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Sept. 16th, 2001
Lake Palestine


John Pierce Wins Tough Palestine Tournament

This was a real strange tournament because everyone reported catching large numbers of small fish with only an occasional keeper fish.  Congratulations to John Pierce who was back in the winners circle with four fish weighing 8.15 lbs.  Good going John.

 Robert Hargrove completed a good weekend by finishing 2nd in our tournament with two fish at 5.90 lbs.  and also winning the Federation event held on Saturday.  Robert also had Sunday’s big bass at 4.40 lbs. and moved into the Angler of the Year lead with just one more tournament remaining.

 I fished with Robert on Saturday in the Federation tournament and broke off a good fish near a dock.  At our weigh-in on Sunday Robert walked up to me with a little smile on his face and said he had something for me.  As it turned out Robert’s big bass had come from that same dock where I had broken one off on Saturday.  Robert’s sinister little smile grew a little larger when he handed me my hook and worm from the previous day. Robert had found the worm and hook in the bottom of his livewell!  Who would have thought?  What’s next?

 Rounding out the top six finishers were John Harsbarger with two fish at 5.09 lbs., Brett Kilmer with two fish at 3.64 lbs., Craig Dowis with one fish at 3.64 lbs., and Paul Zukosky with two fish at 3.38 lbs.

 As I mentioned Robert has taken over the top spot in our Angler of the Year race, but there is still a real dogfight for that top spot team and with just one event left and over ten anglers at with more than 600 points there is a similar battle brewing just for a spot on our Top Six team. The current Top Six standing include: Robert Hargrove – 670 points, Danny Yates – 663 points, Coy Frazier – 662 points, Paul Zukosky – 651 points, John Pierce –650 points, and myself with 649 points.

 Don’t forget to be at the next meeting. This is our most important meeting of the year, because we will be voting on proposed rule changes and electing new officers for next year.  If you would like to help out at the meeting, please contact me or just arrive a little early.

 Last but not least, I would like to give thanks that we live in such a great nation.  A nation where last weeks tragedies can occur and yet one where we are blessed with the freedom, opportunity and ability to come to together for fun and fellowship in a pastime we all cherish. God Bless America!

Tommy Yates        


Place Angler # of Fish Total lbs. Big Bass Points
1 John Pierce 4 8.15   100
2 Robert Hargrove 2 5.90 4.40 99
3 Jon Harsbarger 2 5.09   98
4 Brett Kilmer 2 3.91   97
5 Craig Dowis 1 3.64   96
6 Paul Zukosky 2 3.38   95
7 Coy Frazier 1 3.04   94
8 Carey Gajdica 1 1.94   93
9 Mike Mashburn 1 1.79   92
10 Wally Hughey 1 1.58   91
11 Bill Kessler 1 1.51   90
12 Steve Savage 1 1.37   89
13 Tommy Yates 0 -   50
13 Randy Kvapil 0 -   50
13 Danny Yates 0 -   50
13 Mike Adam 0 -   50
13 Phillip Climer 0 -   50
13 Mark Calhoun 0 -   50
13 Bernie Gajdica 0 -   50
13 Hameed Ghaffar 0 -   50
13 Bobby Cole 0 -   50
13 Phillip Webb 0 -   50
13 Paul Sewell 0 -   50
13 Gary Martin 0 -   50
13 Jim Hammond 0 -   50
Totals 25 Anglers 19 41.30 lbs., 2.18 Avg.  
 

 Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)

 

 

 Tournament Winners

Angler # of fish Largest Total Weight  Angler Lake Total Weight
Paul Zukosky 1 6.70 6.70 Carey Gajdica Martin Creek Lake 8.50
Jim Hammond 1 5.73 5.73 Paul Zukosky Cedar Creek 14.59
Bernie Gajdica 1 6.38 6.38 Terry Hawkins Ray Hubbard 13.12
Danny Yates 1 5.32 5.32 Jim Hammond Bob Sandlin 12.57
Mark Calhoun 1 5.25 5.25 Bobby Cole Lake 'O the Pines 15.69
Rob't Hargrove 1 5.67 5.67 Mark Calhoun Cedar Creek 16.31
Paul Sewell 1 5.57 5.57 Coy Frazier Sam Rayburn (2 day) 23.52
Bill Johnson 1 5.33 5.33 Bill Johnson Bob Sandlin (night) 17.19
        John Pierce Lake Palestine 8.15
             

Next Tournament
Sat & Sun, Oct. 6th-7th
Lake Cypress Springs

 Next Meeting
Wed. Oct. 3rd  – 7:00pm
VFW #5076, 1906 Miller Road,
Garland
(Mapsco 29A.H)

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