May 21st, 2000
Cedar Creek

Another beautiful day welcomed us Sunday morning.  The water temperature was in the upper 70's climbing to the low 80's by the end of the day. The skies were clear and the wind was light.  

Coy Conquers Cedar Creek

Coy Frazier won his 2nd tournament of the year May 21st at Cedar Creek. His 5 fish limit, weighing 17.75 lbs., was anchored by the day’s big bass of 6.03 lbs. Coy’s winning pattern came Carolina Rigging deep brush piles (who would have thought?). Great job Coy!

I gave him a run for his money with my own 5 fish limit tipping the scale at 15.24 lbs. My 4th cast of the morning produced a nice 5.41 lb. lunker on a Pop-R. Then later in the day, I saw a fish cruising the backside of a dock. So I pitched a watermelon fluke in front of his nose. You know what happens when a fluke passes in front of a fish’s nose – it usually disappears into the fish’s mouth. I set the hook and the fish immediately went around a board and one of the back poles, then turned and came back out the way he went in. After surging under the boat he returned to the side where Paul Zukosky did a masterful job netting the fish. That one went close to 5 lbs. I was definitely having a good day!

Mike Adam had 4 fish at 11.42 lbs. and with his partner Allan Carroll won heavy boat with 20.18 lbs. 4th place went to Jon Harsbarger with 5 fish at 10.33 lbs., 5th place was grabbed by Elvin Smith with another limit at 10.11 and Chuck Middleton had the last and lightest 5 fish limit at 8.94 lbs to take 6th place.

 We are now halfway through the 2000 season, so starting with the next tournament, and in turn the next newsletter, you will start to see the two drops included in the standings.  As of now there are between 15 and 20 members with not only a chance to make the Top 6, but also Angler Of The Year! The next tournament is one I’ve really been looking forward to and it should be the perfect start to what might be the most exciting finish we’ve seen in years. 

Our next meeting will be at Fishing World on June 21st. Fishing World is located at 4609 W. Lovers Lane, just west of Inwood Road. Key Puckett always treats us great with food and beverages, plus great discounts on everything in the store. Since the next tournament is a two day event on Sandlin and Cypress Springs we will also be drawing to determine the order that we’ll fish these two lakes. I can already hear Vaughn’s calling.

 If anyone would like a Century Bass Club t-shirt, please call me at 214-793-0171 and I will get them ordered for you. The cost is $8.50 per shirt.

Tommy Yates

Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points Money Won
1 Coy Frazier 5 17.75 6.03 100 $440.00
2 Tommy Yates 5 15.24 5.41 99 $204.75
3 Mike Adam 4 11.42   98 $180.63
4 Jon Harsbarger 5 10.33   97 $86.63
5 Elvin Smith 5 10.11   96 $63.00
6 Chuck Middleton 5 8.94   95  
7 Allan Carrell 4 8.76   94  
8 Robert Hargrove 4 8.30   93  
9 Carey Gajdica 3 7.56   92  
10 Brett Kilmer 3 5.41   91  
11 Jim Campbell 3 5.24   90  
12 Paul Zukosky 2 4.31   89  
13 Phillip Webb 2 3.83   88  
14 Randy Kvapil 2 3.65   87  
15 Jim Hammond 2 3.26   86  
16 Bill Ferguson 2 3.12   85  
17 Danny Yates 1 1.77   84  
18 Bill Houghton 1 1.69   83  
19 Cliff McKenzie 1 1.33   82  
20 Bill Kessler 0 -   10  
20 Hameed Ghaffar 0 -   10  
20 Rich Adams 0 -   10  
20 Gary Martin 0 -   10  
20 Bernie Gajdica 0 -   10  
20 Ernie Jordan 0 -   10  
Totals 25 Anglers 59 132.02 lbs. - 2.24 lb. average   $1,062.51

Next Tournament
June 24th and 25th - Bob Sandlin and Cypress Springs
Next Meeting
Wed. June 21st - 7:00pm at Fishing World, 4609 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas (Mapsco 34.D)

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