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Harshbarger Takes Tawakoni!

 

Details:  Date:  June 11th, 2006.  Times:  Launch, “Safe Light” (around 6:00 A.M,).  Weigh-In: 3:00 P.M.  Ramp: Lake Tawakoni State Park. 

Conditions:  Hot.  The low temperature was in the mid 70’s, with highs near 98, and winds S/SW at around 10mph gusting to 15mph.  Water temps hovered in the lower 80’s. 

Results:  First place:  After missing the Cedar Creek tournament, Jon Harshbarger picked up where he left off by weighing in a limit of 5 fish at 17.08 pounds.  Jon’s fish were caught on a crankbait and led him to a first place prize of $375.00. 

Second place:  Tommy Yates took this tournament’s second place prize of $268.00 and added another $85.00 for his half of the “Heavy Stringer” prize (shared with Coy Frazier – 29.33 total weight) totaling $353.00.  Tommy caught 5 fish totaling 16.15 pounds on a Carolina-rigged Lake Fork Baby Creature. 

Third place:  Jim Hammond weighed a limit of fish totaling 14.86 pounds and claiming a prize of $160.00.  Jim’s fish were caught on a jig. 

Fourth place:  Coy Frazier also weighed in a limit.  His fish totaled 13.18 pounds and earned him $118.00 in addition to $85 for his half of the tournament’s “Heavy Stringer” (29.33 pounds) prize.  Coy’s winnings totaled $203.00 

Fifth place:  Bill Burleson weighed in 5 fish which were all caught using a watermelon jig.  His total weight equaled 12.39 pounds and earned him the fifth place prize of $86.00. 

Sixth place:  Randy Conover’s limit weighing 12.33 pounds earned him this tournament’s sixth place prize of $64.  Randy’s fish were caught using Senkos. 

“First Place Out-Of-The-Money”:  Robert Hargrove’s limit which weighed in at 11.67 pounds earned him this tournament’s tackle pack. 

“Big Bass”:  Brannon Long joined this year’s “Big Bass Club” with a nice 5.01 pound fish.  Brannon claimed the tournament’s “Big Bass Pot” of $170.00 after catching the largest fish of the day swimming a Never Winter watermelon jig w/ a pork trailer. 

This Tournament’s Free Entry Drawing Prize went to Wally Hughey.

Congratulations to all our winning anglers! 

Welcome, Welcome Back and Thank You!

We had the following special guests with us this month: 

Returning Members:  Lupe Cardona and Bernie Gajdica

Fishing with us as a Guest:  Eric Hewitt

Our newest member:  Stan Bloom 

Don’t Forget!! In the hours leading up to our next tournament (Night Tournament, Ray Hubbard – July 15th), we’re planning our outdoor cookout and family get-together at Chandlers Marina.  There will be food, friends and good times.  So make sure to bring your spouse and children along!  Further details will be passed along as they come available. 

Thanks Thanks to all who came out and helped with the BASS Casting Kids event at Lake Fork Marina on Saturday the 10th during the Skeeter tournament.  We had about 20 kids in two age groups receive valuable instruction and compete for a chance to move onto the next level of competition.  The set-up looked great, it was very well organized, and a great time was had by all! 

Century Bass Clubs “Big Bass Club” for 2006:  (Jan) Ray Hubbard – Marcus Fowler 6.87lbs, (Feb) Lake Tyler – Jay Stewart 9.18lbs, (March) Cypress Springs – Wally Hughey 10.97lbs, (April) Lake Palestine - Jon Harshbarger 5.30lbs, (May) Cedar Creek – Hameed Ghaffar  5.67lbs , and (June) Tawakoni – Brannon Long 5.01 lbs.  

Congrats Guys!  In recent Federation competition on Lake Tawakoni (May 21st), the following Century anglers rounded out the top 5 spots:  Robert Hargrove – 1st, Joey Deans – 2nd, Johnny Walker – 3rd and Mark Calhoun – 5th.  For full results visit: http://www.kernansfishing.com/kernansfishing/bass/results.cfm

 

Lake Tawakoni Results

Place Angler No. Of Fish Penalty Total Weight Big Bass Points
1 Jon Harshbarger 5   17.06 4.56 100
2 Tommy Yates 5   16.15 4.11 99
3 Jim Hammond 5   14.80   98
4 Coy Frazier 5   13.18   97
5 Bill Burleson 5   12.39 3.86 96
6 Randy Conover 5   12.33   95
7 Robert Hargrove 5   11.67   94
8 Nick Carroccio 5   10.03   93
9 Craig Dowis 3   8.30   92
10 Brannon Long 2   7.99 5.01 91
11 Mark Calhoun 3 .25 7.89   90
12 Eric Hewitt 2 .25 7.59   89
13 Danny Yates 3   6.60   88
14 Jim Linderer 2   6.52 4.94 87
15 Bill Kessler 3   5.78   86
16 Paul Zukosky 3   5.19   85
17 Lupe Cardona 1   4.82   84
18 Eric Burton 1   4.62   83
19 Marcus Fowler 2   4.47   82
20 Keith Green 2   4.43   81
21 Paul Jones 2   3.84   80
22 Don Miller 2   3.55   79
23 Ray Bell 1   3.06   78
24 Jay Stewart 1   2.80   77
25 Wally Hughey 1   2.76   76
26 Paul Pierce 1   2.50   75
27 Hameed Ghaffar 1   2.16   74
28 Philip Webb 1   1.78   73
29 Ernie Jordon 0   0   50
29 Dwayne Shamburger 0   0   50
29 Jerry Tover 0   0   50
29 Johnny Walker 0   0   50
29 Richard Hathaway 0   0   50
29 Rodney Rowland 0   0   50
29 Russell Rowland 0   0   50
29 Stan Bloom 0   0   50
  36 anglers 79   204.27    

                                                                                *after penalty