June 22nd, 2003
Cypress Springs

Philip Webb Tops Cypress Springs

Philip Webb took top honors on June 22 at Cypress Springs with an excellent 5-fish limit weighing 14.15 lbs.  Philip’s fish came on a Carolina Rig and his trusty drop-shot rig and were caught from one end of the lake to the other.  I talked to Philip around 1:00 p.m. and he had only 3 fish occupying the live well of his Triton, but by his own admission, he kicked it into high gear and managed to come up with the remaining 2 fish.  One of those ended up being a fine 5-pounder which helped give him the win.  Just goes to show one should never give up and stay alert and focused to the final minutes of the tournament.  Philip’s efforts were rewarded to the tune of $308.  Good job Philip!

Second place went to Tommy Yates with a limit “almost” equal to Philip’s.  Tommy’s 5 fish totaled 14.14 lbs.—only .01 behind first place.  Tommy used Spinnerbaits and Lake Fork Craw Tubes to capture 2nd place and a check for $220 as well as $70—his half of the heavy boat weight that he split with his partner, Ed Shindoll. 

Craig Dowis continued his hot pace for 2003 taking 3rd place with a limit totaling 13.12 lbs. taken primarily on flukes.  Craig’s 3rd place finish added $133 to his ride home Sunday afternoon.   

Rounding out the last paid places were Bobby Cole with a limit for 12.73 lbs—good for $97; Randy Kvapil with 12.13 lbs for $70; and Robert Hargrove with 10.36 lbs and $54.   

Big Bass was captured by Bill Kessler with the first true HOG of the year weighing in at 8.09 lbs and a check for $140.  Check the website for pictures.  Way to go Bill! 

The free entry drawing was won by Steve Savage.   

There was a total of 53 fish weighed in at 130.89 pounds for a 2.47-pound average.

 We have two special mentions this month.  First, congratulations to members Ray and Allie Bell on their nuptials on June 21.  Due to this special occasion, Ray and Allie missed the Cypress tournament, but this is one of the few things in life that takes precedence over fishing!  Secondly, long-time member Mike Adam was also absent with a hand injury at this month’s tournament.  Get well quick, Mike, and we will see you at Tawakoni.
                                                                                                      Mark Calhoun  

NEXT TOURNAMENT: July 20th - Lake Tawakoni

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January 19


Nick Carroccio

5.42 lbs

February 16


Mike Dowdy

5.57 lbs



Robert Hargrove

5.15 lbs



Mark Calhoun

5.07 lbs

March 30


Craig Dowis

5.22 lbs

April 26

Lake of the Pines

Robert Hargrove

4.31 lbs

May 18

Cedar Creek

Craig Dowis

5.53 lbs

June 22

Cypress Springs

Bill Kessler

8.09 lbs

July 20




August 9-10

Cedar Creek



September 20-21

Richland Chambers



October 12

Ray Hubbard



October 25-26





Just a reminder to our members that even though we have done an excellent job in our first 6 tournaments releasing 231 of 235 
fish weighed in, the crucial test for our membership in conserving our resource is upon us in the next 3 months with the hot temperatures we will be competing in.  Always use a livewell additive, and if you have a fish bleeding, run your aerators constantly until the bleeding stops to flush all the blood from your livewell that would kill all your fish.  It is also a great idea to add ice if the water temperatures are hot, but you must use a livewell additive to counteract any foreign substances that might be present in the ice that would harm your catch.


Century has a new member—Reid Cameron Sewell.  Reid was born on June 25 to Century member and B.A.S.S. Northeast Federation President, Paul Sewell, and his lovely wife, Caroline.  Congratulations Paul and Caroline!  



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