Sunday, June 05, 2005
Bass Tournament on Platte/Sullivan
Today the Range Bassmasters MN BASS Federation club had a tournament at Platte/Sullivan and of coarse I had to make it to the weigh in to see how they fared. Originally I was gonna "mock" fish against them but I was too tired from Koronis and slept in.
The Range Bassmasters is a Brainerd Area Club and has Steve Quinn of In-Fisherman as member. Other notables in the club are Bill Bongs, Brian Brown and I recognized a couple of other guys, but don't know their names. It was nice to see a few teens in the club and even a woman or two. It looked like there were about 10-12 boats.
The tournament was won by Emmet Smith who had a 5 fish 16lb+ bag and many of the bags were 12lb+.
This was Big Bass:
caught by Tyler Malloy. I believe the bass was 4lb13oz???
Brandon Jedlenski with another 4lber.
Here's a couple of more Platte/Sullivan Specials:
Perry Alfords with a fish that had to be a 4lber.
A typical P/S 3lber. Lots of those were weighed in.
BP's Notes: Surprisingly, not a single 5lber came in and I've yet to catch one since opener. Where are the Super Toads? I did get a couple before the bass opener and some guys reported losing large fish in the thick stuff. Maybe it's post-spawn and the fish just didn't have the feedbag on yet. All in all lots of 17-18inch Platte/Sullivan specials. The post weigh-in environment reflected a tournament where people caught fish and had a lot of fun on the water. The top sack of 16lbs is very impressive when you consider it is 2 people fishing out of the same boat for 5 fish limit separate weights.
I didn't hear much talk about "the rice," which is a bit of a surprise because their are some good beds forming this year. But then again I haven't found em there either.
If anyone from Range or who knows these guys wants to let me know names or wants to tell about the tournament than leave a comment.