On April 13th, 2014, the Gillespie Bass Club held their third tourney of the season on the final power plant lake on the clubs schedule. The club made the long haul to Newton lake in hopes of hooking into some of the lunker bass that are known to call the lake their home. Water temps of lower 60′s in the cold arm with temps in the lower 70′s in the warm arm, throw in a little color and a chop on the water, all the ingredients for a great fish catching day. Let me just say that nothing humbles a fisherman more than having to throw back a 3 lb football that gave you a good fight and made you think, “this is the one” only to find out that fighter only measured 17.5 inches. This is the struggle of fishing an 18 inch limit lake. Great catches were had by many, but the numbers of 18 plus fish simply were not there this day. As always though, someone does find them! The results are as follows:
1st, Nathan Troeckler, 3 fish, 13.43 lbs.
2nd, Jerry Tilley, 3 fish, 12.04 lbs.
3rd, Randy Thacker, 2 fish, 6.90 lbs.
Big Bass, Roger Large, 6.37 lbs. * Takes over as new Big Bass of Year, 2014
28 Anglers participated with 18 weighing 24 fish for a total weight of 98 lbs.
Complete Tournament Results can be viewed HERE
YTD Standings as of Newton can be viewed HERE
Photos can be viewed HERE
Next up, TWO-DAY!!!!! KENTUCKY!!!! BE THERE!!!
Until then, Good fishin!