The Tough Bite Continues at Mark Twain Lake. 42 Teams showed out for the fourth of five Mark Twain division tournaments sponsored locally by 154 Marine.
Mark Twain Lake is a traditionally TOUGH lake to fish. However 2021 has been an extra tough on the North East fishery, as heavier than normal precipitation has had the lake level in a yo yo pattern since early May, with no consistency to find any kind of pattern, as a result there has been no single team that has managed a 5 fish limit in all Mark Twain Tournaments this year.
Taking the Top Spot today was the team of Chris Janda and Rowdy Yates. Chris and Rowdy found fish in practice on a main lake point that had over 100 yards of 3 to 6 feet of water and grass. Chris and Rowdy fished a Carolina rigged Brush hog style bait and boated 4 keepers by 8:30. When the morning bite slowed, the team moved around, looking for similar water but had trouble connecting with keeper sized fish. It wasn’t until the last hour of the day that they returned to their starting spot and caught their biggest keeper of the day. Chris and Rowdy’s 5 bass limit came in at 14.27 pounds. Chris and Rowdy are sponsored by [su_tooltip text=”Host Lodging for Joe Bass Team Trail.”]Country Inn Resort[/su_tooltip].
Finishing in a close second was the Father Son team of Wayne and Nick Werle. The Window World sponsored team started out their day plucking a keeper off a bush with a Buzzbait. However the team’s topwater bite ended so Nick and Wayne went to work dragging big worms and shackey head plastics on main lake points and bluff ends to scratch out the rest of their limit tipping the scales at 12.98 pounds.
Rounding out the top three was the team of Tom Darnell and Rick McGuire. Tom and Rick junk fished main lake and secondary points with soft plastic “Drop Baits” to bring in the 3rd place limit weighing 12.90 pounds. Tom and Rick are sponsored by Tour Tungsten.
Finishing in 5th Place today was the Team of Eric and Chris Power. Their limit weighing 12.29 pounds gave them the weight needed to take the top finishing Skeeter spot, fishing out of Eric’s New 2021 FXR20. Eric and Chris are sponsored by 154 Marine, 316 Active, Hawg Caller, Interstate Batteries, Lunker Lure, Phantom Fishing, TH Marine and WOO! Tungsten.
Right behind Eric and Chris was the team of Larry Rothwiel and Phil Williams. The team fell one keeper short of a limit weighing in 4 fish at 11.87 pounds but the team had the 154 Marine Big Bass weighing 4.43 pounds.
42 Teams, 102 fish weighed, 10 limits
|1||Chris Janda – J. Rowdy Yates||5||0.5||3.64||14.27||210||$2,160.00|
|2||*Nick Werle – Wayne Werle||5||2.94||12.98||209||$1,120.00|
|3||Tom Darnell – Rick McGuire||5||3.1||12.9||208||$640.00|
|4||Chris Johnson – Josh Calvin||5||0.5||3.75||12.48||207||$410.00|
|5||Chris Power – Eric Power||5||3.27||12.29||206||$860.00|
|6||Larry Rothwiel – Phil Williams||4||4.43||11.87||205||$500.00|
|7||Keith Hendrix – Greg Zumwalt||5||3.02||11.68||204||$220.00|
|8||Doug Buhr – Wade Rulo||5||3.31||11.62||203||$180.00|
|9||Steve Chiraurro – Richard Dannegger||5||2.82||11.6||202|
|10||Bryan Hulsey – Jason Huskey||5||3.19||11.38||201|
|11||Don McFetridge – Gary McFetridge||5||10.08||200|
|12||Donnie Palmatory – Kenny Grothoff||4||1.5||8.5||199|
|13||Charlie Kunkle – Keith Williams||4||8.46||198|
|14||Dave Strutman – Denny Lambert||3||3.86||7.83||197||$170.00|
|15||Rick Beard – *fished aalone||3||3.04||7.44||196|
|16||Gary Koenig – Robin Hessling||3||7.14||195|
|17||Cory Kunkle – Brad Morley||3||6.75||194|
|18||Terry Jones – Brad Dooley||3||5.99||193|
|19||Rick Larson – Dave Morrow||2||3.62||5.66||192|
|20||Tom Herndon – Jason VanBeers||2||3.29||5.14||191|
|21||Dominic Perotti – Nick Perotti||2||4.65||190|
|22||Bobby Carver – *Wesley Carver||2||4.45||189|
|23||*Janet Kayser – Donnie Seabaugh||2||4.42||188|
|24||Pat Estes – Lonnie Franklin||2||4.25||187|
|25||David Kampschroeder – Dustin Kampschroeder||2||4.23||186|
|26||Josh Gebhardt – Ross Lord||2||3.89||185|
|27||Todd Hessling – Mike Pettitt||2||3.61||184|
|28||Brady Graves – Darryll Waller||2||0.5||3.12||183|
|29||Scott Jackson – Jim Brewer||1||2.96||2.96||182|
|30||Gary Gedville – John Gedville||1||1.95||1.95||181|
|31||Phil J Zimmerman – Phil M Zimmerman||1||1.94||1.94||180|
|32||Mick Buchanan – Gary Grzybinski||1||1.77||1.77||179|
|33||Ron Mellinger – Colton Mellinger||1||1.52||1.52||178|
|34||Bill Cantwell – John Koopman||0||10|
|Chad Denningmann – Kurt Denningmann||0||10|
|Preston Hartung – George Harrington||0||10|
|Alan Hoyt – *fished aalone||0||10|
|Keith LaBarge –||0||10|
|Gary Martens – Bryan Loseman||0||10|
|Dennis McFetridge – *fished aalone||0||10|
|*Larry Litchfield – Travis Wilson||0||10|
|Steve Weber – Sam Phillips||0||10|