Lone Star Outdoor News
Bass Champs teams are on a roll, kicking off the North Region’s 2017 season on Cedar Creek with 252 teams participating in a $71,880 payback tournament.
Charles Buck and his son, Mitch, reeled in 23.49 pounds to clinch first place, winning $20,000.
“I’m just glad my son and I get to fish together every now and then. He just got laid off last week, so this will really help,” said Charles.
It was close, but the team of Craig Dowis and Michael Vasquez took 2nd place with 22.82 pounds for a $5,500 check.
“We were focusing on secondary points, looking for bass staging for the spawn,” Dowis said. “On our last cast, a fish broke off on us. We didn’t get to see it, but who knows? That could have been the one to put us over the top.”
Third place winners Melvin Yezak and John Yezak brought home $4,200 with 20.69 pounds.
The 9th Annual Mega Bass event on Lake Fork is coming up March 19, with $20,000 given away every single hour of the tournament. Two Skeeter boats will also be given away at the end of the day for the anglers catching the biggest bass over the slot and the biggest bass under the slot!
COMING UP NEXT:
Feb. 25 South Region – Amistad
March 4 Central Region – LBJ
March 11 East Region – Sam Rayburn
March 19 Mega Bass – Lake Fork
March 25 South Region – Falcon
April 1 North Region – Ray Roberts
April 8 Central Region – Belton
April 22 South Region – Amistad
April 29 North Region – Lake Fork
May 13 East Region – Toledo Bend
May 20 Central Region – LBJ
June 3 North Region – Tawakoni
June 9-11 Skeeter Owner’s Tournament – Fork
June 25 Techron TX Shootout – Sam Rayburn
Oct 14-15 2017 Team Championship – TBA
Oct 21-22 12th Annual Berkley Big Bass – Fork