First, I want to thank Dean Morgan for running the bump tank and scale as well a Phil Northrop for helping me get things set up for the weigh in. Also, thanks to everyone who helped break everything down and for everyone’s support and cooperation. This was the first time I handled the entire tournament and I’m sure there were some things I could have done a better job with, and I will make all efforts in the future for everything to be seamless.
The day wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t bad. Fishing was tough for the most part with only seven (7) bags with double digit weight. For the thirty (30) competitors there were only nine (9) limits brought to the sales. There were a total of ninety (90) bass brought to the scale weighing 193.39 pounds for an average weight of 2.15 pounds.
On the Angler side (17 Anglers), there were three (3) places paid and the top twelve (12) finishers partially qualified for the State Championship and only need to compete in one (1) more Pro Am to complete the qualification requirements. The top three (3) were as follows as well as the big fish.
- Levi Crossway, Team Fishing Series, 18.18 pounds
- Jake Whitman, Bass Rattlers Association, 17.80 pounds
- Mike Cass, Bass Rattlers Association, 15.16 pounds
Big Fish, Levi Crossway, 7.55 pounds
On the Co-Angler side (13 Anglers), there were two (2) places paid and the top ten (10) finishers partially qualified for the State Championship and only need to compete in one (1) more Pro Am to complete the qualification requirements. The top two (2) were as follows as well as the big fish.
- Chad Cox, Bass Rattlers Association, 12.63 pounds
- Mike Davis, Bass Rattlers Association, 10.69 pounds
Big Fish, Chad Cox, 5.28 pounds
Boat total (Angler / Co-Angler) went to Jim Joseph and Chad Cox with 22.97 pounds
Congratulations to all the competitors. I look forward to seeing you at the next Pro Am on June 11, 2022 out of Okeechobee (Scott Driver Park). Registration for this tournament will open approximately two (2) weeks prior to the tournament and will close at 11:00 PM on Wednesday June 8, 2022. This Pro Am will also be in conjunction with the Bass Rattlers Association Club tournament, so Bass Rattlers are encouraged to enter both tournaments. There will be one (1) weigh in and it will be recorded in both the Club and FBN standings. The deadline to register for the Club tournament will also be a 11:00 PM on June 8, 2022. Our Club meeting will be on Tuesday June 7, 2022 starting at 7:00 PM at the Hurricane Grille in lake Worth. Boat numbers and pairings will be sent out on Thursday June 9, 2022.