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ake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas is gearing up for the world’s best professional anglers to spend three days of competitive fishing on the lake� The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will be held at Lake Conroe, October 16 – 18� The tournament, which is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association (PAA), is positioned as the world championship of the inaugural PAA Tournament Series� In late 2008, the TTBC announced a monumental partnership with the PAA to be the championship event of the inaugural PAA Tournament Series, a series of three bass fishing events made up of the best competitive bass fisherman from across the globe� The Tournament Series is pro-angler owned and operated� 2009 PAA Tournament Series events consist of a $235,000 total purse per event� The tournament marks the first time that the top anglers, regardless of Tour affiliation, will all compete together� The Tournament Series events are open to all PAA members, meaning that FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series anglers will go head to head� Following the three PAA Tournament Series events, the TTBC will be in the national spotlight to see which professional angler will take home the first world championship title� The PAA Tournament Series began January 12 – 17 in Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida� Brian Snowden won the opening event by making a final round charge from third to first. Snowden pulled past Steve Kennedy and Todd Faircloth after changing his strategy of fishing reeds and pads and
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moving further out, on the advice from fellow angler Matt Reed, who finished 12th. The second leg took place April 6 – 11 at Neely Henry in Gadsen, Alabama. Todd Auten jumped up an unbelievable 33 spots to unseat Duke Jenkel and take the win. Toledo Bend in Hemphill, Texas will play host to the third event, October 5 – 10, the week prior to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Following the three PAA Tournament Series events, the TTBC field will be set. The field will be comprised of the top 40 pro-anglers from the PAA Tournament Series points list. In addition, the top 20 anglers from the 2009 PAA Tour Level Points Structure list will qualify for the 2009 TTBC World Championship. The TTBC is a no-entry fee event with a $500,000 payout. Currently leading the PAA Tour Level Points is one of the greatest bass anglers of all-time Kevin VanDam. VanDam has fished professionally since 1990 and won Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year during his first year on the Bassmaster circuit

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in 1992, then again in 1996, 1999 and 2008. In 2001, he won the FLW Angler of the Year title, and in 2004 and 2005 Kevin became the first Bassmaster Elite 50 champion. He also won the Bassmaster Classic championship in 2001 and 2005. Also heading to Lake Conroe will be 2009 FLW Angler of the Year Clark Wendlandt. He is a 17-year pro from Cedar Park, Texas. Wendlandt is also the 1997 and 2000 FLW Angler of the Year. He is currently seventh on the PAA Tour Level Points standings. The fast-talking and intense Mike Iaconelli will also compete in the 2009 TTBC. Iaconelli is not your typical old-school fisherman. He was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Rowan University and prefers hip hop and alternative rock music. Iaconelli was the 2006 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster. Angler of the Year and 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion. He is currently 14th on the PAA Tour Level Points standings. In all PAA Tournament Series events and the TTBC, pro anglers will compete from their individual boats. A non-fishing observer will accompany each angler to assure the ethics of the PAA are followed and that the integrity and validity of the rules are adhered to by all contestants. For more information on the PAA Tournament Series visit www.fishpaa.com.

There is still an opportunity for local businesses to take part in this national event in October. When the TTBC comes to town, hundreds of local and national companies will be in tow. The three-day TTBC is the perfect venue for companies to get products and information in the hands of event attendees. Outdoor recreational participants are among the most brand loyal consumers and businesses can reel in lifetime users of their products and services by exhibiting at the TTBC. Currently fans can purchase a daily ticket for Friday, Saturday or Sunday at only $10 per day. The daily ticket includes grounds admission to the TTBC for that particular day and admission to all concerts, weigh-ins and sponsor expos during that day. Parking will be $5/day with proceeds benefitting the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe Foundation. Proceeds from the TTBC benefit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s youth outdoor recreation programs. Through the TTBC, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has received $500,000 over the past two years to benefit their first-class youth fishing and outreach programs. For the third consecutive year, a minimum of $250,000 will be donated to TWPD.

