Smithville Lake is on Fire!!!
It was a light rainey morning with air temps in the mid 70s at takeoff for the 34 teams that braved the Afternoon heat at the Burton’s Bait & Tackle Smithville Lake division 4th tournament of the year.
Coming in HOT at first place with a Bag weighing in at 21.10lbs is the father son team of David Shaw and Tyler Shaw. This team has had a great history of bringing some large limits of bass to the scales and today was no different. Tyler Stated they caught their fish on a Chompers 10″ Magnum Hawg worm and a Chompers Boss Hawg. The fished the camp branch arm of the lake in 81-83 degree water temps. Tyler also said they caught the 2 biggest fish early in the morning then it slowed way down for the day. The Team would like to thank their sponsors. Chompers Baits, TCC Battery in Smithville MO, Mercury Motors and Nitro Boats.
In 2nd place today is another team that is always tough to beat with a weight that came in at 18.41lbs. The team of Tom Alsop and Keith Leftridge Stated they used Big Bite Baits b2 worms on 20# Sunline Sniper and a Spro Fat Papa 70 to find the limit of bass they caught. they did say like the 1st place team it was spotty all day to catch their fish and they went on 3 half hour runs with zero bites, They would like to thank their sponsors for the continued support. Big Bite Baits, Spro, Sunline, Gamakstsu, Aftco. Shorline Boat and RV, Smithville Marine, Str8-up Mounts and Wholesale Batteries.
Our 3rd Place team has seen the Joe Bass check line several times this year. Coming in 3rd with a total weight of 16.87lbs is the Team of Nick Hallbeck and Todd Knaack. Nick Stated they caught the bag of fish today on soft plastics and jigs. mostly on the main lake with a water temp in mid to low 80s fishing all day in the camp branch arm of the lake.
Our Ozark Chevrolet Big Bass of the day went to the Points Leaders Kyle Alsop and Lance Maldonaldo with a total weigh of 5.78lbs. Kyle Stated the fish came out of 6ft of water suspended over 35 feet mid day on a Spoon in the mid lake area.
Our Top Skeeter of the day went to Jeff Bottorff as he and his teammate Justin Bottorff has found success again to move them to that top skeeter spot earning a nice check of 250 dollars for running the right boat!!
Our Shoreline Fiberglass Stick around winners went to the team of Steven Messbarger and Mathew Messbarger. This team received checks totaling 200 dollars for sticking around at the weigh ins thanks to Shoreline fiberglass
Burtons Bait and Tackle has been running some great specials on Fitzgerald rods as well lots of lures in the shop so please stop and support our division sponsor and Save that receipt! for the invitational coming soon.
As the season is winding down, please make sure to get you boats all cleaned up with Shoreline Fiberglass here in Smithville MO as well if you’re needing to get you boat serviced, please stop in and see Smithville Marine for all of you service and boating needs.
Our next tournament for Smithville Lake is September 10th that takes off at 7pm from Little Platte boat ramp. This will be our final tournament of the year and it’s a tight points race! WHOM WILL WIN IT????
|1||David Shaw – Tyler Shaw||5||5.12||21.1||220||$1,570.00|
|2||Thomas Alsop – Keith Leftridge||5||5.07||18.41||219||$990.00|
|3||Nick Hallbeck – Todd Knaack||5||4.54||16.87||218||$660.00|
|4||Steven Messbarger – Mathew Messbarger||5||5.43||15.93||217||$730.00|
|5||Jeff Bottorff – Justin Bottorff||5||3.38||15.63||216||$550.00|
|6||Jim Sloan – Jeff Stout||5||3.14||15.17||215||$200.00|
|7||Dylan Sousley – Seth Carleton||5||14.77||214||$160.00|
|8||*Brock Reinkemeyer – Corey Murphy||5||14.68||213|
|9||Chris Randell – *Brian Procter||5||13.71||212|
|10||Jeremy Pope – Mike Miller||5||4.28||13.49||211|
|11||Kyle Alsop – Lance Maldonaldo||4||5.78||12.95||210||$210.00|
|12||Terry Mcdowell – *David Peacock||5||3.16||12.15||209|
|13||Kevin Dull – Tim Green||5||11.84||208|
|14||Joey Lay – Derik landis||5||11.64||207|
|15||Robert Carleton – Tal Mathis||4||4.53||11.52||206|
|16||Josh McIntire – Jenna McIntire||5||11.4||205|
|17||Layton Strong – Michael Harris||5||11.39||204|
|18||Mark Mathis – Chris Maccy||5||10.22||203|
|19||Troy Ladenhoff – Larry Lagsding||3||7.37||202|
|20||Travis Poretta – Robert Daniels||3||2.56||6.33||201|
|21||Wesley Willett – Clint Cochran||3||6.11||200|
|22||Justin McMullen – Chris Carter||3||5.72||199|
|23||Steve Gwadera – Jake Desselle||3||2.19||5.47||198|
|24||Mark Riegel – Joe Dorcy||3||4.88||197|
|25||Chace Mason – Mike Mason||2||3.69||196|
|26||Richard Kiblinger – Greg Brown||1||2.69||2.69||195|
|27||Troy Thomas – Todd Poretta||1||1.75||1.75||194|
|28||Casey Flood – Dan Flood||1||1.65||1.65||193|
|29||Kenny Dawson – Pat Katzer||1||1.62||1.62||192|
|30||James McKown – Andrew McKown||1||1.12||1.12||191|
|31||Jeremy Bedell –||1||0||20|
|32||Robert Mathis – Gregory Shippy||0||20|
|32||O.J MCNew – Chris Bennett||0||20|
|32||Gannon Withers –||0||20|