The last regular Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament of the year drew forty-one (41) teams. The weather was questionable with rain in the forcasted in the area. The bite was slow to almost non-existant the first hour or soof the tournament, but once the front passed through and the rain stopped the bass turned on. Not only that, the temperature dropped about fifteen degrees with no humidity. You couldn't ask for better conditions.
There were some good weights brought to the scales considering it is a 3 1/2 our tournament with a four fish limit. There were six, 4 pounders and three 5 pounders weighed, not including the 3 pounders weighed.
Big Bass of the tournament weighed 5.99 pounds and was caught by the team of Donnie Snelling and Dave Wolf who also won the tournament with a limit weighing 14.71 pounds.
After the weigh-in all of the teams that qualified for the year end Championship drew their numbers for take-off positions. The tournament take off time will be at 5:00 pm, instead of 6:30 pm, and it is suggested everyone get to PB#2 a half hour early for livewell inspection. In addition, the tournament will host the Bass Cat Quest Incentive sponsored by Bass Cat Boats and Marty's Marine of Osage Beach.
1ST PLACE AND BIG BASS 5.99 LBS WINNERS
DONNIE SNELLING & DAVE WOLF -- 14.71 LBS.
2ND PLACE -- HERBIE BAYES & CHAD GREEN -- 14.51 LBS.
3RD PLACE -ANDY NEWCOMB & AARON STROHKIRCH -- 13.81 LBS
4TH PLACE -- RICHARD SANSOM & JEFF BEAUCHAMP -- 12.32 LBS
5TH PLACE -- JOE GAN & RICKY ZIEGENBEIN -- 11.60 LBS.