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That’s because Zapata sits on the shore of one of the best bass lakes in the world, Falcon Reservoir, which Jones has all but declared his second home� Although he competes as a Bassmaster Elite pro on some of the nation’s premier fisheries, he’s been known to drive his motor coach straight from a tournament to Falcon and stay for days at a time� He knows the 87,300-acre Rio Grande River impoundment so well the people at Robert’s Fish N’ Tackle, who live there, ask him where to fish� “Falcon is a relatively easy lake to pattern, and every cast has the potential of producing the biggest bass of your life,” explains Jones in describing why he enjoys Falcon so much� “I caught my biggest bass here, 11 pounds, on a crankbait in November, but I’ve caught two over 10 in one day, and had several three-day trips when I caught one over 10 each day� “It’s impossible not to like that kind of fishing�” Although there are only two seasons at Falcon, summer and slightly-less summer – it’s warm here most of the time – the Texas pro prefers the months of September, October, and November when bass are seldom deeper than 17 or 18 feet and frequently as shallow as eight to 10 feet� “There’s usually a good flipping bite then around the flooded bushes, but you can fish structure, too, even in just five feet of water,” he notes� “The structure bite keys on rocks and old, flooded building foundations, and sometimes you can catch a hundred bass from one spot�” Jones admits flipping is one of his favorite presentations, and his advice to anyone wanting to try it on Falcon is to consider 10 feet a good starting depth, and just see if fish are there� If not, move in or out; it generally won’t take long to identify the key depth� “Focus on secondary points in any of the creeks, and look for cover,” the 2008 Bassmaster Classic champion emphasizes� “If there is any immediately noticeable characteristic about Falcon, it’s the flooded brush� Don’t be overwhelmed by all the mesquite, huisache, and willows you see, because it’s everywhere, but it usually defines the bottom, too� “You’ll be able to identify points even easier, so start on the outside edge and work your way in� The fish here are easy to pattern by depth as well as by location, so pay attention to where you catch your first fish, but don’t leave after just one fish, because on this lake you may catch several from one spot�” During a trip to Falcon this past summer, high wind made fishing open water all but impossible, so Jones and Pradco public relations manager Lawrence Taylor were limited to flipping/pitching big plastics into the brush� In less than an hour, they’d determined the bass were holding on isolated bushes in eight to 12 foot depths on the very edge of the wind�
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s the crow flies, it’s more than 350 miles between Waco and Zapata, Texas, a little longer when you’re driving, and even further when you’re pulling a bass boat, which is what Alton Jones does just about every chance he has�

It made for perfect drift-fishing conditions, and in half a day they had sacked four over eight and one over 10 pounds� Among the flipping creeks Jones likes are Veleno and Diablo, closest to the city of Zapata; Tiger and Little Tiger, further down the lake on the American side; and most of all, Salinillas, on the Mexican side by the dam� The 2008 Bassmaster Elite tournament (132 lbs�, 8 oz�) was won near the mouth of Tiger, and Salinillas is famous for its big bass�
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In that particular Bassmaster event, the numbers seem unbelievable� Held in April when the pros encountered postspawn conditions, the top 12 finishers each boated more than 100 pounds of fish over the four-day event, and it took 71 pounds to make the top 50-cutoff� The heaviest bass brought in weighed 13-2 and there were two more over 11; no one kept track of how many fish over nine pounds were caught� One pro brought in a five-bass catch weighing 44-4. That’s why Jones loves Falcon so much� When he’s flipping, Jones likes a 10 inch Yum worm in plum candy, matched with 65 pound braided line with either a 3/8 or 3/4 ounce sinker, depending on depth and the wind� If the first constant about Falcon is that some bass can always be found in the flooded brush, the second constant it that the wind is going to blow sometime during your trip� This lake 10 inch Yum Worms gets extremely rough and difficult to fish because of the wind; when he’s fishing Salinillas, Jones nearly always trailers down to Falcon State Park to launch, rather than make the long run by water�

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“The third constant about Falcon is that you should always think in terms of big bass, no matter how or when you’re here,” laughs Jones� “There are a lot of big bass in the six to 10 pound class, so use big lures� Where have you ever heard about flipping 10 inch worms? Not many places, but it’s the norm down here� “And with all the brush, it’s not easy to control these fish� I promise you, these are some of the wildest, hardest fighting bass you’ll hook anywhere, and with all the brush, it’s just that much harder to get them into the boat�” Flipping isn’t the only way to fish the brush, of course� Many anglers, including Jones, often use some of the new soft

