We have reached the half way mark, With the completion of October tournament the season is half over. Its been a great year so far. We have had 4 fish over 8 pounds weighed in so far. Dale & Glenn continue to hold a good lead for the angler of the year but the 7 teams are only 10 points apart so it is setting up to be a race to the finish line. Lets hope the second half is a much fun as the first. West lake Toho was this months lake choice and the fishing was pretty tough. Although most of the teams mange to catch a few the numbers were down a bit for this fishery. We had 17 boats that manage to catch 72 bass,10 limits,5 fish over 4 lbs, 2 over 6 lbs and 1 over 8 for a total of 143.21 lbs of fish. Not what this lake is known for but not as bad as Marion. Rounding out the money spots coming in 3rd was Lee Barbee fishing alone with 12.80 lbs. Coming in 2nd was Brandon Blondeel with 13.56 lbs. Top honors went to Cody Hayes & Austin with 14.14 lbs. Austin also had the days Big Fish that went 8.60 lbs. The days small limit went the legendary team of Barry & Wendy Norton with a five fish limit busting the scales at 5.50 lbs. Congrates to all the winners.
What a crazy tournament, The first tournament of fall end up being a crazy event. After drawing out lake Gentry and determining the ramp and dock would not allow the club to safely launch we were forced to go to the alternate. Lake Marion was the alternate choice chosen so off we went. The weather was good, water level was up the ditches were running so everything was in place for a great event. Someone forgot to tell the fish. It seemed as there were three tournaments going on. Some teams caught them good, some caught enough to get points and the rest really struggled. All came down to if you stopped on them or not.25 boats set out and the club managed to catch 46 bass,5 limits,4 fish over 5 lbs,1 over 6 lbs, for a total of 122 lbs of fish. That’s pretty slim pic-ken’s for this group of anglers. Rounding out the money spots in 5th was Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 9.78 lbs. 4th went to Billy Bauknight & Brian Deaton with 13.18 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with13.46 lbs. They were this months anglers of the month so they picked up a extra $30. 2nd went to Dale Pitstik & Glen Dampier with 16.60 lbs. Top honors went to Shelton Smith & Brandon Blondeel with 17.12 lbs. The days Big Fish went to the team of Gene Treadway & Will Barber for a great fish going 6.16 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
Warriors anglers get a break from the heat and make them pay. Normally a tournament at the end of August is nothing short of Brutal. With Hurricane brewing in the Gulf and cloudy conditions the anglers got a break and the fish showed up. East Lake Toho was this months lake of choice and the fishing was pretty good for most. 20 boats set out to tackle this lake that can at times be very tough in the summer. The Warriors anglers manage to bring in 90 bass,17 limits,12 fish over 3 lbs, 2 over 7 lbs and a 8 lb stud for a total of 199..67 lbs of fish. That’s a great day on this body of water. Rounding out the money spots with the days small limit was Steve & Cody Hayes with 7.14 lbs. Coming in 4th was the team of Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis with 12.29 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Gene Treadway & Will Barnes with 12.53 lbs. 2nd went to Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 14.58 lbs. Top Honors went to a returning Team of Shelton Smith & Brandon Blondeel with a East Lake Monster Bag tipping the scales at 25.76 lbs. That bag was anchored by a 8.18 lb toad along with a its little sister that went 7.50 lbs. Great job everyone!
Hot was the phrase of the day, It is the dog days of summer. Temperatures in the mid 90′s and lite wind is a recipe for uncomfortably. The rain did hold off though and all in all it still beats a good day at work. Lake Cypress was this months lake of choice and the fishing was pretty good for the ones that found them and pretty bad for those that did not. We had reports about 35 plus fish days and anglers that never got a bite. Just a normal July fishing day. With 22 boats the Warriors anglers managed to catch 80 bass, 13 limits, 5 over 4 lbs and 2 over 8 lbs for a total of 190.72 lbs of fish. Great job guys. Would like to welcome back Glenn Dampier & Billy Myers. Good to see you on the water. Also welcome to new Member Quentin Colvin. Rounding out the money spots in 4th was Dale Pitstik & Glen Dampier with 16.51 lbs. Coming in a close 3rd was Tom Crawford & John Young with 16.81 lbs.With another nail bitter 2nd went to Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 16.98 lbs. Top Honors go to Richard Murling & Walker Caples with a 4 fish bag tipping the scales at 21.02 lbs. That bag was anchored by the days Big Fish that went 8.44 lbs. Small limit went to Bud Morin with 6.60 lbs.
Warriors anglers crush them Toho, The second tournament of the year and the fishing was pretty good. West Lake Toho was this months lake of choice and even with a full moon and low water the fishing was good based on the weights .19 boats set out and the Warriors anglers caught 91 bass,16 limits,5 fish over 5 lbs, 4 over 6 lbs for a total of 245.15 lbs of fish. Great job guys. We did have a couple of new teams and some returning so welcome to Wally Collins, Steve Civinni, and John. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 17.04 lbs.. Coming in 3rd was Steve Civinni and John with 18.10 lbs. 2nd went to Steve & Cody Hayes with 18.17 lbs. Top Honors go to Dale Pitstik & Bruce Bozeman with 21.30 lbs Big Fish went to Steve Civinni with a nice fish going 6.90 lbs Small limit went to Bud Morin with 5.96 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
With this months tournament we start our 18th season. With returning teams and a few new ones we are off and running. With 21 boats to start this year and the beginning of the end of spring summer is right around the corner. A mild start to the day soon turned into warm and windy. The wind really seem to make it difficult to fish but in normal Warriors fashion they guys got it done. Alligator Lake was the first stop this year and for difficult conditions the fishing was pretty good. Warrior anglers managed 90 bass,16 limits,but only one fish over 4 lbs for a total of 266..52 lbs of fish. Not a bad start. We have a few new guys so take a minute to say hi to Billy Smith & Nick Billick, Gene Treadway & Will Barber,Nick Emmons & Dave Barber. Welcome back to Kurt Huff & Ben Barber, Scott Hair & Cody Pardon. Welcome guys hope you had a fun day. Rounding out the money spots in 4th was Gene Treadway & Will Barber with 9.58 lbs, 3rd Went to Richard Murling & Weston Curry with 9.60 lbs,2was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 9.66 lbs. Top Honors went to Last years A.O.Y. Dale Pitstik & Glen Dampier with 10.12 lbs. Big Fish honors went to Gene Treadway with a nice fish tipping the scales at 4.12 lbs. Small Limit went to Lee Barber & Mike Carnes with 5.70 lbs. Congrats to all the winners