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Anglers participate in husband-wife bass tournament

June 8, 2011

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Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their annual Husband-Wife Bass Tournament and Fish Fry on Saturday, June 4. The tournament was held on McGee Creek Lake. Anglers fished from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with clear skies and temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s. The bright, hot conditions may have contributed to the "slow bite" that most of the contestants experienced during the tournament. However, one team did manage to put together a nice stringer.

Eugene and Judy Hensley won the tournament with the heaviest stringer. Their 5 fish stringer weighed 10.58 pounds. Judy also won the big bass of the tournament with a nice bass that weighed 6.68 pounds. Maybe Eugene can get some pointers from Judy on how to land the big one. Judy caught the bass on a Zebco spincast reel rigged with a plastic lizard.

Finishing in second place was Judd and Teresa Thomas. They had a stringer weight of an even 5 pounds. Cotton Bradford and his partner, Tonya, finished in third place with a stringer weight of 3.24 pounds.

After the tournament, those that attended were treated to a shore side fish fry. Cooks Earl Jones and Billy Latham prepared fried catfish (donated by club member Cotton Bradford), French-fries, corn on the cob, and hush puppies. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and fellowship.

The club’s next event will be a team bass tournament. It will be held on Pine Creek Lake on Saturday, June 11. Fishing times will be set at the club’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Heritage Center and Museum.

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