plastic swimbaits that can be rigged weedless with weighted hooks� These lures, with their down-turned boot-style tails, create noise no matter where they’re fished in the water column. Others use spinnerbaits, especially if the wind makes boat control difficult for flipping� Topwaters will also take quality bass this time of year, especially early before the wind starts blowing� Zara Spooks, Pop R’s, and even buzz baits can be tried� When the wind does start building, it’s usually possible to find sheltered areas behind points and in the brush itself where topwaters can still be used effectively� Overall, Jones believes the largest bass come from structure fishing, and a quick glance at any lake map will show why: Falcon is laced with flooded roadbeds, fence lines, house foundations, and well-defined breaklines� The real key, however, are the rocks� “I look for rock seams on the shore as they continue into the water,” he explains, “and follow them out� The more isolated the rock is, the better, but really, they’re not difficult to locate because they’re common� “You can fish the rocks a lot of different ways, too� I like to start with a Fat Free Shad crankbait, then change to a six inch Texas rigged worm or a Carolina rig, but the crankbait lets me fish fast and cover water� If bass are present, I should catch one in five or six casts, and then I can change to a different lure to cover the water better�

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“Again, always think in terms of big bass,” he emphasizes� “This is the only lake I’ve ever fished where a bass broke my 65 pound braid� Even with I’m Carolina rigging with braid and have to use a leader, I use 40 pound fluorocarbon�” The easiest way to get an idea of what you’re in for during a trip to Falcon is to drive across Veleno Creek heading south on U�S� 83 out of Zapata� All you’ll see on either side of the bridge is water filled with flooded huisache and mesquite� You’ll also see the types of rocky points Jones likes for structure fishing, and that many of those points also have brush on them� Multiply this over more than 80,000 acres, throw in nearly a dozen tributary creeks, add generally clear water and wind, and you have a pretty good picture of the lake� And when you throw in the staggering numbers of big bass, you shouldn’t have any problem understanding why a veteran and highly successful tournament pro like Jones calls it his second home�

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“Really, I can’t believe how well it’s held up through the years� It’s really amazing� In 47 years, the only real changes have been the number of people fishing it and the type of structure we have� The fishing is still as good as it’s ever been�” Stanley credits spending his formative years on Sam Rayburn for his eventual success in the bass fishing world, which included 5 appearances in the Bassmaster Classic, ushering in the modern-day jig fishing era, and founding the industry standard for bass jigs, Stanley Lures� According to Stanley, the lessons learned on Rayburn helped him and hordes of other pro bass fishermen through the years� “I really think the reason a lot of pros from East Texas have been so successful is because we’ve learned to read visible structure and let it tell us where the fish are,” said Stanley� “Lord, if you cast to every stump in Sam Rayburn, you’d never quit casting and may not catch any fish� I don’t fish the structure as much as I read it� Then I cast to where I know the fish are� These are the types of things we learned on Rayburn that we could use on any lake in the country�” While Stanley stresses that reading structures has always been fundamental for successful fishing on Rayburn, he is also quick to point out the type of structure filling the lake has changed throughout the years� “In the very beginning, there was mostly coontail grass, brush and timber in Sam Rayburn,” said Stanley� “What a lot of

Lake Sam Rayburn
By Danno Wise
From the moment it filled in 1965, the 114,000-acre Lake Sam Rayburn has held a prominent spot in the minds of bass anglers everywhere� Located just outside of Jasper in Deep East Texas, Rayburn became an instant legend. Over the decades, the legend of Lake Sam Rayburn only grew larger, helped in part by the legions of legendary anglers that began their careers there� Since its inception, the BASS tournament trail has been well populated with fishermen who cut their teeth on Big Sam� “I got in a lot of trouble over that lake,” laughed Lonnie Stanley, a legendary Texas bass fisherman in his own right, referring to the times he “may” have missed class to fish Sam Rayburn during his high school years� “I watched them build that lake� My wife and I used to go on dates and watch them build the dam� I fished it the day they closed the gates and every day I could since then�
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people don’t realize is they didn’t clear cut the lake bed before they flooded it� Instead, they crushed the trees� They would run these gigantic tricycle-looking machines through the woods and just crush everything� They just left all that stuff on the bottom when they flooded it� “Today a lot of that brush and other stuff has rotted away, but now we have huge hydrilla beds that started showing up in the 1970s, and lily pads, which just started growing in the lake about 10 or 15 years ago� “Up on the north end of the lake, we still have quite a bit of standing timber� Areas like the Black Forest still look a lot like they used to� We don’t catch as many fish out of the Black Forest as we used to, but that’s still where I’d go if I was looking for a really big one� In general, I’d say fishing on the main lake may not be as good as it once was, but the creek fishing is incredible�” Stanley says age hasn’t been the only factor in the lake’s alteration. “One of the biggest reasons the lake has changed in recent years has been all the hurricanes going over the top of it� People think you have to be on the coast to feel the effects of a hurricane� But, let me tell you, when we have a storm like Hurricane Rita pass right over Lake Sam Rayburn, that moves around a lot of brush and timber�” Bass habitat isn’t the only thing that has changed in Sam Rayburn over the years� The bass, too, are different than they were four decades ago� “Probably the thing that has changed fishing on Rayburn more than anything else has been the introduction of Florida-strain bass,” Stanley stated� “Everybody knows the Florida-strain fish grow like crazy� I’m sure that’s one reason Sam Rayburn has continued to put out so many big bass� “We also have more deep water bass than we ever have had� When you think Florida, you think shallow water, shallow lakes, but according to biologists, the Florida bass will move deeper than our native (Northern) strain bass� It’s kind of opposite of what you would think, but it’s true� During the early years of Rayburn, we never saw bass on deep structure like we do now�” Despite inevitable evolution of the lake’s physical features and bass population, Stanley says the essence of Sam Rayburn remains� For him, the fact the lake is “user friendly” outweighs everything else�

