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Fishing tournament results
Mid-Central Buddy Winter Bass Tournament
Date: 1/12/2008
Location: Norfork
Type: Circuit
Format: Buddy/Team
Reported by: Donetta Mitchell
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Tournament Conditions
Water Level 547
Water Temperature 46
Water Color clear
Air Temperature 45
Skies cloudy
Wind calm

Sponsored by: Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Champion Boats, Center City Marine, PJ Lures, Battery Outfitters, 101 Grocery & Bait,  Mtn. Home Street Rods, Shelter Insurance-Forsyth, Peoples Bank-Forsyth, Lowes Rods

 

Big Bass 5.06 lbs Fred Hale & Waco Johnson

1st Place 14.93 lbs Fred Hale & Waco Johnson

2nd Place 12.34 lbs Kurt Evans & Paul Brunson

3rd Place 11.59 lbs Max Atkinson & Kenny Gipson

 

Norfork Lake was the site of the final tournament for the season of the Mid-Central Buddy Tournaments.

Competition has been tough with only ounces separating the top 10 places. Just catching a fish at this last tournament would determine who would finish in the top 15 and qualify to fish the Championship.

 

 Fred Hale & Waco Johnson from West Plains, Missouri ran away with a First place finish and Big Bass. They caught 15 keepers with their best five weighing in at 14.93 pounds, moving them into first place in the overall standings. Their kicker bass that weighed 5.06 pounds was good enough for the Big Bass of the day, with total earnings for this tournament $1180. Fred & Waco fished a big jig and gitzit on steep banks, catching most of their fish early in coves and the main lake.

 

Kurt Evans from Hardy, AR and Paul Brunson from Mtn. Home, AR took second place with 12.34 pounds.

They targeted pea gravel points on the main lake to catch 6 keepers on oz jig and gitzit. Kurt & Paul took home a check for $520.

 

Third place and $310 went to Max Atkinson & Kenny Gipson of Mtn. Home, AR with four keepers that weighed    11.59 pounds.  They fished rocky channels in the Mid-Lake catching their fish on stick baits.

 

Fourth place went to Shane Porter from Norfork, AR and Rob Williams from Mtn. Home, AR. They took home a check for $240 with 11.29 pounds, caught on a jig in the Mid-Lake.

 

5th Place: $160 with 11.13 pounds Dean Mitchell & Steve Heinlein Ava, MO

6th Place: $100 with 10.91 pounds Jim Byler & Gene Bridges Mtn. Home, AR

 

The Biggest Bass of the year received an additional $278 and  2  Pro Guide Batteries

 

We would like to thank all of the anglers that fished the tournaments and the sponsors who supported them.

 

 

Next tournament:  February 2, 2008 Fish Off at Buck Creek Marina on Bull Shoals Lake

For more information contact Darrell Mitchell at 417-546-4522

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