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The 30th ANNUAL KCKL 95.9 FM BIG BASS TOURNAMENT

by: Mike McBurney,

Day 1 leader-Richard Kaye -Richard reported catching his bass in 10 feet of water on a Brush Hog.
Photo by KCKL Staff
Finishing 2nd was Terry O'Daniel with a 8.05 lber.
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(Feb. 19, 2014 - Cedar Creek Lake, TX)

The 2013 Tournament presented some good and some very challenging fishing conditions. Mid 60s temps, light winds, and scattered thunderstorms on Saturday provided nice fishing conditions allowing 193 big bass to be weighed on Day 1. Then Saturday night the front blew in bringing 47 degree temperatures and NW winds up to 40 mph. Understandably, most of those who fished on Sunday were very limited in fishing locations and presentations which greatly reduced the number of bass weighed in. Day 1 leader Richard Kaye held on to win $5,200 with his 9.57 lber.

With a strong Youth Division participation of 54 anglers, it is not surprising that 3rd Place overall and the Youth Division was won by 15 year old Garrett Lewis with a 7.81 lber. Garrett was fishing with his dad.

30th Annual KCKL Big Bass Tournament Results

1. Richard Kaye Kemp 9.57
2. Terry O'Daniel Waxchachie 8.05
3. Garrett Lewis Mabank 7.31
4. Rodney Stuart Tool 6.82
5. Andy Shafer Corsicana 6.58
6. Ricky Phillips Trinidad 6.29
7. David Colegrove Balch Springs 6.23
8. Bubba Gunn Plano 5.76
9. Robert Megallon Mabank 5.73
10. Brian Hopkins Corsicana 5.72
11. Jeff Norris Boyd 5.68
12. Damon Lewis Mabank 5.59
13. Steven Kaye Jacksonville, Arkansas 5.49
14. Paul Flournoy Forney 5.25 had
a 4.17 tie breaker
15. Leslie Tidwell Ennis 5.25 had
a 2.36 tie breaker
16. Alan Smith Gun Barrel City 5.19
17. David Weaver Malakoff 5.17
18. J. D. Laughery Rockwall 4.86
19. John Devine Kemp 4.77
20. Morgan Ellis Maypearl 4.72

Youth Division
1. Garrett Lewis Mabank 7.81
2. Hayden Gutierres Whitney 4.29
3. Conner Bazbau Crandall 4.07
4. Hunter Owen Huntsville 4.01
5. Rusty Rogers, Jr. Eustace 3.88
6. Chase Busch Canton 3.87
7. Avery Settle Bremond 3.37
8. Jason Hulsey Malakoff 3.19
9. Jace Garza Mabank 2.79
10. Michael Andrus Kaufman 2.79

LADIES DIVISION
1. Amy Hansen Red Oak 4.51
2. Pam Gentry Ennis 4.39
3. Sarah Pickett Eustace 3.33

Overall, the Tournament awarded 115 cash prizes, 100+ Door Prizes worth over $9,000 plus all the Youth anglers received Door Prize packages of their own thanks to the hard work of TFF member "sight fisher" (Clifford Weidman of Lufkin)who volunteered to take on the Youth Door Prizes solicitation.

For fun, we offered two of the Door Prize winners of Dobyns Rods a contest. Each got a Academy H2O reel still in the box, a large spool of line, a spinnerbait and the challenge of a race with the other angler to spool enough line on the rod and reel, then tie on the spinnerbait and cast 20 yards to the lake. After a couple of minutes, the angler on the right won and received a $50 Gift Card from Academy. The winner got the Dobyns Rod, the Academy reel and $50 for total winnings of $275. The second contestant went home with the same Dobyns rod and Academy reel worth $225. Not bad for a "loss".

The KCKL 95.9 FM Bass Tournament Staff
3rd place overall and the Youth Division was won by 15 year old Garrett Lewis with a 7.81 lber. Garrett was fishing with his dad.
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Past Winners
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