“The great thing about Rayburn is that even a novice can come out here and catch fish any way they want to,” said Stanley� “You like a topwater, throw a topwater� You like worms, throw a worm� You like jigs, throw jigs� For most of the year, we can catch a lot of bass on what I call ‘fun baits’ spinnerbaits and frogs� “This is true for the entire year. Only the very cold months are tough� You have to know what you’re doing if you’re targeting really big bass� But if you want to come out and catch a lot of solid fish, you can catch them many different ways�” Although conventional wisdom says the vast majority of bass will be deep during periods of temperature extremes, Stanley says some of Rayburn’s biggest sows patrol the shallows year around� “From mid-January through mid-April, most of the fish will be shallow. Once the water temperature gets over 80 degrees, they’ll start backing off to the deeper water� They’ll start coming back shallow as the water starts cooling down in September� Believe it or not, some of the biggest fish in the lake stay shallow all year long� There may not be a lot of them up shallow in summer, but the ones you find are usually big ones� “For me, with fall coming up, it’s time to start fishing frogs and spinnerbaits� Both are fun baits, but I love fishing frogs – especially in the fall� If you’ve never done it – don’t� Not unless you can handle seeing some incredibly violent strikes� When they hit that thing, they literally try to kill it� It’s not the type of fishing someone with a weak heart should do�”

