to nab top honors at Century’s night tournament held on July 24 at Lake Tyler.  Seems Wally was trying to catch a few winks in the vicinity of the Lake Tyler Marina long about 1:00 a.m. as several boats fished around him.  With one chunky 4-pounder already in the live well and not being allowed to nap with the handful of boats fishing around him, Wally decided to give up on sleep and head up the lake where he caught 3 more keepers in almost as many casts at the first place he stopped.  Wally’s 4 fish totaled 10.55 lbs and paid $284 for first place.  He also captured heavy boat honors solely and added another $100 to his winnings.  Wally’s 4-lb kicker was caught on a jig and his other 3 keepers came on a Carolina rigged trick worm in 16 feet of water.  Good Job Wally!

“Sheriff” Danny Yates took second place with 2 bass at 5.84 lbs.  Danny’s fish were caught on centipedes fished on a “C” rig in water 15 feet deep.  Danny nabbed $175 for his efforts in a tournament where over half the field failed to catch a keeper.  

The Carolina Master, Coy Frazier, weighed in 3 bass at 5.66 lbs for a 3rd place finish and $108.  Coy’s fish came on …you guessed it… a Carolina rigged centipede around brushed docks and mid-lake humps.   Century Tournament Director, Philip Webb, took 4th place honors as well as Big Bass honors with a nice 5.62-lb lunker.  Philip collected a total of $163 for his efforts.  

All in all, it was a very tough tournament with 20 members and one guest only managing 14 bass totaling 37.93 lbs for a 2.71 lb average.  Ernie Jordan was the winner of the “first place out of the money” tackle pack, and Bill Kessler was the winner of the “free-entry” drawing.  

SPECIAL DATE—Mark your calendars for August 12; 7:00 – 10:00; VFW.  This is the date set aside to work on the tackle collected by Century and a host of other clubs for the youth fishing organizations.  Also, Connie and Tommy Kilpatrick of Lake Fork Tackle Repair will be on hand to give a demonstration on how to properly clean, lube, and maintain your reels.  Connie and Tommy are driving in from Lake Fork that evening for their demonstration and to lend a hand with the youth tackle so we are asking for everyone to voluntarily donate $5 to help offset their expenses.

Mark

Don’t forget to bring in your used plastics at the tournaments and any unwanted baits/tackle to the meeting to be recycled and donated to Little Buddies, Casting Kids, and other children’s fishing organizations.

NEXT CENTURY MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, August 25, 7:00 p.m.

VFW #5076, Garland—1906 Miller Road (Mapsco 29A.H)

NEXT TOURNAMENT: (Night tournament) August 28, 2004—Cypress Springs,

Tall Tree Public Ramp

Toledo Bend accommodations:  Contact the Toledo Bend Super 8 Motel—409-625-3747 for rooms for our September 18 and 19 two-day tournament.

Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Wally Hughey 4 10.35   100 384.00
2 Danny Yates 2 5.84   99 175.00
3 Coy Frazier 3 5.56   98 108.00
4 Philip Webb 1 5.52* 5.62 97 163.00
5 Ernie Jordan 1 3.56   96  
6 John Harshbarger 1 2.86   95  
7 Ray Bell 1 2.20   94  
8 John Walker 1 1.65   93  
9 Mark Calhoun 0 0   50  
10 Nick Carroccio 0 0   50  
11 Craig Dowis 0 0   50  
12 Hameed Ghaffar 0 0   50  
13 Jim Hammond 0 0   50  
14 Robert Hargrove 0 0   50  
15 Bill Kessler 0 0   50  
16 Jim Linderer 0 0   50  
17 Chuck Middleton 0 0   50  
18 Paul Pierce 0 0   50  
19 Duane Shamberger 0 0   50  
20 Mike Stewart 0 0   50  
21 Mike Stewart 0 0   50  
22 Tommy Yates 0 0   50  
23 Paul Zukosky 0 0   50  
 24 Anglers 14 37.54     $830.00

*.10 lb. Penalty

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