Congratulations to the team of Don Kosdemba and Gary Gangi, for their first place finish at Liberty on 7/17. Don and Gary brought in a limit of eight fish with an official weight of 23.88 Lbs. The team of Waino Anderson and Ron Wolfe took second place with 21.40 Lbs, including the tournament lunker largemouth, which weighed 4.49 Lbs. Third place was claimed by the team of Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater, with an official weight of 19.84 Lbs. On a day that saw very few smallmouths brought to the scales, The lunker smallmouth weighing 1.95 Lbs, was brought in by the team of Cribb & Denbow. Substitute angler Mike Bruening filled in for Ken Denbow for this tournament.
Congratulations to all.
I'm sure that any of you who uses crankbaits has occasionally broken a bill. Last year, I broke a bill on a crankbait that was hand-painted by a very talented friend of mine. That crankbait has been sitting on my office desk, missing a big piece of the bill, for nearly a year. As you may have guessed, I stumbled onto a great way to complete a repair. There is a product, which you may have seen on an infomercial. It is called Lazer-Bond. This is a UV cured clear Polymer. The liquid that is extruded from the product tube is then hardened using a UV light, at the other end of the product. It hardens within seconds, allowing the user to apply layers to build the size and shape required. The attached image is the crankbait that I repaired. After a 10 minute effort, plus a little time to touch up with a nail file, my crankbait/piece-of-art was ready to use again. Nearly 1/4 of the bill was rebuilt. Note: The repair is hazy due to the filing. When wet, it is pretty clear.
Congratulations to the team of Wisner and Onhieser for taking first place in our first Weekday Warrior tournament of 2016.
Chad and Mark weighed a limit of 8 bass totaling 17.70 Lbs. Their catch included a 4.09 pound Largemouth, which claimed the tournament lunker prize. The team of Eric Holmes and Ryan Auxt claimed the second place prize with 15.70 pounds.
Thanks to Anglers Express for providing additional prizes with Gift cards for the top two teams and for the lunker. http://www.anglersexpress.com/
Our appreciation goes out to everyone who participated.
Next Weekday Warrior will be held on August 10th at Liberty Reservoir.
Our first Weekday Warrior tournament will be at Liberty Reservoir on Wednesday July 6th. Next Week!
The tournament is open to all, members and non-members. We hope to have a big turnout.
Tourney hours are 7:00 AM to 4 PM. Entry fee is $80 per team.
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Our 2016 tournament season got off to a fine start at Prettyboy reservoir on Sunday. Congratulations go out to our top 3 finishers. The team of Matt Elliot and Vic Rini claimed first place with a 6 fish bag weighing an impressive 20.32 Lbs. Second place was claimed by Craig Gordon and Holden Wolfe with an 8 fish limit weighing 16.62 Lbs. Mike Atwood and Jess Weeks won the third place prize with an 8 fish limit weighing 14.59 Lbs. The 4.92 Lb. lunker largemouth was brought in by Matt Elliot and Vic Rini. Chad Wisner and Leonard Wisner claimed the lunker smallmouth prize with a 3.68 Lb. smallmouth.
With only three 8-fish limits brought to the scales, this was certainly a challenging day of fishing for all. Congratulations to all who competed!
Thanks to the spectators who came to our weigh-in. Your participation is appreciated and enjoyed.