Tri-County Bass Masters Trail Tournament Results
Well readers, the Tri-County Bass Masters Tournament Trail kicked off with its first tournament being held on Lake Buchanan out of Burnet County Park. First, let me apologize to any prospective members that showed up at Temple Lake Park on Belton Lake. We had to change the tournament due to the government shut down causing the Corps of Engineers to shut down Belton. We had no idea that three days after we reschedule the tournament to Buchanan that the Corps would re-open the park. There was not enough time to get the word about the change out before the tournament to everyone. However, if you are still interested give me a call and we can discuss what needs to be done before the next scheduled tournament. I can be reached at 318-218-0358.
Well, the Trail’s first tournament is now in the history books. The members that fished were faced with terrible weather. The tournament kicked off at 7 a.m. and it was lightly raining at time of the start and it only got worse from there. By 9 a.m. it was pouring, and the winds began to pick up as well. The winds were a bone chilling cold wind out of the northeast that only made it more difficult for the fishermen to be successful. I don’t know about the others, but my hands were freezing and made my sensitivity poor. The rain continued and off until about 1:15 and then it stopped, and the sun began to show herself and boy did that feel good!
Only eight members braved the weather and all caught fish.
First place went to Rick Counter of Copperas Cove who weighed in five fish for a total weight of 12 pounds, 9 ounces with his biggest being 4 lbs. 1 oz. Congrats Rick!
Second place went to Steve O’Neal of Copperas Cove with five fish weighing in at 12 lbs. 7 oz., only 2 ounces behind Rick. Congrats Steve!
Third place went to Stephen Mallett of Copperas Cove with five fish weighing in at 10 lbs. 11 oz. Congrats Stephen!
Big Bass for the tournament went to Chancy Cotton of Copperas Cove with a 5 lbs. 15 oz. hog!
While not great weather, every fisherman enjoyed the opportunity to come out, fish, and enjoy the comradeship and fun of competing.
If you are ready to join in on the fun give me a call and I will get you the membership and tournament information you will need to join us at our next scheduled tournament is a two-day tournament on Lake Palestine on February 17 and 18. So, get yourself ready and come join in on the fun, fishing, and competition and maybe YOU will catch that Big’un!