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Sardis Lake Tournament draws large numbers

May 24, 2012

Billy Hensley took home 2nd place by reeling in this 8.88 lbs bass at the Sardis Lake tournament on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

On Saturday, May 19, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Twenty anglers competed in the event. More anglers may have competed had it not been for the fact that strong winds were predicted for that day. Sardis Lake can become quite dangerous on windy days due to the large wave action. The wind was a factor to those who did compete as many were not able to go to and fish in some of their normal areas of the lake.

Keeper bass were hard to come by as only nine anglers were able to bring fish to the weigh-in. However, even though bass numbers were low, some quality bass were caught including a 5.21 pound bass caught by Craig Bartlett, a 7.18 pound bass caught by Billy Latham, and the big bass of the tournament, caught by Billy Henlsey which weighed 8.88 pounds.

Billy Latham won the tournament with a stringer weight of 13.27 pounds. Billy Hensley finished in second place with a stringer weight of 12.21 pounds. Third place was taken by Ellis Silvey with a stringer weight of 10.44 pounds.

The club’s next event will be the Annual Husband & Wife Bass Tournament and Fish Fry. It will be held on June 2, at the Potapo boat ramp on McGee Creek Lake. This is Oklahoma's free fishing week-end, so a fishing license will not be needed by any of the participants. Fishing times will be from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a fish fry following the weigh-in.

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