With the final event makeup being pushed to September, many hoped for a cooling trend to activate the fishing. However, summer retained its grip as 36 teams launched from the Ahoy Ramp in hot steamy conditions in search of daily honors as well as much-needed points towards qualifying for the Joe Bass Championship to be held in October from Bucksaw Resort on Truman Lake.
Closing out the season with a win was Kavan Maybee and Josh Wray. They wrangled a stout 18.34 bag to the scales to secure first place. Anchoring their limit with a 4.33 largemouth, they also took the Ozarks Chevrolet Big Bass honors for the event. Kevin noted their Sport Boats USA Key to Success was mixing a topwater pattern of covering water for 3 keepers with their other two coming on a deep spoon bite.
Mike Smith teamed with Donald Wray to anchor second place. Their best five pushed the scales to 15.83 pounds. They also mixed a shallow pattern with a deep approach. They boated three keepers on a shallow squarebill bite with shad present being a key indicator. They followed that with a pair of keepers on a deep jig bite.
Rounding out the top three, Tom and Dillon Statler boated a solid 14.47 pound limit for their day’s efforts. Dillon shared they went through nine keepers on an all-day bite. They drug Chompers football jigs on points in the 15’-35’ range to get their bites.
Mike Gold and Eric Oliverson claimed the Sport Boats USA Highest Finishing Skeeter award, fishing frogs and buzzbaits from their 2019 ZX250 Sport Boats USA Skeeter.
|1||Kavan Maybee – Josh Wray||5||4.33||18.34||110||$2,020.00||1BB|
|2||Mike Smith – Donald Wray||5||4.21||15.83||109||$1,240.00||2BB|
|3||Tom Statler – Dillon Statler||5||3.75||14.47||108||$720.00|
|4||Terry Hutchison – Jason Coley||5||2.76||12.26||107||$400.00|
|5||Matt Ceasar – Ed Larson||5||0.5||12.2||106||$220.00|
|6||Cody Grider – Mike Anderson||5||3.56||11.72||105||$180.00|
|7||Mike Gold – Eric Olliverson||5||0.5||11.52||104||$1,160.00||Top Skeeter|
|8||Cody Millican – Dakota Millican||5||2.96||11.51||103|
|9||Cory Cook – Roger Cook||5||11.42||102|
|10||Jeremy Fly – Marc Czachowski||4||3.3||10.63||101|
|11||Jared Gobel – Slade Wilson||5||10.63||100|
|12||LG Linville – Barry Mackey||4||3.32||10.39||99|
|13||Kelly Jones – Roger Satterfield||5||10.04||98|
|14||Barb Cooper – Marc Cooper||5||9.52||97|
|15||Chad Morgenthaler – Dave Mansue||5||9.3||96|
|16||Todd Choate – Kent Whitaker||4||9.26||95|
|17||Tom Daegling – Kyle Morie||4||8.19||94|
|18||Michael Frye – Michael Landwehr||4||7.98||93|
|20||Mark Thompson – Mark Thompson II||2||3.47||5.95||91|
|21||Bryan Baker – Darren Baker||2||4.83||90|
|22||William Luethje – Dan Villars||2||3.97||89|
|23||*Nick Weisemeyer – Ival Hannah||1||1.92||1.92||88|
|24||Dustin Blevins – Blake Curtis||0||10|
|Ryan Butler – Dustin Lippe||0||10|
|John Cates – Mike Edwards||0||10|
|Shawn Crabtree – Reece Crabtree||0||10|
|Jim Dopp – Harlin Husky||0||10|
|Mike Fann – Mark Fann||0||10|
|Wayne Fowler – Darryl Knacksted||0||10|
|Shane Harms – Dillon Harms||0||10|
|Kevin Jackson – Bryan Jackson||0||10|
|Terry Letterman – Doug Smart||0||10|
|Troy Nogosek – Jeremy Fiedler||0||10|
|James Watson – Ben Hill||0||10|
|Ed Young – Joey Penzo||0||10|
|Jerry Roark – *fished aalone|