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Anglers in noon to noon tournament battle heat

August 9, 2012

Twenty-one members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club endured two days of over one-hundred degree heat to compete in their annual noon to noon bass tournament. The tournament began at noon on Saturday, August 4 and ended twenty-four hours later at noon on Sunday, August 05. A weigh-in was held at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night. After weigh-in, members could return to the lake and continue fishing or go home and then return at their leisure to complete the tournament. The stringer weights from both days were added together to determine the contestants final weight for the tournament.

Terry Thurman had the heaviest stringer weight to win the tournament with 15.84 pounds. Judd Thomas finished in second place with a stringer weight of 15.06 pounds. Kenny Briggs came in third. His stringer weighed 14.64 pounds. A big bass prize was awarded for both days. Judd Thomas had the big bass on Saturday with a lunker weighing 8.69 pounds. Sundays’ big bass was caught by Kenny Briggs. His bass weighed 7.97 pounds.

The club’s next bass tournament will be a team tournament on Sardis Lake. It will be held on August 25 at the Sardis Cove boat ramp. Fishing times will be decided at the club’s next meeting which will be held on Thursday, August 9. Members meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Heritage Center and Museum.

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