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March 10th, 2002
Lake Ray Hubbard


Long 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! 

Paul Zukosky beat the reeds to death and managed to scrape out three fish for 6.22 pounds and 2nd place.  

Phillip 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 future.  

Carey 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.  

Mike 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.  

The 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. 

Our 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!

Tommy Yates

Next Meeting - Wednesday, April 10th  7:00 
VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road, Garland
(Mapsco 29A.H)

Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Bill Kessler 2 7.99 5.15 100  
2 Paul Zukosky 3 6.62   99  
3 Philip Webb 2 5.59   98  
4 Carey Gajdica 3 5.46   97  
5 Wally Hughey 2 5.02   96  
6 Mike Adam 3 4.25   95  
7 Duane Climer 2 3.94   94  
8 Kevin Probert 1 2.91   93  
9 Randy Kvapil 1 2.56   92  
10 Chuck Middleton 1 2.55   91  
11 Bernie Gajdica 1 2.21   90  
12 Craig Dowis 1 2.00   89  
13 Tommy Yates 1 1.97   88  
14 Mike Mashburn - -   50  
14 Robert Hargrove - -   50  
14 Jeff Stier - -   50  
14 Coy Frazier - -   50  
14 Hameed Ghaffar - -   50  
14 Alan Carrell - -   50  
14 Mark Calhoun - -   50  
14 Mitchell Granberry - -   50  
14 Mike Snow - -   50  
14 Brett Kilmer - -   50  
14 Lynn Storey - -   50  
14 Gary Martin - -   50  
14 Danny Yates - -   50  
14 Steve Savage - -   50  
14 Paul Sewell - -   50  
14 John Pierce - -   50  
14 James Crawford - -   50  
14 Cliff McKenzie - -   50  
14 Ray Bell - -   50  
14 Jon Harshbarger - -   50  
33 Anglers 23 53.07 lbs. / 2.31 average    
The day's Big Bass at 5.15 lbs. went to Bill Kessler.
  • Heavy Boat Honors went to Bill Kessler and Mike Mashburn
  •  Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)

     

     

     Tournament Winners

    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  
              Cypress Springs  
              Cedar Creek  
              Sam Rayburn  
              Lake Palestine  
              Toledo Bend  
              Bob Sandlin  
                 

    Next Tournament
    Lake O' the Pines

    Sunday, April 14, 2002 

    Next Meeting
    Wed. April 10th - 7:00pm at VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road, Garland (Mapsco 29A.H)

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