1st place winners Marty Sisk and Ken Heckel, from Evansville
and Lamar, IN, weighed in 5 nice fish for 21-52 Lbs winning $1,857.00, including Marty’s $250.00 in Ranger Cup Bonus Money, $150.00 in bonus sidepot money, $270.00 in big bass with Ken’s 6-17 Lb bass and $135.00 for Marty’s second placebig bass money with his 5-00 Lb bass. They fished black/blue jigs and crankbaits in the Cumberland River in 4-8 feet of water. Marty is 30 and is a carpenter. Ken is 45 and electrician. Ranger Boats, Yamaha, G Loomis, Sunline, American Legacy and Strike King sponsor them. 2nd place winners Sam Grubbs and Dave Kent, from Harrisburg, IL, weighed in 5 fish for 12-87 Lbs winning $640.00, including $100.00 in bonus sidepot money, using firetiger Sam Son spinnerbaits, in Lusk Creek in 6 feet of water. Sam is 64 and is a HVAC Tech. Dave is 54 and is also a HVAC Tech. Sam Sons Lures, Kent Enterprises Heating & Air sponsors them. 3rd place winners Ron Fletcher and Shane Kendall, from Thompsonville and Galatia, IL, weighed in 5 fish for 12-02 Lbs winning $456.00, including $50.00 in bonus sidepot money, fishing white Sam Sons spinnerbaits and Perco Chatter Baits in 4-6 feet of water. Ron is 60 and is a coal miner. Shane is 39 and also a coal miner. Perco Chatter Baits sponsors them. 4th place winners Russ and Chris Rensing, from Summerfield, IL, weighed in 5 fish for 11-21 Lbs winning $296.00. 5th place winners Jason Hodges and Leon Robinson, from Marion and Benton, IL, weighed in 5 fish for 11-05 Lbs winning $216.00. 6th place winners Mike Russell and Jason Dotson, from Benton and Murray, KY, weighed in 5 fish for 10-06 Lbs winning $190.00. 25 boats weighed in 115 fish for 214-09 Lbs. 20-5 fish limits.
River level 29.5, water temp, 74-78, weather cloudy and sunny skies, temp 90’s.
29 teams 15 sidepot Next tournament 7/15/12
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