Temperatures were definitely HOT, but so was the fishing! We had a total of ten dedicated lady anglers, in six boats, on the water dark and early, in order to beat the heat and put a few fish in the live well.
Day 1 of the tournament resulted in a total of 20 beautiful bass being brought to the scale for check-in. Seven of our 10 competitors caught fish. The total weight for Saturday was 30.17 pounds with Big Bass going to Sarah Butler. Congrats Sarah on your 2.69 pound fish.
Day 2 was a little tougher but they took it in stride. Sunday afternoon found 12 fish at the scale, caught by seven ladies again. On this day, three new ladies brought in fish that had been shut out on Saturday. Better late than never girls!! *wink* Although down slightly in weight, we still had a total of 24.69 pounds of bass to be weighed. Shout out to Robbie Hartline for your 3.32 bass to win Big Bass on Sunday!
Top 3 finishers for Bull Shoals tournament are:
#1 – Lynda Gessner with 12.71 lbs
#2 – Mickie Wolfenbarger with 9.15 lbs
#3 – Danalee Lofton with 7.71 lbs
Honorable mentions for 4th place going to Robbie Hartline and 5th place going to Leslie Anderson. It is always nice to share the cash, so better luck next time!
All but one lady managed to catch at least one keeper to bring to weigh… Even in the heat! You know they are dedicated. Way to stick with it! No doubt, we will work on that because we want a PERFECT record when it comes to EVERY angler bringing in a fish to weigh. All in all, we put another successful tournament in the books for our little Gateway Bass ‘N Gals club. Thanks to all who participated and assisted in making it happen. We appreciate all the hard work!
We especially missed all of our members who were not able to make it to this event. We sure hope to see you at the next one!
Now we can start looking forward to our annual BUDDY TOURNAMENT being held at Table Rock Lake in September! Spread the word!!! This is our only open tournament for the year so we hope to see a crowd show up to compete and have fun!
And for the club ladies, updated standings are coming (in case you wonder where you fall in the points for the year so far).