Congratulations to the team of Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater. Rob and Ron claimed the first place prize with a 23.24 Lb. limit of Loch Raven bass. The team of Gangi and Kosdemba took home second place honors with a catch weighing 22.75 Lbs. The team of Ian Walker and Larry Bertholdt finished strong with 21.53 Lbs, to take third place. The 5.62 Lb. lunker largemouth was brought to the scales by the team of Tommy Kobus and Russel Brown. Ron Wolfe and Waino Anderson weighed the 2.15 Lb. lunker smallmouth. Congratulations to Ron, Rob, Don, Gary, Ian, Larry, Tommy, Russel, Waino and Ron.
My deepest appreciation goes to my fellow members of the board who have worked hard to make this season possible. Chad Wisner, Holden Wolfe, and Bobby Standiford, thank you all for everything you have done. You are the best!
A special thanks goes out to Craig Gordon for all of the excellent work he does with our Web site.
Our final Weekday Warrior tournament of 2016 featured a last minute push by the team of Chad Wisner and Mark Onheiser. With 20 minutes remaining in the tournament Chad and Mark upgraded their bag by an estimated 12 pounds to claim victory. Their 20.36 Lb 8-fish limit included the tournament lunker 4.14 Lb Largemouth. Second place honors went to the team of Don Kosdemba and Gary Ghangi. Don and Gary's 6 fish bag weighed a very respectable 16.00 Lbs. Congratulations to Chad, Mark, Don, and Gary. Thanks to all who participated. A special thanks to our tournament sponsor, Anglers Express, for providing a gift card for the tournament lunker and a gift card to the last place team. It pays to compete!
Our final Weekday Warrior Open Tournament of 2016 will be Wednesday 9/21/16 at Prettyboy.
The tournament is open to all, members and non-members. We hope to have a big turnout. This is a great way to have some fun while getting some excellent tournament experience.
Tourney hours are 7:00 AM to 4 PM. Please be in the water by 6:30. Entry fee is $80 per team. This is an artificial lure only tournament. All boats must have a working livewell. Cooler livewells with aeration are acceptable. Register at the ramp on tourney day.
You are all invited.
The team of Matt Elliott and Victor Rini shattered the previous record for largest catch with a bag weighing 35.14 Lbs., at our Liberty Reservoir tournament 9/17/16. The previous record of 32.90 Lbs. was caught at Prettyboy Reservoir by the team of Waino Anderson and Ron Wolfe. That record remained uncontested for more than 13 years. Matt and Victor took first place in the tournament and also claimed the largemouth lunker prize with a 5.52 Lb largemouth. The team of Chad Wisner and Leonard Wisner took second place with 25.57 Lbs. Third place went to the team of Waino Anderson and Ron Wolfe with 21.34 Lbs. Waino and Ron also won the Smallmouth lunker prize with a 3.19 Lb. smallmouth. Congratulations to all competitors.
Our fourth tournament of the 2016 season was, by all accounts, a tough one. Prettyboy Reservoir handed all of the competitors a real test of their abilities. Emerging as the champions of this challenge was the team of Waino Anderson and Ron Wolfe. Their 17.91 LB limit included the tournament Largemouth lunker weighing 3.49 Lbs. Second place honors went to the team of Craig Gordon and Holden Wolfe, with a limit weighing 15.67 Lbs. Craig and Holden also brought in the lunker Smallmouth, which weighed 2.81 Lbs. Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater claimed third place with a 13.17 Lbs limit. Congratulations to Waino, Ron, Craig, Holden, Rob and Ron. Great effort!
As always, thanks to those who helped with the registration and weigh in. This help is greatly appreciated.
Our next club tournament will be at Liberty on Saturday 9/17/16.
Our next Weekday Warrior Open will be held at Prettyboy Reservoir on Wednesday 9/21/16. We look forward to a good turnout.