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LAKE WACO: 12 members fished this tournament and weighed in a total of 8 bass that weighed 15.90 pounds. David O'Neal/Rod Gaskill won the charter boats islamorada, caught pitching jigs to laydowns, weighing in at 6.23 pounds Leisha Loggains had the big bass for the day with a 3.16 pound bucketmouth
LAKE AUSTIN: 14 members fished this event and weighed in 18 fish totaling 35.57 pounds. The team of Steve Marsh/Earl Loggains took top honors with 5 fish weighing 11.36 pounds. Second place was given to Bill Noble/Bill Johnson with 4 fish weighing in at 8.26 pounds Big Bass went to our Earl Loggains with a nice 4.05 pound largemouth.
BELTON: 10 members and one guest fished this event and weighed in 32 fish totaling 59.28 pounds. The team of Gerry Ransom and guest, Roger Noriega, took top honors with 8 fish weighing 15.30 pounds. Second place was given to Andy Foulkrod/David Galanffy with 7 fish weighing in at 13.60 pounds Big Bass went to our esteemed guest, and now new member, Roger Noriega with a nice 3.00 pound Smallmouth.
DECKER: 12 members fished this paper weight event in which 19 fish were papered weighing 46.94 pounds. There was a 3 way tie for big bass. David Weston, Gerry Ransom, and David O'Neal all caught a fish that measured 19.75 inches. The team of Andy Foulkrod/Leisha Loggains ran away with the event with 8 fish 16.39 pounds that nearly doubled the second place weight. The winners were throwing small shallow running crankbaits. Other fish were caught on spinnerbaits and plastics.
BASTROP: 12 members and one guest fished this paper weight tournament. 22 fish were papered with a total weight of 53.89 pounds. Steve Marsh took top honors all by himself with 5 fish weighing 15.77 lbs. Second and third places went to the teams of David Galanffy/Andy Foulkrod and David O'Neal/Rick Simons with 5 fish per team at 11.43 lbs and 11.09 lbs respectively. Big Bass was also taken by Steve Marsh at 20.5 inches. Water temp varied from about 59 deg. at the mouth of the intake to around 64 deg. at the discharge. Most fish were caught on soft plastics either Texas or Carolina rigged in 10 - 25 ft. of water with a few being taken even shallower.
FAYETTE: Due to the weather only seven members fished this two day tournament. Nobody wanted to drive the 2.5 hours in the snow and slush to get to the lake, but the few brave souls who did make the drive caught 51 fish weighing 186.11 lbs. in this two day paper weight event, and as anyone who has ever fished Fayette knows, paper weight doesn't do justice to those fat Fayette bass. What an incredible couple of days on the water though. The team of David O'Neal/David Galanffy won the tournament with 15 fish weighing 55.29 lbs. Second and third places went to the teams of Andy Foulkrod/Roger Noriega and David Weston/Earl Loggains with 15 fish at 45.64 lbs. and 12 fish at 45.39 lbs. respectively. Day one big bass went to David Weston at 23" and day two big bass went to David O'Neal at 22.5". Air temps hovered around freezing both mornings but day two actually warmed up a bit in the afternoon. Water temps varied from about 62 deg. at the discharge to about 57 deg. back in the creeks. Fish were caught on rattletraps and spinnerbaits around the dam and in other open water areas on the lake, and on jigs and Texas rigged soft plastics around the wood in the creeks. A few were taken on Carolina rigs as well. Most fish were caught in 5-15 ft. of water.
FAYETTE: 11 members and one guest fished another fabulous two day paper weight tournament. 107 fish were papered with a total weight of 380.08 pounds. The team of David O'Neal/Earl Loggains took top honors with 20 fish weighing 73.77 lbs. Second place went to the team of Rod Gaskill and son with 18 fish weighing 71.57 pounds. Last place in this event had over 40 pounds!!! Big Bass for day one was a tie at 23.5 inches and were taken by Rod Gaskill and Roger Noriega. Day 2 big bass was taken by Rod jr., our esteemed guest, and was an impressive 22.5 inches. Water temp varied from about 65 deg. at the discharge to around 60 deg. in the backs of the creeks. Fish were caught on just about everything imaginable. The majority of them were caught on both diving and lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina rigged soft plastics in 4-12 feet of water on the rip-rap.
O. H. IVIE: 9 members and one guest fished this tough tournament. 15 fish weighing a total of 33.67 lbs were weighed in during this two day event. the team of Steve Marsh and Cliff Brown took top honors with 6 fish weighing 19.75 lbs. Second place went to David Weston/Roger Noriega with 4 fish weighing 5.89 lbs. Day one big bass went to Steve Marsh with a very nice 7.87 lb fish. (Since there was only one keeper caught on day 2, we'll just leave that alone.) The cold front with it's wind and rain made fishing tough and miserable. Water temps ranged from 60 - 62 and the water was pretty stained. the few fish that were caught were caught on a little of everything. Carolina rigs and crainkbaits on points caught the majority of fish. other fish were caught on on CR around the dam, TX rig in the standing timber and trickworms fished so deep you fell asleep waiting for them to get to down.
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