Tonght was the fifteenth tournament of year with only five left before the year end fish off. There were forty-three (43) teams taking out of PB#2 at 6:30 pm heading in all directions hoping they would return at the 10:00 pm weigh-in with a winning four fish limit. Tonight was unusaul compared to the previous tournaments, the big bite disapeared. Most of the anglers reported catching a boat load of non-keepers and very few bass over fifteen inches.
There were only five bass weighing 4 pounds, no 5 pounders and one brute weighing 6.31 pounds, which was caught by Donnie Snelling who also won the tournament with a limit weighing 14.27 pounds all by his lonesome..
The bass seem to be spread out. They're being caught shallow, 4 to 10 feet, and in brush fifteen to twenty feet, and deeper on main lake points and ledges. Jigs, worms and crankbaits are the most productive baits.
1st. Donnie Snelling 14.27 lbs.
2nd. Corey Cook & Shawn Kowal 12.82 lbs
3rd. Keith Wilson & Jody Saultz 11.29 lbs.
4th. Dan Bowman & Dirk Sluyter 11.12 lbs.
5th. Bill & Josh Swineberg 10.47 lbs.
6th Tim Jefferies & Cory Steckler 9.95 lbs.
We want to thank Jim Graves, owner of QuicKbaits.com, located in Linn Creek for providng syringes to the anglers in order to deflate the bladderes of bass caught in deep water.
Free entry for next week's Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament was drawn by the team of Mike and Tyler Pohl.
1ST PLACE -- DONNIE SNELLING
2ND PLACE -- COREY COOK AND SHAWN KOWAL
3RD PLACE -- KEITH WILSON & JODY SAULTZ
4TH PLACE -- DAN BOWMAN & DIRK SLUYTER
5TH PLACE -- JOSH SWINEBERG & BILL SWINEBERG (NOT PIC)
6TH PLACE -- CORY STECKLER & TIM JEFFRIES
BIG O WINNERS (GIFT CERT) -- RICK ZIEGENBIEN & JOE GAN
JIM GRAVE OWNER OF QUICKBAITS..COM
BROTHERLY LOVE -- JOE & DELBERT SHEPHERD