The construction of a new, 8-lane boat ramp at CassellBoykins Park near Zavalla is now complete. Cassell-Boykins Park is located off FM 3123, 1 mile west of Texas Highway 147. Other parks with boat ramps around Lake Sam Rayburn include: Marion’s Ferry, Etoile Park, Ewing Park, Shirley Creek Park, McAllister Park, Townsend Park, Jackson Hill Park, Harvey Creek Park, San Augustine Park, Mill Creek Park, Powell Park, Rayburn Park, Caney Creek Park, Sandy Creek Park, Twin Dikes Park, Hank’s Creek Park, and Monterrey Park.
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Are you looking for a place to fish with your better half? Maybe you would like to try your hand at some tournament fishing while meeting some great couples and having a good time? Then maybe C.A.S.T. is for you! C.A.S.T was founded in 1984 by Tommy Taylor when his local bass fishing club would not let him fish with his wife Barbara as his partner in tournaments. He liked fishing with his wife and best friend and decided not to let this deter him. He quit his local club and started his own club where men could fish with their wives. Tommy was told over and over that “NO ONE” would want to fish in a tournament with their wife, so he set out to prove them wrong. With a lot of determination, C.A.S.T. held its first tournament in March of 1984 on Lake Bob Sandlin. Much to everyone’s surprise, Tommy and Barbara fished this first tournament with 38 other couples. Over the past 22 years, C.A.S.T. has had a total of 8,987 different couples (17,974 people) in various tournaments around the state of Texas. Payouts for the last 24 years have totaled over $4,998,926 in both cash and prizes. Last year’s C.A.S.T. Classic tournament paid out over $100,000 in cash and prizes with the grand prize being a 2008 Skeeter SX200 with a 200hp Yamaha HPDI Series II motor. Today new owners, John and Grace Watts are implementing new events designed at building camaraderie among C.A.S.T. couples. One of these new programs is the annual C.A.S.T. College Scholarship Program. This scholarship is awarded to C.A.S.T. family members with funds raised by C.A.S.T. couples. This year alone C.A.S.T. has raised over $2500 in scholarship funds. Another new event is the annual C.A.S.T. Top Six Invitational Tournament which is scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2009 and being held on Lake Somerville. This tournament pits the top regional
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qualifiers from each of the eight regions against each other as “regional teams”. The couples earn points throughout the season within their regions to be eligible for a position on their regions TOP SIX team. C.A.S.T. keeps the lake for the competition a secret until two weeks before the tournament and the lake is off-limits until the tournament time. Each region fishes against each other as “teams” for a winner take all purse and huge TOP SIX trophy. Another twist is the total team weight is not revealed until the C.A.S.T. Classic. The annual C.A.S.T. Classic tournament is the year end culmination of the C.A.S.T. season. Couples can qualify by accumulating points through out the season or participation in all six tournaments in their respective regions. The C.A.S.T. Classic tournament begins with a banquet on October 23, 2009 followed by the tournament on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 -25, 2009. This event has been the highlight of C.A.S.T. since it’s inception. Over the last 20 years C.A.S.T. has given away a brand new bass boat, outboard motor and trailer package to one lucky couple at the banquet. This year’s event is being held on Lake Somerville, with the banquet dinner on Friday evening at Tony Purcell’s Resturant. C.A.S.T. is the oldest major tournament circuit in Texas. Many others have come and gone but C.A.S.T. is still here due mainly to the attitude that they have never forgotten having fun is the only true reason for going fishing in the first place. As you can see C.A.S.T. is truly a special entity in the bass tournament world. They attribute this to the fact that family members enjoy being together and sharing experiences. Couples and camaraderie make C.A.S.T. what it is today. To learn more about C.A.S.T. visit www.fishcast.com.
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aNgLER 1 MICK BATSON 1 2 3 4 5 MICK BATSON JAMES SHAW CODY GOODMAN BRENT BROUSSARD CLIFFORD MCCARTY 8.1 Skeeter zX190 Yamaha 150 Minnkota Humminbird 8.1 $500.00 7.82 $500.00 7.44 $500.00 6.48 $500.00 6.22 $500.00

Team USa bringS The cUp back home from The inTernaTional challenge aT SUgar lake Total Fish: 219 Total weight: 1,074.45 avg weight per fish: 4.97 Teamweights: TEaM Usa, 539.96 TEaM MEXIco, 425.37 series: Usa leads 4-1

TEAM USA bRINgS ThE cUp bAck hOME fROM ThE INTERNATIONAL chALLENgE AT SUgAR LAkE AUgUST 9, 2009
pLacE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 USA USA USA MEX USA USA USA USA USA MEX USA MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX USA MEX USA MEX USA MEX TEaM aNgLER 1 TREVOR ROMANS MIKE KERNAN DERICK KUYRKENDALL EULOGIO AGUILERA MATT HILL JEFF WELCH (BB 12.54 lbs) JEFF PITRUCHA LANDAN WARE HAROLD ALLEN RODOLFO GONzALEz WEHBE CHARLES WHITED SILVERIO MACHUCA IGOR REYES CESAR MADRIGAL EDUARDO AMIR HERNANDEz MIGUEL DAINITIN IGNACIO DE LA GARzA MARCELINO RODRIGUEz JOHN McCALMONT DOMINGO DOMINGUEz JAMES LOWE MANUEL GARzA GREG McDONALD LUIS VILLAREAL aNgLER 2 LESLIE KENNEDY DAVID WEBER FORREST WILSON RAUL GARzA TREY WEBB CHAD POTTS SCOTT DYER DON BROWN ALBERT COLLINS BENITO FLORES ESTRADA LEE BEUERSHAUSEN SILVERIO MACHUCA JAMES ROSE MIGUEL DE LA MADRID MARIO ALBERTO ALANIS JORGE DAINITIN GERARDO OLIVARES JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEz ALLEN SHELTON CARLOS RAMIREz RUSELL LEE ARTURO ROBLES GARY McDONALD NEFTALI HERNANDEz Day 1 35.42 36.72 34.84 36.37 29.26 35.31 28.64 27.38 33.03 24.59 24.31 31.78 30.45 28.45 26.41 23.18 14.83 20.12 19.87 22.06 21.09 13.99 21.12 23.54 Day 2 29.78 28.00 27.20 20.30 25.20 18.57 24.54 24.89 18.95 26.09 25.75 18.10 17.59 15.03 12.30 13.60 21.30 13.05 12.30 9.82 10.47 14.56 4.33 0.00 ToTaL LBs. 65.21 64.71 62.04 56.66 54.46 53.88 53.19 52.27 51.99 50.68 50.06 49.87 48.04 43.47 38.71 36.77 36.12 33.17 32.16 31.88 31.56 28.56 25.45 23.54 19

