Fishing & Boating News

28th Annual KCKL Big Bass Tournament Results

April 2 - 3, 2011

by: Mike McBurney,

( - Log Cabin Park - Cedar Creek Lake, TX)

The 28th Annual gathering of the KCKL Bass Tournament at Cedar Creek has been concluded and a 2011 Champion crowned. Don Cope of Eureka landed his 7.47 pound bass around mid day on Sunday to take home First Prize of $5,000 and Champion's Tackle Bag. Don won the Tournament by only 1/100 of a pound!

While many anglers reported catching numerous bass both Saturday and Sunday, the big bass were less common than in previous years. Winner Don Cope reported catching his big bass ?between? boat houses where fewer anglers were concentrating.

Lots of fish were landed over the two Tournament days, but the big bass seemed to be on the move on Sunday as the 2nd Place bass and temporary Tournament leader was brought in by Larry Bright.

Way to go Larry, we thought you were going to take the win. It's one of the closest finishes the Tournament has ever had. Larry's brother Richard always flys in from Virginia to fish the KCKL Tournament with Larry. Richard also scored in the Hourly and Overall Final Standings with a13th Place Finish.

Final Standings - Top 20 with weight of their bass and hometown
1 Don Cope 7.47 Eureka
2 Larry Bright 7.46 Waxahachie
3 Matt Massie 7.21 Seagoville
4 Sam Ramsey 6.85 Trinidad
5. Steve Fuller 6.81 Ennis
6 Greg McFaden 6.69 Midlothian
7 Ben Rosa 6.65 Malakoff
8 Terry Tanner 6.49 Seven Points
9 Clifton Bloyed, Jr. 6.36 Ferris
10 Donnie Covert 6.28 Malakoff
11 Doug Tapley 6.23 Corsicana
12 Dillon Pechal 6.20 Ennis
13 Richard Bright 6.15 Alexandria, Virginia
14 Kenneth Moore 6.09 Red Oak
15 Bobby Montgomery 5.97 Midlothian
16 Cooper Busch 5.68 Canton
17 Randy Hill 5.60 Gun Barrel City
18 Rodney Hitt 5.60 Scurry (no tie breaker)
19 Ricky Robinson 5.57 Grapevine
20 James Covert 5.48 Malakoff

(L to R) Poppa Cope, Mike McBurney, Pat Isaacson, Tournament Winner Don Cope, and Don's brother, the 2011 "Top Netter"
Photo by courtesy KCKL Big Bass Tournament
2011 KCKL Winner Don Cope with his 7.47 lb. bass
Photo by courtesy KCKL Big Bass Tournament
Larry Bright finished in 2nd by only 1/100th of a pound with his 7.46 lber.
Photo by courtesy KCKL Big Bass Tournament
Lots of activity during the Hourly weigh-ins
Photo by courtesy KCKL Big Bass Tournament