Wappapello - Chaonia Landing - 5:30-3:00
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1st Gale Breckenridge & Doug Cheatam
2nd Curtis Black & Mike Allison
July 9/2017 Anglers’ Choice Bassquest Lake Level: Rising - 359 Water: stained surface temp: 88 degrees Daytime temp: Low 75 high 88 Sunny wind SE 5mph
Midway through the season of the Wappapello BassQuest Anglers’ Choice Bass Tournament trail, a full field took off from host Chaonia Landing Marina on Sunday morning under clear skies.
Wappapello continues to prove why it is such a poplar stop for competitive bass tournament circuits as well as numerous bass club events. The dog days of summer not-with-standing at the end of the day some very impressive five fish limits were brought to the scales.
Repeating their win in this same event one year ago Gale Breckenridge and partner Doug Cheatham took the win with a five fish limit that tipped the scales at 17.96 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a healthy 4.72-pound bass. “We fished up river from take off all day.” Said Breckenridge. “We caught them on crankbaits, worms and jigs in about 10 feet of water. We caught several keepers all day.” The first place team’s total take home including cash side pot came to $1844 plus trophies.
Coming in second place by the slimmest of margins was another familiar wappapello team, Curtis Black and Mike Allison. The long time friends and fishing partners once again put together a solid finish with five fish weighing 17.91 pounds. “We caught some good fish today,” said Black. “We fished the river all day and got our fish off of a couple of spots. We fished slow too. We couldn’t get bit unless we were dragging it.” He added. They took home $1115 plus trophies.
Returning to the wappapello tournament scene after a brief hiatus, with a very strong finish was Tim Green and his partner Jeff Meyers. Their five fish limit weighed 16.91 pounds and earned them third place honors worth $640 plus trophies. “We fished mostly main lake points and ledges in the mid lake area,” explained Green. “We hit a couple of shallow spots down the lake but most of our bites came off the river. We fished slow and caught most of our fish on worms (color undisclosed).” Said Green.
Kevin and Jimmy Manion took 4th place with a limit of fish that weighed 15.87 pounds earning them $450.
The father and son team of Bruce and Adam Hutson finished in 5th place by virtue of their 15.40 pound limit of fish. They collected $320 for their effort.
Sixth place worth $250 went to Jamie Toon and partner Ron Taylor. They weighed in 14.79 pounds.
The big bass of the event was caught by Bill Bates and Josh Bates it was worth $380 plus trophies. The big fish tipped the scales at over 6lbs.