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2009 TOURNAMENT TRAIL
2009 sTREN sERIEs, TeXaS STandingS ThroUgh may 23, 2009
FIRsT NaME / LasT NaME cITy / sTaTE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 STEPHEN JOHNSTON JOE DON SETINA RAY HANSELMAN CHRISTOPHER BRASHER CRAIG MOORE ROBERT COLLETT DICKY NEWBERRY KEITH COMBS JIM TUTT JEREMY GUIDRY HEMPHILL, TX PITTSBURG, TX DEL RIO, TX SPRING, TX MONAHANS, TX zAPATA, TX HOUSTON, TX DEL RIO, TX LONGVIEW, TX OPELOUSAS, LA

www.FLwoUTDooRs.coM
poINTs wINNINgs
546 542 540 524 520 517 510 503 501 498 $2,519 $2,362 $2,983 $9,500 $2,900 $2,050 $1,666 $2,923 $1,277 $1,685 OVILLA, TX FORT WORTH, TX KOUNTzE, TX TEMPLE, TX SAN ANGELO, TX EMORY, TX OLPE, KS SPRING, TX CROSBY, TX BURLESON, TX

poINTs wINNINgs
575 568 548 542 539 538 535 535 524 515 $17,637 $69,864 $11,750 $8,546 $6,432 $6,818 $8,364 $6,955 $7,773 $4,443

FIRsT NaME / LasT NaME cITy / sTaTE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 STEVE HOPE DAREN SCOTT DANNY CHERRY KEITH HONEYCUTT WILL WELCH JEFF LOBAUGH TIM WEBB KEVIN CARTER DAVID KAYDA STEVEN MARTIN

ANGLER
BIg Bass awaRD - pRoFEssIoNaL aNgLERs / hoMETowN Day BUz CRAFT - VIDALIA, LA 1 WAYLON BULLARD - DEL RIO, TX 2 BIg Bass awaRD - co-aNgLER aNgLERs / hoMETowN Day MIKE POWER - CANYON LAKE, TX 1 CHRIS HULTS - VANCLEAVE, MS 2 wEIghT 7-14 7-00 wEIghT 7-12 9-10 wINNINgs $ 420 $ 420 wINNINgs $ 210 $ 210

CO-ANGLER 2009 sTREN sERIEs
sTREN sERIEs, ThrU may 23, 2009
1 SHAWN MURPHY, NICHOLASVILLE, KY 2 MARK ROSE, MARION, AR 3 CARY BEVER, RHINELANDER, WI 4 BEN KURTz, ELKHORN, WI 5 MATTHEW JONES, SPOKANE, MO 6 BILL DAY, FRANKFORT, KY 7 BRIAN HENSLEY, EDWARDSBURG, MI 8 RYAN CHANDLER, HOBART, IN 9 KEITH PACE, MONTICELLO, AR 10 GEORGE JEANE JR, EVANS, LA

biG bAss AwARds

OvERALL stANdiNGs

NEXT EvENT: ToLEDo BEND - MaNy, La. ocToBER 15-17, 2009 2009 coLLEgE sERIEs, lake amiSTad - del rio, TX- may 23, 2009
coLLEgE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ANGELO STATE LAMAR UNIVERSITY TARLETON STATE TEXAS TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STEPHEN F. AUSTIN BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TEXAS A&M TEXAS A&M

TEaM NaME
JAY MCCOLLUM & DAVID COSNER TAYLOR SULLIVAN & GUILLERMO BENAVIDES JOSH SEALE & AUSTIN ADCOCK MATT MORRISON & DANNY ILES JOHN ANDERSON & TANNER MORGAN RYAN DUPRIEST & DUSTIN PERRY RYAN WATKINS & ALLEN COLEMAN JAY HOLLAND & ANDREW MCADAMS TYLER JAMES & WESTON BROWN PAUL MANLEY & ANDREW SHAFER

