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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 90â€™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 clubâ€™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 clubâ€™s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Heritage Center and Museum.View more articles in: