Recent HEADLINES from numerous publications include, “Hot February shatters records as scientists warn global warming is advancing more rapidly.” “Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’ “Freaky February Heat Waves Trigger More Chills Over Climate Change. Hundreds of records have already been broken for the month.”
Fear not! Let Joe Bass Team Trail schedule a tournament and all warm temperatures disappear. Frigid north winds and morning low in the lower 20’s return.
Even with the return of cold weather 41 teams turned out for the 2017 Chompers Division Table Rock kick off.
Besting the field with their limit of 5 bass weighing 16.19lbs anchored by the tournaments largest bass of 6.82lbs Joe & Larry Bates take 1st Place and the Ozark Chevrolet 1st Place Big Bass. They report fishing drop shot worms in dock stalls situated over 60 ft of water in the dam area with their bites coming at depths of 20-30 ft. Joe also was the highest finishing Skeeter owner fishing from his 2007 ZX190 winning an additional $250.00 compliments of the Sport Boats USA owner incentive. Sponsors include Ardent and UDI Consulting.
Second place goes to Mike & Mark Fann fishing in the James river with stickbaits and crankbaits. Their 5 bass limit weighed 15.56lbs. Sponsors include Luck E Strike, Mercury, Outdoor Experienced and Pro Guide Batteries.
Third Place along with 2nd Ozark Chevrolet Big Bass goes to Bob Gordy and Michael Heine with their 4 bass weighing 14.96lbs. They report fishing in the James with Chompers jigs, and square bills. Sponsors include Ozarks Chevrolet and Chompers.
Catch and Release boat provided by Sport Boats USA.
Joe Bass Team Trail returns to Table Rock on March 11 taking off from Ahoys at 7am. The NEW Antique Division kicks off on Table Rock March 29th.
|1||Joe Bates – Larry Bates||5||6.82||16.19||110||$1,790.00|
|2||Mike Fann – Mark Fann||5||4.23||15.56||109||$974.00|
|3||Bob Gordy – Michael Heine||4||5.28||14.96||108||$760.00|
|4||Del Lewis – Dwight Lewis||5||4.08||14.43||107||$716.00|
|5||Cody Grider – Matt Jones||4||4.52||14.21||106||$250.00|
|6||Kavan Maybee – Josh Wray||5||3.88||13.92||105||$200.00|
|7||Kevin Burnett – Chris Martin||5||3.79||13.21||104||$150.00|
|8||Marc Czachowski – Mike Purse||5||3.45||13.2||103||$130.00|
|9||Vance Venable – Tyler Stewart||5||3.19||13.17||102|
|10||Rusty Darnell – John Campbell||5||3.56||12.6||101|
|11||Kevin Jackson – Bryan Jackson||5||3.11||12.36||100|
|12||Todd Choate – Kent Whitaker||5||2.98||12.28||99|
|13||Jeremy Ealy – Jon McQuerter||5||2.87||12.27||98|
|14||Dewayne Weeks – Mike Stevens||5||3.12||12.2||97|
|15||Connor Cunningham – David Cunningham||5||11.45||96|
|16||Mark Patterson – Brandon Patterson||5||2.89||11.26||95|
|17||Mike Sutherland – Chance Peebles||5||11.25||94|
|18||Jason Swarnigan – Carl Scott||5||2.87||11.21||93|
|19||Barb Cooper – Marc Cooper||5||11.15||92|
|20||Tom Statler – Dillon Statler||5||10.78||91|
|21||Doug Fulkerson – Andy Harnstrom||5||10.68||90|
|22||Terry Letterman – Doug Smart||5||10.48||89|
|23||Jake Beem – Dallas Beem||5||10.32||88|
|24||Seth Holder – Jordan Holder||4||9.42||87|
|25||Ryan Patterson – Tim Stunk||4||9.3||86|
|26||James Miles – Chester Miles||4||9.22||85|
|27||Bryan Wynn – Chris Harrison||4||8.5||84|
|28||Jay Hardcastle – Danny Collier||4||8.22||83|
|29||Doug Eaton – Greg Lafferty||3||6.65||82|
|30||Alex Lawson – Chris Lawson||3||5.54||81|
|31||Brent Compton – Daniel Cornelison||2||3.82||5.37||80|
|32||Ernest Hearn – *Ed Shawbaker||2||4.38||79|
|33||Donald Cooksey – Tom Cooksey||2||4.16||78|
|34||Ken Paterson – Kenny Paterson||2||3.55||77|
|35||Pat Leonard – Eric Oliverson||1||2.27||2.27||76|
|36||Chad Bush –||1||1.89||1.89||75|
|37||Mark Simmons – Terry Lawhon||1||1.71||1.71||74|
|38||Tylor Black – Greg Harlan||0||10|
|Michael Frye – Payton Frye||0||10|
|Ryder Parkhill – Sam Horton||0||10|
|Robert Peduto – JR Borror||0||10|