FIsh
6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 4

wT
16-10 16-01 15-12 13-09 13-03 12-15 12-14 12-03 11-15 11-01

coLL
$5,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000

Bass cLUB
$5,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000

www.coLLEgEFIshINg.coM

2009 coLLEgE sERIEs, saM RayBURN REs. - JaspER, TX- march 21, 2009
coLLEgE TEaM NaME FIsh
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

wT

coLL

Bass cLUB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY LSU SHREVEPORT LAMAR UNIVERSITY TEXAS A&M ANGELO STATE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI LSU HEALTH SCIENCES TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

WILLIAM POWELL & JEREMY BERSCHE zACH CAUDLE & JOE LANDRY MATT MORRISON & DANNY ILES TYLER JAMES & WESTON BROWN JOSH SEALE & AUSTIN ADCOCK JACOB HEATH & KENNEDY SCHWARTzBURG JUDE TAULLIE & MATT WILLIAMS JACOB KINARD & RICHARD WILSON JAY HOLLAND & ANDREW MCADAMS SEAN KUBIAK & CHRISTOPHER LOCHTE

18-09 17-15 17-09 16-03 15-10 15-07 14-01 14-01 13-15 13-03

$5,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000

$5,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000

The Top-Five Teams At The National Guard Flw College Fishing Texas Division Tournament On Lake Amistad Acknowledge The Crowd.

sTaRT a NaTIoNaL gUaRD FLw coLLEgE FIshINg cLUB
hTTp://www.collegefiShing.com/ STarTaclUb.cfm

NEXT EvENT: ToLEDo BEND - MaNy, La. ocToBER 17, 2009
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2009 TOURNAMENT TRAIL
1sT sERIEs EasT TEXas TEaM cIRcUIT, Toledo bend - jUly 11, 2009
aNgLERs / hoMETowN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 GRIFFITH, MICAH ALLEN, HAROLD BLAKELOCK, BART KIRK, GLENN WORKMAN, CRAIG STEVENS, KELLY LYNCH, JOHN SHEFFIELD, CHARLES COCKRELL, BEN MCCAIN, DOUG KEELE, KEITH FREEMAN, GLEN WATKINS, JOHNNY METCALF, MIKE WILCOX, BILL DRISCOLL, TODD SHEFFIELD, CHUCK MARSH, STANTON MCCAIN, MASON FIsh 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 FIsh 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 BIg Bass 0 8.20 8.69 0 0 0 0 0 7.87 0 BIg Bass 5.20 0 0 0 5.52 0 0 10.45 0 0 wEIghT 28.99 26.72 22.44 18.75 18.65 17.54 17.48 17.17 17.09 16.96 wEIghT 19.61 wINNINgs $5,000 $2,500+$2,500 RANGER CUP $1,500+$1,000 BIG BASS $1,300 $1,150 $1,000+$1,000 mRANGER CUP $1,000 $600 $600 $600 wINNINgs

www.FIshINgwoRLD.coM/ BassNBUcKs

1sT sERIEs EasT TEXas TEaM cIRcUIT, Sam raybUrn - aUgUST 8 2009
aNgLERs / hoMETowN 1 JOHNSTON, STEPHEN 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 BROWN, BRIAN NORTON, MARK RAMBO, CORY SANDERSON, CLARENCE SHOFNER, CHARLES LITTLETON, TODD SMITH, BILLY MOORE, ALAN GUNNELS, JOHN ILES, DANNY MCCARTY, SCOTT NORTON, GAY WEST, CLINT ADDISON, BOBBY MOORHEAD, JASON CHAMBERS, DANIEL BROWN, BOB MARSHALL, KEVIN NEWBERRY, DICKY $6,000 + $2,500 + 1,000+ RANGER CUP+TIREMAX 19.27 $2,500 18.69 $1,500 17.69 $1,300 + $1,000RANGER CUP 17.27 $1,200 17.1 $1,000 + $500RANGER CUP 17.01 $1,000 16.69 $1,000 + $1,000BIG BASS 16.21 $800 15.71 $800

2009 Team championShip SepTember 19Th & 20Th lake Sam raybUrn

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