Wappapello - Chaonia Landing - 7:00-3:00
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1ST TROY FOWLER & JAMES LEE
2ND JUSTIN MOSIER & MATT ALLISON
Oct. 15, 2017 Anglers’ Choice/Bassquest Lake Wappapello Lake Level 359.7 Water Temp 70 Air Temp low 64 high 70
The Missouri Division of Anglers’ Choice/Bassquest, held it’s final event of the 2017 season on Southeast Missouri’s Lake Wappapello Sunday Oct. 15, 2017. Twenty-nine teams participated. An approaching cold front brought heavy rain into the area just before daylight and continued until take off. The unsteady weather pattern would continue for the rest of the tourmanent day. Cloudy skies prevailed for most of the morning followed by brisk north winds gusting to 25mph. Finally as the high pressure settled in, the clouds gave way to sunny skies and moderate temps although the wind lessened only slightly during the afternoon.
The regulars fishing the Wappapello Anglers‘ Choice circuit will not allow a little inclimate weather to deter their quest for the heaviest sack of largemouth and they would prove their resolve at the end of the day.
Troy Fowler and James Lee both from Poplar Bluff Missouri would prevail against the rest of the field and take home first place honors. “We fished midlake all day and caught our fish on topwater lures. We caught fish early on top and when the sun came out we had to go deeper,” said Fowler.Their five fish limit weighed an impressive 16.64 pounds and earned them $1385.00 plus trophies.
Justin Mosier and Matt Allison would secure second place by virtue of their five limit that tipped the scales at 14.46 pounds. “We fished the main lake and stayed shallow all day. We didn’t have to move around very much and the wind actually helped us,” explained Mosier. The pair took home $630.00 plus trophies.
Third place went to the father and son team of Dell and Danny Walker. “We fished up river all day and stayed shallow,” said Danny Walker. “We caught fish early on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits and then caught them again later in the day and we were able to cull some smaller ones.” Team Walker took home $480.00 plus trophies for their limit of fish that pulled the scales down to 14.38 pounds.
Big Bass of the event was taken by Steve Seiter and Steve Hardin. It weighed 6.80 pounds and was good for $290 plus trophies. The big fish was fooled by a spinnerbait.