Coy Frazier on Top at Toledo Bend
The “big man,” Coy Frazier, kicked it into high gear on Sunday, September 19 at Century’s 2-day Toledo Bend Tournament to take top honors as well as the $252 1st place cash. After a slow day on Saturday, in which another boat beat Coy to his “honey hole,” and snatched 5 keepers before his eyes, Coy scrambled for 2 fish and 5.77 lbs. The scene was different on Sunday as Coy got to his spot first, an underwater ridge 6’ on top with water dropping off to 15’ on one side and 30’ on the other. Coy’s limit on the final day of 10.64 lbs and a 2-day total of 16.41 lbs was caught on a Carolina rigged watermelon French Fry and a crankbait. Super job and congratulations Coy Ray!
Second place went to past Century president, Craig Dowis, with a 2-day total of 13.73 lbs. Craig’s fish were caught on a Carolina rigged green pumpkin ring fry in 16’ of water. Craig collected $151 for his fine efforts on a lake that has been “off” for weeks. The numbers of fish caught seemed to be down but the quality was fair with numerous fish over 4.5 lbs weighed in by the membership.
Robert Hargrove took 3rd place money of $101 for his 13.23 lbs using a chicken rig in water 6’ or less. After finishing the 2004 Federation Northeast Region trail in 1st place and capturing Angler of the Year, it appears that Robert has locked in Century’s top honor as well.
Big bass on Saturday was caught by Robert Hargrove using his chicken rig and weighed 5.97 lbs. Sunday’s big fish was weighed in by “the sheriff,” Danny Yates, at 6.31 lbs. Both anglers collected $90 for their hogs.
John Harshberger was the winner of the 1st Place Out of the Money tackle pack. Coy Frazier was the winner of the free entry drawing.
There were 46 fish weighed in by 18 members that totaled 100.09 lbs for a 2.18 lb average. Only 52 points separate 1st through 8th place, so Century’s Top Six is still a horse race (except for 1st place).
Don’t forget to bring
proposed rule changes for the 2005 Season in writing to the next Century
CENTURY MEETING: WEDNESDAY, October
6, 7:00 p.m.
VFW #5076, Garland—1906 Miller Road (Mapsco 29A.H)
NEXT TOURNAMENT: October 10—Lake Grapevine.
following Century members have qualified for the Federation Northeast Region
Classic to be held at Bob Sandlin
on October 2:
pairing will be held at the Mt. Vernon Super 8 on October 1 at 8:30 a.m.
Launch site is the State Park.
Boats will be in the water by 6:15 a.m. on Saturday.
The following Century members have qualified for the Texas Shootout to be held on December 4 and 5:
tournament is open to the Top 12 finishers in each Texas Federation Region. The overall Top 6 anglers from this
tournament will make up the Texas Shootout Team at the State Championship held on Richland Chambers in March, 2005.
The overall winner at the Texas Shootout will also win a new Skeeter boat to be awarded after the weigh-in on December 5.
For more information check the Federation web site. Gook luck Century members.
IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
Seems member, Craig Dowis, forgot a “key” piece of equipment while launching his boat on Saturday at Toledo Bend—his
boat keys to be exact! Seems this oversight wasn’t noticed by Craig until after he was launched. Just had to mention it
Craig—remember we are laughing with ya not at ya!
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Points||Money Won|
|3||Robert Hargrove||5||13.23||5.97 (Sat.)||98||$191.00|
|7||Danny Yates||1||6.31||6.31 (Sun.)||94||$90.00|
*.10 lb. Penalty