Chaonia Landing-6:00 to 3:00
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1st Steve Seiter & Jeff Meyers
2nd Gale Breckinridge & Waco Johnson
Anglers’ Choice Wappapello 35 Teams Lake Level 359.8 Air Temp 75-90 sunny Winds light NW 5-10 Water Temp Mid 80s Reported by Ron Niswonger
It’s summertime in Southeast Missouri. It’s hot and humid. But sometimes the bass fishing also heats up during the dog days of summer. For a few anglers among the 35-team field, fishing the second June installment of the Lake Wappapello Division of U.S. Anglers’ Choice, the bass bite was on fire.
Steve Seiter and Jeff Meyers put together the winning strategy for this day. “We fished the lower end of the lake,” Seiter said. We fished the river and the creeks,” said Seiter. “We caught everything fishing slow and probably had three limits today.” Their five fish weighed 16.20 pounds and earned them $1680 plus trophies.
Gale Breckinridge and Waco Johnson took second place honors with a five fish limit that weighed 16.18 pounds and was good for $1100 plus trophies. “We started down the lake this morning and fished some pockets and then ran upriver and fished the channel later in the day,” Breckinridge said. “We caught all of our fish on slow moving baits, and we caught fish all day.”
Aaron Hunter and Eric Batton found five fish that weighed 15.96 pounds worth $765 plus trophies and third place honors. “We caught them on jigs down the lake and we were fishing deep. We only caught five fish all day.” The third-place team took home $765 plus trophies for their limit of fish.
Fourth place went to Kason and Paul Henderson. They had five fish that weighed 15.87 pounds and earned them $465.
Ron and Dan Niswonger finished in fifth place with a 15.60-pound limit of fish worth $290.
The big bass of the event went to Thad McGregor and Michael Williams. It was fooled by an unspecified fast-moving lure and weighed 7.01 pounds. The big fish was worth $350 plus trophies.