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October 13th, 2002
Lake Bob Sandlin


Jon Harshbarger Wins Bob Sandlin

Jon Harshbarger ran his new Ranger through the stiff winds, which were blowing around 15 to 25 mph, to capture this Century tournament. Jon's five fish limit, the only limit caught, weighed 8.29 pounds. Jon used a variety of lures and techniques to win this event.

Second place went to Coy Frazier who weighed in three fish at 6.20 pounds. Two of Coy's fish were caught with just minutes to spare to pull out this second place finish. 

Third place went to Bobby Cole who only brought in two fish at 5.95 pounds, but one of the fish went for 4.58 pounds and captured the day's big bass honor. The fish went for Bobby's black frog early in the morning. 

Fourth place went to Mike Adam whose two fish at 4.45 pounds beat out Danny Yates two fish that went for 4.44 pounds. My two fish at 4.13 pounds took 6th place. 

Danny and I fished an Enterprise Leasing Tournament on Saturday during quite different conditions - calm and hot. We managed to pull four fish to the weigh-in that weighed 9.40 pounds for 6th place out of approximately 80 boats. Our weight included a 4.95 pound kicker that won 2nd big bass honors. Our fish were caught on Lake Fork Tackle Magic Shads and Lake Fork Tackle watermelon Top Dog Lizards fished in a creek channel brush pile in about 10 feet of water. When I hooked our big fish I started looking for help from younger brother Danny, while struggling with the fish to get it out and away from the brush pile. A noise behind me diverted my attention and I turned around just in time to see Danny swinging a keeper onboard and then he reached down and lipped my fish. As tough as fishing was we manage half our keepers and the majority of our weight on the same cast. 

Congratulations to our 2003 Officers: Duane Climer, President;  Philip Webb, Vice President & Tournament Director;  Mark Calhoun, Secretary;  and once again Paul Zukosky, Treasurer. 

The Top Six Team for State Tournament next spring include: Robert Hargrove, Paul Zukosky, Tommy Yates, Wally Hughey, Randy Kvapil and Duane Climer.

Also, I would like to thank you all for the help and support this year during some tough times with my Mother's passing. Acquaintances that start in a small fishing club, but build to become cherished friendships - those friendships are what makes this club so special. 
                                                                                                                                      
Tommy Yates

Final 2002 Club Standings (after 2 drops):
Robert Hargrove  770 Carey Gajdica 339
Paul Zukosky  757 John Pierce 324
Tommy Yates 744 Bobby Cole 289
Wally Hughey 733 Mike Mashburn 274
Randy Kvapil 710 Bernie Gajdica 261
Duane Climer 676 Allan Carrell 241
Bill Kessler 666 Jim Campbell 240
Danny Yates 638 Kevin Probert 234
Craig Dowis 635 Keith Green 231
Mark Calhoun 633 Michael Vasquez 229
Coy Frazier 624 Ed Shindoll 216
Philip Webb 622 Gary Martin 198
Ernie Jordan 595 Elvin Smith 194
David Magers 554 David Porter 185
Chuck Middleton 552 Bill Houghton 181
Mike Adam 511 Vince Kiesling 175
Ray Bell 504 Jim Hammond 174
Steve Savage 481 Gilbert Gomez 173
Paul Sewell 414 Larry Jones 142
Hameed Ghaffar 376 Brett Kilmer 140
John Harshbarger 346 Lynn Storey 137

 

Lake Bob Sandlin - October 13, 2002
Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points
1 Jon Harsbarger 5 8.29   100
2 Coy Frazier 3 6.20   99
3 Bobby Cole 2 5.95 4.58 98
4 Mike Adam 2 4.45   97
5 Danny Yates 2 4.44   96
6 Tommy Yates 2 4.13   95
7 Philip Webb 2 3.76   94
8 David Magers 2 3.10   93
9 Robert Hargrove 1 2.82   92
10 Ray Bell 1 2.59   91
11 Ernie Jordan 1 2.30   90
12 Wally Hughey 1 2.03   89
13 Paul Zukosky 1 1.37   88
T-14 Hameed Ghaffar - -   50
T-14 Bill Kessler - -   50
T-14 Paul Sewell - -   50
T-14 Keith Green - -   50
T-14 Ed Shindoll - -   50
T-14 Steve Savage - -   50
T-14 Mark Calhoun - -   50
T-14 Duane Climer - -   50
21 Anglers 27 fish 51.43 pounds / 1.90 average
 

 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 2 5.95 11.18 Randy Kvapil Lake Tyler 13.43
Bill Kessler 1 5.15 5.15 Bill Kessler Ray Hubbard 7.99
Coy Frazier 1 7.18 7.18 Bill Kessler Lake 'O the Pines 11.80
Elvin Smith 1 5.73 5.73 Coy Frazier Cypress Springs 15.16
Philip Webb 1 6.53 6.53 Mark Calhoun Cedar Creek 15.12
Tommy Yates 1 6.10 6.10 Jon Harshbarger Sam Rayburn 10.55
        Randy Kvapil Lake Palestine 10.10
        Paul Zukosky  Toledo Bend  16.31
        Jon Harsbarger Bob Sandlin 8.29
             

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