With the lake being up for a while, dock talk centered around fish in the bushes, although some had concerns that an early morning thunderstorm rolling through might have pushed the bass back a bit. Thankfully, the major portion of the storm subsided by takeoff, allowing 39 teams to blast off from Ahoy’s in search of the winning bag of fish and valuable qualifying points for the Joe Bass Invitational to be held Stockton Lake this fall.
Shane Boyd and Doug Nickle teamed up to take the victory. They’re 16.93 pound sack was anchored by the Ozark Chevrolet Big Bass, a kicker 5.70 pound largemouth. Shane and Doug explained their Catch ‘Em All Key to Success was dragging shaky heads in the 12-15’ depth range. They had a great day, running through nearly 20 keepers for the event.
Kevin Crossland and Geoff Blair mixed a glide bait in with a shaky head to take the runner up position. Their tournament limit came in at 16.63 pounds. Kevin shared they culled 8-9 times. He also noted that Geoff took a tumble into the lake while netting one of their fish, resulting in Geoff being a bit wet and the net finding its way to the bottom of the lake!
Rounding out the top three was Jack Stack and Dick Moger. They dropped 16.42 pounds on the weigh-in scales. Jack said they junk-fished, throwing a variety of baits in both shallow and deep locales. He added they stayed in the clearer water to get their strikes.
Dewayne Weeks and Mike Pierson added to their fourth place finish by taking Top Skeeter honors. They worked jigs along deeper stretches of dirty water to put fish into Dewayne’s 2021 FXR21 Skeeter boat.
Special thanks to Maybee Insurance and Smith Electric for the support of the division, as well as all the sponsors, including Catch ‘Em All Bait and Tackle where one can utilize a 10% discount by presenting a Table Rock weigh-in slip to the Cape Fair tackle shop. Be sure and keep your receipts for a chance at $1000 at the Joe Bass Invitational this fall at Stockton.
The next Joe Bass Antique Division event will be Wednesday June 1st with a 6:00 am takeoff from Ahoy’s.
|1||Shane Boyd – Douglas Nickle||5||0.5||5.7||16.93||220|
|2||Kevin Crossland – Geoff Blair||5||0.5||4.3||16.63||219|
|3||Jack Stack – Dick Moger||5||4.96||16.42||218|
|4||Dewayne Weeks – Mike Pierson||5||4.81||16.18||217|
|5||Shane Mooneyham – Les Brandenburg||5||4.59||15.74||216|
|6||*Les Cowan – Les Cowan||5||3.98||14.71||215|
|7||Tyler Matlock – Mark Billings||5||0.5||4.2||14.5||214|
|8||Larry Seger – Sam Harkey||5||14.46||213|
|9||Ralph Laster – Mike Fiedler||5||3.73||14.05||212|
|10||Jeff Farquhar – Gary Hazell||5||4.19||14.04||211|
|11||Jay Oliver – Aaron Hodge||5||13.88||210|
|12||Aaron Stanphill – Jeff Cook||5||0.5||4.53||13.8||209|
|13||Jeff Epley – Kelly Greer||5||13.69||208|
|14||Kevin Jackson – Bryan Jackson||5||3.82||13.39||207|
|15||Rusty Darnell – *Mark Thompson||5||0.5||3.66||13.2||206|
|16||Don Sanders – Josh Shiley||5||13.04||205|
|17||Sam Smith – Steve Lackey||5||12.95||204|
|18||James Watson – Terry Thomas||5||12.57||203|
|19||Jim Troncin – Walter Packers||5||12.22||202|
|20||Charles Rogers – Jeff Rogers||5||12.12||201|
|21||John Williams – Bob Capps||5||11.92||200|
|22||Jim Dopp – Harlin Husky||5||11.9||199|
|23||Kelly Jones – *Rick Jones||5||4.26||11.74||198|
|24||Gerald McDaniel – Jeff Pascoe||5||0.5||11.53||197|
|25||Paul Angelakos – Justin Brand||5||11.4||196|
|26||Mike Smith – Kavan Maybee||5||11.04||195|
|27||Terry Hutchison – Jason Coley||4||9.82||194|
|28||Greg Snider – Tim Lane||5||9.67||193|
|29||Randy Colvin – Ed Hula||4||3.74||9.39||192|
|30||Keith Landdrum – Chad McManis||5||9.22||191|
|31||Rich Gamble – Jacci Gamble||4||8.31||190|
|32||Robert Oster – Brad Weiss||3||7.4||189|
|33||Randy Martin – Darryl Robinson||2||4.72||188|
|34||Rob Duck – Ted Hargis||0||20|
|Ken Gross – Daniel Pueppke||0||20|
|John Huffman – Robert Waggoner||0||20|
|Mike Lafferty – Harvry Hilton||0||20|
|Philip Milam – Ted Borchers||0||20|
|Shane Wilson – Matt Pruder||0||20|