time Century member Bill Kessler has supported the club in many areas and has
fished most of our tournaments for years, but one thing has always eluded him, a
win. Not anymore! He was in the right place at the right time and used his
trusted Carolina Rig to catch 2 fish weighing 7.99 pounds, one of which was the
dayís Big Bass at 5.15 pounds. In doing so he captured his first Century title
in a truly tough tournament where only 13 of 33 anglers managed to weigh-in
fish. The first place win, Big Bass and heavy boat brought Billís payday to
$611.50. Great job Bill!
Zukosky beat the reeds to death and managed to scrape out three fish for 6.22
pounds and 2nd place.
Webb made the most of his first tournament as a boater to catch two fish
weighing 5.59 pounds for 3rd place. I was Phillipís non-boater and
he did a great job. We flipped jigs and ran spinnerbaits in the back of a creek.
With a little luck Phillip might have won the tournament. Unfortunately, he lost
two fish on the jig. Iím sure heíll be someone to contend with in the
Gajdica, in his new 22í Triton, finished in 4th place with three
fish weighing 5.46 pounds. 5th place went to Wally Hughey with 2 fish
and 5.46 pounds.
Adam, bad back and all, weighed in three fish for 4.25 and jumped into the lead
for Angler of the Year with his 6th place finish.
bite was extremely tough, in part due to a front that blew through on Saturday
and water temperatures in the high 40ís to low 50ís But after a low of 29
degrees at takeoff it turned out to be a fairly pleasant day to be on the water.
Top Six after three tournaments are Mike Adam, myself, Wally Hughey, Duane
Climer, Craig Dowis and Robert Hargrove.
Our next tournament will be on Lake Oí the Pines on April 14th and should be a great tournament. The tournament will be out of Tejas Resort. Warmer weather is on the way. I promise!
Next Meeting - Wednesday, April 10th
VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road, Garland (Mapsco 29A.H)
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Points||Money Won|
|33 Anglers||23||53.07 lbs. / 2.31 average|
Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)
|Angler||# of fish||Largest||Total Weight||Angler||Lake||Total Weight|
|Mark Calhoun||1||6.23||6.23||Robert Hargrove||Martin Creek Lake||8.50|
|Randy Kvapil||1||5.23||5.23||Randy Kvapil||Lake Tyler||13.43|
|Bill Kessler||1||5.15||5.15||Ray Hubbard|
|Lake 'O the Pines|
Wed. April 10th - 7:00pm at VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road, Garland (Mapsco 29A.H)